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40 Best Mixed Drink Recipes You Can Make At Home

According to the Cocktail Codex, all cocktail drinks follow one simple formula: start with the core ingredient, which is the primary spirit; followed by an element of balance, which would contradict the core’s flavor for more depth; and finished with a dash of seasoning, to complement and enhance the core. 

Whether you’re an aspiring bartender, a curious mixologist, or simply wanting to try out a different hobby, here are 40 easy to prepare cocktail recipes that apply this simple formula for you to recreate. 

40 Easy To Prepare Cocktail Recipes 

1. Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey sour dates back to the time of our ancestors, when drinking water was scarce in ships, and they had to use spirits instead. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces bourbon 
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice 
  • ½ ounce simple syrup 
  • Angostura bitters 

Directions: 

  1. Pour bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and shake well until combined. 
  2. Add ice into the cocktail shaker, and give everything a good shake until chilled. 
  3. Strain and pour into a cobbler glass.
  4. Garnish with a few drops of angostura bitters. 

2. Classic Margarita

Classic Margarita

It is said that this cocktail drink came about when Daniel Negrete, a hotel manager in the 1930s, created it for his girlfriend named Margarita as a gift. Margarita liked salt in her drinks. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ ounces blanco tequila 
  • 1 ounce triple sec 
  • ½ ounce lime juice 
  • Kosher salt 
  • Lime wedges 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Rub a lime wedge against the lip of a margarita glass, and dip the wet lip into some kosher salt. 
  2. Pour the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice into an iced cocktail shaker and shake until combined. 
  3. Strain and pour the mixture into the margarita glass. Garnish with a lime wedge. 

3. Tom Collins

Tom Collins

There are two different accounts of how the Tom Collins drink came into existence: one from a man named John Collins and the other from a Tom Collins hoax back in 1874. 

Whatever the drink’s origin is, it has become one of the most well-loved cocktails in history. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces gin 
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice 
  • ½ ounce simple syrup 
  • 2 ounces club soda 
  • Lemon wedges 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour ice halfway through a Collins glass and set it aside to chill. 
  2. Combine the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in an iced cocktail shaker, and shake until well-combined. 
  3. Pour into the chilled highball glass and top off with club soda. 
  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge. 

4. Classic Mojito

Classic Mojito

The classic mojito is a bar staple, with the flavors of lime and mint taking center stage in this drink. It’s fairly easy to whip yourself one to savor alongside your mid-morning brunch. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ ounces white rum 
  • ½ cup club soda 
  • ½ lime, cut into 4 wedges 
  • White sugar to taste 
  • Mint leaves 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Muddle ten mint leaves and one lime wedge at the bottom of a tall glass. Add two more lime wedges and your desired amount of sugar, and muddle everything together. ‘
  2. Fill the glass with fresh ice. 
  3. Pour in the rum, and top off with club soda. 
  4. Gently stir with a bar spoon and taste. Add more sugar if desired. 
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge. 

5. Gin Fizz

Gin Fizz

Expect the spirit served alongside citrus, sugar, and sparkling water whenever you hear the word fizz. Sometimes a frothy egg white is added, too. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces gin 
  • 1 ounce lemon juice 
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup 
  • 1 egg white 
  • Club soda 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white into a cocktail shaker and shake well until frothy. 
  2. Add a few cubes of ice into the cocktail shaker and shake the mixture until chilled. 
  3. Strain and pour into a tall chilled glass and top off with club soda. 

6. Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule was first founded in 1941 on Sophie Berezinski’s whim to find the perfect ratio to marry the flavors of fizzy ginger beer and spicy vodka. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ ounces vodka 
  • ½ ounce lime juice 
  • ½ cup ginger beer 
  • Lime wedge 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour the vodka and lime juice into a copper mug filled with ice. Top off with ginger beer. 
  2. Gently stir using a bar spoon. 
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge. 

7. Gin & Tonic

Gin & Tonic

The classic Gin & Tonic is a bar staple and requires very few ingredients to create. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces gin 
  • 4 ounces tonic water 
  • Lime wedge
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour the gin and tonic water into a tall glass filled with ice. 
  2. Gently stir the two liquids with a bar spoon. 
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge. 

8. Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Cosmopolitan Cocktail

The Cosmopolitan is a scrumptious combination of sweet and sour in a cocktail glass. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ ounces vodka 
  • ¼ ounce lime juice 
  • ¼ ounce triple sec 
  • ¼ ounce cranberry juice 
  • Lime wedge 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour all liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker and give everything a good jiggle. 
  2. Add some ice into the mixture and shake well until chilled. 
  3. Strain and pour into a pretty cocktail glass. 
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge. 

9. Gin Gimlet 

Gin Gimlet 

Those who love the mouth-puckering sour taste of lime would enjoy a glass of gin gimlet. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ½ ounces gin 
  • ½ ounce lime juice 
  • ½ ounce simple syrup 
  • Lime wheel 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour the gin, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well until chilled. 
  2. Strain and pour the mixture into an iced rocks glass. 
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel. 

10. Classic Daiquiri

Classic Daiquiri

In the late 1800s, Jennings Cox signed the creation of the classic daiquiri at a cocktail party. Because he had run out of gin, he decided to incorporate rum into his cocktails instead, which was plentiful in Cuba. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ ounces light rum 
  • ¾ ounce lime juice 
  • Simple syrup to taste 

Directions: 

  1. Pour the rum, lime juice, and simple syrup into an iced cocktail shaker and shake well until chilled. 
  2. Strain and pour into an iced cocktail glass. 

11. Classic Sidecar

Classic Sidecar

In circulation since World War One, the classic sidecar is probably the most famous cognac cocktail today. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ ounces cognac 
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur 
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice 
  • Orange twist 

Directions: 

  1. Add all liquid ingredients into an iced cocktail shaker and shake well until combined. 
  2. Strain and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Add an orange twist for garnish. 

12. French 75

French 75

French 75 was a product of experimenting with different spirits to create a unique drink. In the late 19th to early 20th century, cocktail enthusiasts discovered that gin and champagne worked harmoniously with lemons and sugar. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ounce gin 
  • ½ ounce lemon juice 
  • ½ ounce simple syrup 
  • 3 ounces champagne or sparkling wine 
  • Lemon twist 

Directions: 

  1. Pour gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled. 
  2. Strain and pour the mixture into a delicate flute glass and top off with champagne. 
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist. 

13. Boulevardier 

Boulevardier

This cocktail drink is a namesake of a French magazine in 1927. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ¼ ounces bourbon 
  • 1 ounce Campari liqueur 
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth 
  • Orange twist 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Stir together the bourbon, liqueur, and sweet vermouth inside a mixing glass with some ice until combined. 
  2. Strain and pour into a lowball glass filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with an orange twist. 

14. Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

Plenty of alcohol purists in the late 1800s did not want to ride on the hype of the cocktails and instead ordered their drinks “the old-fashioned way,” which was the spirit, bitters, sugar, and water. [1]

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces bourbon 
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters 
  • ½ teaspoon sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon water 
  • Orange peel 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour the sugar, bitters, and water to the bottom of an old fashioned glass and stir until the sugar is dissolved. 
  2. Drop one large ice sphere and top off with bourbon. Stir gently with a bar spoon. 
  3. Add the orange peel for garnish. 

15. Paloma Cocktail

Paloma Cocktail

The pretty pink Paloma is the best accompaniment to Sunday brunch with the ladies. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces blanco tequila 
  • ½ ounce lime juice 
  • 4 ounces grapefruit soda 
  • Lime wedge 
  • Kosher salt 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Rub a lime wedge against the lip of a tall glass to wet it. Coat the wet lip with salt. 
  2. Fill the glass halfway with ice, and pour in the alcohol and lime juice. 
  3. Top off with grapefruit soda and give everything a final stir. 

16. Manhattan

Manhattan

This cocktail drink was first created in the aptly-named Manhattan Club in New York City in the late 1800s. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces rye 
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters 
  • Maraschino cherry 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour the rye, vermouth, and bitters into a mixing glass and stir together well. 
  2. Strain and pour into a chilled cocktail glass. 
  3. Drop in a maraschino cherry. 

17. St. Germain & Cranberry

St. Germain & Cranberry

The St. Germain & Cranberry cocktail screams Christmas and festivities, but we’re sure this will pair nicely with other holidays, too. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces vodka 
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice 
  • 1 ounce lime juice 
  • 1 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur 
  • Lime wedges  
  • Sugar 

Directions: 

  1. Rub a lime wedge against the lip of a cocktail glass and dip the lip in delicate white sugar until well-coated. 
  2. Pour the vodka, fruit juices, and elderflower liqueur into an iced cocktail shaker and shake well until chilled. 
  3. Strain and pour the pink liquid into the prepared cocktail glass. 

