3 Easy Cocktail Party Drinks

Easy Cocktails made from Rum, Bourbon and Gin

At your next cocktail party, why not try a few new ideas in the cocktail department. ¬†We found three easy to make recipes that can be whipped up in a flash, but will satisfy the taste buds of those guests who don’t always want a traditional Vodka Soda!

We hope you love these as much as we did tasting them! Cheers!



Barbados Cocktail

This rum cocktail is just a little boozy and just a little sweet, with fresh lime to keep it bright. Think of it as a little island escape.


Crushed ice
1 ounce Velvet Falernum
1 1/2 ounces dark rum, such as Coruba
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 to 2 limes


Fill mixing glass halfway full with crushed ice. Add falernum, rum, and lime juice. Shake for 15 seconds. Strain into cocktail glass and serve immediately.

Recipe and Photo Source Serious Eats



Bourbon and Blood Orange Blast


1 1/2 ounces bourbon 1/2 cup blood orange juice 8 fresh mint leaves, plus a sprig of mint for garnish

In a shaker, mix together the bourbon, blood orange juice, and mint leaves. Serve over ice in a low glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Recipe and Photo Source Real Simple



Orange Blossom


50ml gin (we like Bombay Sapphire for this recipe)
100ml lemon tonic water (try Fever-Tree)
10ml orange blossom honey

To Garnish

Long orange peel twist


Drizzle the honey into the bottom of a tall glass and add the gin.
Stir to mix fully, then add plenty of cubed ice.
Top with the lemon tonic water and stir to combine.
Finish by spritzing the orange peel over the top and sides of the glass. Then, feed the peel into the glass around the ice creating a spiral effect.
top tips

Spritzing the orange peel over the glass releases the essential oils of the orange, which gives the drink it’s flavour and aroma.

Recipe and Photo Source House and Garden

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