Easy Cocktails You Can Make at Home

Easy Cocktails

Have you been dabbling a bit more often in the liquor cabinet since quarantine? Put the Tequila down and check out these awesome, easy-to-make cocktails that will make your quarantine that much sweeter! And, the goal is to stay inside – So, get creative if you have to.

All Recipes from The Spruce Eats

The Cape Codder

Check out the cape codder better known as a vodka-cran. Easy enough right? For this drink to serve two, all you need is 6 oz of cranberry juice, 4 oz of vodka, and a few lime wedges. Pour everything into a highball glass with ice, stir, and juice the lime! Their pro tip for this drink it to add a splash of clear soda such as ginger ale or seltzer water.

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The Perfect Fresh Margarita

If you have a well-stocked liquor cabinet, then you’ve probably got all the ingredients for a delicious, refreshing margarita. This drink is truly one of the best and is so so versatile you can add differing fruits, you can blend it up, drink it neat, or add a few ice cubes – It’s totally up to you. For a single serving, all you need is 1.5 oz tequila, ½ oz of triple sec, 1 oz lime juice, salt or sugar for rimming and a lime wedge garnish. To whip up this drink, first rim your cup of choice by wetting the rim with lime juice and rolling the rim in salt or sugar. Then, pour your ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake it up. And strain into your rimmed glass followed by a lime wedge garnish. Can you say, yum?

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Black Russian Vodka and Coffee

This is a classy, satisfying cocktail that only involves three, easy to grab ingredients. All you need is 1.5 ounces of vodka, ¾ ounces of coffee liqueur and if you have them – maraschino cherries. Creating this drink is even simpler – pour all of your ingredients into a glass with ice, stir, and garnish with cherries – voila!

Easy Cocktails
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The Classic Whiskey Highball

This is an awesome classic that is effortless to whip up – Especially if you’re short on time. So, grab your whiskey – any kind you’d like, and ginger ale and you’re good to go! All you need is 2 ounces of whiskey and 6 oz of ginger ale. Gather everything up, fill your highball glass with ice, pour in the whiskey and top with ginger ale and you’re ready to roll! This is perfect for a happy hour – enjoy!

Easy Cocktails
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Gin and Tonic

Another staple you should know and you can make at home is a gin and tonic. This is another great two-ingredient, easy to mix cocktail that you and that special quarantine buddy can whip up in seconds! For this recipe all you need if 2 oz of gin, 4-5 oz of tonic water and a lime wedge to garnish if you want! Easy as pie…

Easy Cocktails
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Rum and Coke

Hello, what would this cocktail list be without a rum and coke? This is such a simple and delicious cocktail that you can make any time. Simply take 2 oz rum, 4-6 oz coke, and a lime wedge, mix it in a highball glass and voila – drinks are served.

What at-home cocktails have you been whipping up? Get creative and remember to drink responsibly.

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