One great thing about a nineties party is that it can be held at any time of year, including Christmas.
Music for your party is easy to find as the nineties saw music from punk, boy bands and girl groups such as Oasis, Pulp, and Supergrass hit the charts and we all sang along to the lyrics to the Fresh Prince of Belair.
We’ve put together a collection of easy to make cocktails that will make your 90’s party a little different.
This is a quick and easy cocktail to make and rose to popularity in the 90’s after being seen on TV shows such as ‘Sex in he City’
35ml/1½fl oz vodka
15ml/½fl oz orange liqueur
squeeze fresh lime juice
25ml/1fl oz cranberry juice
twist orange peel, to garnish
Place the vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake hard and then strain into a coupe glass or small Martini glass.
Hold the piece of orange peel over the glass and carefully flame with a match. Garnish the cocktail with the flamed orange peel and serve.
This is the ultimate in Whisky cocktails and an excellent way to warm up your guests on a cold December night. Despite being chilled, A Rusty Nail warms your blood with its smoky, honeyed, herbal combination.
1 1/2 ounces of Whisky
3/4 ounce Drambuie
a lemon twist
Start off with a glass filled with ice. Add your whisky, drambuie, and a lemon twist for garnish. Give it a stir, and that’s a Rusty Nail – it couldn’t be simpler
Vodka & Cranberry Blush
200ml/7fl oz each vodka and Cointreau
600ml cranberry juice
400ml orange juice
strips of peel from 2-3 limes
crushed ice, to serve
Pour the vodka and Cointreau into a jug, then add the cranberry juice and orange juice. Stir well.
Pare strips of peel from 2-3 limes. Fill 12 glasses with the crushed ice, then pour over the cocktail. Finish each glass with a strip of lime peel.
Winter Pimm’s punch
Dust of that bottle of Pimms that was lurking in the the back of your drinks cupboard and set out glasses, a big bowl of punch and leave your guests to help themselves to one of the most popular winter cocktails.
70cl bottle Pimm’s Winter
70cl brandy or calvados
2.5 litres ginger ale
2 cinnamon sticks3 cloves
Gently heat all the ingredients in a large pan, until they are just simmering. Serve.
Get your party off to a flying start with this popular tequila based cocktail
1½ tbsp lime juice, plus extra for the glass (1 lime should be sufficient)
1 tbsp triple sec
salt and slice of lime, to serve
Put a little salt on a saucer, then wipe the rim of your martini glass with lime juice. Turn the glass upside down in the salt and twist to coat. Stir the ingredients and a little ice together or put them in a cocktail shaker to combine. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Serve with a slice of lime.
This simple vodka and coffee liquer drink is known throughout the world and continues to be hugely popular.
2 ounces (50 ml) of vodka
1 ounce (25 ml) of coffee liqueur
Fill your glass with ice cubes.
Free pour the vodka in the glass first and then the coffee liqueur.
Top the drink off with the cola.
Although this is commonly known as a summer cocktail, this is one cocktail you certainly shouldn’t leave out. Served in a tall glass this refreshing vodka based cocktail is one of the UK’s favourites
50 ml (1 2/3 fl oz) vodka
25 ml (7/8 fl oz) blue Curacao
100 ml (3 1/3 fl oz) lemonade
1 maraschino cherry
1 orange slice
Fill a glass about 3/4 full with ice cubes.
Measure and pour the vodka and blue Curacao into the glass.
Top the drink off with the lemonade
Gently drop the cherry into the drink and wedge the orange slice on the side of the glass
Finally, make sure you have lots of ice in the freezer and a selection of different sized glasses, allow at least 2 glasses per guest to be on the safe side. Slap those pizza’s in the oven, put on your favourite Spice Girl outfit and add a scrunchie to your hair and you’re ready to party like it is 1999.
Tell us what 90’s cocktail is your favourite by commenting in the box below as our ByGone Christmas Series continues.