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5 Fun and Easy Cocktails to Make at Home

When your friends refer to you as “the life of the party” and you have the living space to entertain, there’s no reason to go to the bars every weekend! There are plenty of easy alcoholic drinks to make at home that only require basic bartending skills. 

Looking for good drinks to make at home? We’ve got you covered. 

With these fun cocktail recipes, you and your friends can spend less time standing in line at the club and paying cover charges and more time perfecting your favorite drink while keeping your wallet happy.

1. Classic Margarita

Who doesn’t love a traditional margarita on a warm evening in the summer? Call your friends over for Taco Tuesday and craft this delicious cocktail:

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce agave syrup
  • Optional garnish: lime wheel and kosher salt

Directions:

Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Next, add the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and agave. Shake until chilled - this should take about 20 seconds.  

Add a salt rim to your glass, then fill with ice. Strain mixture into your prepared cocktail glass. Enjoy!

2. Moscow Mule

This classic vodka cocktail is a refreshing delight that you and your friends are bound to love. To impress your guests with this drink, make sure you have a set of copper mugs handy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces vodka
  • 1/2 fluid ounce lime juice 
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup ginger beer
  • Optional garnish: Lime wedge

Directions:

Add ice cubes to the copper mug, filling it about halfway. Add vodka and lime juice, stirring well. Top with ginger beer and stir to combine. Add your garnish to the rim of the mug. Enjoy! 

3. Whiskey Sour

A whiskey sour is another delicious and refreshing option, and it’s such an easy cocktail to make at home! 

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • Optional garnish: 1/2 orange wheel and a Maraschino cherry

Directions:

Pour bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup and ice into your cocktail shaker. Cover and shake until the drink is chilled - this should take about 20 seconds. 

Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass with ice, then add your garnishes. Enjoy!

4. Gin Fizz

Man preparing cocktails at home

A lovely sparkling cocktail with quality gin can make for an unforgettable night. Try this Gin Fizz recipe for the next night in.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 egg white 
  • Ice cubes
  • Club soda

Directions:

Pour the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white into a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake until well-chilled - this should take about 15 seconds.

Add a few ice cubes to the mix and shake for another five seconds. 

Strain into a cocktail glass and top it off with Club soda. Enjoy!

5. Mai Tai

Looking for a fun cocktail to make at home that reminds you of an island vacation? A Mai Tai is the drink for you. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 3/4 ounce orange curaçao
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat
  • Crushed ice
  • 1/2 ounce dark rum
  • Optional garnish: Lime wheel and mint sprig 

Directions:

Pour rum, curaçao, lime juice and orgeat into a cocktail shaker with crushed ice and shake for about 5 seconds.

Strain into a rocks glass, then top with dark rum. Garnish with lime wheel and mint sprig. Enjoy!

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