10 Light Cocktails To Serve At Your College Party

Although college can be a tough time in a person’s life, it doesn’t always have to be like that. Nevertheless, among the deadlines and nights of studying, students over 21 years of age still manage to find time to party. Actually, this is what they are good at. Today, we’ll give you some ideas on light and simple cocktails to serve at a college party. 

Students do like to party. However, you can’t do it with a looming deadline. That’s when it’s best to outsource essays to EssayPro, a professional writing service. When that’s done, you can finally get to decorating your room or backyard. 

Now, let’s get back on track to cocktails!

Mojito

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Ingredients

  • 60ml white rum
  • ½ cup of soda water
  • ½ lime
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • ice
  • mint leaves (5 + 2 for decoration).

Instructions

  1. Place the lime wedges in the glass with mint and sugar and crush to release the lime juice. Fill the glass with ice cubes almost to the brim. Pour in the rum and top with soda. Stir and decorate with more mint leaves. All done! Now, you can enjoy your drink!
  2. You can also scale the recipe to make a bigger batch at once instead of making individual cocktails.

Margarita

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You’ll need a shaker for this one, but apart from that, it’s extremely easy to make. The cocktail is loved by many and for a good reason.

Ingredients

  • 30 ml Cointreau liqueur 
  • 50 ml tequila
  • 20 ml of lime juice
  • salt and lime slice, to serve
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker and shake till the contents are chilled, and the ice is crushed. Coat the rim of your glass with salt and strain the mixture into it. Enjoy!

Cosmopolitan

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This cocktail is often said to be a “girly drink,” but it’s vodka-based and hence, pretty strong. Besides, what’s “girly” anyways?

Ingredients

  • 60ml vodka
  • 30ml orange liqueur
  • 30ml cranberry juice
  • juice of ½ lime
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and mix till combined. Serve in a martini glass.

Bloody Mary

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Ingredients

  • 45ml vodka
  • 90ml tomato juice
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco
  • salt and pepper
  • celery to serve

Instructions

  1. Mix the lemon juice, tomato juice, a few drops of Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a glass. Add ice, Tabasco to taste and vodka, and stir. Garnish with celery.

Mimosa

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Ingredients

  • sparkling wine
  • orange juice

Instructions

  1. Pour sparkling wine into a champagne flute, top with orange juice. Do not mix your mimosas. The best ratio is one part juice to two parts wine. You can alter it to make it sweeter if you want. To customize the drink, you could also substitute orange juice for cranberry, grapefruit, or pineapple juice.

Bellini

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Ingredients

  • prosecco
  • peach puree

Instructions

  1. Fill a champagne flute with peach puree until ⅓ full. Top with prosecco. The best way to make peach puree is simply by peeling and blending some peaches in a food processor. If peaches are not in season, you can use frozen (defrost before blending), canned, or buy ready puree.
  2. This cocktail is classy, elegant, and sweet. It will be a perfect fit for a graduation party. 

Martini

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Ingredients

  • 60ml vodka or gin
  • 1 tbsp dry vermouth
  • olive or lemon peel for garnish.

Instructions

  1. You can use a shaker with ice or simply mix in a chilled glass, just make sure the glass is cold. Combine the ingredients and decorate with either a lemon peel or olive on a cocktail stick.

Espresso Martini

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Ingredients

  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 50ml vodka
  • 25ml espresso
  • 25ml coffee liqueur
  • ice
  • Two coffee beans (optional)

Instructions

  1. This cocktail will take a bit more preparation than the ones before, but it’s so worth it! Coffee is always a good idea for ever-tired students. We promise people will love this drink!
  2. First, you will need to make the syrup. Put sugar in a saucepan, add water, and heat over medium heat. Stir occasionally until sugar dissolves. Chill the syrup and a martini glass in a fridge. Once cold, start making the drink. In a shaker, combine syrup, vodka, liqueur, espresso, and ice. Shake until the shaker feels cold. Serve in martini glasses, garnish your drink with coffee beans.

Gin Tonic

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Ingredients

  • 50ml gin
  • 150ml tonic
  • ice
  • cucumber or lime for garnish.

Instructions

  1. Fill a glass with ice, add the rest of the ingredients. Garnish with a slice of lime or cucumber. Bombay Sapphire makes the best base for this cocktail, but if you’d like it a bit sweeter, try Gordon’s Pink, it adds a subtle berry flavor.

White Russian

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Ingredients

  • 60ml vodka
  • 40ml coffee liqueur
  • 40ml cream
  • ice

Instructions

  1. In a lowball glass, add ice cubes. Pour vodka and liqueur over, then add cream. Optionally, you can garnish it with ground coffee. The best liqueur to use in this drink is Kahlua. If light cream is not available, you can substitute it with half and half.

Wrapping Up

This concludes our list of 10 best cocktails to serve at a college party. Choose what you like best, alter the ingredients, and customize your drinks however you like! Remember to have fun at your party and drink responsibly!