Adulting is Fun: 6 Bar Drinks for Your Graduation Party
What are some delicious cocktails that you could serve to make your graduation party an amazing one?
- Cranberry-Spice Cocktail
- Late-Harvest Wine and Campari Cocktails
- Watermelon-Tequila Cocktails
- Blackberry-Mint Margarita
- Rum and Tonic
- Sparkling Pomegranate Punch
Graduating from college is a rite-of-passage that calls for a celebration. Throwing a party for this momentous event calls for cocktails made with only the best liquors in the Philippines.
Besides the staple simplicity of something like a cola and whiskey combination, the Philippines has a wide array of alcohol available that (if made well) could be an instant hit.
Below are some great cocktail ideas to make your graduation party a fun and memorable one. These recipes could be adjusted to your desired serving size.
The blend of tastes in this drink is one that exhibits perfect combinations. Guests can’t help keep coming back for more.
- 1 orange wedge
- 13 cranberries
- 3 pieces crystallized ginger (2 minced and 1 whole for garnish)
- 2 oz. Aperol
- 1 ounce Lillet Blanc
- 4 oz. hard cider
- 4 dashes cranberry bitters
- Muddle orange wedge with 10 cranberries and ginger in cocktail shaker.
- Put in the Aperol, Lillet Blanc, bitters, and ice.
- Shake well.
- Strain drink into ice-filled glass and pour hard cider.
- Garnish with the rest of the cranberries.
- Slice ginger and skewer on toothpicks.
Late-Harvest Wine and Campari Cocktails
This drink is definitely ideal if your party falls on a hot summer night, the refreshing yet exquisitely flavorful touches are great for both kicking back and livening things up.
- 3 ¾ cups of white wine
- 2 ¼ cups of fresh orange juice
- 1 cup Campari
- Mix white wine, fresh orange juice, and Campari in a large pitcher.
- Chill in refrigerator (around 2 hours).
- Pour into tall glasses with ice and serve.
This drink may seem and taste as mellow as it gets, but the spikes of tequila are sure fire-starters to incite crazy dance parties.
- ¼ cup of water
- ¼ cup of granulated sugar
- 8 cups diced seedless watermelon
- ¼ cup of fresh lime juice
- 1 ¾ cups blueberries
- ¾ cup fresh mint leaves (with 8 sprigs for garnish)
- 1 ¼ cups of silver tequila
- Simmer water and sugar in small saucepan. Stir over moderate heat for about 1 minute or until the sugar dissolves.
- Let syrup cool.
- Blend watermelon until smooth. Strain juice over bowl. Remove pulp.
- Mix syrup and lime juice in a large pitcher. Muddle blueberries and mint.
- Add watermelon juice and tequila.
- Chill the mixture (around 2 hours).
- Pour drink into tall ice-filled glass and garnish with sprigs.
The tasteful allures of the blueberries are wonderfully cradled by the hints of mint—a delight to sip on while munching on hors d’oeuvres.
- 8 blackberries (2 skewered on a stick)
- 10 mint leaves
- 1 ½ oz. Tequila
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1 oz. syrup.
- Muddle 6 berries in a cocktail shaker.
- Put in the ice, mint, tequila, lime juice, and syrup.
- Shake well.
- Pour drink into a glass and finish with the skewered berries.
Rum and Tonic
Many liquor enthusiasts around the world hail this simple drink as the embodiment of vacation mode—perfect for taking well-deserved time-off from all those stressful periods in the university.
- 5 oz. chilled tonic water
- 2 oz. white rum
- 2 dashes lemon bitters
- 1 lemon wheel
- Fill a tall glass with ice.
- Pour in the rum, tonic water, and lemon bitters.
- Stir well.
- Garnish the drink with lemon wheel.
Sparkling Pomegranate Punch
The bubbly elements of this punch inject that fun and playful mood that makes for great party stories.
- ¾ white wine
- 2 bottles of chilled sparkling wine (750 ml)
- 2 thinly sliced oranges
- ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 3 tbsp. sugar
- Ice cubes
- Dissolve sugar in pomegranate juice.
- Stir well.
- Pour in the sparkling and white wines.
- Add diced pineapple, orange slices, and pomegranate seeds.
- Serve the punch with ice cubes.
Liquors in the Philippines are always convenient to get your hands on.
What are you waiting for?