My husband and I were the first of our friends to buy our first home. As such, the dinner party responsibility fell squarely on our shoulders. With friends spread across the state we like to have a few parties with our closest friends throughout the year. It started with a Halloween Party that everyone loved so much they were requesting we host a NYE party in just a few short months. We always try to make our parties as festive and unique as possible.
A successful party has more than just decorations, it’s being able to carry the theme into everything from the food to the drinks. St Patricks day is right around the corner and our friends have already started dropping not-so-subtle hints. So I’ve been looking up festive drink recipes and who knew there were so many? It makes green beer look lame.
The Shamrocker Cocktail Recipe
1 oz. 1800 Silver Tequila
1 oz. Melon Liqueur
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
Splash of Orange Juice
Mix with ice, and garnish with an orange slice.
1 ripe kiwi
70ml kiwi liquer
30ml vanilla vodka , Absolut will do
3-4 ice cubes
Peel the kiwi and mash it with a fork into smooth paste.
Add all ingredients into the shaker and shake well! Serve in a martini glass.
The Token Irishman
2 oz. Irish whiskey
3 drops Fee Brothers Mint Bitters
5-6 sprigs of fresh mint
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
a splash of soda water
Set aside one sprig of mint. Mix the rest of the mint with the simple syrup.
Add everything but the soda water. Shake and strain over ice into a glass.
Add a splash of soda water and garnish with the remaining mint sprig.
Holiday Daiquiri Punch
2 cans (12 ounces each) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
2 cups lime-flavored sports drink, chilled
1 cup light rum
2 cans (12 oz each) lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled
In large pitcher, mix limeade concentrate, sports drink and rum. Refrigerate until serving time.
Just before serving, pour punch into punch bowl. Stir in carbonated beverage.
And if your like my husband and you really must … Green Beer is super easy.
Just put in 4-5 drops food coloring in the bottom of a pre-frosted glass (put them in the freezer to chill) and then pour in the beer. It mixes itself.
He is even more excited that his beer will be coming out of this awesome Dual Fuel Old Fashioned Gas Pump Liquor Dispenser. Fill it up with your favorite Liquor (or beer) and it will pump right out. It’s little things like these that are memorable for guest and really make the party a hit.