Cocktails are the perfect drink for a hen party. They can be classy, sexy, fruity, wickedly intoxicating, but they always look beautiful. As good hens, that’s what you’ll be telling the bride she is; especially, if you’re holding her hair back while she brings the night’s indulgences back up.
Whether you’re taking a crash course in mixology (the secret art of cocktail making) or hitting the bars, the best cocktails are the ones that get everyone feeling in the party spirit. The five listed below will really get conversation flowing and stir up some stories when you combine them with a few appropriate games.
Enjoy this cocktail while playing the classic hen party game, Quiz the Bride. This involves a little preparation – we’re looking at you, Maid of Honour – as the answers must be provided by the groom in advance. The bride gets quizzed on how well she knows her husband-to-be. According to Urban Dictionary, woo woo can be used to describe eccentric beliefs with little evidence to back them up. See how many of these the bride holds about her future spouse!
25 ml peach schnapps
25 ml vodka
50 ml cranberry juice
Dare the bride to recreate Meg Ryan’s famous scene in Harry Met Sally. If it’s up to her hens high standards, someone give the girl a drink.
25 ml vodka
25 ml Irish cream liqueur
25 ml coffee liqueur
25 ml amaretto
Made famous by the Sex & the City crew, this cocktail should loosen everyone’s tongues to reveal some naughty anecdotes. Start a game of Never Have I Ever and find out who has been living the most cosmopolitan lifestyle. The Maid of Honour begins by saying “Never have I ever…” and has to make up an end to the sentence. For example: “Never have I ever… gone skinny dipping”. This game works best if you know some secrets about your friends, as everyone who has done the activity has to take a sip of their drink. Watch closely for people trying to sip surreptitiously!
50 ml vodka
25 ml Cointreau
25 ml cranberry juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
This one is pretty sweet. Both in taste and in appearance, as it looks like something out of a Valentine’s Day shop window. Sip this candy-flavoured concoction while sharing your most romantic stories. Anything that will make your friends go “Ahhh” is suitable. It’s the bride’s prerogative to start, perhaps by retelling the story of the proposal.
25 ml rose liqueur
25 ml cacao de creme
25 ml vodka
25ml cranberry juice
If it’s getting late and the pubs are closing, it doesn’t mean you have to call it a night. Retire to the hen house and mix something for yourself. You don’t have to be a professional mixologist for this one; it’s only got two ingredients and you can mix them in whatever quantities you like. My tip would be to go with one part port to two parts WKD, but it’s a matter of personal preference. Pick up one of the empty bottles and spin to decide who goes first in a cheeky game of Truth or Dare.
Mix to taste.
Sarah on behalf of Chillisauce.co.uk that offers all the brides to be a weekend or a night memorable. If you are looking for an activity to bring all your guests into party spirit, then cocktail making, or mixology as it’s called, is the perfect solution.