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13 Lip Smacking Cocktails You Can Make At Home

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You install a new bar at home that is stacked with alcohol bottles from across the world but you don’t know how to make any classic cocktails. Well look no further, here is a list of cocktails that are deceivingly simple to make but taste like a million bucks. At your next event at home, as much as your guests will be impressed with your home bar, they will be even more impressed by your mixologist skills. Don’t forget to get some amazing bar accessories like bar tools, a shaker, a wine rack and alcohol glasses to serve these lip smacking cocktails

1. Pina Colada

Originating in Puerto Rico, this is a signature tropical island drink that actually tastes like summer in a glass. Its chunky texture is due to being blended with loads of ice and fresh pineapple juice which makes it even more delicious. For a more tropical punch, you can add small drink umbrellas which are both colourful and fun.

Ingredients

  • White Rum
  • Coconut Cream
  • Pineapple Juice

2. Gin and Tonic

Well, this is one of those cocktail you just can’t go wrong with since its quantities vary according to the taste and preference of the drinker and can be easily adjusted to taste. Mostly the ratio is 1:1 but that can depend. You can also add raw cucumber and fresh fruits like strawberries and lemon wedges for more enhanced flavours.

Ingredients

  • Gin
  • Tonic Water
  • Lime Wedge

3. Long Island Iced Tea (LIT)

Long Island Iced Teas can be seriously strong and will get you drunk very quickly since it includes a number of alcohols that are mixed together to form a medley of flavours. It uses 5 individual spirits and is surprisingly quite refreshing without even having any tea in it. Irony abounds!

Ingredients

  • Vodka
  • Tequila
  • Triple Sec
  • Gin
  • Rum

4. Cosmopolitan

A drink that has the hit 90s Tv series Sex and the City to thank for its huge rumbling popularity. The pink colour looks innocently deceptive but this drink can seriously knock you out. With undernotes of citrus and berries, this drink has late-night city vibes to it.

Ingredients

  • Citron vodka
  • Cointreau
  • Cranberry juice cocktail
  • Lime Juice

5. Mojito

Mojito has confidently paved the way for every family function, festivities and celebration. Its lemony, citrus freshness is highly infectious and cannot be stopped after having just one. This Cuban favourite has become a worldwide hit as it balances the sweetness with the minty flavour exceedingly well. A perfect drink on a sweltering hot day.

Ingredients

  • Rum
  • Mint
  • Lime
  • Sugar
  • Club Soda

6. Tequila Sunrise

As the name suggests, this drink has all the colours of the sunset in it including red, orange and yellow. Layered from dark to the lightest this drink is surely a visual delight with vacation vibes. To look like a pro you can add a Maraschino cherry on the edge for an added charm.

Ingredients

  • Tequila
  • Orange Juice
  • Grenadine syrup

7. Old Fashioned

An amalgamation of contrasting flavours this drink will pack a punch. Developed in the 19th Century, it has since never gone out of fashion literally due to its rich flavours and is usually enjoyed during winters. People who want to upgrade their bourbon drink should definitely try this one out. 

Ingredients

  • Bourbon Whiskey
  • Orange 
  • Sugar
  • Bitters
  • Maraschino cherry

8. Whiskey Sour

One of the oldest cocktails in the book, whiskey sour is a crowd favourite that has a distinctive balance of sweet and sour. Don’t be appalled by the inclusion of an egg white in the drink since it gives it a light and frothy texture which makes the drink even more delicious.

Ingredients

  • Whiskey
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar syrup
  • Angostura bitters
  • Egg white

9. Margarita

One of the most popular cocktails in the world gets its origin from Mexico and is poured in a distinctive glass. You can switch the basic recipe and experiment with different flavours since Margarita acts as a good base. Make sure to add salt on the rims of the glass to strike out the citrus hit.

Ingredients

  • Tequila
  • Cointreau (orange liqueur)
  • Lime Juice
  • Lime Wedge

10. Mimosa

Endless mimosa brunch sounds like the perfect brunch idea to go out with friends. This refreshing cocktail tastes great with any food and requires no occasion to drink it. The bubbly and fizzy champagne is well complimented with freshly squeezed orange juice to make this tasty drink. 

Ingredients

  • Champagne
  • Orange Juice

11. Martini

James Bonds’s famously infamous drink that he iconically says “Shaken, not stirred” has been etched in the minds of all movie lovers. Rightly so, this drink is a style statement which is traditionally served in triangular glass giving it more of an artistic flair. A hint of green from the soaked olives in this transparent drink is what seals the deal. 

Ingredients

  • Gin
  • Vermouth
  • Olive

12. Bloody Mary

Tangy, tasty and filled with tomatoes, well that is bloody mary for you in short. One of classic cocktails, it is loaded with spicy and tangy sauces and a concoction of different spices to form this masterpiece. It has become a hangover cure also since it charges up the system. 

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Tomato juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Celery salt
  • Black pepper

13. Amaretto Sour

Unlike most other cocktails, this one is for people who detest the bitterness of alcoholic drinks since Amaretto is on a sweeter note. This Italian liqueur is made from apricots or almonds which gives it a sweet and nutty flavour. To balance that out, the drink uses lemon juice for the sour flavour. You can also add bourbon to it for a twist. 

Ingredients:

  • Amaretto liqueur
  • Simple Syrup 
  • Lemon juice
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