Lisa Thornbury: Party Mummy


Make And Take Cocktails

Bring a pitcher of currant martinis to your next soiree

"What can I bring?" The question asked by any good guest upon receiving a party invitation.

Wine, an appetizer, dessert...are all appreciated, but here's another simple and well-received offering—a pitcher of cocktails! 

Premix the ingredients at home (I made a batch in a 60 oz. juice pitcher with a lid). Bring a cocktail shaker and garnishes with you. Hopefully your host will have appropriate glassware. If not, bring your own (confirm ahead and also ask if they have ice).

At the party, shake with ice, and strain into a glass. Run an orange wedge around the rim of the glass and then pop it in. Serve to guests as a "Welcome Drink."

This fruity concoction is easy to make in large batches.

Currant Martinis (makes 12 drinks)

18 oz. vodka

9 oz. triple sec

6 oz. fresh lime juice

6 oz. cranberry juice

6 oz. Ribena black currant juice (available at most grocery stores in the juice aisle)

Orange wedges for garnish

Combine ingredients in pitcher and chill (both the drink and you) until party time.

Cheers! ~Party Mummy, straight up