Cocktails You Can easily Make at Home
As you have risen above the usual drab of club-hopping and partying at raucous places during the New Year, now its the time to relax and unwind inside your four walls in front of your near and dear ones. You are thinking of ways to spice up the night and show those club hoppers that you still know how to party. Now, the major concern is that you will miss the much required skillset of a bartender who makes you feel that you can’t make one decent cocktail at home without having a degree in chemistry. Let us let you in on a little secret: some of the highly celebrated and the most sparkling cocktails require no godlike skills. All you need to have is the ability to measure in ounces, and then, if it is not too difficult, squeeze the juice out of a lime. So here’s a chance to feel better about yourself as you master the craft of concocting some of the finest cocktails.
Negroni is one of those cocktails wherein if you are unaware of how it was made and the bartender served it, you would immediately write off a blank cheque to him (a must-avoid drunk hazard). This is how delectable this cocktail is, and much to your surprise, it is ridiculously easy to make. Gin, Campari, and sweet Vermouth come together to make this drink. This magnificent blend feels like the Wizard of Oz of the cocktail world.
Gin & Tonic
The evergreen ‘Gin & Tonic’ is not just a cocktail, as it is a drink that is steeped with history. Tonic is an effective way to prevent malaria as it contains quinine, an anti-pyretic. Tonic water was developed in the mid 19th century to save soldiers who were venturing into mosquito-laden countries on behalf of the British Empire. Enough with the history lessons now, getting back to Gin & Tonic, given the minimal list of ingredients, it is the most friendly cocktail to make at home. Just pour gin (preferably London Dry) and add tonic—keeping your capacity in mind—into an ice-filled glass. Throw in the lime wedge to take the edge off.
Manhattan is the cocktail that is considered Mona Lisa for all whiskey drinkers. The drink is mysterious in its own way and is believed to have its roots back in 1874 at the NYC’s Manhattan club. The cocktail surely deserves its name in the Cocktail Hall of Fame, as it was the first cocktail to use vermouth as a modifier. Making this cocktail is a walk in the park; all you need is a good glass of Black Dog, some ice, vermouth, and bitters. Without a doubt, Manhattan will be one of the most delicious drinks you’ll never have sipped.
This cocktail is subject to lot of controversy when it comes to who invented it and where. As we all know, a spirit, orange liqueur, and citrus juice are ingredients of all killer cocktails ranging from margarita to the cosmo. However, the first drink to use this classic combination and leave a benchmark was the brandy-based Sidecar, somewhere during the WW1 era in France. You can choose your own choice of brandy or cognac. Every different experiment will give you a much different cocktail. But have no doubts about the deliciousness of the perfect blend that brings this cocktail together.
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