Mad Men got you wanting to wear A-line skirts, bake-lite beads, and smoke a cigarette with a martini in the other hand? Scratch that retro itch with a cocktail party for your bachelorette party. We’ve assembled some fabulous cocktail recipes for you to try. They are perfect for starting the night off or staying in and hosting the party with friends. Don’t forget to make or buy some nibbles – we love Trader Joe’s for nibbles, great cheeses, snacks and desserts. We highly recommend throwing out a little audio ambiance with something like - Boss N’ Stones or Bottoms Up from Ultra Lounge.
The Last Fling:
Not too strong or too fruity, a nice all rounder.
Ingredients: 1 oz Vodka, 1/4 oz grenadine syrup, 1 oz gin, 1 oz light rum, 1/2 oz barcardi 151 rum, 1 oz amaretto almond liqueur, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice.
How to: Pour everything into a hurricane glass 3/4′s filled with ice, except the grapefruit and pineapple juice. Then fill equal parts of grapefruit and pineapple juice and serve.
A refreshing fruity champagne drink.
Ingredients: 1 oz pama (pomegranate liqueur), 1 oz cointreau, 1 oz fresh orange juice, 3 oz champagne or sparkling wine.
How to: Shake the first 3 ingredients with ice, gently stir in the champagne. Strain into a flute and garnish with orange zest.
Feeling flirty with the fizz.
Ingredients: 1 oz vodka, 2 oz champagne or sparkling wine, 2 oz pineapple juice, garnish with a cherry
How to: Combine all 3 of the ingredients in a tall glass and fill with ice.
This man catcher will draw them to you like bees to honey.
Ingredients: 2 vodka, 3/4 oz campari, 2 oz pomegranate juice, 1 oz triple sec, squeeze of lemon juice
How to: Shake this man catching martini over ice and strain into a martini glass, garnish with fresh mint leaf.
Something Blue: 2 great simple recipes
No wedding related list would be complete without something blue. Try one of these great concoctions.
Ingredients: 2 oz Hpnotiq, 2 oz white wine, 1 oz ginger ale.
1 1/2 oz tequila, 1 oz blue curacao liqueur, 1 oz lime juice, coarse salt (or sugar) (refreshing and cool with a tart finish)
How to: rub the martini glass with lime juice, dip the rim in the coarse salt or sugar. Shake the tequila, blue curacao and lime juice with ice. Strain into the glass and serve.
Get some more ideas from our friends at Aisle Dash – http://www.aisledash.com/2008/07/16/signature-cocktails-for-your-bachelorette-party/