Hey guys and welcome to Island Style Buzz! Today’s topic is: How to host a Luau party! We will be writing a series of blog posts based on Hawaiian; clothing, activities and the stunning landscape. Our very first post is based on drinks!
When hosting a party, not only do you have to organise the venue, invite list and activities, you also have to create a drinks menu – which is often the most stressful aspect of the whole event. If you need some tropical inspiration for your next soiree, then look no further. Here at Island Style Buzz, we have conjured up a list of alcoholic, and non-alcoholic, drinks to keep you’re guests impressed, and ensure everyone has a good time!
Alcoholic drinks: *All individual serivings*
Lets start with a cool, refreshing classic: The Pina Colada!
Combine 5 tablespoons of rum with 8 tablespoons of fresh pineapple juice and 2 tablespoons of coconut cream. Shake the ingredients together with some crushed ice, and garnish with an orange and cherry!
Now for something a little different:
In a glass shaker filled with crushed ice, pour in 1.5 tablespoons of light rum, 1.5 tablespoons of vodka, 1 tablespoon of Blue Curacao liqueur, 6 tablespoons of fresh pineapple juice and 2 tablespoons of sweet and sour mix. Then shake well until all of the ingredients are combined, pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge and brightly coloured umbrella!
Something more Hawaiian:
Once again, in a glass shaker filled with ice, combine/shake together, 4 tablespoons of coconut rum, 4 tablespoons of papaya juice, 4 tablespoons of pineapple juice, 2 tablespoons of limejuice, a splash of grenadine and a splash of club soda. Once mixed, strain into a tall glass, fill it with ice and garnish with a cherry and orange slice!
Something a little less fruity:
Into a shaker glass, pour 5 tablespoons of Licor 43, and a splash of Amaretto, shake well and pour into a chilled and sugared cocktail glass.
Now for the non-alchoholic drinks! (These make more than one drink!)
Hawaiian Island Surfer
Into a blender, pour 8 tablespoons of orange sorbet, a can of pineapple juice, 2 tablespoons of coconut cream and a cup of crushed ice. Blend the ingredients together until the consistency is that of a smoothie. Pour the mixture into tall glasses and top with chopped fruit.
Combine a cup of orange juice, a cup of pineapple juice, half a cup of light cream, a splash of coconut juice and a splash of lime. Mix these ingredients together into a blender with half a cup of ice. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Pour into cocktail glasses and serve with a scoop of citrus sherbet on top! Make sure to serve this drink cool!
Fill a cocktail shaker just under halfway with ice, into the shaker also add 2 tablespoons of sweet lime juice, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of orange juice and 2 tablespoons of orange syrup. Add 4 tablespoons of pineapple juice and 4 tablespoons of almond-flavoured syrup. Shake the ingredients well for 30 seconds and infuse with ice. Garnish the drink with tropical fruit and serve.
And now for the after-dinner sweet tooth:
Into a glass coffee mug, pour 2 tablespoons of Kahl?a, 2 tablespoons of brandy and 2 tablespoons of creme de cacao. Then pour 1 cup of freshly brewed coffee and fill to just below the rim. Top with whipped cream and chocolate sauce!
Into a glass coffee cup, pour 2 tablespoons of Benedictine and 3 tablespoons of Vanilla liqueur. Stir well and add 8 tablespoons of coffee and 4 tablespoons of steamed milk. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.
Chocolate Pecan Pie Martini
Into a glass mixer with ice in it, pour 4 tablespoons of vanilla vodka, 2 tablespoons of Praline Pecan Liquor, 1 tablespoon of ginger syrup and 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass that has been rimmed with chocolate syrup. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle crushed pecans? on top.
Cinnamon and Spice Gingerbread Martini
Into a glass shaker filled with ice, pour 4 tablespoons of caramel vodka, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon pear soda, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and 3 ground cloves. Shake well and pour through a strainer into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Hope you found some serious drink inspiration in this post! Next time on Island Style Buzz: Hawaiian Luau Party ideas: Entrees! Have a great day guys!