We know it’s fun to watch your bartender (or mixologist) spruce up your favorite cocktail but every now and then it’s even more fun to host friends at home. We’ve voted for our favorite easy to make cocktails when your bar is running a little low. All of these drinks require only couple of ingredients and an eager palette. Have fun, drink up and enjoy!
2 oz of gin
1 oz of sherry
1 lemon twist
Pour sherry and gin in a tumbler glass or shaker and fill with ice. Stir (don’t shake) well until you feel the glass becoming chilled. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist. Bottoms up!
2 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
3 dashes of bitters
Put the sugar in a tumbler glass and dash a few drops of bitters (to taste) on top. Sprinkle in a few drops of water and stir until all of the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the whiskey. Add a two large ice cubes and stir until chilled. If you’d truly like to be “old fashioned” like your grandfather raised you to be, you’d garnish with a cherry and orange peel.
1 oz Dry Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
There are two ways to serve this cocktail
On the rocks – Combine all ingredients in a tumbler glass filled with ice and stir to combine. Take an orange peel and twist over the drink for a nice aroma and then use as garnish.
Straight up – Combine all ingredients in a shaker or a 8 oz glass and fill with ice. Stir for about 15 seconds and strain into a martini glass. Take an orange peel and twist over the drink for a nice aroma and then use as garnish.
Dark and Stormy
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
4 ounces ginger beer
2 ounces Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
Use a highball glass and fill it to the top with ice. The preferred way to pour would be to layer. Using the back of a spoon, pour the lime juice into the glass, follow it with the ginger beer and then pour in Gosling’s Black Seal Rum (the rum of choice for this cocktail). Finish it with a lime wedge… Or to serve with pinkies out, a lime twist.
The Bitter Mimosa
1/2 oz Cynar (an Italian bitter liqueur)
3 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
3 oz chilled sparkling wine (brut or sweet)
Pour the bitter liqueur and grapefruit juice into a champagne flute and then add the champagne. Use a peel from the grapefruit to garnish.