Drinks and beverages are usually a big part of any gathering or function as they enable people to not only let loose their inhibitions but also unwind after a long day or work-week. While not necessary, they do add to the atmosphere and it is easier to indulge in an icebreaker or two with strangers after some liquid courage is had.
What makes a fun party even better is the addition of some fun, great cocktails! These pretty drinks can amaze the guests as different recipes can leave them guessing what the next concoction will taste like. To make sure you are the toast of your own party, here are some classic cocktail recipes for entertaining!
A margarita is one of the most common classic cocktail recipes preferred by most of the classic cocktail lovers. The ingredients needed for making margaritas are tequila, orange-flavored liquors like Cointreau (triple sec), lime, kosher salt, and fresh lime juice. To prepare the glass for margaritas, the glasses need to be rubbed with a lemon slice and placed face-down on a thin layer of salt, so the rim gets coated in it. Then the ingredients like tequila, triple sec, and lime juice need to be mixed in a container with some water. This must then be poured in the prepared glasses. To decorate the glasses, lime slices can also be used and ice cubes need to be added as per requirement.
- Amaretto sour
An amaretto sour is another very popular classic cocktail recipe for entertaining that is often used in social gatherings. The ingredients you need to make this drink are fresh lime juice, maraschino cherry syrup, amaretto liquor, and egg whites. To prepare the cocktail the ingredients need to be shaken very hard in a cocktail shaker without any ice. Alternatively, the ingredients can also be blended, but this time the ice can be added prior to blending. Once poured in the glass, the cocktail can be garnished with maraschino cherries or orange slices.
Among classical cocktails, a manhattan is one of the top-most classic cocktail recipes for entertaining and it is in the favorite list of classic cocktail lovers for years. The ingredients required for making this classic cocktail are, angostura bitters, tart cherry juice, sweet vermouth, and bourbon whiskey. You can include maraschino cherry for garnishing purposes. To make a manhattan, the ingredients such as tart cherry juice, sweet vermouth, and bourbon whiskey need to be mixed in a glass along with the ice cubes. After the mixing process, angostura bitters need to add to this mixture. Garnish it with the cherries and serve!
Sangrias make for classic cocktail recipes for entertaining. The ingredients needed for this cocktail are oranges, apples, brandy, orange liqueur, red wine, sparkling water, and ice. Once the fruit is cut into thin slices, it needs to be transferred to a pitcher and the brandy must be poured over it. Next, the orange liqueur needs to be added, followed by the wine. Stir it properly, cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours at least. Once done, you can top it with sparkling water.