The Black Velvet cocktail was invented by a bartender working at the Brook’s Club in London in 1861, to commemorate and mourn the death of Prince Albert, who was Queen Victoria’s Prince Consort, beloved by everyone.
For wild and dynamic parties the B-52 cocktail is perfect, and especially its flaming variation; moreover, this drink is fun to prepare because it has to end up in different-colored layers in the end, with the coffee liqueur at the bottom, the Irish cream on top and the Cointreau at the surface.
The Moloko Plus cocktail is a controversial drink because it was inspired by the ill-famed book Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, where it is consumed by rebellious youngsters before engaging in what they called “ultraviolence”.
The Flaming Doctor Pepper cocktail was reportedly invented at the Ptarmigan Club in Texas during the 1960s, and it became so popular because it tastes similar to the carbonated beverage and because the flaming serving is spectacular.
Beer cocktails can be a lot of fun at parties, and there are several reasons for that; they are exciting to prepare and consume, they are refreshing, and they are not very expensive either because they mostly contain beer.
The Michelada cocktail is a very interesting Mexican beer cocktail, or cerveza preparada as they call it, that is made by adding all sorts of spices and sauces into the beer, and consuming it like a beer lemonade using a straw.
The Grasshopper cocktail is very refreshing and flavorful because it contains ingredients like creme de menthe, creme de cacao and fresh cream; other versions also add vodka, or even mint ice cream to bring out its dessert qualities.
The Gibson cocktail has one of the most convoluted origins, but this is something common with mixed drinks invented before the prohibition era; in fact, this cocktail was probably invented sometime at the end of the 19th century, or the beginning of the 20th.
The Kir cocktail is a mixed drink with origins in France, the area of Burgundy to be precise, because it is generally made with white wine from the region and creme de cassis, which is another Burgundy-based aperitif.
The original Margarita cocktail is made using seven parts tequila, four parts Cointreau or some other orange liqueur, and three parts lime juice, but if you want something special you can add pureed fruits like melon or kiwi, or replace the Cointreau with Grand Marnier or blue curaçao and make blue margaritas.