Create a Signature Hot Tub Cocktail
The holidays can be a crazy time! If you’re looking for a way to relax and stay warm this festive season, why not invite some friends and family over for an outdoor winter hot tub party.
To elevate the occasion, why not craft your very own Signature Hot Tub cocktail (or mocktail). Keep reading to find out how you can impress your guests this Christmas season.
Throw a Festive Hot Tub Party
Hot tubs are the ultimate way to unwind and destress from the hustle and bustle of the season. The warm water, fresh air, and massaging jets provide the perfect spa experience. Throw on the patio heater, decorate, add a drink, some snacks, bring out some seasonal hats, and put on the Christmas music
Creating A Signature Cocktail
If you want to impress your guests this holiday season, we recommend creating a signature cocktail! This easy formula will help you decide what to make and how to serve your cocktails so that you can worry about other things on your list. We recommend using a 2:1:1 ratio when making your cocktails, two parts alcohol, one part sweet, and one part sour. For mocktails, simply leave out the alcohol.
Start with a spirit
The most important part of your cocktail is the spirit. When choosing a spirit, you want to find something everyone will enjoy. Do some asking around to see if your guests prefer dark spirits like bourbon or lighter spirits like vodka or gin.
Also, keep in mind a theme. If you have a holiday party think about the color and flavor, you want your cocktail to be.
Choose something sweet
Adding something sweet to your cocktail is the best way to create a crowd-pleasing signature cocktail. This is where you can get creative with your theme or season. If you want to keep it basic, you can boil equal parts water and sugar to make a simple syrup.
You can also think about infusing your simple syrup with herbs, spices, or tea to add some extra flavor. If you want to go the premade route, you can use agave, honey, maple syrup, or grenadine.
Choose something sour
To add a little twist to your cocktail, we recommend adding something sour. This step is optional, but it will give your cocktails a professional feel. This can be anything in your house that can help give your cocktail a fresh citrus feel. This could include limes, lemons, or even grapefruit juice.
Add a garnish
If you’re looking to add a professional feel to your cocktail, we recommend adding a beautiful garnish. Depending on the season and drink, you could add anything. If you are looking for the perfect holiday garnish, you could use cranberries, rosemary, oranges, sage, or basil! This is where you can get creative and add whatever will make your drink look beautiful while balancing the flavors.
Finally, add a name!
The best part of creating a signature cocktail is making the name! There are a few routes you can take when naming your cocktail. The first is to get literal. If you struggle to come up with names, there is nothing wrong with “telling it like it is.”
Maybe this is an apple martini, peppermint hot chocolate, or cranberry cider. You could also name your cocktail after an experience or guest of honor. This could be something like a “love potion,” “grandma’s favorite,” or even “a tipsy Santa.” Get creative and have fun!
Creating a signature cocktail for your Hot Tub party is the perfect way to impress your guests with minimal effort. We also recommend getting a few insulated cups with lids so you can take your drinks with you! We hope these tips will help you host the perfect get-together with minimal effort.