Drinks to Cause a Stir

The drinks menu can often be overlooked when event planning. They’re just drinks, aren’t they? A means of quenching thirst? With a little imagination and creativity, drinks can become a theme in themselves. You could play with a colour, seasons, flavourings, sweets or simply bring back some classic cocktail ideas.

Here, based on themes, Events by Knight, seasoned party planners, bring you 21 drinks to cause a stir.


Halloween means more than trick and treating. Kick off a Halloween based event with first 3 drinks to cause a stir themed cocktails.

1. Black Devil Cocktail = 5oz Dry Vermouth + 2 oz White Rum + an olive
2. Brain Damage Shot = 2 parts Jager Herbal Liqueur + 1 part Vodka + 1.5 parts Gin
3. Frankenstein Shot = 0.5 oz Blackberry Schnapps + 0.5g Melon Liqueur + 1oz Pineapple Juice.


Make Christmas that little more festive with our seasonal cocktails

4. Christmas Cookie Cocktail – 1oz Peppermint Schnapps + 1oz Coffee Liqueur + 1oz Irish Cream
5. Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail – 5oz Triple Sec + 3oz Cranberry Juice + Champagne
6. Santa Shot – Equal measures of Grenadine Syrup, Crème de Menthe + Peppermint Schnapps

New Year’s Eve

See in the New Year with sparkling cocktails.

7. Bellini Cocktail – 3 parts Champagne + 1 part Peach Schnapps + dash of Grenadine
8. Cherry Fizz Cocktail – 2oz Cherry Brandy + 0.5oz Lemon Juice + Mineral Water
9. Melon Mimosa – 2oz Melon Liqueur + 4oz Champagne


Indulge that Chocolate Loving Side with Easter themed cocktails.

10. Fudge Martini – 3oz Vodka + 0.5oz Chocolate Liqueur + 0.5oz Coffee Liqueur
11. Chocolate Monkey – 2oz Crème de Cacao + 2 scoops Chocolate Ice Cream + Add a cherry and banana
12. Dark Indulgence – 0.5oz Coffee Liqueur + 3oz Cola + 1 scoop Chocolate Ice Cream

Colour Themes

Why not host a colour themed event with matching drinks?


13. Blue Lagoon Cocktail – 1oz Vodka +1oz Blue Curacao + Lemonade and Add a Cherry
14. Frostbite Cocktail – 1.5oz Tequila + 0.5 oz White Crème de Cacao + 0.5oz Blue Curacao + 0.5oz Cream and Add a Cherry
15. Blue Skies Cocktail – 1oz Triple Sec + 1oz Blue Curacao Liqueur + Lemonade


16. Ruby Sunrise Cocktail – 2oz Viniq Ruby + 1.5oz Silver Tequila + 1oz Grapefruit Juice + 1.5 oz Lemon and Lime Soda
17. Red Rudolph Cocktail – 5oz Triple Sec + 0.5oz Cinnamon Schnapps + 0.75 Vodka + 6oz Cranberry Juice
18. Pomegranate Fizz – 4oz Pomegranate Juice + 2oz Soda Water + 1oz Vodka


19. Misty Mint Cocktail – 0.5g Green Crème de Menthe + 1oz White Rum
20. Jade Cocktail – 2oz White Rum + 0.25oz Green Crème de Menthe + 0.5oz Triple Sec + 0.5oz Lime Juice
21. Evergreen Cocktail – 1oz Tequila + 1oz Green Crème de Menthe + 0.5oz Melon Liqueur + 2oz Grapefruit Juice + 2oz Pineapple Juice.

So, now you’re in the mood for a themed drinks night, come and talk to us at Events by Knight. We’d be happy to add the finishing touches or discuss themes you may not have even thought of. Visit us today at eventsbyknight.co.uk and leave a message or give us a call on +44(0)203 130 4040