Are you thinking about having a house party, but don't know what to offer your guests? Try making a fruit cocktail; it is a fresh and healthy drink that you can enjoy anytime. Also, you don't have to be a cocktail connoisseur to make a tasty natural fruit cocktail and give it a colorful look that will brighten up people’s eyes.
There is such a wide variety of cocktails that we can’t choose just one! However, it is true that some recipes of fruit cocktails succeed more than others. These types of drinks can be adapted to all tastes. You can give it a softer flavor, make it a little more loaded, or even make it alcohol-free... There are many kinds to choose from, but in this post, we will show you the most famous ones.
Before starting the preparation process, remember that you must have the ingredients well measured in order to get the bests results. Restricting yourself to the indicated dosages is very important. Also, you must select the right container for each of the cocktails and have a mixer or blender at hand. Finally, when the time comes to get down to work comes, don’t forget to keep a bucket of ice nearby. Having said that, let’s go for it!
The first cocktail we will tell you about is the Banana Daiquiri. It is one of the most requested and well-known beverages out there. This drink comes from Cuba and it’s essentially made out of white rum and lemon. However, there are many variations. You can find it made out of strawberry, mango, banana, etc. Also, the name “Daiquiri” comes from a Cuban beach located near an iron mine where the drink was born.
Remember, you can adapt this cocktail to your own taste and that of your guests. The most important thing is that you have fun during the process and that you better your ability with time!
On this occasion, we are going to teach you how to make a banana cocktail. Hopefully, you will leave all your guests enchanted.
- 5 cl white rum
- 2 cl lemon juice
- white/brown sugar or sweetener
- Ice cubes
- 1/2 natural Banana
Making a Daiquiri is very simple. All you need are some good ingredients to make a tasty and refreshing mixed drink.
First of all, we throw the ice cubes into the blender and then pour in the white rum, the banana, and some of the sugar for some added sweetness. Afterward, mix it for 20 seconds. Before it starts to dissolve we have to serve it in a very cold glass.
Tip: Putting the glass in the freezer beforehand is a good way to keep it cold! Also, you can decorate the glass to your liking. If you want, you can even put a slice of banana on the edge of the glass to make it look fancy.
If you like this drink and it’s one of your favorites, you will for sure like the following variant: The Mango Daiquiri!
This Daiquiri is so tasty that you won’t have enough with just one recipe! Also, mango is one of the fruits that contribute most to the absorption of iron and the generation of red blood cells. Additionally, this tropical fruit contains many vitamins that make it a great antioxidant. So, with all of these good properties: Is there a reason why we shouldn't make a Daiquiri with mango?
This cocktail is super refreshing and you can have it at any time during the day. Also, you can drink it with or without alcohol.
- 5 cl white rum
- 10 cl lemon juice
- 20 cl mango juice or natural mango juice
If you feel like making a more natural and organic cocktail, you can make the mango juice yourself. This will enhance the flavor and make the drink even tastier.
When the mango juice is ready, we should incorporate all the rest of the ingredients in a blender together with ice: rum, sugar, lemon juice, and mango juice. Mix everything well until it has a "frappé", i.e. creamy kind of texture. After this, pour the liquid into a cold glass and decorate it with a slice of mango. And if you want it to be even sweeter, you can add a bit more sugar to the mix.
The piña colada is easy and quick to prepare. It does not require you to have big bartender skills. All you need is a good spirit and a good sense of taste. This popular drink whose origins are Puerto Rican contains rum, coconut milk, and pineapple juice.
This drink is so popular and beloved that you can be sure it won’t disappoint your guests! It's perfect for friends and family gatherings; it will make your companions have a great time for sure!
- 5 cl white rum
- 20 cl pineapple juice or one pineapple
- 10 cl coconut milk
- ice cubes
Let's get on it! First, we fill a cocktail shaker with ice, white rum, coconut milk, and pineapple juice. Then shake it really well, pass it through a strainer and pour it into a frozen glass with some ice cubes in it. Also, if you feel like it, you can add some extra pineapple juice or decorate the glass with a piece of fresh pineapple.
If you are feeling extra healthy, you can make your own pineapple juice in a blender and then strain it so that the mixture turns out perfect. Also, you can grab a coconut and extract all it’s water to obtain a cocktail made out of all-natural ingredients!
The Margarita is one of the most classic cocktails out there. You can find it in almost every party or banquet. Originally this drink only had one recipe, but nowadays we can find many variations. Among them, the Strawberry Margarita stands out. Do you dare to prepare it? If the answer is yes, continue reading and discover how.
- 5 cl of Tequila
- Salt and Sugar
- 5 large strawberries and another to decorate
- 1 tablespoon lime
The first thing is crush the strawberries. Once this is done, we pass the mixture through a strainer to take out the seeds.
Afterward, we take a cocktail shaker and add the tequila, lime, and strawberry liquid. Then we mix it really well until all the ingredients are well blended. Next, we place some salt and sugar on a tray. Meanwhile, we moisten a glass with lime so that the salt and the sugar can stick to it. To wrap it all up, we place a couple of ice cubes inside the glass and pour in the mix. Now you can add your own personal touch by adding a slice of strawberry to the glass. And voilà your drink ready to drink!
Other cocktails that are easy to make
If you liked the previous recipes we encourage you to try cocktails with less alcohol. These drinks can be consumed at any time of the day and can be adapted to any type of celebration. Start preparing these recipes now!
Also, if you want to enjoy a night out without risking your own life or the lives of others, you can do it by calculating the amount of alcohol in your body with the Alcocat alcometer.