30 Incredibly Simple Cocktail Recipes That’ll Make You Everyone’s Favourite Bartender at the Party!

You’re out drinking with your friends. You see a fancy cocktail name listed on the menu and order it. You take a sip and realise that you don’t like it at all? Perhaps it was an ingredient that put you off, or it was just that the bartender didn’t know how to make cocktails. Or maybe it tasted just like rum and coke. Why not learn to mix your favourite alcohol and conjure your own magical cocktail! So, the next time you’re out you can tell your bartender how it’s supposed to be done.

Making a cocktail at home is so easy

If you’re wondering how to begin, we have the solution for you. You just have to get your bar at home stocked with a few spirits that are commonly used in most cocktails. Most cocktails are made with three ingredients. Don’t count garnishes (optional). Just get the measure of ingredients right, and you can sit back, relax and sip on your favourite cocktail at your home.

We have compiled this ultimate list of 30 cocktail recipes that you can easily make at home and impress your guests during a party. Check it out.

1) Cuba Libre

cuba-libre

The main ingredients are rum and Coke with a dash of lime.

Ingredients

  • 1 lime
  • Coca-Cola
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces of dark rum

Directions:

  • Squeeze the lime in a highball glass.
  • Drop the lime shell in the glass. Add ice and rum. Muddle the oils from the lime shell in the glass.
  • Top with Coca-Cola and stir briefly.

2) Margarita

margarita

You can use the bottled mix, but this classic cocktail demands good Blanco tequila, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. If you’re able to prepare the cocktail well, you won’t need sugar at all.

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge, plus 2 lime wheels for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt, for glass rims
  • 4 ounces high-quality Blanco tequila
  • 2 ounces Cointreau
  • 1 ½ ounces fresh juice from 2 limes

Directions:

  • Combine tequila, lime juice and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice and shake it thoroughly till it is completely chilled.
  • Run the lime wedge on the outer rims of your rock glasses and dip the rims in salt.
  • Top up the glasses with ice and pour the margarita over it. Garnish with lime wheels and serve.

3) Sex on the Beach

sex-on-the-beach

Sex on the Beach – perfect for all seasons, and to drink too! Get the right mix of orange and cranberry juices with vodka and peach schnapps.

Ingredients

  • 75ml vodka
  • 75ml peach schnapps
  • 200ml cranberry juice
  • 100ml orange juice

Directions:

  • Mix the vodka and peach schnapps in a highball glass.
  • Pour the orange juice and cranberry juice in. Stir briefly.
  • Top it up with ice.

4) Pina Colada

Piña Colada

This tropical treat is a must try if you’ve not already tried it. The flavour of coconut cream with white rum makes it a lip-smacking drink.

Ingredients

  • 50ml white rum
  • 25ml coconut cream
  • 25ml single cream
  • 200ml pineapple juice

Directions:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixer jar and blend until it achieves a smooth consistency.
  • Pour the contents in a chilled Poco Grande glass and serve with an umbrella.

5) Sherry Martini

sherry-martini

The savoury essences of dry sherry provide a distinct flavour to a simple martini.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce fino or manzanillo sherry
  • 2 ounces of gin
  • Small strip of lemon twist or Spanish ham for garnish

Directions:

  • Mix gin and sherry together with ice in a mixing glass. Stir well.
  • Chill a cocktail glass earlier on and pour the mix into it. Garnish with Spanish ham or lemon twist and serve.

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