Do you have a get-together coming up, and are you thinking of surprising your friends with some cocktail magic? Well, this guide is just for you. Making your cocktails does not have to be a tedious task. You will find that most cocktails require plenty of ingredients; however, you can explore recipes that don’t require you to break the bank. You don’t also want to spend so much time whipping up meticulous cocktails.
There are a few cocktails that you can make in just a few minutes, allowing you the time to have fun with your friends at a relaxed pace. Once you have the secret tips for making a cocktail, it’s going to be an easy ride.
Create a shopping list ahead of the tools and ingredients you need. Make sure to stock up on fresh ingredients and ice beforehand. Ice helps you regulate the temperature as well as dilution. The secret to making a sweet cocktail is sugar syrup, so make sure you have plenty of that in hand. When it comes to presentation, you can put the glasses you intend to use for the cocktails in the freezer for a classy touch. Garnish your cocktails using mint leaves, berries, or citrus wedges, and add a straw to the glass to make it look good.
Here are five unique cocktails to impress all your friends.
Mango Thai Basil Margarita cocktail
This fiery fragrant cocktail is an infusion of mango margarita, lime, and Thai basil flavors that you can easily make in a couple of minutes. Stock up on some fresh mango, sugar, and water for this cocktail to make the mango puree. In addition, you will need fresh Thai basil leaves, lime juice, chilled club soda, Blanco tequila, and clear orange-flavored liqueur to whip up the perfect cocktail. Add some fresh ice to the mix and enjoy your glass of Mango Thai Basil Margarita.
Watermelon mojito cocktail
When making a drink, use watermelon chunks, add lime juice and two teaspoons of sugar in a glass. You can then stir in a handful of mint leaves to the cocktails to add flavor to the mix. You can also mash the mint leaves using a pestle and mortar. Pour in a few ounces of white rum and ice into each glass. The last step would be to top up each drink with a sprinkle of ginger ale and mint garnish. You can also use spears of watermelon for serving. Serve your watermelon mojito cocktail ice cold.
White Strawberry Lemon Sangria
If you are wondering what makes the perfect sangria, you will need strawberries, lemon, apples, white wine, and rum to whip up a cocktail that’ll knock your friends‘ socks off. This famous sangria requires lemons, apples, strawberries, white wine, light rum, and lemon-lime soda. Strawberries have a summery taste that you will find hard to resist, while the sour lemon keeps the cocktail in check. The fruits lend a sweet taste to the glass, which makes this a refreshing cocktail. Serve your white strawberry lemon sangria ice cold on a sunny afternoon.
Barbados rum punch
Punch is an Indian term that refers to five, which refers to the five ingredients used in making punch: sour, sweet, strong, weak, and spice. There’s a poem that was created to describe rum punch. It goes like this: One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak, a dash of bitters and a sprinkle of spice, served well chilled with plenty of ice. The ingredients used in the Barbados rum punch include sugar, passion fruit juice instead of water, and rum. You can serve the rum punch with plenty of ice, nutmeg grating, and a dash of bitters.
Cherry beergaritas cocktails
Who doesn’t love some cherry goodness in their pitcher? This is the perfect party drink when you have friends over. The ingredients used in this cocktail include tequila, cherry soda, light beer, and limeade concentrate. You can order any beer from an online liquor store for this recipe regardless of is flavored or not. Feel free to add more real lime juice or lime essential oil if you want the lime flavor to pop out. Serve your cheer beergaritas cocktails ice cold and enjoy your day with friends feeling cheery.
There is nothing better than spending some quality time with loved ones enjoying fresh cocktails made with love at the comfort of your home. Try the above recipes out and tell us which ones you loved most.