7 Cocktail Recipes You Can Easily Prepare at Home

Author: John Carlton

Updated:

Ditch the notion that only bartenders can make refreshing cocktail drinks because you can actually prepare them yourself with the right tools and the right ingredients. Professional bartenders may brag about their mixology skills, but not all cocktail recipes are difficult. In fact, there are do-it-yourself cocktails that are easy to prepare and serve to your guests. If you don’t have the needed tools like a jigger or shaker, you can settle for no-shake or no-blend cocktails, and you’re all set for a cocktail party at home.

Here are seven simple cocktail recipes that you can easily prepare at home:

Classic Mojito

Any professional bartender would rank the mojito as one of the best and most popular easy cocktail drinks to serve. You would need a bit of muddling at first, which requires some squeezing and mashing, but after that, you only need to add the rest of the ingredients and that’s it. For this classic mojito recipe, you can choose to pay $2 per 50ml bottle of Captain Morgan White Rum as it makes a great mojito.

Ingredients:

  • Captain Morgan White Rum (50 ml)
  • (1 dash) soda water
  • (2 tsps.) Caster Sugar
  • 2 Lime Wedges
  • 1 Mint Sprig
  • Crushed ice

How to Prepare:

  1. In a mixing glass, muddle caster sugar and lime wedges together using a pestle or a large spoon to extract lime flavor and aroma.
  2. Mash about 12 leaves from your mint sprigs together with the lime and sugar.
  3. Add crushed ice to about three-fourths of the glass.
  4. Pour the rum and a dash of soda.
  5. Use a spoon to stir the drink thoroughly.
  6. Garnish with a few crushed mint leaves and add crushed ice. Serve cold.

Sex on the Beach

This cocktail is considered a modern classic with the distinct qualities of a subtle sweet fruity flavor and is mixed best with Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka, which is quite cheap.

Ingredients:

  • 9 ml Archers Peach Schnapps
  • 35 ml Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
  • 35 ml Orange Juice
  • 35 ml Cranberry Juice

How to Prepare:

  1. Fill a tall 12-ounce glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add all the ingredients together and use a jigger to measure them correctly.

Johnnie Walker Red Label & Soda

Here is another version of the classic cocktail mix using Johnnie Walker Red Label that can be served on various occasions.

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Johnnie Walker Red Label Blended Scotch Whiskey
  • 125 ml Soda Water
  • 2 Orange or Lime Wedges

How to Prepare:

  1. Fill ice cubes into a tall glass.
  2. Add Johnnie Walker Red Label and soda water using a jigger.
  3. Garnish with either orange or lime wedges.

Super Simple Summer Punch

This cocktail drink is best served if you want to add a splash of summer sophistication to your party. Your guests will definitely enjoy the taste of the crisp cranberry and sweet mango combination in this summer punch.

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
  • 4 Slices of Orange
  • 4 Pieces of Raspberries
  • 100 ml Cranberry Juice
  • 100 ml Mango Juice
  • 50 ml Soda Water

How to Prepare:

  1. In a glass full of ice, pour in the vodka, add in the orange slices and raspberries, and stir the mixture using a wooden spoon to blend the flavors.
  2. Pour in the mango and cranberry juice followed by soda water and continue stirring to infuse the mixture.

Gin and Tonic

Gin and tonic is not just one of the most famous cocktail recipes, it is also unbelievably easy to prepare. G&T uses gin as the base spirit, plus tonic as a mixer, and lime or lemon for garnishing.

Ingredients:

  • 25 ml Gordon’s Lodon Dry Gin
  • 125 ml Tonic Water
  • 10 ml Lime Juice
  • 2 Lime or Lemon Wedges

How to Prepare:

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes, measure the gin, tonic water, and lime juice using a jigger, and pour into the glass.
  2. Place the lime or lemon wedge in your cocktail drink for some garnishing.

Rum and Cola

If you are looking for an all-time classic cocktail mix, rum and cola have been around for quite a while now. An easy to prepare, all-time favorite of cocktail drinkers, brags about the infusion of the sweet, subtle taste of cola and tangy lime and is best mixed with Captain Morgan White Rum.

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Captain Morgan White Rum
  • 125 ml Cola
  • 1 Lime Wedge

How to Prepare:

  1. Fill your glass or jar with cubes of ice.
  2. Use a jigger to measure and pour the rum and cola into your glass of ice.
  3. Add lime wedge to garnish.

Vodka Tonic

The Vodka Tonic cocktail is considered one of the simplest and most famous mixed drink recipes. It is a basic mixture of pure vodka and tonic, garnished with a subtle, zesty squeeze of lime.

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
  • 125 ml Tonic Water
  • 1 Lime Wedge

How to Prepare:

  1. Pour vodka and tonic water into a jigger for correct measurement into a glass filled with ice.
  2. Place the lime wedge on the drink, squeeze a bit and serve.

Leave a Comment