When hosting cocktail parties, one needs to have ample energy to keep everyone entertained. An impeccable line of classic cocktails forms the core of any boisterous cocktail party. However, these classic drinks are ideal to grace any casual occasion, be it a private gathering at home or a random meeting with a couple of friends. Check out some timeless classics that have the fizz and flavor to add some magic to any party.

  1. Negroni
    This original cocktail coming from the line of Italian classics is the perfect beverage to get your guests into the mood. The bittersweet classic comes with an exotic combination to keep the party going. Stir gin, Campari, and vermouth in a mixing glass filled with ice until fully cold. Take a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon to strain the cocktail into a glass full of ice cubes. Strip a peel of stiff orange, and garnish the cocktail with three thin orange slices.
  2. Sidecar
    This exquisite cocktail belongs to the sour family like the tequila classic and Margarita. It’s very similar to Margarita but with a unique twist to tweak the flavor. Slit a lemon wedge and run the edge around the rim of the cocktail glass. Add a saucer of superfine sugar to the rim to form a thin crust. Chill the glass generously, and mix Cointreau, brandy, and lemon juice in an ice-filled shaker. Chill it completely and strain the contents before pouring it into a glass. Lastly, add an orange and lemon peel for garnish.
  3. White lady
    Originating from London in the 1930s, White Lady is a classic combination, featuring exotic ingredients unmatched by any other. Let your guests experience the sweet, sour, and frothy flavor with a refreshing and velvety finish. Chill a martini glass and take a cocktail shaker to blend ¾ ounce of lemon juice, ¾ ounce of triple sec or orange liqueur, 1.5 ounces of London dry gin, and an egg white. Shake without adding ice to develop a rich foam. Now, add ice and shake vigorously to chill. Strain the beverage into the chilled glass for a tantalizing experience.
  4. Sloe gin
    This classic, old-fashioned cocktail requires only steeping of sloe berries or sour wild plums with gin and sugar. Combine sloe gin and a dash of orange bitters in an ice-filled rocks glass. Add tonic water and stir generously to make a fine combination. Garnish it with a lemon wedge and serve for a refreshing feel.
  5. Sangria
    Bring the flavor and fruity taste of sour, tangy, and bittersweet finishes to pep the mood and enhance any occasion. The flavors weave together into a fine combination that is ready to serve. Take a large pitcher and combine wine, brandy, and sugar and stir thoroughly to dissolve the sugar completely. Add fruit and club soda. Let the flavors of the fruit and wine combine wonderfully as you refrigerate the drink for at least an hour. Serve the beverage in a tall glass filled with ice.