DIY Recipe Cocktail Napkins

These unique DIY Recipe Cocktail Napkins are great because your guests can spring for a refill as they please.


When hosting holiday gatherings (or any gathering for that matter!), I, Erin like to have an easy activity on hand as an icebreaker for when guests arrive.

This year I’m hosting Christmas and aiming for guests to be able to help themselves to a craft cocktail upon (and maybe learn something new at the same time)!

So I created a set of info-graphic Old Fashioned DIY Recipe Cocktail Napkins with the mixology instructions printed right on them!

They’ll be perfect to set out with the bar cart party spread.

As the host, I especially love this project because guests can spring for a refill as they please. No need for you to play bartender all night.

You already have enough on your plate!


Materials and Tools Needed To Make DIY Recipe Cocktail Napkins

12″ or 16″ square white cotton or linen napkins 

Good quality iron-on transfer paper

Free downloadable Old Fashioned info-graphic printable

Ink jet printer




How To Make DIY Recipe Cocktail Napkins

Print the PDF onto iron-on transfer paper using your inkjet color printer, and then, cut out the info-graphic leaving an 1/8″ around the square red border.


Turn on iron to highest setting possible.

Position the info-graphic face down on the lower right corner of the napkin, and apply the hot iron for 60 seconds.

Move the iron slowly across the graphic with both hands, applying a good amount of pressure.

Pay special attention to corners!

DIY recipe cocktail napkins - sugar & cloth

After the fabric has cooled completely, peel back the backing paper in a slow, but steady movement.

Fold the napkin in quarters, and you’re all set! Repeat the process for as many napkins as you need.

DIY recipe cocktail napkins - sugar & cloth

Just a little work ahead of time with your inkjet printer and iron, and you can tick bartender duty off your to-do list the night of the party!

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10 thoughts on “DIY Recipe Cocktail Napkins”

  1. AH! I’m so in love!! I just made my first iron transfer project and immediately fell in love. THIS is just brilliant.


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