18. Salty Dog

Salty Dog

You can create two cocktail variations using the Salty Dog recipe — if you salt the rim, that’s a Salty Dog, but when you opt not to, that’s a Greyhound instead. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ ounces vodka or gin 
  • 3 ounces grapefruit juice 
  • Salt 
  • Grapefruit slice 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Wet the lip of a tall glass with water and dip it into salt to create a salt rim. 
  2. Fill the glass halfway with ice, and pour in the alcohol and juice. 
  3. Stir gently to combine and garnish with a grapefruit slice. 

19. South Side

South Side

The South Side cocktail is the best way to cool down during hot summer afternoons. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces gin 
  • 1 ounce lemon juice 
  • 1 ounce simple syrup 
  • Mint leaves 
  • Mint sprig 

Directions: 

  1. Muddle the lemon juice and five mint leaves at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Add the gin, simple syrup, and some ice, and give everything a good shake until chilled. 
  3. Pour the contents into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a mint sprig. 

20. Sazerac

Sazerac

The first variation of the Sazerac cocktail was made with a French brandy called Sazerac de Forge et Fils. Eventually, the French brandy was replaced with American rye whiskey and is now considered the official cocktail of New Orleans. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces rye whiskey 
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters 
  • ¼ ounce absinthe 
  • 1 sugar cube 
  • Lemon twist 

Directions: 

  1. Put the sugar cube and bitters at the bottom of a mixing glass and muddle until the sugar cube has been dissolved. 
  2. Add the rye and stir gently with a bar spoon. 
  3. Swirl absinthe inside the walls of a lowball glass and discard the excess. 
  4. Pour the rye mixture into the lowball glass. 
  5. Squeeze the lemon twist over the liquor to release its essence, and discard it. 

21. Jungle Bird

Jungle Bird

Sipping a Jungle Bird is like being away on a tropical island due to its fresh tropical flavors. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ ounces dark rum 
  • ¾ ounce Campari liqueur 
  • 1 ½ ounces pineapple juice 
  • ½ ounce lime juice 
  • ½ ounce demerara syrup 
  • Pineapple wedge 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour the rum, liqueur, syrup, and fruit juices into an iced cocktail shaker and shake until chilled. 
  2. Strain and pour into a rocks glass filled with ice cubes. 
  3. Garnish with a pineapple wedge. 

22. Whiskey Smash

Whiskey Smash

The Whiskey Smash is an easygoing cocktail for those who say they aren’t big fans of bourbon. Watch them change their mind with each sip! 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces bourbon 
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup 
  • Lemon wedges 
  • Mint leaves 
  • Mint sprig 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Muddle three lemon wedges inside a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Add bourbon, syrup, a few mint leaves, and ice, and shake well until everything has been combined. 
  3. Strain and pour the contents into a lowball glass with ice and garnish with a mint sprig. 

23. Dirty Martini With Stuffed Olives

Dirty Martini With Stuffed Olives

Make sure to use good quality vodka and blue cheese with this recipe — it’s going to make all the difference. 

Ingredients: 

  • 3 ounces vodka 
  • 1 teaspoon dry vermouth 
  • 2 large olives, pitted 
  • Blue cheese 

Directions: 

  1. Prep the olives by removing their pits and stuffing them with blue cheese. Insert them through a skewer. 
  2. Swirl the vermouth around the walls of a martini glass and discard the excess. Chill the glass inside the fridge for 10 minutes. 
  3. Pour vodka inside a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. 
  4. Pour the vodka inside the prepared martini glass and garnish it with the stuffed olives. 

24. Bees Knees

Bees Knees

Bees Knees in slang means “the best” — which is what this cocktail drink is. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces gin 
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice 
  • ½ ounce honey syrup 
  • Lemon twist 

Directions: 

  1. Pour all liquid ingredients into an iced cocktail shaker and shake until combined. 
  2. Strain and pour into a chilled cocktail glass. 
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist. 

25. Classic Mai Tai

Classic Mai Tai

One of the most well-loved tiki drinks, the Mai Tai combines the flavors of both white and dark rum to create a “mai tai” cocktail — which means “out of this world” in Tahiti. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ ounces white rum 
  • ½ ounce dark rum 
  • ¾ ounce orange curacao 
  • ¾ ounce lime juice 
  • ½ ounce orgeat syrup 
  • Lime wheel 
  • Mint sprig 
  • Crushed ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour white rum, curacao, lime juice, and orgeat syrup into a cocktail shaker with some crushed ice and gently shake. Pour everything into a rocks glass. 
  2. Trickle in the dark rum and watch it change color. 
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel and a mint sprig. 

