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Party Cocktail Recipes

Ankana Dey Choudhury

Here are some of the best party cocktail recipes that you can concoct for any occasion, that allow pleasurable deep drinking.
For all those who like a change of taste even when it comes to alcohol consumption, cocktails are an obvious choice. It is believed that Martha Washington loved her Teddy's so much that her drinking 'Happy Hour' commenced at 3 pm, when she made most of the hour, which continued till dinner!
But some cocktails have now been really overexposed, and people do seek some other not-so-frequently-served cocktail recipes which could be served at parties, beyond Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers.

Liquid Lust

You will need,
  • Crème de banane, 15 ml
  • Tequila, 15 ml
  • Vodka, 15 ml
  • Irish Cream, 15 ml
Pour the vodka, tequila, crème de banane and Irish cream into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for a minute and half. Now, pour it out into a rocks glass layered with crushed ice. Beat some cream and pour it into a nozzled icing pouch. Use the pouch to make concentric circles on the drink, and then drizzle some chocolate syrup from top.

Sea Breeze

This is which I crown as the best among all other beach party cocktails. You'll have to concoct this downer with,
  • Gin, 30 ml
  • Pineapple juice, 60 ml
  • Blue curaçao, 10 ml
Pour gin, pineapple juice, and blue curaçao into a tall glass, one after the other, and then run it through a strainer. Now, add some crushed ice to it and garnish with a pineapple fan before serving.

The Vesper

All James Bond fans will remember the cocktail which Bond concocted and christened after the name of his lady in Casino Royale. Well in soothe, it was the creator of Bond, Ian Fleming who came up with this drink 'Vesper' with some help from his pal, Ivar Bryce. You too can now enjoy it with the following ingredients at hand.
  • Gin, 30 ml
  • Vodka, 10 ml
  • Dry vermouth, a splash
Shake the potent liquids along with some ice in a cocktail shaker, and serve it in a slim champagne flute, decorated with a thin strip of lemon rind.

Frozen Guava Daiquiri

All you'll need are,
  • White rum, 45 ml
  • Guava juice, 60 ml
  • Sugar syrup, 15 ml
  • Lemon juice, 15 ml
  • Crushed ice, 1 cup
Throw in all the mentioned ingredients into a mixer at high and blend until frozen. Now, rub a lime into a goblet and then sugar coat the rim. Pour the daiquiri into this glass and garnish with mint leaves or a sliced lemon.

Planter's Punch

This is one of those quintessential classic summer cocktails, ideal for a summer cocktail party. You must have,
  • Dark rum, 160 ml
  • Orange juice, 160 ml
  • Pineapple juice, 160 ml
  • Lime juice, 5 ml
  • Orange slice
Blend the juices together with ice and pour it out into a highball glass. Now, add the rum from top along with a dash of grenadine, if you like. Garnish with the orange slice or simply plop a maraschino cherry into the glass.

Buffalo Sweat

This cocktail is the perfect concoction for parties organized during the winters, which will drive away the chilly blues. A word of caution though, it is not for the weak-hearted. Gather,
  • White rum, 30 ml
  • Tequila, 30 ml
  • Tabasco, a splash
Fill a shot glass with the tequila, and then the Tabasco and wine. Garnish with a green chili in keeping with its fiery aftertaste.

Red Dog Martini

For mixing up this concoction, the bar must have,
  • Vodka, 100 ml
  • Ruby port, 15 ml
  • Lime juice, 2 tsp.
  • Grenadine, 1 tsp.
Layer a cocktail shaker with a few pieces of cracked ice, and then add all the ingredients to it. Shake, shake, shake mightily, and then strain it out in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime twist before serving it.

Blue Burnt Martini

To conjure something with that interesting a name, you must have,
  • Bacardi white rum, 45 ml
  • Blue curaçao, 15 ml
  • Lime juice, 15 ml
  • Ginger syrup, 10 ml
  • Orange rind, 1
Blend all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker, except the rind, along with some crushed ice. Take the rind and squeeze out all the juice from it, and then flambé the extract. Now, strain and pour the rum mixture into a sugar rimmed martini glass, and then top it with the burnt orange juice. Garnish with a swirled orange strip.

Mud Slide

For this Vodka cocktail recipe, keep handy,
  • Vodka, 30 ml
  • Bailey's Irish cream, 15 ml
  • Kahlua
  • Vanilla ice cream, ½ tbsp.
Blend all the components together before pouring out the end elixir into a champagne tulip glass.

Black Deception

For this rum cocktail, the ingredients required are,
  • Rum, 30 ml
  • Kahlua, 30 ml
  • Espresso coffee, a shot
  • Coffee beans
Take a cocktail shaker, filled up to ¾ with ice cubes, and pour the rum, kahlua and espresso into it. Shake vigorously for sometime, and then strain it out into an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with the coffee beans and enjoy!
Cocktails are all about mixing and matching, and coming up with something new altogether. Try it yourself sometime. It's fun!!!