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Stirrings All Natural Cocktail Mixers

Stirrings All Natural Cocktail Mixers

  • Blogger Recipe Challenge-Results!

    Here at the Stirrings HQ, we are so grateful to see how the blogger community has responded to our Blogger Recipe Challenge. There were so many awesome recipes, it was so hard to choose just one. We recruited an elite un-biased panel of individuals to taste and vote on their favorite cocktail. The criteria was set, the final score was based off of 50% taste, 25% creativity and 25% visuals. Take a look at our amazing winners, these are cocktails you will want to try!

    GRAND-PRIZE WINNER OF $1,000

    • Singers Kitchen

    Blood Orange and Thyme Cocktail For Valentine's Day

    This cocktail is the perfect balance of citrus and herbal flavors. Singers Kitchen uses our Stirrings Simple Blood Orange Martini Mix and rims the glass with Stirrings Cosmopolitan Rimmer. For the winning recipe visit Singers Kitchen.


    2ND PRIZE WINNER OF $500

    • Creative Culinary

    Pomegranate and Blood Orange Tequila Spritzer

    A very close competitor, this delicious cocktail that combines two of our mixes, Stirrings Pomegranate Martini Mixer and Stirrings Blood Orange Martini Mixer. This refreshing tequila based cocktail is rimmed with Stirrings Cosmopolitan Cocktail Rimmer. Check out the recipe here Creative Culinary


    3RD PRIZE WINNERS OF $250 EACH

    Easy Cooking with Molly Pomegranate New Year's Punch

    This recipe uses both our Stirrings Simple Pomegranate Martini Mix & Stirrings Simple Lemon Drop Martini Mix. Glasses were rimmed with a combination of our Lemon Drop Rimmer & Pomegranate Rimmer.

    The Whimsy One Bonfire Nights

    An interesting cocktail that combines our Stirrings Blood Orange Martini Mix with Bourbon, Maple Syrup and Apple Cider! The Whimsy One used our Cosmopolitan Rimmer on the glasses.

    Love & Risotto Pomegranate Ginger Beer

    In this vibrant cocktail, you'll find our Stirrings Pomegranate Martini Mix. It paired well with the subtle bite of the Ginger Beer and the sweetness from our Cosmopolitan Rimmer!

  • How to Throw a Cocktail Party

    As a current trend, people are embracing the age-old tradition of throwing classic cocktail parties! There is something quintessentially glamorous about dressing up, clinking glasses, and catching up with friends. Pulling off a cocktail party can happen a number of ways; here are some different approaches that will help you get started:

    Stock up and offering a full bar with different types of spirits, liqueurs and Stirrings® Mixers.

    Create a themed bar that puts one spirit in the spotlight, but offers a variety of mixers. (Stirrings® makes this especially easy)

    Devise a signature cocktail bar that features two types of cocktails and beer and wine.

    So, how does one choose an approach? Obviously, budget and time play a huge part in determining which way is right for your cocktail night. Let’s break down the pros and cons associated with each method.

    Full Bar

    A full bar allows each of your guests to concoct their favorite cocktail. It also gives them a chance to experiment with different mixers, liqueurs, spirits, and garnishes. Stirrings® makes this easy to execute. With all our great mixers, your guests can experiment with a variety of cocktail ideas. We have hundreds of recipes on the website to provide inspiration for your partygoers.

    If you want to go the full bar route, make sure that you have plenty of base spirits like rum, vodka, gin, and bourbon. Group your liqueurs by flavor to make it easier for people to find their favorite. To help partygoers, leave a Stirrings® cocktail recipe book out for them to peruse. Be sure to include all the appropriate bartending essentials such as bar spoons shakers, strainers, muddlers, jiggers, and ice. For fun, leave a tip jar out in case one of your guests turns out to be the party’s favorite bartender!

    Themed Bar

    A themed bar cuts down on all of the costs associated with providing a fully stocked bar. All you need to do is to select one or two base spirits to feature, and then provide different mixers. For instance, you can set out vodka and assorted Stirrings® mixers so people can create apple martinis, lemon drops, cosmopolitans and Bloody Marys.