26. Ramos Gin Fizz

Ramos Gin Fizz

Unlike other cocktails, there is no mystery to the origin of the Ramos Gin Fizz. This drink was first created by Carl Ramos in New Orleans and remains one of the city’s most popular cocktails. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces gin 
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup 
  • ½ ounce heavy cream 
  • ½ ounce lemon juice 
  • ½ ounce lime juice 
  • 3 dashes orange flower water 
  • 1 egg white 
  • Club soda 

Directions: 

  1. Pour everything into a cocktail shaker and dry shake until everything is combined and frothy. 
  2. Add in a few ice cubes and shake well until the mixture is chilled. 
  3. Strain and pour the contents into a tall glass. 
  4. Pour the club soda into the used cocktail shaker to pick up any residual froth and top off the tall glass. 

27. Negroni

Negroni

Most people consider the Negroni a grownup drink as it lacks the sweetness many colorful cocktails have. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ounce gin 
  • 1 ounce Campari liqueur 
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth 
  • Orange peel 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour the gin, vermouth, and liqueur into a rocks glass filled with ice and stir with a bar spoon. 
  2. Drop an orange peel for garnish. 

28. Dark and Stormy

Dark and Stormy

Like the Moscow Mule, the Dark and Stormy also has the fizz of ginger beer, but dark rum is used instead of vodka. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces dark rum 
  • ½ ounce lime juice 
  • Ginger beer 
  • Lime wedge 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Add the rum and lime juice to a Collins glass filled with ice and top off with ginger beer. 
  2. Garnish with a lime wedge. 

29. Caipirinha

Caipirinha

The Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail and is popularly served not only in restaurants and bars but also in households. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces cachaca 
  • ½ lime, cut into slices 
  • Superfine sugar (to taste)
  • Lime wheel 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Muddle the lime slices and sugar at the bottom of an old fashioned glass. 
  2. Add the ice and top off with cachaca. 
  3. Gently stir with a bar spoon and garnish with a lime wheel. 

30. Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

The savory Bloody Mary is the perfect accompaniment to Sunday brunch. It pairs extremely well with pasta! 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces vodka 
  • 4 ounces tomato juice 
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish 
  • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce 
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Lemon wedge
  • Lime wedge 
  • Salt 
  • Ground black pepper 
  • Smoked paprika 
  • Parsley sprig 
  • Green olives 
  • Celery stalk 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Squeeze the juice of the lemon and lime wedges into a cocktail shaker. Drop both of the fruit wedges in. 
  2. Add the vodka, tomato juice, horseradish, a pinch of salt, black pepper and paprika, Tabasco and Worcestershire, and some ice, and shake everything until combined. 
  3. Pour everything into a tall glass and garnish with a parsley sprig, celery stalk, and a lime wedge. 

31. Blood Orange Spritz

Blood Orange Spritz

Did you know that blood oranges taste more like cherries than actual oranges? 

Ingredients: 

  • ½ ounce gin 
  • ½ ounce blood orange liqueur 
  • 1 ounce champagne/sparkling wine 
  • ½ ounce orange juice 
  • ½ ounce soda water 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice and pour in the orange liqueur, followed by the orange juice. 
  2. Add gin and soda water and top everything off with sparkling wine. 

32. Classic Fruit Sangria

Classic Fruit Sangria

Making a large batch of fruit sangria to serve guests at the next house party is extremely easy. Not only that, it’s extremely delicious, too! 

Ingredients: 

  • 750ml bottle dry red wine 
  • 1 ½ cups rum 
  • 1 cup orange juice 
  • ½ cup white sugar 
  • Lemon 
  • Lime 
  • Orange 

Directions: 

  1. Make sure all ingredients are chilled before assembly. 
  2. Slice the fruits into thin rounds and place them inside a large glass pitcher. 
  3. Pour the rum and sugar into the pitcher and leave it the fridge to chill for at least two hours. 
  4. Once you’re ready to serve, crush the fruit slightly with a wooden spoon and add the wine and orange juice. Adjust the sweetness by adding more sugar. 

