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Delicious Aperitif Cocktail Recipes For Your Dinner Parties

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Hosting a dinner party? Then you may want to amp up your game and serve your guests some delicious aperitif cocktails. These are drinks that are served before the meal and it’s known to stimulate the appetite. They are also a great way to get the conversation flowing and set the mood for your party. Aperitif cocktails can be enjoyed as it is, or you serve it alongside some mouth-watering appetisers to spice up the party mood. To get you started, here are a few simple aperitif cocktails recipes that you can easily mix at home without breaking a sweat!

5 Aperitif Cocktails Recipes For Dinner Parties

1. Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Negroni Cocktail
If you are looking for an aperitif cocktail with a more pronounced flavour profile, Negroni is what you need! This classic cocktail is a harmonious blend of rich botanicals of gin, sweet vermouth, and bitter aperitif. Negroni cocktail is perfect for dinner parties and is a great drink to sip before a lavish meal. Here’s the cocktail recipe for you:

Ingredients
- Tanqueray London Dry Gin - 30ml
- Sweet Vermouth - 30ml 
- Herbal-infused Bitter Aperitif - 30ml 
- Orange Peel - 1
- Ice

Instructions
- Grab an old-fashioned glass and fill it with ice cubes
- Measure and pour Tanqueray London Dry Gin, sweet vermouth and bitter aperitif into the glass over the ice
- Using a cocktail stirrer or a bar spoon, stir the ingredients to combine
- Garnish the drink with an orange peel and serve.

2. Dirty Martini Cocktail Recipe

Dirty Martini Cocktail
How about bringing a classic and sophisticated touch to your party moments? When it comes to classic drinks, the martini cocktail has a special place! It’s delectably smooth, salty and really easy to mix at home. The elegant combination of vodka, dry vermouth and olive will delight and impress your guests. This is a versatile cocktail that you can easily tweak, adjust the ingredients, and experiment with the flavours to suit your liking. Here’s the cocktail recipe for you:

Ingredients
- Smirnoff No.21 Vodka - 50ml
- Dry Vermouth - 10ml
- Olive Juice - 1 splash
- Olives - 2-3
- Ice

Method
- Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice
- Measure and pour Smirnoff No. 21 vodka, dry vermouth, and a splash of olive juice into the shaker
- Shake vigorously to combine
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass
- Garnish the drink with three olives and serve.

3. Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe

Fizzy, delightful and definitely a palate-pleaser! This refreshing gin cocktail has been around since the 18th century and is a popular aperitif that’s been loved by many. The combination of gin, citrus, egg white and simple syrup, makes it a frothy and indulgent drink to sip before your dinner party guests dive into the culinary delights. Here’s the cocktail recipe for you:

Ingredients
- Tanqueray London Dry Gin - 60ml
- Simple Syrup - 22.5ml
- Lemon Juice - 30ml
- Egg White - 1
- Club Soda - Top-up
- Ice

Method
- Measure and pour Tanqueray London Dry Gin, simple syrup and freshly squeezed lemon juice into the shaker
- Gently separate the egg white from the yolk and add it to the shake
- Without adding any ice to the shaker, shake the ingredients vigorously
- Next, add some ice to the shaker, and shake again to combine
- Using a cocktail strainer, double-strain the mixture into a chilled tall glass 
- Top up the drink with club soda and serve.

4. Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Manhattan Cocktail
Add an elegant touch to your dinner parties with this aperitif cocktail! Manhattan is an exciting blend of whisky and sweet vermouth with a perfect dash of bitters. It’s a complete treat to the senses to prepare the palate for a delightful culinary exploration that lay ahead. Whisky lovers will truly appreciate and enjoy this drink to the very last sip. Here’s the cocktail recipe using Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky:

Ingredients
- Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky - 50ml
- Sweet Vermouth - 25ml
- Angostura Bitters - 2 Dashes
- Ice

Method
- Grab a mixing glass and fill it with ice
- Measure and pour Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky, sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters into the mixing glass
- Stir the ingredients well to combine
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into a chilled coupe glass
- Garnish with a cherry or a dried apricot.

5. Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Recipe

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail
Want to start off your dinner party with a splash of colour and fruity indulgence? Try serving the delectable tequila sunrise and let your guests enjoy the burst of flavour with every sip. The simple and easy blend of tequila, orange and grenadine is bliss to the senses. Here’s the cocktail recipe for you to try:

Ingredients
- Don Julio Blanco Tequila - 45ml
- Fresh Orange Juice - 120ml
- Grenadine - 7.5ml
- Orange Twist - 1
- Cherry - 1
- Sea salt
- Ice

Method
- In a mixing glass combine Don Julio Blanco Tequila and freshly squeezed orange juice
- Prepare a highball glass. Wet the rim with a lime wedge and then dip it into a plate filled with sea salt to coat the edges evenly
- Next, fill the highball glass with ice cubes
- Gently pour the grenadine into the prepared glass and let the liquid sink into the bottom of the glass 
- Next, slowly pour the tequila and orange juice mixture into the glass without disturbing the grenadine liquid. This will create a captivating layered effect
- Garnish with an orange twist and a cherry.

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