Ever wondered what are the most popular cocktails to serve at your wedding? Throwing a party and not sure what should be available on the day then all you need to do is take a look at the following cocktails.
You will never go astray even if you find yourself out on a date and not quite sure what to order. You can even make these cocktails at one of your intimate home
parties. The following suggestions will lift your spirits so enjoy a cocktail on Navarra Venues next time you visit one of our luxury venues or restaurants/pop•up project.
Classic Champagne cocktail
1 sugar cube
• Angostura bitters
• Lemon or orange twist, for garnish
Soak the sugar cube in Angostura bitters and drop into a champagne flute. Top with anyone of your luxury champagnes or sparkling wines. Garnish this cocktail with a lemon or orange twist. If this drink is served at the Oscar parties then there is no reason why a little Hollywood glamour cannot be at your next event.
On a hot summer’s afternoon who wouldn’t want to mix together some white rum, sugar, zesty lime and cooling soda water for a winning drink. No one will turn down this refreshing drink. This Latin-inspired cocktail for a split second will transport you to a sun-drenched beach even if you are sitting at your friends
• 6-8 mint leaves
• 25ml sugar syrup (1:1)
• 25 ml lime juice
• 50ml rum
• Crushed ice
• Add a touch of soda
These twists to the classic mojito are also something that should be considered and that touch of variance to your occasion making it more personal. Bitters: The addition of Angostura bitters to the top of the drink adds to the aroma and it also lightly infuses with the bottom liquid in the drink.
Berries: adding a few berries to the glass before the mint gives it a more fruitier flavor. Raspberries, blackberries and strawberries are the berries and even pomegranate seeds to consider as well as substituting half of the sugar syrup for a fruit liqueur.
The one I would recommend is the Pomegranate mojito mocktail:
• 3 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds
• Large bunch of mint
• 2 limes, quartered plus slices to garnish
• 1l pomegranate juice
• 500ml lemonade
The best way to prepare for this mocktail is to divide the seeds between the holes in an ice cube tray, top up with water and freeze them. Reserve half the mint for serving and tear the rest in a large jug with the lime quarters. A rolling pin can be used to bash the mint and lime to release the flavours. Pomegranate juice and lemonade can be added. Ice cubes in each glass need to be added, strain over the pomegranate mix through a small sieve. Your garnish will be the lime slices and mint.
Elderflower: substitute the sugar syrup for elderflower cordial for a lighter and a more subtly fragrant mojito.
This cocktail is widely known using tequila as the main ingredient. The lime version is very easy to make and only requires three simple ingredients with the fresh citrus flavor absolutely intoxicating. Variations from the basic margarita can be explored for any occasion.
• 1 ½ ounces tequila
• 1 ounce triple sec (Cointreau)
• ¾ ounce lime juice (fresh)
• Garnish: lime wedge
• Optional: salt or sugar for rimming
Presentation goes a long way with a margarita. Wet the rim of the glass with a lime wedge and dip or roll it in a small dish of salt or sugar. Pour all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice cubes. Shake well and strain. Simply garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy! Something with a little twist is a blue margarita. This is where you replace triple sec with another type of alcoholic orange liqueur, blue curacao. It tends to be sweeter than triple sec with a slightly bitter citrus taste thanks to the bitter oranges.
If you are not a fan of tequila that is the main ingredient you can pour a shot of vodka instead and you will make a vodkarita and this is essentially the same as a
The true Italian cocktail for the upcoming warmer months is of course the classic Aperol spritz. Three simple ingredients are just pure sunshine in a glass. You can top up the Aperol spritz with a splash of prosecco and soda of your choosing. Ask your venue what they use?
• 100ml Aperol
• 150ml prosecco
• Soda to top it up
All you require is a couple of cubes of ice into glasses and a 50ml measure of Aperol in each of them. Divide the prosecco between the glasses and then top up with soda. This cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to marinated figs with prosciutto, mozzarella and basil.