Cocktail parties are one of the best ways to cool down in the heat of summer. Whether you are planning a party for work, friends, or a birthday or wedding, these party planning ideas have you covered.
Unique Cocktail Ideas for Your Next Summer Party
1. Twist Up the Classics
Classic summer sips like daiquiris, mojitos, and margaritas can be spiced up to create inspirational new combinations. Try a pear mojito, with pear puree added to the traditional lime, mint, rum, and simple syrup. Or choose strawberry and basil for a daiquiri and grab frozen watermelon for a blended margarita.
2. Feature Local or Regional Spirits
Craft distillers abound, taking stand-by spirits such as gin, bourbon, and vodka to new heights. Celebrate where you live by investing in these local, small-batch sips. Consider offering a flight of one type of spirit if several brewers create the same kind of alcohol. Comparing gin or vodka side by side, neat or on the rocks, is a fun way to become acquainted with the subtle flavors of artisanal spirits.
3. Go With a Theme
Celebrate your inner pirate by serving up cocktails with a nautical flair. Try a Parrot’s Grog, with rum, Campari, grapefruit and lime juice, honey, and club soda. Or quench thirst with a Salty Bird, featuring rum, Campari, pineapple, lime, simple syrup, and salt. Jazz up a classic rum and ginger ale with spicy, artisanal ginger ale, or create some Sunshine, with rum, French vermouth, pineapple juice, and grenadine.
4. Create a Casual Atmopshere
Don’t want to bother with toting glassware and a full bar to your beach barbecue? Plan a casual cocktail party with easily chilled and transported hard lemonades, sodas, and unique craft drinks in a bottle, like Kaiso Cocktail coconut water with tequila and vodka.
5. Feature a Fave Spirit
If you want to indulge in a favorite spirit, let that be the featured component in the cocktails you offer. Gin, vodka, and rum make up the base of thousands of drinks and are all superb summer sips. Feature gimlets, martinis, corpse revivers, and Negronis for gin. Try a Moscow mule, salty dog, or screwdrivers, all with a summer twist of fresh fruits like strawberry or pineapple.
Be inventive with cocktail offerings at your next party. Brooklyn-born Kaiso Cocktail is a delicious blend of coconut water, vodka, and tequila, bringing the sweet taste of the Caribbean to a ready-to-drink craft cocktail. Low calorie and pure natural flavors make Kaiso a go-to summer drink for every occasion. Call (718) 885-7100 to find out about tastings or events, or visit the website to see where to buy.