Now, I know the lot of you definitely don’t have parties at home, especially while your parents aren’t around, so this article is more a case of general knowledge.

But, if you want to spice up your parties a little bit more, here are 5 really simple homemade cocktails recipes for you to try.

Strawberry Lemon Cocktail

  • 16 ounces Frozen Strawberries, thawed
  • 12 ounces Minute Maid Lemonade Frozen Concentrate, thawed
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 2 litre Sprite, chilled


  1. Blend thawed Strawberries, sugar, and thawed Lemonade Concentrate in blender, until well blended.
  2. Pour mixture into large punch bowl.
  3. Then slowly pour in chilled 2-liter of Sprite and stir well.
  4. Transfer into large bowl and ENJOY!

Sparkling Pineapple Cocktail

  • 46 ounces Dole Pineapple Juice {one large can}, chilled
  • 2 liters Sprite, chilled
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 5 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil in small pot, stirring constantly.
  2. Once sugar has dissolved completely, remove from heat.
  3. Combine Pineapple Juice, Sprite and Sugar Water mixture in large bowl, and stir.
  4. Add scoops of Ice Cream just before serving for some fun frothy goodness!
  5. Transfer to large Punch bowl

Tropical Cocktail

  • 1-gallon Berry Blue Typhoon Hawaiian Punch (3.78L)
  • 12 ounces Dole Pineapple Juice, chilled
  • 2 liters Sprite, chilled


  1. Keep all ingredients chilled in refrigerator.
  2. Combine Blue Berry Typhoon Hawaiian Punch, Sprite, and Pineapple Juice in large punchbowl and stir well. Enjoy!

Party Cocktail

  • 1 (2 litre) bottle fruit punch, chilled
  • 1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle orange juice, chilled
  • 1 (2 litre) bottle ginger ale, chilled


  1. In a punch bowl, combine fruit punch and orange juice.
  2. Slowly pour ginger ale down the side to retain carbonation.

Literally as simple as that!

Witches Potion Cocktail

This is perfect for Halloween.

  • 1/2 cup liqueur (any red vodka)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice
  • 8 slices lime
  • Ice cubes (green coloured, made with food colouring


  1. Mix 1/2 cup liqueur, 1/4 cup of lime juice and 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice and pour into 4 glasses over green coloured ice cubes.
  2. Decorate the glasses with slices of lime and the gummy snakes.

Lazy Girl Sangria

Of course we’ve got to have this on the list.

  • 8 fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons liquor (orange)
  • 4 ounces red wine
  • Club soda
  • Raspberries
  • Citrus


  1. Add fresh raspberries to a glass and mush them altogether.
  2. Add 1/2 shot of orange liquor and add 4 ounces of red wine.
  3. As club soda and ice and voila

There you have it; all these recipes are super easy to make and super delicious!

I know you won’t need them because you’re all good students and don’t drink alcohol and have parties at the house. 😉

By Tahlia Peppard