Decadent dinner party cocktails on tap

Imagination and attention to detail are the key to hosting a dinner party that goes off without a hitch

Decadent dinner party cocktails on tap

Don’t get stressed out about your dinner party – inject proceedings with a few simple, creative flourishes and you’re sure to impress your guests impressed. Of course, a well-balanced menu is crucial, but match this with a simple decadent drinkor two and you’ll elevate the evening to a more sophisticated level.

Nothing says elegant soirée better than a few expertly chosen cocktails. Of course there’s the classic drinks that never date: the Cosmopolitan, the Tom Collins, the Vesper Martini. But with the explosion of the international bar culture in the last few years and the emergence of high-profile mixologists, there’s always a new fashionable drink on the block to try. Not only that, the sheer variety of cocktails, coolers, aperitifs and long drinks mean there’s an option to suit all palates and dishes.

Thebar.com is your one-stop shop for cocktail inspiration. Think of it as your personal mixologist on tap. There’s a whole host of cocktail recipe ideas, serving suggestions and drinks trivia and tips, so bookmark it on your tablet right now.

Invest in some art-deco inspired glassware, grab the cocktail shaker and mix up a little magic for your friends and family. Take a look at the simple recipes below to start you off, then progress onto more complex cocktails. Raise your glasses…

BELLS AND GINGER ALE
This simple drink tastes impressive because the ginger ale picks out the spicy elements in a quality Scotch whisky blend, making for a punchy mix that’s great on the palate.

Ingredients
50ml Bell’s® Original Blended Scotch Whisky
50ml ginger ale
1 wedge of lime

Method
1. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
2. Measure 50ml Bell’s Original Blended Scotch Whisky into the glass. Top up with 50ml ginger ale.
3. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

SMIRNOFF BLACK RUSSIAN
This drink highlights the purity of Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka and the smooth coffee liqueur. The combination of just two ingredients delivers a drink with flavour and great looks.

Ingredients
50ml Smirnoff No.21® Vodka
25ml Baileys® Coffee Irish Cream Liqueur

Method
1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
2. Using a drinks measure (Jigger), pour 50ml Smirnoff No.21 Vodka and 25ml Baileys Coffee Irish Cream Liqueur into the glass. Serve.

CAPTAIN MORGAN ORIGINAL RUM & COLA
A classic combination that’s drunk around the world, this cocktail highlights the subtly sweet vanilla and caramelised flavours common to both Captain Morgan Original Rum and cola.

Ingredients
50ml Captain Morgan® Original Rum
125ml cola
1 wedge of lime

Method
1. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
2. Pour 50ml Captain Morgan® Original Rum and 125ml cola into the glass.
3. Garnish with a wedge of lime

 

 

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