    Signature Cocktail Bar

    A signature cocktail bar reduces party costs, showcases two types of cocktails, and gives people other options like beer and wine. As an additional benefit, you can play mixologist for the night by coming up with your own signature cocktail to show off. Signature cocktails may consist of a base spirit, Stirrings® Mixer, liqueur and garnish. Have fun coming up with your own by putting a spin on a classic recipe or personalizing your own favorite cocktail. You may also get some inspiration by using seasonal herbs to spice up the cocktails. If you want to share the ingredient list, create recipe cards for people to take home! Hosting your own cocktail party is not only fun, but it allows you to tap into your creative side with your friends.

    Don’t forget – a fabulous hostess has food available, always offers non-alcoholic choices for the guests, (Stirrings® has you covered with tasty non-alcoholic mocktails) and makes sure everyone gets home safely.


    COCKTAIL Stella-tini

    • 1.5 oz. Smirnoff Pomegranate Raspberry Sorbet Light
    • 3 oz. Stirrings® Cosmopolitan Mixer

    Rim a martini glass with Stirrings® Cosmopolitan Rimmer. Shake over ice and pour into martini glass.

    MOCKTAIL Pomegranate Spritzer

    • 4 oz. Stirrings® Pomegranate Mixer
    • Splash of Soda Water

    Serve over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

  • Valentine's Day

    Make your Valentine’s Day an affair to remember with some creative entertaining ideas for your romantic night. For your significant other or a group of close friends, a thoughtful menu filled with signature cocktails, savory recipes and sweet treats will be much appreciated by your loved ones.

    COCKTAILS

    This occasion calls for a little indulgence and a touch of romance, so why not serve a cocktail like The Blood Orange Mimosa, made with Stirrings® Blood Orange Mixer and champagne?

    For a non-alcoholic version, try Stirrings® Blood Orange Mixer topped with Sparkling Water. Add the finishing touch by garnishing either option with fresh raspberries.

    FOOD

    Preparing a romantic home-cooked meal for special someone is the perfect way to show how much you care. To avoid spending all of your time in the kitchen, stick to flavorful recipes that can be prepped in advance or prepared in a flash. A menu of baby spinach salad with hearts of palm, followed by herb-roasted fish and some simple sides would ensure a stress-free experience. Keep it light to save room for a molten chocolate cake for two.

    Or, host a dessert-only themed party for a group of single friends! Gather an intimate party around pots of chocolate fondue with small plates of strawberries, sliced bananas, marshmallows, pound cake and chocolate brownie bites. Guests may each have their own fork for dipping, but the shared dish certainly encourages fun conversation and interaction.

    DECORATIONS

    For your Valentine’s Day fête, love should be all around you! To engage all of your senses, use décor, music, and lighting to bring romance into the room.

    While red roses are traditionally the chosen flower of the holiday, any pretty bloom in a pink tone, ranging from bright fuchsia to pale blush, would be a lovely alternative.

    Get inspired with your Valentine’s Day playlist by filling it with romantic or playful love songs by your favorite artists. Let your loved ones bathe in the glow of candlelight. Place unscented votives of different heights on your dinner table and around the room to cast a warm ambiance.


    Cocktail Recipe: Blood Orange Mimosa

    • 2 oz. Stirrings® Blood Orange Mixer
    • 4 oz. Champagne or Prosecco

    Pour Stirrings® Blood Orange Mixer into a champagne flute, top with the champagne and garnish with fresh raspberries.

    Mocktail Recipe: Blood Orange Spritzer

    • 3 oz. Stirrings® Blood Orange Mixer
    • Splash of Soda Water

    Pour Stirrings® Blood Orange Mixer into a champagne flute, top with soda water and garnish with fresh raspberries.

  • Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving just may be the easiest holiday to love. Delicious food, tons of friends and family gathered around the table, and a cocktail in your hand… just to name a few of your favorite things! Whether your style is cosmopolitan or traditional, a dramatic table with personalized touches is a sure way to make it a memorable holiday for all your guests.

