While most of us associate cocktails with relaxing in a beer garden or lounging by the pool on holiday, they can also be a great addition to any festive party. Coming into the winter months, there's no denying that some of us will be starting to plan those festive parties, and what better way to kick them off in style than by serving a few classic cocktails? While they may not be the most cost effective thing to drink on a night out, it doesn't mean to say that cocktails will cost the earth if you serve them at home. All you need is to stock up on a few spirits (we've gone for vodka and rum for starters) and some mixers, and follow our handy guide to making everyone's favourite cocktails at home.
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Shake Up Some Vodka Cocktails with Vouchers from Drink Supermarket
If you like nothing more than a bottle of voddie, here are a few cocktail recipes that you and your friends will absolutely love. Plus, use our Drink Supermarket shopping vouchers
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Cape Codder: Simple ingredients to make a tasty cocktail. Just mix together cranberry juice and vodka in a highball glass filled with ice cubes and garnish with a wedge of lime.
Woo Woo: Turn the simple Cape Codder into a delicious fruity cocktail by adding a few tablespoons of peach schnapps. This is a popular cocktail that's easy to make and will really impress your guests.
Black Russian: For the perfect after-dinner drink, mix vodka and coffee liqueur with crushed ice.
Classic Rum Cocktails with Discounts from Tesco and Morrissons
Whether you prefer light rum or dark rum, these cocktails will help you make the most of your favourite tipple on a tight budget. When stocking up on those spirits, don't forget to scan those supermarket shelves for a bargain too! Promo codes for Tesco
and discounts for Morrissons
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Strawberry Daiquiri: A fruity favourite not just restricted to summer! Blend a double shot of white rum, half a shot of triple sec, a shot of lime juice, a cup of ice, a handful of strawberries and half a teaspoon of sugar for a frozen delight.
Lounge Lizard: if you're drink of choice is a rum and coke, turn it into a tall glass cocktail by adding half a shot of Amaretto and plenty of ice.
Cuba Libre: Swap dark rum for white and swap Amaretto for lime juice for a refreshing alternative to the Lounge Lizard.