Cocktails or mixed alcoholic drinks help you celebrate your party in style whether you decide to throw a themed party like a cocktail party,or simply need a margarita, martini, daiquiri or punch recipe.
A cocktail is a drink that consists of at least one spirit (strong liquor)like whiskey, brandy, gin, rum, vodka or tequila mixed with other ingredients, such as fruit juice, lemonade, or cream.There are different liqueurs that are added to the liquor, such as absinthe, amaretto, curacao, Irish cream, and triple sec, that make up the cocktail.
In the other hand, if you want all of the fun and flavor of a cocktail but without the booze, then why not try a mocktail? In many cases all you have to do is remove the alcohol.
The beverages on this page are for different types of alcoholic cocktail recipes.
For something a bit different without alcohol you could also try non alcoholic punch.
When deciding on the drinks for your party choose a theme such as a hawaiian luau party or a cinco de mayo party and match it with the appropriate non alcoholic or alcoholic drink and appetizers.
Serving cocktails or mocktails from the right glass seems to improve drink flavor. Drink champagne in tall flutes. Margaritas and martinis go well in triangular glasses and daiquiris or punches go nicely in goblets.
Use citrus fruits or edible flowers as garnishes. Or use fruit filled ice cubes in the drinks.
Some people want to know *how to make margaritas. They are one of the easist mixed alcoholic drinks to make.*Below we show you *how to make a margarita.*
This starts off our top 10 list of *easy cocktails to make.Unless otherwise stated all the drinks on this page take about five minutes to make and serve one.
1. Best Margarita Recipe
This is a mixed drink made from tequila and fruit juice. Great for a Cinco De Mayo Party
A key part of serving margaritas is decorating the glass. Dip the rim of a long-stemmed, wide-brimmed glass in a dish of lime juice and then into a plate of fine salt. Attach a thin half slice of lime to the glass rim. Pack a cocktail shaker with ice and shake together 1/4 cup tequila, 3 tbsp triple sec (an orange-flavoured liqueur )and 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice. Strain leaving the ice behind and serve.
2. Blue Hawaiian Drink
This is a good mixed drink idea for a Hawaiian luau party
2 oz pineapple juice
3/4-1 oz rum
3/4-1 oz blue curacao liqueur
3/4-1 oz creme de coconut liqueur
maraschino cherry or pineapple wedge for garnish
Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes. Serve with tiny blue drink umbrellas.
3. Coconut Grove Cocktail
Get into the grove with coconut rum drinks.
This is also wonderful for a luau party.
1 3/4 oz Coconut Rum
1 oz Creme de Bananes
1 oz White Rum
4 oz Pineapple Juice
1 tsp Lemon or lime juice
Shake and strain into an ice-filled glass tumbler. Garnish with pineapple, lemon or lime slices.Cosmopolitan Cocktail
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