A house party can mean a lot of things. Meet up with friends, celebrate a raise in salary, a milestone birthday or just a way to let off steam. If you’re inviting friends over for a house party and thinking about alcohol, you can do a lot better than a case of beer cans and a bottle of vodka. Do not mistake yourself. While handing out a pint of beer or lining up shots is a good place to start, you might want to give your guests something extra if you want them to stay until the end.
And here are some simple concoctions you can make at home to wow your guests and claim the title of the coolest host in town.
# 1 The classic screwdriver
One of the easiest drinks to make and enjoy is the screwdriver. It is a universal drink that is suitable for all palates and can be combined with all kinds of snacks. All you need is orange juice and vodka. You can either squeeze fresh orange juice with just the right amount of pulp or buy some. The added Covid bonus is that you get some immune support from vitamin C. Here’s how to do it:
Add 1 ounce of vodka to 5 ounces of orange juice. Throw in ice cubes and cut a slice of fruit for decoration. Your tangy and refreshing drink is ready to serve.
# 2 the sophisticated cosmopolitan
A drink for curious ladies and men (we won’t judge), Cosmopolitan became popular in the 90s, thanks to Sex in the City. Since then, it has been a drink of choice for women at all levels.
If you are making this drink at home, you will need vodka, ice, lime juice, cranberry juice, orange liqueur (Triple Sec) and a shaker to mix everything together. Here’s how to do it:
- Combine 1.5 oz of Vodka, 1 oz of Lime Juice, 0.5 oz of Triple Sec and 0.5 oz of Cranberry Juice in a Cocktail Shaker
- Serve in a chilled cocktail glass
- Use a lime wedge for garnish
# 3 unexpected mead
A bottle of mead can be the highlight of your party because everyone wants to try it. If you didn’t know, mead is a type of wine made from honey and enhanced with spices and fruity flavors. It has an alcoholic strength ranging from 5% to 25% and can be served chilled or at room temperature. Mead is one of the oldest drinks ever known to human civilization. If your guests appreciate antiques and the value they carry, then this drink will definitely win them over. It does not require any preparation. You can drink straight from the bottle or serve in old glasses to taste mead like the Vikings of medieval times.
# 4 The Refreshing Virgin Mojito
It might seem like something out of the blue, but we thought it was important. If you have people under the age of 21 on your guest list, you might want to arrange for them to have something special too. A can of soda is fine, but let those who can’t participate (or choose not to) have something special, too.
Mojito is easy to prepare at home. All you need is club soda, mint leaves, ice, sugar syrup, and lemon wedges.
- Crush a few mint leaves and sugar syrup at the bottom of your shaker.
- Add the lime juice and club soda, then shake.
- Pour over ice cubes and garnish with a lemon wedge.
If you are planning on having a few drinks, especially on New Years Eve, be sure to do so responsibly. Or, if you happen to indulge yourself too much, make sure you have a game plan.
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Long live the New Year’s hangover without!