    COCKTAILS

    Clear a side table or desktop in another room to create a cocktail bar. Incorporate a variety of spirits and Stirrings® Mixers, plus garnishes to allow guests to explore their cocktail creativity. Don’t forget to have plenty of non-alcoholic options for those who choose not to toast with spirits.

    FOOD

    While the turkey roasts, put out plenty of light appetizers your guests can nibble on, along with bowls of cashews and pistachios. Make things easy for yourself and assemble one warm appetizer ahead of time so you can simply pop it in the oven when your guests arrive.

    DECOR

    An impeccably set table is one of the most effective ways to spread a festive holiday mood. But a Thanksgiving table doesn’t have to be a Broadway production. All you need is a few inspired ideas. Simple wicker baskets filled with seasonal vegetables, fruit, and flowers is a great place to start!


    COCKTAIL Pomegranate Royale

    • 3 oz. Stirrings® Pomegranate Martini Mixer
    • 1.5 oz. Ciroc Red Berry
    • Splash Stellina di Notte Prosecco

    Shake Stirrings® Pomegranate Martini Mixer and Ciroc Red Berry over ice and strain into a martini glass. Top with a splash of Stellina di Notte.
    Garnish with orange wheel.

    MOCKTAIL Spiced Cranberry Fizz

    • 4 oz. Stirrings® Cosmopolitan Mixer
    • 1 oz. Stirrings® Blood Orange Bitters
    • Splash of Lemon Flavored Sparkling Water

    Layer all ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice. Stir gently
    Garnish with cinnamon stick.

  • Holiday Celebration

    The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year, but they can also be the most stressful, with expectations for holiday gatherings so much higher than normal day-to-day get-togethers. Translation: there's usually more work to do. Long holiday to-do lists don’t help. But Stirrings® can! Here are a few ideas to lighten your load.

    COCKTAILS

    Set up a cocktail table with pitchers of premixed, holiday-themed favorites. With Stirrings® Mixers, this will be done in a snap. And don’t forget the non-alcoholic options! We’ve got some great suggestions below.

    FOOD

    Here at Stirrings®, you can always find our staff comparing and sharing recipes during the holidays. Beef Tenderloin is a holiday mainstay, and a delicious sauce will transform this dish from tasty, to something guests will rave about. What puts this meal over the top are warm Thyme Popovers, which we can guarantee will disappear all too quickly!

    DECOR

    A Christmas Tree Decorating Party can be a lot of fun, without a lot of stress. A naked tree isn’t the sign of an unprepared hostess; it’s a blank canvas that encourages guests to get creative! And it’s the kind of party that can be held any time of the day, giving you lots of menu options. Before guests arrive, have the tree set up in its stand, light a fire, and queue the Christmas carols.


    COCKTAIL Cranberry Cocktail

    • 1.5 oz. Ciroc Red Berry
    • 3 oz. Stirrings® Cosmopolitan Mixer

    Rim martini glass with Stirrings® Cosmopolitan Rimmer.
    Shake over ice. Pour into glass.

    MOCKTAIL Cranberry Spritzer

    • 3 oz. Stirrings® Cosmopolitan Mixer (or Stirrings® 5 Calorie Cosmopolitan Mixer)
    • ½ oz. Stirrings® Authentic Grenadine
    • Splash of Soda Water

    Rim a tall glass with Stirrings® Cosmopolitan Rimmer.
    Pour Stirrings® Mixer into glass over ice, and top with soda and Stirrings® Authentic Grenadine.

  • Kicking Off the Holiday Season

    When the weather turns colder, we can’t help but get into the festive mood. Warm fires, twinkling lights, toasty drinks, and togetherness seem to seep in naturally, so why not celebrate it? Friends and family don’t need much of an excuse to get together, but we’ve got some great ideas that will make an evening of holiday fun extra special. If you’re looking for a reason to get friends and family together, why not host an ornament exchange? Request that each guest bring a wrapped ornament, and organize the exchange White Elephant-style. After everyone has opened their gift, a round of “stealing” rouses the playful spirit of everyone involved. Best of all, each guest gets to go home with a souvenir from the special night.

