10 Easy to Make Cocktails
When it comes to making drinks, I’m not really exact. I just throw in a little bit of this and a little bit of that. However, in writing this piece I will include suggested measurements of alcohol and mixer for those who like to follow drink recipes exactly. I, for one, think it’s too tedious to follow, but your drink is your drink. Here are some easy-to-make alcoholic beverages you can use to enjoy, impress your friends by playing bartender, or both.
1. Sex On the Beach
Easy, breezy, beautiful. All it takes is combining four different types of liquid and adjusting based on how big a batch you’re making.
10 ounces of vodka
10 ounces of cranberry juice
10 ounces of orange juice
½ ounce of peach schnapps (I might suggest just a skosh or smidgen more)
Apparently this drink is pretty popular, which gives us all the more reason to make it.
Often my go-to because of how simple and tasty it is. I never measure my drinks, but I’m going to guess that half-and-half is not ideal for many looking for a mixed drink. Everyone should have this drink in their arsenal.
Orange juice (to preference)
Vodka (to preference)
3. Sea Breeze
I mean, just look at how good this looks.
1 ½ ounces of vodka
4 ounces of fresh grapefruit juice
1 ½ ounces of cranberry juice
If you prefer yours stronger and spicier like a Bloody Mary, use three ounces of each ingredient listed above with some salt, chili powder, and tobasco sauce.
4. Bloody Mary
You could just buy mix at the store and add vodka, or you can impress your friends by making your own. I found a great recipe at Liquor.com for the classic Bloody Mary.
1 lemon wedge
1 lime wedge
2 ounces of vodka
4 ounces of tomato juice
2 dashes of tabasco sauce
2 teaspoons of peppered horseradish
2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 pinch smoked paprika
1 pinch celery salt
You can simply combine all the ingredients minus the lemon and lime wedges, or you can go to the link above the ingredients and follow the recipe. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. This is just the from-scratch method. You could just as easily buy some Bloody Mary mix (I recommend Zing Zang) and add your ideal portion of vodka.
Orange juice is the best mixer, in my humble opinion. Mimosas are extremely easy, possibly the easiest drink to make. In a champagne glass:
Equal parts dry, white wine (champagne) and orange juice.
That’s it. It’s really that simple.
6. Gin and Tonic
Just like the Mimosa, one of the simplest, tastiest drinks you can make.
Dry gin (Bombay works great)
Lemon juice/lemon wedge
All amounts to preference.
7. Margarita (On the Rocks)
Why go out for Margs when you can make your own easily at home?
Two parts tequila
One part triple-sec
One part lime juice
Combine and enjoy!
8. Crown and Coke
Again, self-explanatory, easy, and tasty.
Crown Royal (to preference)
Coke (to preference)
A cheaper alternative, seeing as how Crown Royal is not cheap by any means, would be to substitute a cheap rum in for Crown. Rum and coke is just as good and much lighter on the waller.
9. Long Island Iced Tea
You like alcohol?
One part light rum
One part vodka
One part gin
One part tequila
Two parts lime juice
Two parts coke
This is a drink I’ve never had that seems to be pretty well-known. It certainly sounds delicious and appetizing with all the different types of liquor.
10. Bourbon Buck
Not as fruity as some of the other drinks on this list, the Bourbon Buck is great for dark liquor lovers.
2 ounces of bourbon
5 ounces of ginger ale
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