Hen Party Cocktails

Summer is in full swing, you have a weekend free before the next hen party kicks off and it’s time to get the final hen details sorted. A fun hen party drink always goes down a treat. It’s a great way to welcome your hen party guests and add a little personal touch to the hen celebrations. If you can tie this in with the lovely bride, it’s even better. Choose a cocktail that features her favourite drink, name the drink after her or include the hen party hashtag. If you can make it look pretty enough for Instagram, all the better! Here are some gorgeous Hen Party Cocktails for you to try.

1 . Rosé Slushies or Frosé

Recipe and image from The Kittchen

This is basically frozen rosé with the addition of strawberries and some sugar. This is really easy, not too expensive and the perfect colour for fun hen party photos! A summer hen party essential!

What you need:

1 pound of Fresh Strawberries
1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
1 bottle of Rosé

Method

  1. Slice the stems off the strawberries, and slice the strawberries in half. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (this is important because it prevents the strawberries from burning) and arrange the strawberries on top. Sprinkle the sugar over. Place the strawberries in the oven to roast at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  2. The roasted strawberries should be soft and very juicy. Pour both the berries and the juice into a blender and purée until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Strain the strawberries to remove the seeds.
  4. Mix the roasted strawberry purée and the bottle of rosé together, in a container with a lid. Place the lid on the container and let the mix freeze over night.
  5. The next day, use a fork to scrape the frozen rosé turning it into a slushie. This should be easy since the alcohol in the wine prevents the mixture from freezing into a hard solid.
  6. Scoop the slush into wine glasses (it is easier to do this before it starts melting). After about 10 minutes at room temperature the slush will melt into perfect rosé slushies!

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2. Raspberry Pink Champagne Float

Image and recipe from The Cookie Rookie

This is a quick and easy cocktail to make that requires no prep time. Perfect if you’re a bridesmaid running around frantically trying to sort out last minute hen do stuff.

What you need:
2-3 scoops raspberry sorbet
1 cup pink champagne
fresh raspberries for garnish

Method

Place scoops of sorbet in large wine glass. Pour champagne over the sorbet. Top with raspberries. Allow to melt while you sip or eat with a spoon, either way works!

 

3. Cucumber Fizzy Gin Popsicles

Image and recipe from Tinsel Box

The summer dream for all the Hendrick’s fans out there. A fun twist on a favourite.

What you need:

1 cucumber, peeled
¼ cup Hendrick’s gin
2 ounces of lime juice
2 ounces of vanilla or plain simple syrup (basically sugar and water!)
1 cup ginger beer

Puree your cucumber in a blender, then add in your liquid ingredients and pulse a few times to mix. Pour your mixture into popsicles molds and freeze. You can also add a couple thinly sliced cucumber to each mold to pretty up your pops before your freeze! **Recipe fills six 2 ounce popsicles molds.

4. Brunch Cocktail

Image and recipe from Craft and Cocktails

The Breakfast Bramble is definitely going to feature at your next brunch!

  • 
1 1/2 oz gin (Hendricks is our preference)
  • 
3/4 oz creme de mûre blackberry liqueur
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apricot rosemary jam (or another flavour)
  • 1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • blackberries + lemon slice, garnish

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into glass with crushed ice. Garnish with blackberries + lemon slice.

5. Salted Caramel White Russian

Image and recipe from Kate La Vie

Yes, our mouth is drooling over this one too! This is a perfect dessert cocktail. Maybe try adding a shot of expresso for an alternative expresso martini. Note, we haven’t tried doing this.

What you need:
Salted caramel sauce
Ice
Salt flakes
25ml (one shot) Salted Caramel Irish Cream
25ml Amaretto
75ml (3 shots) of half and half (milk and cream)

Method
Take the caramel sauce and use a teaspoon to slightly drizzle it in the glass, while slowly turning the glass so you get a nice swirled effect.Fill the glass with ice.

Next, add your liquid ingredients to your cocktail shaker, along with a few cubes of ice. Shake well and strain in to the glasses. Garnish with a spring of rosemary, a bit of chocolate or even a candy cane! Perfection. I even sprinkled on a little salt flakes to complete the taste sensation!

 

More coming soon!