Are you looking for some quick and easy drinks to entertain your guests and friends? Or perhaps you want to learn how to fix some delicious cocktails on your own without spending too much money?
Then, it may be the perfect time to mix up something nice and boozy at home. Even if you’ve never made a cocktail at home, there’s no reason to feel intimidated. You can fill an entire library of books just on the different cocktails, and many of them are pretty simple, too.
Here, we share with you some of the best cocktail recipes anyone can do from their own house, provided they have the right ingredients. Ready to get drinking?
1. Classic Margarita
Made from three simple ingredients, margarita is a classic drink that should be in anyone’s repertoire. You just need lime, tequila, and Cointreau. Want to make things a little more festive? Then don’t forget to add some salt to the rim of the margarita glass.
2. Classic Moscow Mule
The official definition of a Moscow mule cocktail is a mix of vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer. It’s all about the carbonation in the ginger beer so you don’t even need a cocktail shaker.
Now, to make an authentic Moscow Mule, however, you’ll need a copper mug, like the one shown below. There are two reasons for this. The first reason is that a copper mug immediately takes the temperature of the drink, so you get that nice cold sensation every time you take a sip. The second reason: tradition!
3. Vodka Lemonade Cocktails
Even people who don’t drink socially will like this concoction. It looks fun and tastes oh-so-fruity. To make vodka lemonade cocktails, you’ll need Sprite, some lime juice (freshly squeezed, if you have it), cranberry juice, and of course, vodka.
4. Horse’s Neck
This classic Whiskey drink is just too easy and too good to not learn how to make. There are only two ingredients to make it: bourbon and ginger ale. But it’s not a Horse’s Neck if you don’t include a strip of long, curly lemon peel as a garnish, though. Otherwise, it’s just a classic whiskey ginger.
5. The Madras
The Madras is a simple mix that’s similar to a vodka cranberry cocktail, but with the addition of orange juice and a lime wedge for garnish. Freshly squeezed orange juice is really best for this, and you can find a fairly inexpensive bottle of vodka and cranberry juice so you have a cocktail mix that can last you for weeks.
6. The Black Russian
Few drinks can beat the black Russian when it comes to easy preparation and bold flavor. You simply mix your favorite vodka with a bit of Kahlua (or any coffee liqueur) over ice and stir. The maraschino cherries are optional, but if you can get it, better!
7. Chocolate Vodka
Indeed, who would have thought chocolate could go so well with liquor? A glass of chocolate vodka is similar to a black Russian, but just a little sweeter. Instead of regular vodka, you use chocolate-flavored vodka (such as Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate) to complete the drink.
8. Gin Rickey
Another cocktail mix you should add to your knowledge bank is the gin rickey. It’s another three-ingredient drink that includes gin, fresh lime juice, and soda water to top. For the perfect garnish, use a lime wheel for each glass and you can sip this simple cocktail anytime you want at home.
9. Strawberry Wine Punch
This party cocktail will surely be a crowd favorite. To make strawberry wine punch, you’ll need Moscato wine, a strawberry daiquiri mix, Sprite, and a few fresh strawberries for garnish. Don’t be afraid to make a bigger batch, too. Even if the guests keep pouring in, you can easily make more.
10. Creamsicle Punch
Alcohol and ice cream? Yes, please. Creamsicle punch is a perfect summer day drink you’ll be happy to sip all day long. To make it, you’ll need orange juice, vodka, a bottle of prosecco, ginger ale, and some delicious vanilla ice cream. Just don’t forget the orange slice for garnish.
11. White Russian
Another favorite and a well know cocktail is the White Russian Cocktail. This easy and simple drink is one of our all-time favorite! It has a coffee flavor with a kick of alcohol and Kahlua. It is creamy and quite easy to drink. You will only need 1 oz of vodka, 2 oz of Kahlua, and 3 oz of heavy cream and some ice. Simply mix them together, and enjoy!
Everyone has a favorite drink they always order at the bar. But if you could make the same drink yourself at home, not only are you saving some cash, but you get to enjoy it anytime you want. So make sure to save some of your favorite cocktail recipes or write them down so you have some ideas prepared for nights that require a little more fun.
A little bit about me…
My name is Catalina Castravet, and I am the owner of https://sweetandsavorymeals.com/. I am a professional chef and food blogger who is always on the lookouts for tasty and delicious recipes.
Over the past 10 years, my team and I have created well over one thousand recipes, starting from quick breakfasts, to delicious dinner meals. All the recipes are shared for free with our beloved followers and readers.