Become a Cocktail Expert in No Time – 7 Classic Cocktail Recipes for you to Try at Home

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A cocktail a day keeps the COVID Blues away. You don’t have to spend your long days at home doing nothing. Why not learn a new hobby and loosen up at the same time! Learn how to make these classic drinks and you’ll be hosting fancy cocktail parties at your home in no time. We’ve rounded up the 7 of the most important drinks to know how to make. Get your cocktail shakers out and start shaking!

7 Classic Cocktail Recipes

1. Daiquiri: Simple and Sublime

make Daiquiri at home

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce demerara sugar syrup
  • Garnish: lime twist

Steps:

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass
  3. Garnish with a lime twist

2. Margarita: Tangy, Sweet, and Strong

make Magarita at home
Refreshing Homemade Classic Margarita with Lime and Salt

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce Orange liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce Agave syrup
  • Garnish: Lime wheel
  • Garnish: Kosher salt
  • 2 ounces Blanco tequila

Steps:

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice
  3. Optional: Garnish with a lime wheel and kosher salt

3. Cosmopolitan: Sex and the City’s Iconic Drink

make Cosmopolitan at home
Closeup glass of cosmopolitan cocktail decorated with orange at bar background.

Ingredient:

  • 1 1/2 oz Citrus vodka
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1 dash Cranberry juice
  • Garnish: Lime wheel

Steps:

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel

4. Mojito: Delicious and Refreshing

Ingredient:

  • 3 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • club soda, to top
  • Garnish: mint sprig
  • Garnish: lime wheel

Steps:

  1. Lightly muddle the mint leaves in a shaker
  2. Add rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice and give it a short shake
  3. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice
  4. Top with club soda
  5. Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel

5. Vodka Martini: James Bond’s Favorite Drink

Ingredient

  • 2 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth 
  • 1 dash orange bitters 
  • Garnish: lemon twist

Steps

  1. Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until very well-chilled, about 20 to 30 seconds.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.

6. Gin and Tonic: Easy to make

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin (preferably Tanqueray)
  • 1-3 lime wedges
  • 3-4 ounces tonic water

Steps:

  1. Add gin to a highball glass filled with ice
  2. Insert lime wedges. Adjust according to taste
  3. Add tonic water and stir

7. Negroni: Refreshingly Bitter

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Garnish: orange peel

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients into mixing glass with ice and stir until well chilled
  2. Strain into rocks glass filled with large ice cubes
  3. Garnish with orange peel

We hope you enjoy these classic cocktail recipes at home. You’ll be an expert bartender in no time. As always, remember to drink responsibly!

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