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Easy cocktail recipes that are perfect for your party, including some of the most popular cocktails such as rum punch, Aperol spritz and raspberry Kir royale as well as cocktails to share that you can make easily in a jug.

Get out of your drinks rut with some new and refreshing ideas that everyone will love. Our cocktail recipes are so simple to make that you won't need to think twice about how to make cocktails - just follow the easy recipes to try out some new drinks that will get your party going.

As it starts to get colder, go for a hot cocktail like festive rum butter punch or a spiked hot chocolate, which will warm you from the inside for a lovely cosy evening.

But there's nothing better than ice-cold cocktail at a party. Ask guests to bring a bottle, whether it's spirits or mixers, then designate an area to make your own drinks trolley or bar, filled with all the ingredients you'll need as well as those essential extras like a bucket of ice, fresh herbs and striped straws. Or if you've got a bottle of a classic spirit, find out how to transform it into a vodka cocktail, gin cocktail or whiskey cocktail - the latter being very Mad Men - with our easy recipes such as a G & Tea (that's gin with iced tea) or a blush apple martini.

Some cocktail recipes require a sugar syrup, but this is so easy to make. To make a simple sugar syrup, heat one part sugar and one part water together in a small saucepan until the sugar has dissolved. Leave to cool, then use it in your cocktails. Or you can always buy readymade sugar syrup, such as Monin, which will work just as well with less faff.

Here's to making your own cocktails for the best parties. Cheers!

Delicious Cocktail recipes

Festive Rum Butter Punch

Festive Rum Butter Punch

Warm up with this festive rum butter punch that's so easy to make

Frosted Berry Cocktail

Frosted Berry Cocktail

The black pepper and agave nectar lifts up the natural character of blanco tequila in this fruity cocktail

Christmas Duppy Cocktail

Christmas Duppy Cocktail

An elegant twist on a classic; rum and ginger bring out the best in each other with the Christmas Duppy cocktail

Saint Lucia Rum Punch

Saint Lucia Rum Punch

Saint Lucia rum punch is the perfect drinks party centrepiece made with apple and orange juice

Spiced Hot Chocolate

Spiced Hot Chocolate

This spiced hot chocolate with gingerbread liqueur is the perfect winter warming cocktail

Christmas Wahine

Christmas Wahine

Strawberry and amaretto makes a sweet combination in this Christmas cocktail named for 'woman' in Maori

G & Tea cocktail

G & Tea cocktail

Be on trend and serve a G & Tea at your drinks party, made with gin and green tea syrup

Raspberry Kir Royale

Raspberry Kir Royale

Kir Royale is such an easy to make cocktail, cobbled together with fruity liqueur in sparkling wine

How To Make Eggnog

How To Make Eggnog

This traditional winter drink recipe for egg not warms the soul on a cold winter's day!

Mulled White Wine

Mulled White Wine

Mulled white wine makes a change on the usual mulled wine, but takes it to the next level with cardamom pods, rosemary, cinnamon and sliced lemon. The perfect hot cocktail for your Christmas party

Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider

Mulled cider with bay leaves is a delicious spiced hot cocktail to share at a Christmas party, with all the festive flavours. Try this as an alternative to mulled wine.

Espresso Martini With Hops

Espresso Martini With Hops

Simone Caporale is the mixologist behind the The Artesian Bar at The Langham, where all good bar tenders like to drink. His espresso hops martini, exclusively for woman&home, is smooth and creamy with a frothy top

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Christmas Cocktails

Christmas Cocktails

Christmas cocktail recipes that you can easily make at home, including mulled white wine, mulled cider and spiked hot chocolate