Cocktail Night – Celebrating Your Anniversary At Home

Cocktails have long been an attribute of the most fashionable parties. As Hugh Laurie (Dr. House) wittily noted: “If people learn to mix cocktails, cocktails will teach people how to mix people in the same company.” Such a format of pastime is suitable for any age and any occasion, and guests moving around the hall with a cocktail glass in hand inevitably gives the event a special secular gloss.

The right choice of drinks is the key to success

Of course, there is no need to buy a whole legion of bottles, turning your kitchen into a professional bar. There are many other interesting things to do for anniversary. So limit yourself to a selection of drinks most often quoted in cocktail recipes, rely not on quantity, but on quality.

The minimum strategic stock is vodka, whiskey, rum (preferably universal Bacardi), gin, vermouth (martini), liqueurs (you definitely need coffee, orange, and baileys), champagne. Place all this comfortably on a separate table before the party starts, put wine and champagne on ice to welcome guests fully prepared, and not rush from table to refrigerator throughout the evening.

3 popular cocktails to blow up your party



  • 50 ml of silver tequila,
  • 25 ml orange liqueur,
  • 10 ml sugar syrup,
  • a slice of lime,
  • salt to decorate the glass


  1. Pour salt into a shallow saucer. Dip the edges of the glass in water, place in a saucer of salt, and turn from side to side so that the salt forms a border on the glass.
  2. Pour sugar syrup, orange liqueur, and tequila into a shaker. Squeeze three quarters of the lime. Fill a shaker with ice cubes and mix vigorously. Strain the cocktail into a margarita glass, garnish with a lime wedge.



  • 30 ml of citrus vodka,
  • 30 ml of orange liqueur,
  • 45 ml of cranberry juice,
  • 1/2 lime,
  • 1 slice of orange,
  • ice cubes


  1. Pour vodka, liqueur, fruit drink into a shaker and squeeze half a lime. Fill a shaker with ice cubes and shake well. Cool the glass, run a slice of orange peel along the edge of the glass, and strain the cocktail into a cold glass.
  2. Pour the cocktail into a glass. Garnish with orange zest (optional) and serve.

Bloody Mary


  • 50 ml of vodka,
  • 120 ml tomato juice,
  • 10 ml lemon juice,
  • 1 stalk of celery,
  • a few drops of Tabasco sauce,
  • a pinch of salt,
  • a pinch of ground black pepper


  1. Fill a tall glass to the top with ice cubes. Pour lemon and tomato juice into a shaker, add vodka, drip tabasco. Season with salt and black pepper. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake the cocktail with a shaker motion from the bottom up, then strain it through a strainer (strainer) into a glass. Garnish with a celery stalk and serve.

It is more comfortable to drink and communicate while standing

The most convenient format for a cocktail party is a buffet table. Focusing on drinks, as an accompaniment to them, you can limit yourself to the so-called finger food, that is, light snacks that are convenient to take with your hands. Small sandwiches, petit fours, vegetables, and fruits cut into strips, pâté baskets, shrimp on skewers – that’s more than enough. It will be much more convenient for guests with glasses in their hands to feast on mini portions.