What's your favourite cocktail?

I'm organizing a cocktail themed party and need some suggestions. I'm making non-alcoholic as well as alcoholic. My usual are Pina Colada and Strawberry Daiquiris, rum punch goes down well too.

Last reply: 24th Sep 2014 / 21 replies / Post by verity

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Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 4th Aug 2011

says: fruit tingle


Posted by: Liz
Posted: 19th Sep 2012

Liz says: great idea Jess, love fruit tingls Reply


Posted by: lauri
Posted: 18th Aug 2011

lauri says: When in Italy i discovered Aperol Spritz - its an aperitif (can be found in some bottle stores - is orange in colour). You mix it with soda water and prosecco (although any non-sweet bubbly works) and a slice of orange - delicious! Reply


Posted by: penny
Posted: 18th Aug 2011

penny says: make pina colada with out the alcohol just do pineapple juice crush some ice with the thin coconut water like milk not the stuff with the cream and add a slice of pineapple to the side. also alcohol free margaritas lime juice with some lemon juice crushed ice and make sure u salt the rim can do the strawberry daquri the same was basicall crused ice with fruit and juices make some cool drinks, greandine with orange uice on top poured slowly make a beautiful tequilla sunrise with out the tequilla


Posted by: zertzz
Posted: 9th Sep 2011

zertzz says: Slippery Nipple - cointreau with Baileys - the name certainly gets the guests talking and it tastes delicious. Reply


Posted by: smiles
Posted: 15th Nov 2011

zertzz says: Slippery Nipple - cointreau with Baileys - the name certainly gets the guests talking and it tastes delicious.

smiles says: that sounds a very nice one how do you make it . Reply


Posted by: kate
Posted: 6th Oct 2011

kate says: mojito~ Reply


Posted by: dayzee
Posted: 4th Nov 2011

dayzee says: Cosmopolitans, virgin or alcoholic are my fave! Reply


Posted by: freddy87
Posted: 11th Jul 2013

dayzee says: Cosmopolitans, virgin or alcoholic are my fave!

freddy87 says: I love Cosmo as well ! What's your receipe ? Reply


Posted by: smiles
Posted: 15th Nov 2011

smiles says: Here is one for all of you at the moment for cocktails in A SHOP IN NEW ZEALAND K mart there is buckets of the cocktail mix all you do is add the alchol it says and water and freeze it makes 8 cocktails. You must be able to get them at liquer stores i am sure i have seen them before. from smiles Reply

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Posted by: Jade Simpson
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

Jade Simpson says: Fluffy Duck. 1 nip each of White Rum, Advocaat, Cream. Ice cubes in the bottom of a large cocktail glass. In goes the rum, advocaat and cream. Stir then top with the lemonade and stir again. It goes nice and fluffy.

Grasshopper. 1/2 oz Green Creme de Menthe, 1/2 oz White Creme de Cacao, 1 oz cream. Combine and shake with ice. Strain. Serve in a cocktail glass.

Golden Dream. 1 shot Galliano, 1 shot Triple Sec, 3 parts OJ, cream. Shake well with ice and put in cocktail glass.

Golden Cadillac. 1 oz Galliano, 2 oz White Creme de Cacao, 1 oz Light Cream.

Combine with 1/2 cup ice in a blender. Strain into cocktail glass. Reply


Posted by: ellyg
Posted: 5th Jul 2012

ellyg says: Strawberry daiquiris are my favourite, strawberries are full of vitamin C.. Reply


Posted by: kazza
Posted: 19th Sep 2012

kazza says: Singapore Sling, they look really pretty and taste great, and you dont need to drink too many Reply


Posted by: Liz
Posted: 19th Sep 2012

Liz says: Rember the fruit coctail with a good mix of liqures Reply


Posted by: kb
Posted: 19th Sep 2012

kb says: Sex on the beach Reply


Posted by: kb
Posted: 19th Sep 2012

kb says: Sex on the beach Reply


Posted by: Kayla
Posted: 20th Sep 2012

Kayla says: One of my personal favourites is named Sex By The River - its half shots of Midori, Vodka, Gin, and Lychee liquer topped with equal amounts of pineapple juice and cranberry juice, with just a splash of grenadine. Be sure to layer it properly, and it will look quite pretty, also :) Reply