    COCKTAILS

    Punch bowls or large pitchers of seasonal cocktails will not only brighten a holiday side table, but allowing guests to get up and serve themselves will encourage mingling. Our Pomegranate Orange Sangria is easy to whip up in a big batch, and we’ve even got a non-alcoholic version so the whole family can enjoy. Cranberries and orange wheels make a great, seasonally appropriate garnish.

    FOOD

    A selection of appetizers so that guests can make small plates will keep the gathering from feeling too formal, and if you’d like to open up the option for guests to bring their favorite recipe to share, all the better! Choose some savory bites such as mini-quiches as well as something sweet, such as spiced cookies. ’Tis the season, after all!

    DECOR

    Nothing sets the stage like a crackling fire, but if you don’t have a fireplace, the same warm and cozy effect can be accomplished with candles. Varying sizes and colors can both light and decorate a serving table. Alternatively, a string of white lights woven through fir sprigs are kid-friendly and take no time at all!


    COCKTAIL Pomegranate Orange Sangria

    • 2 oz. Stirrings® Pomegranate Mixer
    • 2 oz. Stirrings® Blood Orange Mixer
    • 3 oz. Red Wine (Zinfandel or Shiraz work well)
    • Garnish Orange Wheel

    Fill a tall glass with ice, and orange and lemon slices. Layer in all ingredients, stir gently and garnish with an orange wheel.

    MOCKTAIL Virgin Sangria

    • 2 oz. Stirrings® Pomegranate Mixer
    • 2 oz. Stirrings® Blood Orange Mixer
    • 3 oz. Ginger Ale
    • Splash of Stirrings® Blood Orange Bitters

    Fill a tall glass with ice, and orange and lemon slices. Layer in all ingredients, stir gently, and garnish with an orange wheel.

  • New Year’s Eve

    We've adapted a few cultural traditions around the world (featuring food that symbolizes luck in the New Year) and brought them to life in our cocktails! Start your year on the right foot by planning a party in which all food and drink is designed to bring good luck to all your guests.

    COCKTAILS

    Incorporating some of the foods that traditionally bring good luck in the New Year into your cocktail bar is a great way to tie your New Year’s theme into every aspect of your event! Your guests will appreciate the good wishes for the entire year to come.

    FOOD

    Greens: It's no coincidence that this good-luck food is the color of money. Greens such as kale, collards, and cabbage are traditionally eaten on New Year's Day because of their association with wealth and economic prosperity.

    Pomegranate: Long associated with abundance and fertility, pomegranates are eaten in Turkey and other Mediterranean countries for luck in the New Year.

    Citrus: When the Chinese celebrate New Year's Day, they often set out bowls of oranges and tangerines to promote prosperity. This tradition developed from a play on words: "tangerine" and "orange" sound much like "luck" and "wealth," respectively, in the Chinese language.

    DECOR

    When you prepare a menu with some or all of these foods, be sure to share these tidbits with your guests. You could also use some of these as table decorations, for example, beautiful citrus baskets accented with bright green kale leaves will add a touch of whimsy – and, of course, bring all sorts of good luck!


    COCKTAIL Cash on the Books

    • 3 oz. Stirrings® Apple Martini Mixer
    • 1.5 oz. Smirnoff Pear Vodka
    • 2 oz. Bitter Lemon Soda
    • Garnish Slice of Apple

    Fill a tall glass with ice, and layer in the ingredients, stirring gently.
    Garnish with an apple slice

    Lemon Delight

    • 3 oz. Stellina Di Notte Prosecco
    • 3 oz. Stirrings® Lemon Drop Martini Mixer
    • Garnish with Fresh Raspberries

    Place fresh raspberries into a champagne flute, layer in all ingredients, and stir gently

    MOCKTAIL Double Pomegranate Soda

    • 3 oz. Stirrings® Pomegranate Mixer
    • 1 oz. Stirrings® Authentic Grenadine (Made from Pomegranates)
    • Splash of Lemon-Flavored Soda Water

    Layer all ingredients into a tall glass filled with ice and pomegranate seeds, stir gently, garnish with lemon wedge.

