Planning a party well in advance or throwing one together on the fly just got a little easier with all the tasty bells and whistles remaining in the glass. Cocktails for crowds don’t have to be extravagantly detailed with lots of ingredients in the glass. Placing the right mix of elements in a cocktail glass for quality taste experience is exactly the same principle as combining the ideal blend of people together for a party. Favorable flavors combine for sensational taste just as complimentary personalities add sensational spark to a party. Two ingredient drinks keep entertaining fun, fabulous and flavorful.
2-1/2 ounce Beer
2-1/2 ounce Tomato Juice
Cherry Tomato Garnish
Combine liquids in highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with skewered cherry tomato. A few splashes of Tabasco would send this simple version of the Bloody Mary into show stopper mode!
2 ounces Campari
3 ounces Grapefruit Juice
Orange Slice Garnish
Combine liquids in highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with orange slice. Bitter, sweet and refreshingly excellent!
2 ounces Schnapps
1 pint Beer
Place schnapps flavor of your choice into chilled beer mug. Top with beer.
2 ounces Gin
1 teaspoon Absinthe
Combine liquids in an Old Fashioned glass with fresh ice. Stir.
2 ounces Base Spirit of Choice
3 ounces Mixer of Choice
2 ounces Rye
3 ounces Ginger Ale
Place Rye in highball glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger ale. Stir.
2-1/2 ounces Bourbon
1/2 ounce Club Soda
Place bourbon in an Old Fashioned glass with fresh ice. Top with club soda to desired taste.
4 ounces White Wine
Lemon Twist Garnish
Place wine in white wine glass with fresh ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with optional lemon twist.
1-1/2 ounce Scotch
1 ounce Ginger Wine
Place scotch in an Old Fashioned glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger wine. Stir.
Never leave guests without a non-alcoholic option…
2 ounces Italian Syrup – Flavor of Choice
3 ounces Sparkling Water
Lemon or Lime Slice Garnish
Fill highball glass with ice. Add flavored Italian syrup of choice (flavored coffee syrups or flavored simple syrups could also be used). Top with sparkling water. Stir gently. Garnish with lemon or lime slice. Other fruit garnishes could be used to correspond to the syrup flavor chosen.
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