Hosting a House Party? Impress Your Guests With These Classy and Easy to Make Cocktails!

Maria Romero
PUBLISHED December 6, 2018 02:08 pm
Art by Dani Elevazo

There’s no better way of celebrating victories, whether big or small, than throwing a mind-bending house party! Why, you ask? Because unlike eating out in fancy restaurants or partying up at clubs, you’re in control of your intimate party—the guest lists, food, music, and hours of indulgent fun.


We understand, being a host is quite a tough job and satisfying your visitors seems like an impossible feat. With great party comes great responsibility, they say. But so much with the frowning and head-scratching because we got you covered with this fun and easy to make cocktail drinks that will surely satisfy the different personalities of your amigos and amigas!


Rye Ball for the Hot but Sweet Chick


A highball cocktail is a fancy mix of whiskey and any type of mixer. With a distinct, spicy character that stands up against mixers, Jack Rye offers a bold take on a cocktail classic.



Illustration by Rejoice Celadina


What you need


35 ml Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye
12.5 ml Fresh lemon juice
12.5 ml Simple syrup
2 Dashes Peychaud's bitters


Soda


How to do it like a pro



  1. 1/2 fill a cocktail shaker with cubed ice

  2. Add all ingredients but the soda and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds

  3. 1/2 fill a highball glass with cubed ice

  4. Strain the liquid into the glass

  5. Top with soda

  6. Add lemon wheel to garnish


A Bang of Ginger for the Wild Gentlemen


This double mellowed smooth cocktail has a snap of ginger that tends to have much more of a red-hot ginger kick with less carbonated and sweet taste than your fizzy ginger ales. A perfect mix for the gentle but wild at heart men!



What you need


50 ml Gentleman Jack
Ginger beer or ale
Squeeze of lime


How to do it like a pro



  1. 3/4 fill a highball glass with cubed ice

  2. Pour Gentleman Jack over ice

  3. Top with ginger beer or ale

  4. Add a lime wedge to garnish


No. 7 Cocktail for the Godmothers and Godfathers


The classic Jack cocktail with a bit of sweet almond will surely awaken the hiding godfathers and godmothers of your squad. Its sweet taste of almond liqueur makes a great match for the smooth sippin’ whiskey.



What you need


25 ml Jack Daniel's Old No. 7
12.5 ml Amaretto


Cola


How to do it like a pro



  1. 1/2 fill a rocks glass with cubed ice

  2. Pour Old No. 7 over ice

  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir

  4. Garnish with an orange slice and a dark cherry


Single Barrel Rye Sazerac for the Strong and Independent


This Sazerac cocktail with a little bit of absinthe creates a unique flavor combination that will surely delight your smitten but strong and independent friends.



What you need


50 ml Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye
2 Dashes Peychaud's bitters
1 Dash Angostura bitters
1 Bar spoon absinthe


How to do it like a pro



  1. Rinse the glass with the absinthe, add crushed ice and set it aside

  2. 1/2 fill a cocktail mixing glass with cubed ice

  3. Add all ingredients and stir for 10 seconds

  4. Discard the ice and any excess absinthe from the prepared glass

  5. Strain the liquid into the glass

  6. Add the lemon peel to garnish


Hosting a memorable house party that will capture all types of people in your guest list isn’t so stressful after all. Now if you’ve got more time to spare, you can also drop by at C1 Park, 5th Avenue, High Street Central Square, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig and go see Jack Daniel’s Iconic Holiday Barrel Tree to add a surprise activity in your party plan.





So raise your glasses and let’s cheers to more nights of stress-free and fun-filled sesh with the barkada! But always remember what your mom and commercial models always tell you, gather merrily and drink RESPONSIBLY.




Jack Daniel’s continued their long-standing tradition of lighting its iconic Holiday Barrel Tree made from 122 oak barrels bearing the message that speaks the brand’s mantra: “It’s not what’s under the tree that matters, it’s who’s around it.” The Holiday Tree is open for sight-seeing until January 7, 2019.

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Hosting a House Party? Impress Your Guests With These Classy and Easy to Make Cocktails!

There’s no better way of celebrating victories, whether big or small, than throwing a mind-bending house party! Why, you ask? Because unlike eating out in fancy restaurants or partying up at clubs, you’re in control of your intimate party—the guest lists, food, music, and hours of indulgent fun.