  • Watching the Game

    Football season is another way to say “party every weekend.” When friends and family drop by to catch the action, it hardly matters who wins or who loses. There’s a reason it’s called the national pastime. Try this for a solid game plan:

    COCKTAILS

    Every game will surely have beer, but watch their surprise when they see you’re actually serving cocktails! Cocktails like a tasty Bloody Mary are great, because they match well with spicy and salty foods (we’re talking nachos and buffalo wings). Don’t forget to offer non-alcoholic options, like the Stirrings® Sparkling Red Pomegranate Spritzer. You can prepare pitchers ahead of time so nobody’s mixing cocktails during a touchdown.

    FOOD

    Nothing says BIG GAME like buffalo wings, brats, and other favorites off the grill. There are many healthy and delicious options for each of these, but also remember to have something for your vegetarian friends; they deserve a tasty game day as well!

    DECORATION

    Pre-Game
    Anyone can show up so make sure whoever does know whose side you're on. Use plates and decorations that reflect your team colors like team pennants, or even a simple custom banner – it won’t cost much and you’ll be surprised how much it pumps up team spirit.

    The Playing Field
    If you’re hosting, do a kitchen buffet set-up that lets you enjoy the game with your guests. If you think everyone might hang out in the kitchen, put dishes where people will see them and a small television on the counter that’s tuned into the game so nobody misses a single down.


    COCKTAIL Bloody Mary

    • 1.5 oz. Ketel One Vodka
    • 3 oz. Stirrings® Bloody Mary Mixer

    Rim a tall glass with Stirrings® Bloody Mary Rimmer.
    Stir all ingredients over ice and pour into glass.
    Garnish with celery sticks, pickled beans, pickled cucumbers, and olives

    MOCKTAIL Pomegranate Spritzer

    • 3 oz. Stirrings® Pomegranate Mixer
    • ½ oz. Stirrings® Authentic Grenadine
    • Splash of Soda Water

    Rim a tall glass with Stirrings® Pomegranate Rimmer.
    Pour Stirrings® Mixer into glass over ice and top with soda and Stirrings® Authentic Grenadine.

  • Halloween Party

    Who doesn’t love Halloween? As any fan of National Adult Dress Up Day can tell you, it’s all about the atmosphere – decorations, costumes, and of course, we can’t fall short when it comes to cocktails. The whole point is to create an atmosphere that evokes a macabre and reminds guests why they’re still afraid of the dark.

    COCKTAILS

    Don’t forget the atmospheric cocktails: Stirrings® Black Apple Martinis and Dirty Mary Martinis. Get creepy with the garnishes; Halloween cocktails should be tasty, but never tasteful (baby onion eyeballs, anyone?) Check out some of our over-the-top drinks in our recipe section to liven up your next haunted house.

    FOOD

    New Orleans deviled crab cakes and scary sweet potato eyes are simply delicious and make for sophisticated, but fun Halloween fare.

    DECOR

    First, pick a color scheme. And feel free to expand your palette beyond orange and black to ghostly white or even blood red. Create spooky shadows on the walls by using flashlights and strange objects from around the house. You’ll be amazed how eerie and chill-inducing an ordinary houseplant can be when illuminated by a flashlight.

    Halloween parties are usually big, so a buffet-style table works best. Decorate the table with skeleton bones and black candelabras. Fill specimen bottles with bloody rags (old t-shirts with food coloring) and lots of gummy worms. Tie napkins in the shape of a bone by tying knots at each end (so simple and so effective). Then cover absolutely everything in spider webs. Except maybe your date!


    COCKTAIL Black Apple Martini

    • 3 oz. Stirrings® Apple Martini Mixer
    • 1.5 oz. Crown Royal Double Black
    • 1 oz. Stirrings® Authentic Grenadine

    Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with gummy worms.

