October 05, 2022 by Sonja Edridge
When your bestie says “yes” and promptly hands the baton of planning the hen party over to you, it’s an epic responsibility to create an unforgettable night. Whether you’re hitting the beach clubs, going glamping or partying in the city, there’s no better way to get the party started than with some fabulous cocktails! Here are some fun ideas to get you started:
Nothing says party better than Champagne cocktails. Toast to the bride squad and look glamorous with fancy flutes of fizz, all while keeping it simple on the cocktail making front. Discover our easiest options:
For a picture perfect Bellini Cocktail, pour 30ml peach infused vodka and 30ml peach puree into a chilled Champagne flute, top up with fizz and a few splashes of bitters, then gently stir and serve. For delicious variations, offer different fruit purees like strawberry, mango or raspberry.
For the best Mimosa, tilting your champagne flute, pour 30ml champagne and top up with 30ml orange juice (or any juice of your liking), freshly squeezed preferably. Serve immediately to avoid the bubbles going flat.
Tequila and parties are firm friends so bring the fiesta vibes with a Mexican-themed cocktail menu.
With zesty grapefruit and tequila, the pretty Paloma cocktail is definitely one for a hen party. Gather your cutest tumblers, rub the edges with lime juice and then dip them in salt. For the drink, it’s just equal quantities of tequila, grapefruit juice and sparking water (60ml of each per person is perfect). Add in a good measure of ice, a little fresh lime juice to taste and simple syrup to sweeten, about 1-2 teaspoons of each and enjoy this pink cocktail with the whole squad.
The Classic Marg
If you love a good tequila (like us), then this Mexican Mule is one to try (sí, por favor!) This mint, bubbly and sweet cocktail is the ideal drink for the bride tribe.
Perfect easy pouring jug cocktails
If you want to make things super simple with drinks that can be prepped ahead of time and are fuss free, try these jug-friendly cocktails. Bring all the pizazz with themed nametags and of course plenty of colourful paper straws and umbrellas, a cute mix of glasses to pour into, maybe with a sprinkling of edible glitter in each and don’t forget the bucket of ice. Some great jug-friendly cocktails include:
- Make a Hurricane Cocktail recipe without the storm
- Easy Breezy Italian Breeze cocktail recipe
- Will the real Long Island Iced Tea recipe please stand up?
- The Easiest Mango Daiquiri recipe for a fuss-free summer
- The best Mexican Martini recipe to fiesta forever
Naughty but nice
Bring some cheekiness to the party with a naughty-named cocktail or shot. While Sex On The Beach is the classic order for hen parties, here are a few other naughty drinks to try:
And if anyone is avoiding the boozy cocktails here are some winning mocktails