At the end of a seemingly never-ending January week, the best thing to fix up your mood and get you ready for the weekend may be a drinks party with your best friends. We don’t blame you after all – what’s better than some good drinks and laughs with those close to you? Or maybe you’re looking to entertain work colleagues, and you require some serious inspiration to leave your guests impressed by your bartending skills.
No matter the reason you’re hosting one, drinks parties provide an opportunity to socialize, mingle, have a laugh, and better get to know those you invite. You are best off ensuring that you provide several different drinks – that way, there will be a drink available for everyone at your party, suitable to a range of different tastes and preferences.
Let’s take a look at our top seven drinks to serve up at your upcoming drinks party!
With more people becoming increasingly eco-conscious as the awareness around global warming rises – having an environmentally friendly drinks option is a must. Organic wine is a treat on the palate, and it can be budget-friendly too. Containing fewer sulfates and produced from the best grapes, in fair and kind conditions – you can enjoy your wine with a guilt-free conscience.
Red, white, and rosé to sparkling Champagnes, Proseccos, and Crémant – there exists a wide range of Organic wines out there, so you know you can find an excellent selection for your drinks party.
This one is for trendy guests! Coffee and alcohol lovers unite as vodka, Kahlua, and coffee make their own party in your mouth! Espresso martinis are easy to make and are interchangeable to suit different tastes. You could try a chocolate orange espresso martini by adding in some Cointreau, or maybe you fancy a little bit of hazelnut by adding in some Frangelico! No matter how you choose to serve them up, this drink is sure to please some of your party guests.
Not everybody at your party will be a lover of sweet drinks, so make sure you provide an option for those who prefer something a little more bitter.
A classic Negroni provides the perfect option. Simple to make and a much-loved classic, a Negroni will always be received with glee by the more traditional guests. All you need to make this tasty beverage is Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, and a little bit of ice!
Gin and Tonic
A pretty simple option but a popular one! Sometimes you just can’t beat a good Gin and Tonic. There are many gins available on the market and so many tonics and garnishes to serve them with. You really can go as loud or as minimal as you want with this option. Stick to dry gin, lemon, and plain tonic for a simple selection, or go all out with fruit, spiced and herby gins served with a whole array of different tonics and recommended garnishes from mint to rosemary and berries to cucumber!
Dark and Stormy
This one is for the rum lovers! Another simple and easy option for you to create with just a few ingredients – dark rum, ginger beer, and lime served over a handful of ice. This drink can be easily interchanged with some vodka instead of rum, making a Moscow Mule.
Sometimes you have to capitalize on the current trends. With And Just Like That recently airing, sending Sex and the City fans all over the globe into a frenzy, the Cosmopolitan is on the rise once more. A simple cocktail of vodka, cranberry juice, Cointreau and lime – this one is sure to release the inner Carrie Bradshaw in your guests.
No matter the guest list, someone at your drinks party is always going to be shouting “SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS!”. Give your guests what they ask for by ensuring you have a good bottle of tequila, some limes, and salt. Remember to drink responsibly, too many tequilas, and you may regret them in the morning!
The bottom line
So, there you have it, top seven drinks to crank up your drinks party and get the party people feeling happy, relaxed, and cared for because you’ve provided a little something for everyone.
You don’t have to spend a fortune and make complex drinks to host a great drinks party. Get a few key ingredients in to cater to a variety of tastes, and you’re on to a winner. Remember to drink responsibly, have fun and let your guests admire your hosting talents.