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10 Tasty Cocktail Recipes

 Those who love to mix drinks at home do it for many different reasons: First, it's a lot cheaper than drinking out. Second, it's extremely fun. Third, it's even an excuse to invite friends to their home. Any self-respecting home bartender will have a mental note of their favorite cocktail recipes. Even if they are not fully memorized, you should be able to find a recipe at quick notice in order to serve them to your friends or family. Therefore, we have compiled a selection (5 of each) of some of our favorite alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails that you should definitely learn how to make.
 

Note: Each of the recipes are for 1 drink. To make more, just multiply the ingredients!

Alcoholic Cocktails 

1. Cosmopolitan
Ingredients:
• 1.5 oz citrus vodka
• 1 oz cointreau
• 0.5 oz fresh lime juice
• 1 dash cranberry juice

Garnish
• 1 lime wedge

Glass:
• Cocktail

Method
1. Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
2. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
3. Garnish with a lime wedge.

2. Harvey Wallbanger 
Ingredients
• 1.25 oz vodka
• 3 oz orange juice
• 0.5 oz Galliano L'Autentico

Garnish:
​• 1 orange slice

Glass:
• Tall

Method
1. Add the vodka and orange juice to a tall glass filled with ice.
2. Stir, and float the Galliano on top.
3. Garnish with the orange slice.

3. Bloody Mary 
Ingredients:
• 1 lemon wedge
• 1 lime wedge 
• 2 oz vodka
• 4 oz tomato juice
• 2 dashes Tabasco sauce
• 2 tsp horseradish
• 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
• 1 pinch celery salt
• 1 pinch black pepper
• 1 pinch smoked paprika
Garnish:
• 1 celery stalk and lime wedge
Glass:
• Pint
Method

1. Pour some celery salt onto a small plate.
2. Rub the juicy side of the lemon or lime wedge along the lip of the pint glass and run it along the salt.
3. Fill the glass with ice and set aside.
4. Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into a shaker and drop them in.
5. Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice.
6. Shake gently and strain into prepared glass.
7. Garnish the glass with a celery stalk and lime wedge.

 

4. Sex on the Beach 
Ingredients:
• 1.5 oz vodka
• 0.5 oz peach schnapps
• 1.5 oz orange or pineapple juice
• 1.5  oz cranberry juice

Garnish:
• 1 orange wheel

Glass:
• Highball

Method
1. Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
2. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
3. Garnish with the orange wheel.

5. Black Widow
Ingredients:
• 2 blackberries
• 3 basil leaves
• 1.5 oz Don Julio Blanco tequila
• 1 oz fresh lime juice
• 1 tsp Agave nectar
Garnish:
• 1 blackberry and basil leaf
Glass: 
• Stemless Martini
Method

1. In a shaker, muddle the blackberries and basil.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice.
3. Shake well and strain into a stemless Martini glass filled with ice.
4. Garnish with a blackberry and basil leaf on a toothpick.

Non- Alcoholic Cocktails

1. Fruit Cocktail
Ingredients:
• 1 oz orange juice
• 1 oz grapefruit juice
• 1 oz passion-fruit juice
• 1 oz mango juice
• 1 oz pineapple juice
• 1/4 oz lime juice
• 1/2 oz kiwi syrup
Garnish:
• 1 orange slice 
Glass:
• Wine goblet 
Method

1. In a shaker, mix the ingredients with broken ice.
2. Pour unstrained into a wine goblet.
3. Garnish with orange slice, and add some straws.

2. Merlin's Treat
Ingredients 
• 2 oz mango juice
• 1 oz pineapple juice
• 1 oz strawberry juice
• 0.5 oz strawberry syrup
• 2 oz dry ginger ale 

Garnish:
• Any fruit you like

Glass:
• Wine goblet

Method
1. Add the juices and syrup to a shaker and shake well.
2. Strain into an ice-filled wine goblet.
3. Add the ginger ale, garnish with chosen fruit, and sprinkle with grated nutmeg.

3. Spring Fever 
Ingredients: 
• 0.75 oz lemon juice
• 0.75 oz mango syrup
• 1.5 oz pineapple juice
• 2 oz blood orange juice

Garnish:
• Any fruit you like

Glass: 
• Collins glass

Method
1. Shake well over ice cubes in a shaker.
2. Strain into a Collins glass half filled with crushed ice.
3. Garnish with chosen fruit.

4. Summer Rain
Ingredients:
• 1 oz raspberry puree
• 1 oz grapefruit juice
• 1 oz pineapple juice
• 2 oz orange sherbet
• 1 oz lemonade
Garnish:
• Any fruit you feel like using
Glass:
• Highball glass
Method

1. Blend all ingredients (except lemonade) briefly with half a glass of crushed ice.
2. Pour into a highball glass and add the lemonade.
3. Garnish with selected fruit.

5. Innocent Passion
Ingredients:
• 4 oz passion-fruit syrup
• 1 dash cranberry juice
• 1 dash lemon juice
• 10-12 oz club soda

Garnish:
• A cherry

Glass:
• Collins glass

Method
1. Add the syrup and juices to a Collins glass.
2. Fill with chilled club soda.
3. Garnish with a cherry.


Sources: liquor and drinksmixer

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