The beating lights, loud music and a good drink in your hand – this has been the common scenario of partying. However, recently the meaning of the term “party” has slightly changed and now it refers to any type of get-together with family, friends and coworkers to have a laugh and enhance bonds.
But just like the regular parties at a nightclub, you also need good, refreshing drinks to solidify your party status. Whether you are hosting an outdoor picnic in your backyard on the weekend or attending a staff networking event on Friday afternoon, having a tasty party drink of any kind is a must for the occasion.
While wine, beer and scotch are all great options, there are other great drinks that are full of refreshing juices, unexpected splashes of color and seasonal flavors.
To narrow down the choices, here are six party drinks everyone will undoubtedly love.
Before you grab yourself a glass of an alcoholic drink, you should first quench your thirst with a non-alcoholic beverage. You’d be surprised to learn that there are numerous alcohol-free drinks you can opt for which can instantly energize you and put you in a party mood.
For example, non alcoholic sparkling wine is a great option for those who don’t like alcohol or can’t have it but want to have a taste of real wine without the buzz.
A party drink that is one of the top favorite classic cocktails of all time is the mojito. This is such a refreshing beverage that is the perfect option for summer outdoor parties, brunch dates or as an aperitif when you are looking for a drink to freshen up.
The beverage’s minty, tangy and bubbly sensation is due to the perfect combination of fresh mint, lime juice, sugar, white rum and soda water.
If you are hosting a casual get-together for family and friends over the weekend, then you should consider making a margarita pitcher for the crowd. This is another flavorful beverage that you can serve with homemade chips and simple guacamole to give your guests the best experience.
To make it, you will need good quality tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and a little lemon. Opt for a tequila reposado as it has a more nuanced flavor, with notes of oak and vanilla.
Pineapple mimosa is another delicious party drink that is absolutely loved by everyone. The base alcohol of the beverage is pineapple vodka which is combined with lemon and orange juice, honey syrup and a little bit of sparkling wine, all of which add a simple twist on the popular mimosa.
It is the ideal drink for brunch dates with friends as it is flavorful, sweet and very refreshing, especially for warmer days.
If you are a bourbon drinker looking for a good whiskey cocktail, then the Belmont jewel is a guaranteed hit. It is actually the official drink for the Belmont Stakes, hence how it got its name.
The cocktail is a delicious combination of bourbon, lemonade and pomegranate juice, making it a great party drink choice for any occasion, but especially for summer parties. It is both sweet and tart, thanks to the flavor combination of the two fruits.
French 75 cocktail
The French 75 cocktail is a classic party drink that is perfect for celebrations of all kinds. This is a champagne cocktail that is made with gin, lemon and simple syrup, making it one of the most sophisticated and refreshing beverages of all time.
The great thing about it is that it can also be made non-alcoholic by substituting the champagne for a non-alcoholic sparkling cider, grape juice or wine and the gin for tonic water.
Whether you are hosting a part in your home or attending an office event on a Friday afternoon, having the perfect party drink is a must to get yourself in full party mode. Instead of going for the usual glass of wine or beer, you should grab a flavorful drink instead to keep you energized.
From non-alcoholic wines to fruity, sweet and tangy cocktails, you have plenty of party drinks to choose from to enjoy and sip all night long.
If you are looking for some ideas, make sure you try some of our refreshing beverages.