Top Cocktails to Make at Home

Fancy a cheeky alcoholic beverage while you’re at home, either on your own after a long week at work or while you’re catching up with the girls? Well then, you’re going to need a handful of good cocktail recipes under your belt! Here are some of the best cocktails inspired by the famous Mr Green, that you can make at home.

 

Manhattan

To make a Manhattan cocktail you’ll need to take 1 oz of sweet vermouth, 2 oz of rye whiskey and two dashes of Angostura bitters, or a similar substitute and stir them all up before straining them into a glass and garnishing with a cherry!

 

Negroni

A cocktail that isn’t often remembered but is very simple to make is a Negroni. To make this cocktail, you will need three drinks; Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth. You’ll need 1 oz of each drink, shake in a cocktail mixer with ice for half a minute and then strain into glasses. For a final flourish, you may choose to garnish your drink with some orange peel.

 

Daiquiri

You can have a lot of fun customizing Daiquiris, and that’s probably what makes them so popular. For a basic Daiquiri, you will need 2 oz of white rum, 1 oz of lime juice and 0.75oz of syrup. Making the Daiquiri is easy; just pour all of the ingredients into a mixer with some crushed ice and shake well for about thirty seconds before straining into a glass.

 

Gin and Tonic

One of the most classic and most popular cocktails there is is the Gin and Tonic. Take some gin and water and pour as much as you like of each over some ice and then pop a lime wedge on the side of the glass and you’re good to go!

 

Gimlet

Gimlets are so quick and easy to make, and so often they’re forgotten about. You only need two drinks to make a Gimlet; 2oz of either gin or vodka and 0.30oz of lime juice. Pour the drinks into a mixer and shake thoroughly before straining into a glass to be enjoyed there and then.

 

Martini

Martinis are quick and easy. Are you like Bond, opting for shaken and not stirred? The choice is yours! To make your Martini, take 2 oz of either gin or vodka (this depends on personal preference) and 1 oz of dry vermouth, mix with some crushed ice in a mixing glass and then stir (or shake, if you prefer!) for about ten seconds. Once this is done, strain into a martini glass and enjoy!