    MOCKTAIL Blood Orange Fizz

    • 3 oz. Stirrings® Blood Orange Martini Mixer
    • 1 oz. Stirrings® Authentic Grenadine
    • Splash of Raspberry Soda

    Layer all ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice. Stir gently. Garnish with gummy worms.

  • Spring Cocktail Trends

    Spring is in the air thanks to these on trend, seasonally inspired sips! Whether you’re searching for that perfect springy brunch cocktail or just looking for a simple porch sipper, the cocktail gurus at Stirrings have got you covered. Here are some of the trends, as we contemplate lighter food and an active outdoor lifestyle during the warmer months.

    Herbs & Spices in the mix

    It’s easy to add a new twist to a favorite cocktail by just adding in some interesting spices and/or herbs. Try adding thyme to your favorite Lemon Drop martini recipe, or include basil in your mojito. All you need to do to make the “Lemon Thyme Martini” is place fresh thyme into your cocktail shaker and bruise it, using your bar muddler or the back of a spoon. Then, add your Stirrings Lemon Drop Mixer and your alcohol of choice. For this recipe, we recommend vodka or gin. So tasty!

    Apple Cider and Ginger Beer Based Cocktails

    Have you noticed that craft drinkers have embraced hard ciders and ginger beers? They’re delicious on their own, but they also make fantastic lower-alcohol cocktails. Try this interesting, low-alcohol version of a Moscow Mule: Mix 3 oz Stirrings Cosmopolitan Mixer with 3 oz Ginger Beer, and you have a great Cranberry Ginger Mule! Or, mix 3 oz Stirrings Apple Mixer with 3 oz Hard Cider and you have a juicy apple of a spring spritzer.

    Tea with Everything!

    There are so many tea varieties out there that can make fantastic cocktails (everything from chai to chamomile to fruit flavored), and bartenders across the world have been using them as powerful flavoring agents in their creations. Try a Chai Bourbon Smash by making a cup of chai tea (not the creamy coffee shop version, but the straight, spice infused tea). Let the tea cool to room temperature, then mix together 2 oz Chai Tea, 3 oz Stirrings Peach Bellini, and 1.5 oz of Honey Bourbon. Below are a couple of other recipes for you to enjoy: Cheers, Team Stirrings


    COCKTAIL Rum Crusta

    • 1 oz Captain Morgan White Rum
    • .5 oz Triple Sec
    • 3 oz Stirrings Lemon Drop Martini Mixer
    • Garnish: Lemon Drop Rimmer

    Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a well-chilled martini glass rimmed with Stirrings Lemon Drop Rimmer.

    COCKTAIL Coconut Mojito

    • 1.5 oz Captain Morgan Coconut Rumt
    • 3 oz Stirrings Mojito Mixer
    • Splash of Soda Water
    • Garnish: Mint Sprig

    Pour Captain Morgan Coconut Rum and Stirrings Mojito Mixer into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, and pour into a tall glass. Top with a splash of soda water. Garnish with mint.

  • St. Patrick’s Day Party

    Nothing signals the arrival of spring like a festive St. Patrick’s Day-themed party. It’s a tradition that dates back centuries, and in the US, everyone is at least a little bit Irish on St Patrick’s Day!

    Parades and pub-crawls are great, but throwing your own St. Patrick’s Day party can be just as much fun! Here are some ideas for hosting a stylish and modern St. Patrick’s Day gathering.

    COCKTAILS

    Naturally green cocktails are a must, and of course, a Guinness cocktail will be the hit of the party! Check out our tasty suggestions below.

    FOOD

    Corned beef and cabbage can get a modern makeover by creating Corned Beef & Cabbage Mini Sliders. Slice the corned beef and top with a slaw instead of the usual boiled cabbage; so tasty and easy to eat! For dessert, how about Chocolate Guinness Brownies? Sooo good!

