I am not that witty person to come up with clever names for themed libations but I do enjoy a simple sip to celebrate any occasion, like this Blood Orange Gin & Tonic recipe.
A few years back I hosted an Oscars party complete with take-home golden Oscar necklaces and a sparkling buffet. I created a few signature drinks for the evening, the names were not so slick.
When hosting a gathering it’s always fun to offer guests a signature drink. If you have the time, between party prep, print a party favor recipe card. Here is a floral and basic printable cocktail recipe template.
You can’t go wrong with a gin and tonic. Folks often say they don’t like gin. When teased with a bit with fresh fruit the herbal infused spirit becomes playful and light.
Using tonic water saves some calories. To add a bit more flavor try a blood orange spritzer like Izze Sparkling Clementine Juice or San Pellegrino Aranciata.
Keep your entertaining menu simple, serve a signature drink and send guests home with the recipe. If you are headed to an Oscars Party, take these easy Savory Chèvre Tartlets, a bottle of gin and a bag of blood oranges.
Substitute tonic water for Izze Sparkling Clementine Juice or San Pellegrino Aranciata.
Make a Blackberry Gin and Tonic by following the recipe but begin by muddling 6 blackberries, with the gin and fruit juices. Strain, pour over ice and top with tonic water.
Consider gently crushing fresh rosemary with the gin and juice prior to adding the tonic. Add a splash of orange liqueur for a sweeter sip.
- 2 ounces gin
- 2 ounces fresh blood orange juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 4 ounces tonic or blood orange spritzer
- Fill a tumbler with ice. Pour over the gin, orange and lime juice.
- Top with tonic water, gently stir and garnish with orange slices.