Parties in our life have an immense importance. They are one stop solution for all the problems, or
that is what we think. Well, it is true in some cases. What’s so interesting about parties? Well, there
are people with a single motive of releasing the stress to the music and drinks. Music that makes
your body move and drinks cuts you lose. Loose from all the ties, loose from the mind and allows
you to be you without any sense of fear of judgment. Well, here we have a list of cocktails that have
proven to be the best party kickers.
1. Sangria: A classic cocktail enjoyed by millions around the globe. This elegant cocktail
was once popular only amongst the reserved class of the society who had the privilege to
have fine wine any day of the week. Sangria is now more common in the youth. A classy
drink with the base as wine (Red/White) and chopped apples. Sangria tastes the best when
prepared in a fine fermented wine that is stored at the perfect temperature. Personally, I’m
fond of White-Wine Sangria as it is supposed to be served chilled and doesn’t require
additional cooling agents like ice cubes. A basic cocktail with the simplest recipe, suitable for
house parties. A glass of Sangria is enough to get the party started.
2. Mojito: Another classic one. Introduced to world by Cubans, a Mojito is a classic high-
ball cocktail. It is a favourite one in the tropical condition. Lemon, sugar and crushed ice,
make it a perfect cocktail to kick start a part in the day. A Mojito is a white rum-based
cocktail, smooth, hitting and quite tasty. An equating flavour of the rum, lemon and sugar
makes the taste favourable across the globe.
3. Pina Colada: There must be a compelling reason for Pina Colada to be the National
Drink of Puerto Rico since 1978. A rejuvenating cocktail under the sun. A Pina Colada has
simple ingredients, white rum, coconut milk/cream and pineapple juice. This tropical drink is
usually served with ice in a fancy curvy glass along with a pineapple wedge as a garnish. Pina
Colada is a sweet cocktail making it appropriate to start the party with something more light,
delicate and tasty.
4. Bloody Mary: Bloody Mary at the end of a tiring day is heaven. However, it is difficult to
spot Bloody Mary at a party as it is believed to be the hangover drink. Although, it has a
compelling amount of Vodka, the drink isn’t strong. A cocktail that tastes tangy and spicy is
my favourite way to kick start any party. The addition of hot sauce and salt is an excursion to
the body with the vivid taste of Vodka makes the cocktail just impeccable. Just like any other
complex cocktail, Bloody Mary can be prepared in the way you like to drink, either stirred or
5. Whiskey Sour: The Whiskey Sour is a whiskey cocktail that can be a party kicker. I know
you guys would be wondering that Old-Fashioned is one of the finest and best whiskey
cocktails, why not include it. Well, old fashioned is more of a conversation builder drink due
to its alcohol content and the strong taste. Whiskey Sour is a simple cocktail to prepare for a
house party, the ingredients required are basics. The recipe is same as Mojito, replace rum
with whiskey. A fine bubbly cocktail with some sourness from the lemon and chill of the
whiskey. Here’s a tip: Always prepare a whiskey sour in a blended scotch whiskey.
6. White Russian: To all the people who think that Vodka is a ‘Ladies’ drink, I bet you shall
change your opinion after having White Russian. One of the manliest cocktails in this list,
White Russian is a neat drink that can be enjoyed over the globe. Ideally, the flavours of the
ingredients should not taste good together, however, they compliment each other and
create a perfect drink. A White Russian can be prepared at a house party as well. Take a
whiskey tub, add 2 parts of Vodka, 1 part of Coffee Liquor and fresh cream; top off the
mixture with ice cubes. Your White Russian is ready to kick-start you.
7. Margarita: One of the fanciest drinks on the list. This drink not only looks good but
tastes good as well. Personally, “Margarita is the 2 nd best thing happened to mankind after
French Fries!” Ironically, both the things go hand in hand. Margarita is a tequila-based
cocktail with orange liquor and lime juice to balance the flavours. These are the standard
ingredients required to prepare a Margarita. It is always served in a stemmed glass blended
with ice and salt ring on the rim. In pop-culture, Margarita is quite popular with flavours, my
favourite is Kiwi Margarita. The role of salt is an important one, it balances the sourness and
enriches all the flavours of all the alcohols.
8. Shandy: Probably the only beer cocktail that I can drink. This cocktail is more of a late
bloomer than a party kicker, then again, so are all the other cocktails included in this list.
Shandy is the simplest of all the cocktails. Take 4-parts beer and add 1-part lemon/lime
flavoured soda directly in a highball or a beer glass. The recipe and the ingredients do sound
a bit off, however, ridiculously and weirdly it tastes good.
9. Long Island Iced Tea: It doesn’t seem that this cocktail requires an introduction. It is the
most popular across the world. It is served in every country where alcohol is available, and it
can be found in the shadiest bars as well. Long Island Iced Tea gets its name from the place
where it was invented, Long Island, New York. It is a combination five white spirits topped of
with a dash of cola on a pile of ice cubes. The spirits include: White Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Gin
& Orange Liquor (Triple Sec). The drink is typically served in a highball glass.
10. Martini: I was always fascinated with this cocktail. Having heard a thousand times in the
Bond films, never understood the desire and craving for this cocktail until I experienced it
myself. Now, that I have tasted it, I realize the craving. A classic cocktail that is served
straight up in a stemmed glass containing just three ingredients. The base of the cocktail is
either gin or vodka and dry vermouth with some garnish for the flavour. A Martini can be
shaken or stirred and believe me, both have completely different tastes. The standard
method is stirring; however, I prefer shaken, just like Bond.
Well, this is the list of cocktails that can be excellent party kickers. Try out yourself and let us know
the best one. If I missed out any other party kicker, do mention in the comments.
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