    DECOR

    Shamrock and leprechaun cutouts, Irish flags, and green streamers are the typical choices when it comes to creating a St. Patrick’s Day atmosphere. But if you would like to try something different, fill the space with Irish bells (a plant whose green flowers look like church bells) and gold chrysanthemums. The bells are said to bring good luck, and the chrysanthemums symbolize wealth. Create a centerpiece for the table that incorporates the holiday’s traditional colors, but leave the cartoon shamrocks behind.
    Filling mason jars with green, gold and white candies and tying ribbons around the top with shamrock nametags is a quick and easy way to make sure guests don’t leave the party empty-handed.


    COCKTAIL Green Apple Shamrock

    • 1.5 oz. Crown Royal Regal Apple
    • Garnish: Slice of apple and shamrocks

    Place Crown Royal Regal Apple and Stirrings Apple Martini Mixer into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with apple slice and shamrocks. Shake over ice. Pour into glass.

    BEER COCKTAIL Black Irish Shamrock

    • 4 oz. Guinness Stout
    • 3 oz. Stirrings Lemon Drop Mixer
    • 1 oz. Stirrings Blood Orange Bitters

    Pour Stirrings Lemon Drop Mixer and Blood Orange Bitters into a tall glass. Top with Guinness.

  • Let the Games Begin

    Whether you are a Monopoly master, a poker shark, or the family Scrabble champion, Game Night at home is the perfect way to get the gang together any night of the week. The key to a successful game gathering is to pick an activity that all of your guests can play. If there are beginners in the bunch, make sure to have the rules of the game close at hand, and spend some time getting them up to speed.

    COCKTAILS

    Impress your guests with some expert mixology by serving a special cocktail that goes with the theme and vibe of your party. For a casual Game Night, we like to make a big batch of Stirrings® Orange Cranberry Punch in a vintage punch bowl, with sliced oranges, lemons and cranberries for a festive touch.

    FOOD

    With the game as the center of attention, think about preparing crowd- pleasing favorites that can be easily replenished throughout the night. Since you’ll be playing with cards, chips or letters, stay away from sticky, greasy food such as chicken wings that will make for messy hands.

    Carla Ruben of Creative Edge Parties suggests a menu of bite-sized burgers and savory snacks that will keep guests satiated all night long. For a recent Game Night Party, the celebrity caterer served mini Yellowfin tuna burgers, puff pastry pizza, curried nut mix, sweet potato pretzels and sweet & salty popcorn.

    DECOR

    Look beyond the board game. For a fun, affordable activity, try playing “Celebrity.” All you need is a stack of small pieces of paper, some pens, and a bowl. Ask each guest to write down ten celebrity names including any recognizable person from pop culture, film, art, music, sports, etc. Additional names can be fictional characters (Sherlock Holmes), historical figures (Queen Elizabeth), or mythological creatures (Zeus). The goal is to guess as many names in the allotted time (one minute).

    Here’s how you play: Fold each piece of paper and place all names into the bowl. Guests separate into two teams. The first player selects a name from the bowl and has one minute to act and speak clues for their team to guess the celebrity name.

    Once time is up, their score is the number of correct guesses. Then the next team plays, and each group alternates until all team members have a chance to play and all names have been guessed.

    For round two, the same names go back into the bowl, but this time the team member can only say one word for their teammates to guess. For round three, the player cannot speak and must only act out the clues! The winning team is the one with the highest score from all the rounds!


    COCKTAIL Stirrings® Orange Cranberry Punch

    • 1 750mL Bottle of Smirnoff
    • 2 Bottles of Stirrings® Blood Orange Mixer
    • 1 Bottle of Stirrings® Cosmopolitan Mixer
    • Fresh Lemon and Orange Wheels and Fresh Cranberries

    Chill all the items for about an hour before making the punch. In a large punch bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir carefully. Each 5 oz. serving contains approx. 1.5 oz. of alcohol.

    MOCKTAIL Stirrings® Orange Cranberry Ginger Punch

    • 1 Bottle of Stirrings® Cosmopolitan Mixer
    • 2 Bottles of Stirrings® Blood Orange Mixer
    • 1 Liter Bottle of Ginger Ale
    • Fresh Lemon and Orange Wheels and Fresh Cranberries

    Chill all the items for about an hour before making the punch. In a large punch bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir carefully.

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