Raising the Bar | Themed Cocktails for Every Event

By ryan | October 14, 2019 | Events,

The way to a guest’s heart is through a fun cocktail. Unlike the decor such as flowers, lighting or furniture, a stylish cocktail is something each guest can have, hold, and marvel at. Their drink is their own. Finding the best cocktails isn’t always easy, which is why you need to do more than pick a standard cocktail found on a bar menu.

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The Tinkerbell

Recipe: 3oz vodka,1 oz apple sour, 1 oz triple sec, 1 lime, candy straw and powder.

The Disney theme is great for any event with a fancy dress appeal, and The Tinkerbell is the ideal themed cocktail to bring the event to life. The magical kick of the apple sour and triple sec will truly get the party started while the iconic green appearance is sure to stand out on the bar during happy hour and throughout the special event that you’re hosting.

Meanwhile, further Peter Pan cocktails (the Peter Pan and the Crocodile) can be used alongside other Disney themed cocktails from Cinderella (the Glass Slipper) to the Snow White, which includes a different ingredient for each dwarf.

The Vesper Martini

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Recipe: 60ml Gordon’s gin, 20ml vodka, 10 ml Lillet Blanc white vermouth, lemon zest.

Shaken, not stirred, this is the Vesper Martini is the original drink of James Bond thus making it the perfect drink for any themed open bar event. Whether it’s a private function with a gangsters or film theme, or an event being held at a commercial venue, this is a winner with universal appeal. And thanks to the product placement with modern Bond releases, you can combine it with a range of more common beverages.

The Vesper martini will be the star of the show, though. Better still, it’s not the type of drink that you are likely to consumer in your daily life, which ensures the drink will make your event more memorable than ever.

Bloody Mary

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Recipe: 4oz vodka, 6oz spiced tomato juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, crushed ice, sea salt, lemon wedge, 4 springs rosemary, pepper.

The Halloween season is the perfect time to enjoy a BOO-zy event. The Bloody Mary is the perfect concoction to do it. The iconic red appearance is sure to suit the theme of the night, complementing the oranges and greens of the décor to perfection. Moreover, it’s a taste that many will be familiar with, meaning that you can enjoy it without taking the risks that some themed cocktails bring.

Bloody Mary’s are a happy hour special throughout the year but are particularly ideal for the Halloween party. Alternatively, if organizing a family-friendly event, there are plenty of Virgin Mary solutions out there too.

The Danny Ocean

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Recipe: 1 1/2 parts Casamigos Reposado Tequila , 3/4 parts fresh lemon juice , 3/4 parts fresh pink grapefruit juice, 1/2 part agave nectar , 1/4 part maraschino liqueur.

If you’re holding an Oscar’s themed, Hollywood themed, or glitzy glamor party, the Danny Ocean is the ultimate cocktail. The fresh spin on the Paloma, the drink created by the famous Ocean’s Eleven character is best made with George Clooney’s Casamigos Reposado tequila. After all, this is what provides a truly authentic experience as well as the most powerful flavor.

The Danny Ocean is a fresh and fruity drink that has a distinct maraschino hit for a smooth swallow. This is the perfect solution for a refined and classy bash of any kind. The fact that the drink is particularly quick and easy to create is merely a bonus.

The Santa Shot

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Recipe: 1 part grenadine syrup, 1 part green creme de menthe, 1 part peppermint schnapps.

Spirits are high throughout the festive period, which makes it one of the best times to try new cocktails and celebrate with friends and family. The Santa Shot is an iconic cocktail that brings the green, red, and white colors of Christmas to life. You won’t need too many to reach the merry spirit levels while the addition of crushed candy candies support the festive feel and produce a sweet taste.

Layering the drink in a winning fashion is a skill that requires some practice. However, any skilled barman can complete the task to produce a drink that will look incredible on your Instagram and taste equally phenomenal as it touches your lips.

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or seasonal celebration, you can contact Marinaj Banquets for the perfect open bar or cash bar venue. Furthermore, we can provide all of these cocktails, some of which you may wish to make at home for yourself!