Weekends are made for cocktails. However, when you’re the one whipping them up at home, the easier they are to make the faster you can continue to drink.
While fast drinks often mean somewhat mediocre ones, easy-to-mix cocktails don’t have to be boring concoctions. Check out these awesome summer sips that only take a few ingredients to make, but are bound to impress.
1 1/2 oz. Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1/4 oz. simple syrup
Preparation: Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
1.5 oz. Gin
4.5 oz. Organic Elderflower Lemonade
Sprig of Mint
Mixed red, and blueberries
Preparation: Pour 1 shot of gin into a tall glass. Add a pinch of mint, fill the glass with ice cubes and top with the Elderflower Lemonade. Give them a quick mix with a bar spoon and garnish it with a couple of berries on a nice cocktail stick. DONE.
3 oz. Wine Cube Pink Moscato
½ oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
3 oz. Simply Balanced Cucumber Mint Sparkling Water
Slice of cucumber
Preparation: Build Moscato and grapefruit juice in a collins glass. Top with Simply Balanced Cucumber Mint Sparkling Water. Garnish with a lengthwise slice of cucumber inside the glass.
1 ½ parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
¾ part fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
¾ part fresh lime juice
½ part agave syrup
Preparation: Lightly muddle ¼ grapefruit and 4 slices jalapeño in a shaker. Combine remainder of ingredients into the shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
2 oz. Tito’s Vodka
0.75 oz. Lemon Juice
0.75 oz. Lavender Mint Syrup
0.5 oz. St Germain
Directions: Combine vodka, St. Germain, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a house-made lavender-thyme simple syrup. Top off with a bloom of your choice.