Popular Cocktails You can Make at Home

Are you tired of spending money on drinks at clubs, bars, and restaurants? If so, you can try making your own drinks at home. All you need for most cocktail drinks is the liquor (i.e., gin, vodka, whiskey, etc.) and mix for the drink and some simple garnishes of your choice. You may also need a shaker for these drinks, but that is a great investment. Once you learn how to make these classic drinks at home you can save yourself money and throw great parties. 

Your home will become the top spot to hang out with your friends. Here are some of the best drinks that are sure to get encore requests from your party guests over and over again:

1. Moscow mule

A moscow mule is a great drink that many people have never heard of people. Once you try it it will surely become one of your favorite drinks. The recipe requires 2 ounces of your favorite vodka, ½ ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice, and about 5 to 6 ounces of ginger beer. This recipe is easy to mix because you need to first add the lime juice to your cup or mug then add 3 ice cubes. Next, pour the vodka and add the ginger beer. This drink is best served with a lime peel for garnish.

2. Whiskey sour

Looking for the perfect citrus-based drink? The whiskey sour is guaranteed to be a hit. You need 2 ounces of your favorite bourbon, ¾ ounce lemon juice, ¾ ounce syrup, and an orange slice and cherry for garnish. To mix this drink add the bourbons, lemon juice, and syrup to a shaker and fill it with ice. Shake the shaker and run through a strainer. Once strained to pour this into a cup and garnish.

3. Cosmopolitan

This is a great drink for a girl’s night in! This drink uses 2 ounces of vodka, 1-ounce cranberry juice cocktail, ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, ¾ ounce triple sec and an orange twist. In a cocktail shaker add all the liquids and fill with ice. Shake the shaker for about 20 seconds and run through a strainer. Pour into a martini glass and top with your orange twist.

4 .Gin and tonic

This is an old fashioned and classic drink that is great when you are looking for a simple recipe. All you need is 2 ounces of gin, 5 ounces of tonic water and a lime wedge for garnish. Add ice to a cup, pour the gin and then fill with tonic. Garnish with lime and enjoy this refreshing cocktail.

5. Bloody mary

This drink calls for a lot of ingredients so if you do not want to be making drinks all night you can set up a cocktail bar that allows people to make their own. Use almost anything for garnish. To make the main drink you need 1 lemon wedge, 1 lime wedge, 2 ounces of your favorite vodka, 4 ounces of tomato juice, 2 dashes of tabasco sauce, 2 teaspoons of horseradish, 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce, 1 pinch celery salt, 1 pinch of black pepper, 1 pinch of paprika, and garnishes. Once you have all your ingredients you fill the cup with ice. Next squeeze and drop the lemon and lime wedge into a shaker and add all the other ingredients. You must gently shake the drink and strain it into the glass. Garnish your drink with any garnishes that you set up at the bar area.


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