5 DIY Easy Cocktail Recipes To Make At Home
The weekend is just around the corner, and if you are not in the mood to go drinking and clubbing, here’s the perfect weekend plan. Spend quality time with your partner, and watch your favorite movie or show accompanied by delicious food and cocktails. You don’t have to enroll in a bartending course to make some exotic cocktails at home.
The best part about DIY cocktail recipes is you can save a ton of money. We all know how expensive drinks are in most bars and pubs. To help you, we have prepared a list of five easy to make cocktail recipes. Whether you are planning a get-together or a date night on the weekend, the cocktails featured in this list are a perfect fit for the occasion. Moreover, they are easy to make using everyday kitchen ingredients.
Here’s the first cocktail on the list. There is no better way to begin the list of cocktail recipes than with the classics. Mojito is one of the finest cocktails you can get your hands on. Whether you are a novice drinker or a cocktail enthusiast, a refreshing glass of chilled mojito appeals to everyone. While rum is the primary alcohol used to make this Cuban highball, let’s twist it by adding Bourbon. We don’t have to play by the rules when it comes to cocktails.
- Henry Mckenna Bourbon - 50 ml
- Soda Water - 6 ml
- Lime juice - 5 ml
- Sugar - 1 tbsp
- Fresh mint leaves
- Firstly, muddle the sugar, mint leaves, and lemon in a highball glass.
- Throw in some ice cubes.
- Now add Bourbon followed by soda water, and voila, enjoy your bourbon mojito.
Blackberry Sage Champagne Cocktail
Are you craving a sweet fruity cocktail on a hot afternoon? We’ve got you covered with the Blackberry Sage Champagne Cocktail. Note that the recipe serves eight glasses, and the maximum cooking time is ten minutes with a prep time of fifteen minutes.
- Bubbly - 2 bottles
- Water - ½ cup
- Honey - ½ cup
- Blackberries - 1lb + some more for garnishing
- Sage leaves - 6 or 7 leaves + some more for garnish
- Take a saucepan, add water, honey, and bring it to boil on medium heat.
- Turn the stove off, add the blackberries, sage leaves and stir well.
- Set the mixture aside to cool down.
- Once the mixture has cooled, you can notice that the blackberries break open.
- It’s time to transfer the mixture to a blender and blend it into smooth syrup.
- Now, strain the syrup into empty cups.
- Add two tablespoons of the syrup to the serving glass and fill it with champagne.
Vodka Lemonade Lavender
Here’s another refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail for your weekend bash. It’s simple, delicious, and may become one of your favorite cocktails if you are a vodka enthusiast.
- Vodka - 4 oz
- Lemon juice - 4 oz
- Sugar cubes - 6
- Chilled water - 2 oz
- Lavender - 4 stems
- Add vodka, sugar cubes, water, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker.
- Add some ice and lavender stems (two).
- Shake thoroughly for a few minutes.
- Grab a cocktail glass and pour the vodka lemonade.
- Garnish with lavender stems.
Here’s another whisky cocktail, but this time it’s scotch. If sugary refreshing cocktails aren’t your thing, smoky sour is what you want to make. Sours are one of the classic cocktails and have been around since the mid-1800 century. It's the perfect dark and sour cocktail with a blend of scotch whisky and a citrus punch. Let’s look at the ingredients and method to make smoky sour.
- Scotch Whisky - 50 ml
- Sugar syrup - 12.5 ml
- Lemon juice - 25 ml
- Aromatic bitters - 2 dashes
- Throw some ice cubes into a cocktail shaker and add all the ingredients into it.
- Now shake the mixture thoroughly for at least 15 seconds.
- Strain the cocktail mixture into a large cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a slice of lemon.
Cucumber Cooler Cocktail
The next cocktail on the list has to be one of the healthiest cocktails. It’s got the goodness of cucumber, the strong punch of gin, and the sweet and bitter taste of tonic water. The cucumber cooler cocktail is one refreshing drink you’d need to beat the heat on a hot afternoon. Let’s check out the ingredients and the recipe.
- Gin - 1 ½ oz
- Lime - 4 to 6 slices
- Cucumber - 6 slices
- Mint leaves - 6
- Sugar - 1 tbsp (optional)
- Tonic water - 4 oz
- The primary step is to muddle the mint leaves, sugar (optional), lime, and gin in a cocktail shaker.
- Now add cucumber slices to the mixture and shake thoroughly for at least 30 seconds.
- Fill the serving glass with ice cubes, pour the cocktail mixture into it and fill the glass with tonic water.
- Stir the cocktail with a stirrer and let it sit for a few minutes before sipping so that the flavors blend well.
That sums up the list of five DIY cocktail recipes. You can easily prepare the cocktails mentioned above with ingredients available in your home. Hopefully, the list inspires you to brush up on your bartending skills and turn your weekends into fun without burning a hole in your pocket.