When throwing a holiday party, the alcohol and mixers constitute a large portion of the budget. You can keep the costs down by choosing mixers and alcohol that work for more than one drink. Club soda is one of these types of mixes as it combines with many alcohols to make tasty drinks. This article contains the top five.

Things You Will Need

Ramos Fizz:
1 1/2 oz gin
2 tbsp. cream
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 fresh egg white
1 tbsp. powdered sugar
3 to 4 drops orange flower water
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/4 oz. club soda

Alabama Fizz:
2 lemons' juice
1 tsp. powdered sugar
2 oz. gin
club soda
2 mint sprigs

1.25 oz. spiced rum
12 mint leaves
1 tbsp. sugar
0.5 oz. lime juice
2 oz. soda

Singapore Sling:
1/2 oz. grenadine syrup
1 oz. gin
2 oz. sweet and sour mix
4 oz. club soda
1/2 oz. cherry brandy

Old Fashioned Manhattan:
1 oz. whiskey
1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
3 dashes bitters
1 tsp. sugar
1 splash club soda

Step 1

Create a Ramos Fizz as you add the gin, cream, lemon juice, egg white, powdered sugar, orange flower water and lime juice to a shaker. Mix it well by shaking it back and forth for 60 seconds. Strain and pour the mixture into a glass. Pour the chilled club soda into the mixture.

Step 2

Assemble an Alabama Fizz cocktail. Squeeze the juice from two lemons. Put it into the cocktail shaker with the powdered sugar and gin. Shake well. Pour it over two ice cubes into a highball glass. Add the club soda to taste and sprinkle in the mint.

Step 3

Make a mojito as you crush the mint leaves in the bottom of the glass. Pour the rum into a parfait glass filled with crushed ice, then mix in the sugar, lime juice and club soda. Mix well and garnish with mint leaves.

Step 4

Build a Singapore sling as you pour the grenadine into the bottom of a Collins glass, filled with crushed ice. Mix in the gin, sweet and sour mix and cold club soda. Add the cherry brandy and garnish with a cherry. Serve this drink without stirring it to retain the different color mixtures.

Step 5

Pour an Old Fashioned Manhattan. Mix the whiskey, sweet vermouth, bitters and sugar over crushed ice into a cocktail glass. Add the club soda as you stir the mixture and add a cherry as a garnish.

Now that you know the drinks to make with this economical and versatile mixer, plan your budget and make a list of supplies.

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