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Party Drink Recipes

When throwing a party, mixed drinks are a must. Choose your party drink recipes with your guest list in mind, perhaps including both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. Choose a sweet fruit punch or spicy beer cocktails; These fun drink recipes serve at least six, so there will be plenty to go around!

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    • Apple-Cinnamon Winter Sangria

      Mix up a wintry sangria featuring dried fruit, brandy, and red wine. Honey and cinnamon lighten up the deep, rich flavors of this sparkling party drink recipe.

    • Garden Tea Party Punch

      Refreshing iced tea meets fruit punch in this fun nonalcoholic drink. Simply mix orange juice, lemon juice, club soda, and brewed tea for a fruity party punch with a caffeine kick.

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    • Spicy Beer Mary Cocktails

      Make a big batch of bloody marys when you host your next brunch or game day. Our version uses beer, instead of traditional vodka, to give the spicy mixed drink a carbonated twist.

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    • Aztec Hot Chocolate

      Flavored with cinnamon and ground chili powder, this rich, creamy drink packs a spicy kickā€”and since it's non-alcoholic, party guests of all ages can enjoy it! (But if you'd like to spike it, a little coffee liqueur never hurt.)

    • Pour a Pretty Layered Drink!

      There's a secret to achieving flawless drink layers -- and that secret is a regular old spoon. Watch to learn the technique!

    • Orange-Spiced Coffee

      While cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves add spice, orange slices lend sweet undertones to this coffee-flavored party drink recipe. Make it with orange liqueur for a flavorful alcoholic version, or skip it in favor of party mocktails.

    • Cosmo Fruit Punch

      For your next girls' night, enjoy delicious cosmos. Our carbonated punch recipe is packed with mixed fruit and looks lovely when served in delicate martini glasses.

    • Summer Fruit Daiquiris

      Our version of the beloved fruity, blended drink includes frozen peaches, strawberries, and mangoes. To ensure everyone can partake in this drink recipe, make one batch using rum and another nonalcoholic batch using orange juice.

    • Aloha Shandy Cocktails

      If you prefer beer over liquor, these complex-tasting cocktails are for you. Fruit juice is a tart complement to the silkiness of wheat beer. Our recipe makes 14 servings, so you'll have plenty to share.

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      Our Favorite Cocktail: Blackberry Bourbon Sipper

      With smoky bourbon and a homemade blackberry syrup, there's no resisting this fruity drink recipe.

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      Raspberry Mojito Punch

      Your favorite minty cocktail just got fruitier. Flavored with raspberry juice concentrate and sporting a lovely raspberry and mint garnish, this pretty punch is a great way to serve mojitos to a crowd. 

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      Chocolate Cream Martinis

      Featuring chocolate ice cream and creme de cacao, these creamy cocktails will blow all other mixed drinks out of the water. Before pouring, drizzle in chocolate syrup and garnish rims with crushed chocolate wafer cookies.

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      Sparkling Peach Punch

      Looking for a delicious nonalcoholic drink for a crowd? Our peachy sparkling punch is just the ticket. To add a bubbly effect to the blended peaches, use ginger ale, club soda, or substitute sparkling wine to make it an alcoholic drink.

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      Sunrise Sipper Party Drinks

      Using grenadine and orange juice for a pretty ombre effect, make gorgeous, sunrise-inspired mixed drinks for your next party. Several juices combine in these fruity cocktails, which can be made with or without alcohol.

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      Hot Orange Mocha

      Be prepared to share this recipe with the coffee-lovers at your party. Hot coffee steeped with orange peel forms the base for a chocolatey mocha with a bright, citrusy twist. Top it with whipped cream to make your occasion extra special.

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      Bourbon-Citrus Sipper

      Ready for a super-simple party drink? Break out the slow cooker and combine apple cider with warm spices and tangy lemons and oranges. The result is a flavorful hot cocktail recipe to soothe guests on even the chilliest nights.

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      Orange-Ginger Pomegranate Punch

      Orange liqueur and pomegranate juice join forces in another of our favorite cold-weather party drink recipes. Simple syrup infused with fresh rosemary and ginger provides the perfect amount of flavor for this party punch.

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      Orange-Mango Agua Fresca

      Blended mango, orange juice, and lime juice provide the foundation for these fun, tropical party drinks. Serve these nonalcoholic mixed drinks with orange slices, clementine or mandarin orange segments, or miniature limes.

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      Mulled Cranberry Punch

      Think mulled cider, but more festive. We let a slow cooker work its magic on bright, tart cranberry juice, a sweet grape juice blend, and a variety of pungent spices. The result? A warm, fruity punch that keeps guests returning for more.

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      Coffee Cooler Party Drinks

      For the ultimate coffee lovers, we recommend cocktails consisting of strong brewed coffee, vodka, and Jagermeister. Sweetened with root beer, this is one party drink that everyone will be talking about.

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      Sweet Tea Swagger

      Our sweet tea and rum recipe is the perfect springtime sipper. Make it a bubbly cocktail with club soda, and add skewered watermelon and mint for a fresh finishing touch.

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      Melon and Mint Lemonade

      This isn't your typical lemonade recipe, but it's just as easy to make. All you need is lemon juice, melon, and simple syrup to create a cool blended drink. Garnish with mint leaves to give your mocktail a burst of fresh flavor and color.

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      Watermelon Cooler Punch

      Cool down with just a sip of this bubbly punch. Made with pureed watermelon and grape juice, this nonalcoholic beverage also boasts refreshing hints of lime and mint.

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      Honey-Ginger Limeade

      Spicy ginger is a fun surprise when added to cool limeade. Serve these nonalcoholic drinks in brown sugar-rimmed glasses for a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

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      Strawberry Sangria Mixed Drinks

      Our sparkling strawberry sangria recipe is a fun and refreshing cocktail fit for any special occasion, but we especially love it on hot summer days.

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      Hot Buttered Yum

      Clinch your Ultimate Party Hostess title by serving this unforgettable mulled cider at your winter get-together. Butter (yes, butter!) gives this spiced cranberry-apple drink its rich, velvety taste, and a cinnamon stick stirrer contributes a little extra spice.

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      Classic Margaritas

      Whether it's Cinco de Mayo or you just love tequila, here's a classic margarita recipe you can share with guests. Our secret for authentic flavor? Always use freshly squeezed limes for this Mexican-inspired cocktail.

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      Cranberry Cider Sangria

      You can serve this fruity party drink two ways: hot from a slow cooker or chilled in a pitcher. Either way, this sweet-tart, winter-spiced sangria is sure to delight your guests -- and it will serve up to 24 of them!

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      Blackberry Sangria

      Say hello to your new favorite mixed drink. Blackberries and plums star in this fruity sangria. Our recipe makes a big batch, so you'll be prepared for thirsty party guests.

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      Light Cranberry Toddy

      When the weather cools down, turn to a warm party drink. Featuring low-calorie cranberry juice and warm spices, our hot toddy recipe is a festive cocktail you can make in a saucepan. Serve in mugs with cinnamon sticks to impress guests.

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      Champagne Cocktail Recipes

      Bubbly champagne cocktails are not only delicious and refreshing, they're also easy-to-make drink recipes. In the mood for mimosas? Want to make your own sparkling sangria? Follow our simple drink recipes and have a pretty, fresh cocktail in hand in no time! All you need is sparkling wine and a few other tasty ingredients to begin mixing our crowd-pleasing fizzy drink recipes.
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