Your Ultimate At-Home Party Kit
We might not be able to bring you the great drinks and party atmosphere you all know and love, but we have pulled together some of the essentials for you to throw your own at-home party! Get off that sofa, mix some drinks and dance the night away quarantine-style. It’s a great way to get some exercise in…
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Here are a list of some of our favourite easy to make cocktails
Got no gear AND no idea? Don't worry, the next recipes don't require a shaker to make a 10/10 cocktail...
50ml Havana 3yo (or any rum)
12.5ml of sugar syrup or 1 tsp of granulated sugar
Add sugar, a handful of mint and juice of 1 lime into a glass and muddle (you can use a rolling pin for this). Add ice, pour over the rum and top up with soda water stirring the mixture. Garnish with a twig of mint and a wedge of lime.
Sex on the Beach
25ml Absolut Vodka
50m Orange Juice
50ml Cranberry Juice
Pour Archers and Vodka into glass, add ice, top with orange juice then cranberry juice. You can garnish with an orange wheel if you have one lying around.
Pink Gin Fizz
50ml Beefeater Pink gin
Add ice to glass, pour gin over ice, add Prosecco and lemonade and garnish with fresh strawberries. You can also add juniper berries if you are feeling fancy.
You'll probably want a cocktail shaker for these next recipes...
50ml Havana 3yo
25ml strawberry puree
25ml lime juice
13.5ml sugar syrup
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice, shake it up, strain ingredients into glass and garnish with a fresh strawberry.
25ml Absolut Vodka
12.5ml sugar syrup
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice, give it a good hard shake to ensure all ingredients are really cold and to make sure it has a good head. Strain ingredients into glass and you garnish with 3 coffee beans (not essential, but gives it that fancy feel).
10ml Absolut Vodka
25ml Havana Especial
10ml Olmeca Blanco
10ml Beefeater Gin
2 lemon wedges (squeezed)
12.5ml sugar syrup
Add all ingredients into the shaker with ice except the Cola (that would require a lot of cleaning up). Shake it all together. Strain ingredients into the glass and top with Coca Cola and garnish with a lemon wheel.
If you have the traditional game lying around then grab your sharpie, write numbers 1-20 of the blocks and come up with challenges against each of the numbers. These can be anything like ‘take a shot’, ‘post out on your friends social media page’, ‘person to the right takes a shot’, ‘clean the whole house tomorrow’, ‘drink 2 fingers’ and so on. You can even do this over video call with your friends.
This is a quick, easy game for that time when people start falling asleep! Just sit around a table and come up with a hand motion for yourself. Be as imaginative (or as dirty) as you want. Once you have your move, everyone thumps the table and the game begins. Someone starts with their hand action, then follows with another player’s action to pass it onto them. Then, that person does their hand action followed by another player’s action to pass onto that player and so on.
Whoever messes up first or takes too long to react has to drink. If you want to up the ante, get everyone to come up with their own sound effect to go with their action. This is a really easy game to do over video call.
For this game, there are two teams competing against each other. Both teams stand on opposite sides of the table or (screen if doing it by video call) and keep their cups with drinks at the edge. Everyone must finish their drink and flip the cup with their fingers to the upside-down position before the next member begins. First team to complete this wins.
Uno Drinking Game
As with the normal version of UNO, the rules are simple: shuffle the cards and you’re ready to go. The youngest player always starts. Then continue clockwise. Here are the rules that makes UNO a drinking game:
You have to drink when…
- You draw the same colour as the player in front of you.
- You draw the same number as the player in front of you.
- If you draw a suspension card, you may choose a player to drink.
- With a return card, the direction is changed just like with the normal Uno.
- In a draw-two card, the player who next draws a card must drink. (If your Draw Two card is the same color as the previous card, you must drink as well.)
- For a plus-four-card, everybody has to drink.
Play until all cards have been drawn once.
One player tries to bounce a penny off the table into a cup or shot glass. If the shooter makes it, the other player must drink and the shooter gets another turn. If the shooter misses, it’s the other player's turn to shoot.