A birthday is a day that should be celebrated with friends and family, and having fun is always on the menu. On your special day, you want to do something special for yourself and make it memorable for everyone who comes along for the ride. Below are birthday drink ideas to enjoy your birthday.
In the hot summer months, a slushie drink can be a great relief. If you’re having a birthday party, hire a slushie machine to keep your guests cool and refreshed. Slushies are also easy to make at home if you have the right ingredients. You can purchase all of these ingredients in bulk for under $40 and make them as often as you like.
If you’re looking for a drink that’ll help you celebrate your special day, the tequila sunrise is just what you need. First, make sure to add ice to your tall glass. Next, fill the glass with tequila and then top it off with orange juice—no water here. Then add a slice of orange on top of everything and mix it up before serving over ice in a straw.
Champagne is a sparkling wine made using the traditional method of secondary fermentation in the bottle. It has a dry taste and can be made from many different grapes, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne is typically served cold to enhance its effervescence (you should never drink any other kind of sparkling wine chilled). It’s often served at formal events such as weddings or New Year celebrations. It’s also pretty expensive—a bottle of champagne usually costs around $50-$150 depending on how fancy your birthday party is going to be.
A Pina Colada is a cocktail made with pineapple juice, coconut cream, and rum. It is said to have been invented in 1954 at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico by bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero. The name of the drink comes from pineapple (Spanish: piña) and coconut (Spanish: coco).
The Pina Colada became extremely popular throughout the Caribbean region as well as in other tropical destinations such as Hawaii and Bermuda thanks to its refreshing taste, ease of preparation and ready availability of ingredients such as coconut cream or milk. This makes it an ideal drink for your birthday party.
The Mai Tai is a cocktail made with rum, curacao, lime juice, orgeat syrup and pineapple juice. It was invented in Oakland, California in 1944 by Victor Bergeron of Trader Vic’s restaurant chain. The drink was named after the Tahitian word for “good” and is said to have been created for an American banker friend of Bergeron’s who had just turned 50 years old.
The Daiquiri is one of the most popular drinks around—and for good reason. It’s a classic, simple cocktail that calls for only three ingredients: rum and lime juice (or occasionally lemon juice) shaken with ice and served over ice or frozen. You can also use different types of rum in this drink—dark or light, aged or blended—depending on your preference.
A few other things to note: you can add a cherry garnish if you want to be festive, but it’s not necessary; you can also serve this drink on the rocks (in a glass filled with ice) instead of frozen, and some bartenders prefer to shake their daiquiris instead of stirring them because they think it makes them colder faster (you’ll have to experiment).
You can’t go wrong with beer. It’s a great choice for a birthday drink, and it’s easy to make. Beer is also good for you, as long as you don’t overdo it—and let’s be honest here: no one wants to be that person who gets drunk on their own birthday. And if you’re looking for an out-of-the-box gift idea, why not a sixer of craft brews? Your friends will love it.
Of course, you can always drink whatever you want on your birthday. But if you’re looking for an excuse to try something new, consider one of these drinks. They’re all delicious and sure to make the occasion memorable.
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