Creative Cocktail Ideas: Alternative Ways Of Serving Your Favourite Drinks! March 23, 2016 12:07

If you're looking for new ways of entertaining your guests, then one of the easiest ways of creating an interesting talking point is to use different types of glassware to serve your favourite drinks.

Here at Designsbynn, some of our bestselling products are our teacups and mugs, but who says you have to use them for tea and coffee?! We've selected some of our favourite cups, mugs and wine glasses, and paired them up with a classic cocktail, to give you some inspiration for the next time you host a party.


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A Daiquiri is one of the most popular cocktails of the moment as it combines the tropical flavours of lime juice and rum, to immediately transport you to a Caribbean beach. You can add any type of additional fruit flavour you like, and serve in our Tropical Tea cup which reflects the citrus and fruit colours.

tropical tea cup


Irish Coffee

An Irish Coffee is definitely a hug in a mug, as it packs a double-punch of caffeine and alcohol to get you through a hard day. So what better glass to serve it in, than our Hug In A Mug Latte Glass? To make the perfect Irish Coffee, add a shot of Irish whisky to your Latte, and top with whipped cream. Delicious.

hug in a mug



The Cosmopolitan was made famous by the Sex And The City girls, who often enjoyed a Cosmo or two while out on the town. Traditionally these should be served in a martini glass, but we think our Darkness Falls Wine Glasses make a great alternative. Mix Vodka and Cointreau with cranberry juice and a squeeze of lime – and voila!

Darkness falls wine glass


Sex On The Beach

The name might be a little risque, but most of us have probably had a few of these on holiday in Tenerife or Magaluf! Mix vodka with peach schnapps, cranberry juice and orange juice, and serve in our Orange Fizz champagne glass.

Orange fizz


Gin Fizz

A Gin Fizz has an air of sophistication and elegance, a bit like our Breaking Waves teacup. Gin is hugely popular at the moment, so you're bound to be able to pick up a lovely bottle for a reasonable price. Mix with lemon juice and sugar, and top with soda.

breaking waves teacup


Black Velvet

One of the more unusual drinks on our list, a black velvet consists of a stout ale (usually Guinness) topped with champagne. If you carefully pour the champagne it will sit on the top of the stout due to the difference in density of the liquid, which is where the cocktail gets its name. Serve in our Ebony and Ivy champagne flute.

Ebony & Ivy champagne glasses



A Mimosa is a classic combination of equal measures of champagne and orange juice. More familiar to us Brits is the Buck's Fizz, which contains two parts champagne to one part juice. This makes an ideal opening drink for a party, and is best served in our Mandala Mimosa Champagne flutes.

Mandala mimosa champagne flutes


We have a range of different products to suit all occasions, and you can view the full collection here. All of our items can be personalised with a name or initial, date, or a personal message. You can also choose your own colours to match your home.

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