Posted by: bubbles
Posted: 1st May 2013

bubbles says: I am also looking for only non-alcoholic cocktail suggestions for a baby shower.
Can any one help me. Thanks


Posted by: ToriXO
Posted: 29th May 2013

ToriXO says: fruit tingels without a doubt Reply


Posted by: cricky
Posted: 3rd Aug 2014

cricky says: Lime Mint Iced Tea

simple iced tea, with a twang of lime and hint of mint. It's both sweet and tart at the same time. The lime juice will be much better flavoured if freshly squeezed.
• 1 quart water, boiling
• 4 tea bags
• 1 3/4 cups fresh mint leaves
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup lime juice
Mix tea bags, mint and sugar in hot water, and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain out the tea bags and mint leaves. Chill and add lime juice before serving.
Serves 4

Homemade Iced Tea
Serves 6 to 8
6 English Breakfast teabags
2 pints/1.2 litres boiling water
10fl oz/275ml freshly squeezed orange juice, chilled
squeezed juice of 1/2 lime

elderflower cordial mixed with soda water or sparkling mineral water. Float blueberries and mint leaves in it.
1/2 orange, sliced
1/2 lemon, sliced
2 level tablespoons caster sugar
about 12 sprigs of fresh mint
plenty of ice
• Firstly make up some very strong tea (use a ceramic teapot wherever possible) using the teabags and boiling water. Add the caster sugar and about a third of the mint and then give it a good stir. Leave to infuse for 15 to 20 minutes.
• Remove the tea bags and leave the tea until completely cold. Remove the mint sprigs.
• Part fill a large jug with ice and pour the cold tea into it. Now top up with the freshly squeezed orange juice, the lime juice and another third of the mint sprigs. Finally add the orange and lemon slices and then give it a really good stir.
• Serve the iced tea in tall glasses with lots of ice, decorated with a slice of lemon and small sprig of mint.

Rachel’s Punch
1 litre strong tea
1 cup sugar
1 or 2 cups cordial (lemon, lime or orange) - I use Roses Lime Cordial from the supermarket - put it in undiluted.
3 litres fruit juice (orange, grapefruit, pineapple)
Allow to cool.

3 litres lemonade
3 litres gingerale
TOTAL = 10 litres or 50 glasses

Make the tea, and after about 20 mins pour onto 1 cup sugar, and stir till sugar is dissolved. Add the cordial and fruit juices. Chill this mixture in two containers of equal amounts. When ready pour one container of mixture into punch bowl (or large mixing bowl) adding 1.5L of chilled lemonade and gingerale. Make up the second 'batch' when ready. You could make up the whole amount if you have a large enough bowl/bucket!

Banana Punch
Peel a banana and add to a blender with crushed ice. Add pineapple juice, coconut cream and pour into punch bowl and add very cold lemonade.


"college punch"

2 quart pineapple juice
2 quart apple juice
2 quart orange juice
1 quart ginger ale
1 quart orange Sorbet
1 strawberry for garnish

Orange Liqueur Grand Marnier

1 large orange, preferably organic
44 coffee beans
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 quart clear vodka

Thoroughly scrub and dry the orange. Make slits in the orange with a sharp knife, pierce the orange all over. Place the coffee beans into the skin, embedding each bean into the orange.

Place the orange in a large glass jar. Add the sugar and the vodka. Cover securely. Turn the jar upside down and shake to help dissolve the sugar. Place in a cool, dry, dark spot. Shake the jar daily until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Set aside for 44 days. During this time, the liquid will turn from clear to a pale orange and will take on a coffee-orange aroma. Can be stored indefinitely as is, or the liquid can be strained and placed in a bottle. Discard the orange and coffee beans.

Pear Sunset

The beautiful red-orange hue of this tasty tropical non-alcoholic cocktail is reminiscent of beachside sunsets.

* 1/2 cup cored, pared, and coarsely chopped fresh pear
* 1/2 cup water
* 2/3 oz passion fruit juice from concentrate
* 1/4 oz pomegranate juice


In blender, combine all the ingredients and puree until smooth. Pour into chilled glass and serve. Reply


Posted by: candy34
Posted: 24th Sep 2014

candy34 says: Shirley temple for a non alcoholic drink
Espresso martini as a alcoholic drink Reply

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