10 Best Party Drinks that you Need to Try

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Wow your guests with these 10 party drinks that are perfect for your next event. We’ve got you covered with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink recipes, and they are all super easy to make! So get your cocktail shaker at the ready and check out this list of the top 10 party drinks. Don’t forget to have a look at our ultimate party planning checklist and our 20 favourite party themes too!

Whatever drink you’re making, you need all the essential equipment. I was surprised at how cheap this complete cocktail kit was on Amazon which gives you absolutely everything you need to get started!

Non-Alcoholic Party Drinks

Raspberry Lemonade

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  • Lemonade 500ml
  • Small handful of Raspberries
  • Sugar syrup 25ml
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon 

Simply mix the raspberries, lemonade, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice, strain and serve. You could also try garnishing it with raspberries and a lemon slice. 

Blueberry and Ginger Fizz

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  • Ginger beer 250ml 
  • Small handful of Blueberries
  • 50ml Sugar Syrup 
  • Juice of 1/2 Lime 
Throw the blueberries, sugar syrup and lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice and mix. Strain into a chilled glass filled with ice and top with ginger beer. 

Lemon and Basil Spritzer


  • Soda/ lemonade 250ml
  • Basil leaves
  • Sugar syrup 25ml 
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon 

Cut the lemon into quarters, add a few basil leaves and the sugar syrup and then muddle in a chilled glass. Fill the glass with ice and top with soda or lemonade. 

Banana and Strawberry Smoothie


  • Peeled banana
  • Strawberries 400g
  • Natural yogurt 3 tablespoons
  • Runny honey 1 tablespoon 

Blend 400g of ice with the rest of the ingredients and then garnish with some strawberries. 

Homemade Cola


  • Juice from 1/4 of a lime
  • Juice from 1/4 of an orange
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 drop cardamom essential oil
  • 1 drop nutmeg essential oil
  • 1 drop cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons maple syrup

This non-alcoholic party drink is sure to impress your guests. Add your ingredients to a glass, add ice and top with soda. Be sure to use quality, edible essential oils. 

Alcoholic Party Drinks


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  • 50ml White Rum
  • Soda Water
  • 25ml Sugar Syrup
  • 2 Lime Wedges
  • 5 Mint Leaves

Muddle the lime wedges, mint leaves and sugar syrup. Add the white rum and fill the glass with crushed ice. Top with soda and garnish with mint leaves and a lime wedge. 

Long Island Iced Tea

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  • 17.5ml Rum
  • 17.5ml Vodka
  • 17.5ml Gin
  • 17.5ml Tequila
  • 17.5ml Orange Liqueur
  • 17.5ml Sugar Syrup
  • 17.5ml Lemon Juice
  • 17.5ml Lime Juice
  • Cola
The Long Island Iced Tea is very easy to make but definitely packs a punch! Shake the lemon, lime, sugar and alcohol with ice. Then pour into a chilled glass filled with crushed ice and top with cola.

Strawberry Daiquiri

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  • 50ml Rum
  • 25ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 25ml Sugar Syrup
  • 3 Fresh Chopped Strawberries

Another classic party drink! Just shake all the ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled glass and enjoy. 


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  • 75ml Gin
  • 15ml Dry Vermouth 
  • Olives

The easiest party drink on the list! Just add the gin and dry vermouth to a shaker with ice and mix. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with an olive. 

Old Fashioned

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  • 2 Teaspoons of Sugar Syrup
  • 1-2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 60ml Whisky
  • Orange Slice 
  • Maraschino Cherry

Add the sugar and bitters to a small glass and mix until the sugar dissolves. Fill the glass with ice and stir in the whisky. Garnish with the orange slice and maraschino cherry. 

Don’t forget to check out the essential cocktail kit on Amazon to make sure you have everything you need!

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