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Happy Hour: White Party Cocktails

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White Party Cocktails

I wanted to share a couple fun cocktail ideas with you today from an event I designed this past December for a client that always hosts “white themed” holiday parties. This year they wanted to do a Delano hotel inspired” theme, which I of course LOVED since the Delano has a great contemporary vibe!

For the signature cocktails, we went with a Miami Mojitoserved up in a chilled martini glass instead of the traditional ice-filled tumbler – and a White Cosmofeaturing white cranberry juice in lieu of the traditional red.

Miami Mojito

The cocktails were shaken up by bartenders from The Party Goddess, (who did a great job catering the event as always!), and these gorgeous images were taken by the lovely and talented Gina Lee.

Full Recipes Below...

White Cosmo

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MIAMI MOJITO MARTINI

3 oz Light Rum
2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 tsp Sugar
Mint Leaves

Add mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar to a cocktail shaker. Muddle the mint with a spoon. Add rum. Fill shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with mint leaves.

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WHITE COSMO

1/2 oz Cointreau orange liqueur
1/2 oz lime juice
1 oz vodka (or 2 oz for a stronger cocktail)
2 oz white cranberry juice

Pour all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker, shake well and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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Miami Mojito

P.S. Click here to check out the photo album from this party on the HWTM Facebook Page, which also includes some fabulous, Miami-inspired floral designs by Carissa from JL Designs.

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

9 responses to “Happy Hour: White Party Cocktails”

  1. Betty Islas Velazquez says:

    mmmmm… that sounds so good!!! A drink right now would be great!

  2. ochottie says:

    all the ideas found fun and creative and elegant to do i think i will try it next party.

  3. Ashley says:

    They all sound delicious! My favourite summer cocktail right now is called the 360 EcoTazz I tried last week:

    2oz 360 Vodka
    3/4oz Sour mix
    1/4 oz Simple syrup
    5-6 Organic raspberries

    Shaken up and poured over ice it is the perfect summer drink while lounging by the pool!

  4. I love signature drinks, especially for themed parties! These look so chic. I am in love with that gorgeous picture frame, too…

  5. This makes me super excited for my next girl’s night out to see Sex & the City 2 at the end of the month!

  6. Pup Fan says:

    I made these for a girls’ night in – couldn’t find white cranberry juice at the store (bizarre), so we subbed white cranberry-peach, and used orange vodka instead of plain. Delicious! :)

  7. Shoa says:

    Hi there,
    I have been your biggest fan for a long time and attended your Beverly Hills SLS event last year.
    I have a question for you: I plan on having a rooftop cocktail hour (I live by the Marina). What is an appropriate time to have it, does 4-7 sound okay? I want people to enjoy our scenic views during day light. Can you refer me some sources on cocktail 101 (what kind of hor dourves to serve etc.)? I have never hosted a party so I am quite clueless.
    Best,
    Shoa

  8. Jenn @ HWTM says:

    Hi Shoa –
    First of all, thanks so much for the sweet comment! So glad you made it to the SLS last year :)

    As for the cocktail hour – 4-7 is definitely fine!

    Here are a couple cocktail party guides for you:

    http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/entertaining/partiesevents/cocktailparty

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/search/delegate.do?fnSearchString=cocktail+party&fnSearchType=site

    http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/hors/index.asp

    Good luck with the party!

    http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/drinking/cocktails/top5_sexiestcocktails

  9. sheena says:

    I need a nice themed drink. Having a white party for my 30th bday . People can accent their white with different shades of blue. I would like a white drink and a blue drink to go with the theme but will not cost me a arm and leg cause I do not drink. Thanks