Making delicious cocktails doesn’t have to be a chore or something that you need to worry about. You can look like a pro bartender with the right tools and preparation and enjoy the whole fun experience while you’re doing it.
We’ve made a list of simple one-step drinks for you to try at your next house party.
Raise a glass to these easy-to-make recipes!
Bright and sour, this drink was created to help prevent scurvy on English Naval ships as officers weren’t taking their rations of lime.
60 ml Smirnoff No. 21 vodka
20 ml fresh lime juice
20 ml simple syrup (1 part sugar to 1 part water)
Cucumber wheel or lime wedge, for garnish
Shake well with cracked ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
More commonly ordered as Rum And Coke, it originated naturally, in Cuba, during a free-Cuba movement that sprung up just after the Spanish-American War.
30 ml Captain Morgan Dark rum
90 ml cola
½ lime, for garnish
Pour the rum and coke into a glass with ice and squeeze the lime into it. Garnish as per taste.
Dark 'n Stormy
According to the Gosling Brothers, this drink was invented more than 100 years ago in Bermuda just after World War I.
60 ml Captain Morgan Dark rum
90 ml ginger beer
15 ml lime juice
Lime wedge, for garnish
Combine the rum, the ginger beer, and the lime juice in a tall glass full of ice cubes and stir.
When it's hot out, why not sip on a caffeinated, fizzy drink?
45 ml spiced rum
45 ml simple syrup
60 ml cold brew coffee
Mix rum, simple syrup, and cold brew in a tall glass and top with tonic.
Try your hand at making this light and refreshing drink that was a favourite of Mad Men character, Roger Sterling.
45 ml Smirnoff No. 21 vodka
45 ml grapefruit juice
Lime wedge, for garnish
Add the vodka and juice into a glass, stir, and garnish with the lime wedge.
This highball drink reportedly gets its name from the original tool used to stir the drink--a screwdriver.
45 ml Smirnoff vodka
45 ml orange juice
Orange slice, for garnish
Add the vodka into a glass over ice and top with the orange juice.
As Patti Page sang in the 1950s, you're sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod!
60 ml Smirnoff vodka
90 ml cranberry juice
Pour the ingredients into a glass with ice cubes and stir well. Squeeze the juice from the lime wedge into the drink and drop it into the glass.
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