As the weather begins to turn warmer, class up your drinking routine by thinking of creative spring cocktail party drink ideas! Rather than opting for another case of American lager, invest in the ingredients for some refreshing spring and summertime cocktails. In what follows, you’ll find some fruity recipes that will help you keep cool as the temperature heats up.
(Makes 2 cocktails)
Take a large ice bucket and fill it halfway with ice. Pour in your grenadine, Cointreau, brandy and champagne, then stir it up gently. Ladle the punch into 2 wide-mouth stemmed glasses, and garnish with a piece of fruit.
(Makes 1 cocktail)
Take a cocktail shaker and put your ice, Lillet Blanc, gin, orange juice and basil inside. Shake it up and strain into a glass. Dilute the concoction with tonic water to your liking, and garnish with a cucumber spear, cinnamon stick and basil sprigs.
(Makes 6 cocktails)
Put 24 of your watermelon cubes on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover and freeze for an hour or more. Puree the rest of your watermelon with sugar until smooth, then pass it through a sieve into a bowl. Put your basil and tequila in a glass pitcher and mull it with a spoon. Stir in your watermelon juice and your triple sec. Put your watermelon cubes in your glasses. Take a cocktail shaker and mix ¾ cup margarita with 1 cup ice. Strain into your glasses and garnish with basil.