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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.

By |2018-09-10T08:34:59+00:00May 11th, 2010|Cocktails, Theme Parties|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.

9 Comments

  1. Betty Islas Velazquez May 11, 2010 at 9:34 am

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

  2. ochottie May 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm

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

  3. Ashley May 12, 2010 at 8:30 am

    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. Susan Southerland May 13, 2010 at 6:04 am

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

  5. Diapers and Divas May 16, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    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 May 23, 2010 at 8:52 am

    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 June 2, 2010 at 10:17 am

    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 June 4, 2010 at 8:59 am

    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/archive/entertaining/partiesevents/cocktailparty

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/search/search-results.html?searchTerm=cocktail+party&form=global&_charset_=UTF-8

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

    Good luck with the party!

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

  9. sheena May 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

    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

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