33. Sparkling Campari Orange Cocktail

Sparkling Campari Orange Cocktail

Campari lends both its rosy color and bitter flavor to this unique cocktail drink. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ⅓ cups sparkling white wine 
  • 3 ounces orange juice 
  • 3 ounces Campari liqueur 
  • Orange rinds 

Directions: 

  1. Combine all liquid ingredients in an iced mixer and stir until combined. 
  2. Strain and pour into a champagne flute glass. 
  3. Garnish with an orange rind. 

34. Classic White Russian

Classic White Russian

Most coffee lovers we know are big fans of the classic White Russian. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces vodka 
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur 
  • 1 splash heavy cream 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour the vodka and liqueur into a rocks glass with ice. 
  2. Top with a splash of heavy cream and stir. 

35. Zyr Summer Punch (Single Serve and Large Batch) 

Zyr Summer Punch

We’ve got measurements for both the single-serve and large batch of the Zyr Summer Punch for you to share with your friends. 

Ingredients (for single-serve): 

  • 1 ½ ounce Zyr vodka 
  • ¼ ounce grapefruit liqueur 
  • ¼ ounce elderflower liqueur 
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice 
  • ½ ounce strawberry syrup 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Combine all ingredients inside a tall glass filled with ice and stir gently with a bar spoon. 

Ingredients (for a large batch): 

  • 15 ounces Zyr vodka 
  • 2 ½ ounces elderflower liqueur 
  • 2 ½ ounces grapefruit liqueur 
  • 7 ½ ounces lemon juice 
  • 5 ounces strawberry syrup 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour all of the ingredients into a glass pitcher and use a wooden spoon to stir well. Serve in cute glasses. 

36. Sloe Gin Fizz

Sloe Gin Fizz

Sloe, also known as blackthorn, is a plum-like berry. They are incredibly tart when eaten raw, so it’s best to cook them before eating. They are often made into sloe jam or, in this case, gin. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ ounces sloe gin 
  • 1 ounce lemon juice 
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup 
  • Club soda 
  • Lemon wedge 
  • Cherry 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Combine the gin, lemon juice, and syrup in an iced cocktail shaker and shake well. 
  2. Strain and pour the contents into a tall glass with ice, and top off with club soda. 
  3. Garnish with a cherry and a lemon wedge. 

37. Oaxacan Rusty Nail

Oaxacan Rusty Nail

The Oaxacan Rusty Nail is deliciously smoky and spicy. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ ounces mezcal 
  • ¾ ounce Drambuie liqueur 
  • 3 dashes orange bitters 
  • 1 slice jalapeno 
  • Orange peel 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour all the liquid ingredients along with the jalapeno slice into a cocktail shaker. Muddle the jalapeno slice to release all of its natural juices. 
  2. Add some ice to the cocktail shaker and shake well until chilled. 
  3. Run the orange peel along the rim of a chilled coupe glass and drop it inside. Strain and pour the contents of the shaker into the glass. 

38. Kentucky Lemonade

Kentucky Lemonade

It’s super simple to make Kentucky Lemonade, and if you want the kids in on the treat, it’s easy to make a non-alcoholic version for them. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ ounces bourbon 
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice 
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup 
  • Soda water 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour the bourbon, juice, and syrup into a tall glass and stir well to combine. 
  2. Add ice and top off with soda water. 
  3. Give everything a final stir. 

39. Irish Cream Pie Cocktail

Irish Cream Pie Cocktail

A glass of this decadent cocktail is like having dessert you can drink. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka 
  • 6 ounces Irish cream 
  • 4 ounces coffee 
  • 2 ounces milk 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Pour the vodka, Irish cream, coffee, and milk in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well until well-combined. 
  2. Pour the contents into a rocks glass with ice. 

40. Frozen Orange Prosecco

Frozen Orange Prosecco

Make sure not to get underage kids anywhere near the Frozen Orange Prosecco — its color is super fun and bright and could easily pass as an orange slushie! 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 bottle Prosecco wine 
  • 1 cup orange juice 
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar 
  • Orange zest 
  • Mint sprig 
  • Fresh ice 

Directions: 

  1. Put ice cubes in a blender and add in the Prosecco wine, juice, sugar, and the zest of one orange. Blend until the mixture reaches the right consistency (like that of a convenience store Slurpee). 
  2. Scoop the mixture into small glasses and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw.  

Final Thoughts 

And there you have it, all 40 easy-to-prepare cocktail recipes to add to your arsenal. We sure hope you’re ready to start experimenting — you might even discover that you don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy a night out!

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Reference:

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