Throwing An Impromptu House Party? Master These 4 Easy Cocktail Recipes

Nimratt posted on 04 July

Who doesn’t love a good ol’-fashioned house party? And if we’re saying ol’-fashioned, then get on the cocktail bandwagon and make a set of refreshing cocktails that everyone will keep sipping and loving. And if you don’t have faith in your bartending skills, then we have some quick and easy recipes that will help you prepare the smoothest concoctions ever. Are you ready to get your squad lit?

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Whisky Sour

Mix Ballantine’s Finest whisky, Malibu, lemon juice, sugar syrup and add a dash of egg white to make a refreshing whisky sour!  Pair it with a cheese platter or sushi to make it the perfect intimate gathering.

Ingredients

Ballantine’s Finest – 50ml
Malibu – 12.5ml
Lemon Juice – 25ml
Sugar Syrup – 12.5ml
Egg White – 1
Ice cubes

Method

Shake with cubed ice and double strain. Add a lemon wedge on the glass for added effect.

Zest For Lime

No house party menu is complete without a festive drink on the menu. Whip up Ballantine’s Rio to blow away your guests with your cocktail making skills!

Ingredients

Ballantine’s Finest – 50 ml
Lime Cordial – 10ml  
Lemonade
Ice cubes

Method

Fill a long glass with ice. Add ingredients and a squeeze of lime. Top it with lemonade for a zingy twist!

Apple Of My Eye

A sweet addition to any bar cocktail menu for a house party, the Ballantine’s Tokyo is perfect for those who prefer a fruity twist to their drink. Make sure you have some sliders for starters, that’ll kickstart a riot of exotic flavours for your guests while you groove to Tokyo drift.

Ingredients

Ballantine’s Finest – 50 ml
Cloudy Apple Juice – 30ml
Ginger ale
Ice cubes

Method

Fill a long glass with ice. Add ingredients and a squeeze of lime. Top it off with ginger ale for more flavour!

Get Your Zen On

With Ballantine’s Zen, you can wave away all your worries and slip into your zone. For all the people who like a sweet yet zesty twist in their drink, this is the drink for you.

Ingredients

Ballantine’s Finest – 35ml
Sugar & Lemongrass Cordial – 5ml  
Sugar Syrup – 5ml
Soda
Ice cubes

Method

Add ice into whisky tumbler. Mix well together for the perfect cocktail fix. Top it up with soda.

With Ballantine’s range of blended Scotch whiskies, you can never go wrong with a drink. If you’re not up for a cocktail making spree, just pour it neat or over the rocks and enjoy some much-needed downtime at home with your friends and loved ones. After all, there’s very little in life that whisky can’t make better, and in the words of Mark Twain, “too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”

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