A dinner party isn’t complete without something to drink. Although the food is usually the main attraction, guests also love to socialise with a tasty beverage. Drinks House 247 believe that cocktails are perfect for getting the party started and stirring up conversation.
We recommend making one as a pre-dinner drink, which is an ideal way to help your guests feel comfortable and prepare themselves for the evening. Plus, it gives you the perfect opportunity to show off your cocktail making skills.
Here are our 5 dinner party cocktail ideas that you can impress your guests with.
A refreshing twist on the classic Martini, this sophisticated cocktail switches its traditional olive garnish for cucumber slices. Our ingredients serve two people.
150ml of gin
50ml sugar syrup
10 thin slices of cucumber plus four ribbons sliced with a vegetable peeler
1 tbsp dry vermouth
Large bunch of mint, stems removed
A quick, simple cocktail to accompany your dinner party appetisers, containing sweet almond liqueur and sparkling wine. Our ingredients serve two people.
300ml of sparkling wine
120ml of orange juice
80ml of Disaronno
Strips of orange zest
The bitter orange flavour of this cocktail is perfect as a fruit appetiser or served with olives or a flavourful roasted lamb. Our ingredients serve two people.
150ml of prosecco
100ml of Aperol
Soda water (optional)
A fun, fruity take on the beloved mojito, the fresh juicy strawberries are ideal for a summer dinner party. Our ingredients serve two people.
100ml of white rum
2 dashes of soda water
4 tbsp caster sugar
6 slices of strawberry
4 wedges of lime
2 sprig of mint
This perfectly sweet cocktail with maraschino cherries and lemon is made for whisky lovers. Our ingredients serve two people.
100ml of bourbon whisky
50ml rosso vermouth
10ml syrup from a jar of maraschino cherries
4 dashes of Angostura bitters
2 Maraschino cherries
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