Whether you prefer your beverage straight up, on the rocks, or with a twist, we have a collection of festive cocktails that
are sure to spice up any adult gathering.
If your party begins with brunch, serve a morning cocktail that easily carries over into the afternoon. The spicy drink, made
with Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, horseradish, and ground pepper, is tempered by a splash of lime juice and soothing tomato
juice. If your guests prefer virgin drinks, omit the vodka and pour them a "Contrary Mary."
For an upscale event, serve a slushy beverage rimmed with sparkling sugar for a heightened glitz factor. Because pomegranates
are only available a few months of the year, we used pomegranate juice for this cocktail. Canned frozen mixes, white tequila,
and Triple Sec make up the rest of this bright drink's ingredients.
Serve guests a tall, bubbling flute of champagne or your favorite sparkling wine and let the toasting begin. To the host!
To the appetizers! To the neighbors! (Yes, they may overhear.) A colorful cranberry garnish adds a tart bite to the cocktail,
as well as fun presentation.
Authentic mojitos require a little muscle to crush the mint leaves. To save time, this make-ahead recipe lets the mint sprigs
stand in the simple sugar mixture while it cools. Add extra mint at the end as a garnish, if you desire.
Whether your party location is on the beach or a thousand miles inland, a blended drink can leave your guests swearing they
can hear the ocean's roar. Mix canned limeade, lime juice, white rum, and sliced strawberries with crushed ice, blend and
serve. Tiny umbrellas optional.
If the debate in your friend circle is always "red wine or white wine," then try offering this chilly beverage at the next
gathering. Red wine lovers will appreciate the dry flavor while white wine fans will certainly note the bright, fruity undertones
of this cooling drink. Buy extra ingredients for a double batch–the first one often mysteriously disappears.
Pair this classic drink with an Italian-inspired menu of appetizers to celebrate its Italian roots. First served on the banks
of the Venice, the popular champagne-and-peach cocktail has gained popularity world-wide as a brunch or early-evening drink.