Five Cocktails You Can Make Right Now

Here at Make Me A Cocktail, we have done a little research into the top ingredients that amateur bartenders have in their drinks’ cabinets. It is probably no surprise to anybody that vodka came out on top, since the versatile spirit makes an excellent base for many classic and modern cocktails. With our list in mind, we have put together five cocktails that you should be able to make at home right now, according to our results.

Planters Punch

The name of this popular tipple is a little misleading, as it is actually served up as a proper cocktail, in a highball glass, than as a punch. However, it does include four of the most popular home bar ingredients, so it can be a regular in your cocktail repertoire. Made with lime juice (5th), dark rum (19th), sugar syrup(13th) and angostura bitters (15th), you’ll also need a cocktail shaker and soda water (23rd) to give a bit of fizz to this delicious drink.

Pegu Club

Fruity and fabulous, the Pegu Club is an old recipe that you definitely need to revive! Despite its heavy reliance on gin (4th) as its base, this is a cocktail that will please even those who tend to avoid the spirit. It is also made with lime juice (5th), angostura bitters (15th) and Triple Sec (9th) and is shaken in a cocktail shaker before being strained into a cocktail glass.

Cosmopolitan

Everyone loves a Cosmopolitan, don’t they? Deceivingly sweet and subtle, this vodka (1st) based cocktail classic is actually quite potent. You’ll also need Cointreau or Triple Sec (9th), cranberry juice (26th) and lime juice (5th) to make this easy-to-drink recipe, as well as lots of ice and a cocktail shaker.

Fitzgerald

This variation of a Gin Sour is a great choice for any Friday night! Made with lemon juice (2nd), sugar syrup (13th), angostura bitters (15th) and gin (4th), it is slightly different from a sour due to the exclusion of egg whites and inclusion of bitters. This is a modern drink that fits perfectly with a contemporary lifestyle as it is easy to make and tastes delicious.

Barbados Sunrise

Bring back memories of the long hot summer with this fruity, beautiful-looking cocktail. Made with orange juice (6th), white rum (24th), grenadine (11th) and triple sec (9th), this cocktail requires a little bit of skill and patience to get the lovely layered look, but it is definitely worth it!

Other ingredients not mentioned in these cocktails included salt (7th), cola (8th), tequila (10th), milk (12th), lime (14th), lemon (16th), brown sugar (17th), tonic water (18th), whisky (20th), pepper (21st), coffee (22nd) and cinnamon (25th). I find it very interesting that more people have vodka to hand than milk! Those are the most hardcore of cocktail enthusiasts!

Cocktails mentioned in this post

Planters Punch cocktail
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Planters Punch
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In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the rum, sugar syrup, lime and bitters and shake vigorously until frosted. Strain into a chilled highball glass and top up with 2oz of sparkling water. ...
In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the rum, sugar syrup, lime and bitters and shake vigorously until frosted. Strain into a chilled highball glass ...
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Pegu Club cocktail
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Named for the Pegu Club in Malaysia where it originated, apparently this was a big hit between the wars at the Savoy Club in London. This is a gin drink for non-gin lovers. Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes ...
Named for the Pegu Club in Malaysia where it originated, apparently this was a big hit between the wars at the Savoy Club in London. This is a gin ...
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Cosmopolitan cocktail
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The origins of the cosmopolitan are somewhat disputed. It is likely that the drink was created independently by different bartenders since the 1970s. It is generally recognised that John Caine brought the drink to San Francisco around 1987 from the Midwest. The same year in Manhattan, the ...
The origins of the cosmopolitan are somewhat disputed. It is likely that the drink was created independently by different bartenders since the 1970s. ...
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Fitzgerald cocktail
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The Fitzgerald was invented by Dale Degroff in the 1990's. Starting in the early 1990's at the Rainbow Room, New York, Mr. DeGroff was instrumental in the revival and expansion of the American bar scene. His advocation of using fresh juices in drinks helped revitalise the bars into using fresh ...
The Fitzgerald was invented by Dale Degroff in the 1990's. Starting in the early 1990's at the Rainbow Room, New York, Mr. DeGroff was instrumental in ...
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Barbados Sunrise cocktail
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Mix the Bacardi and Curacao together and set aside. Pour the grenadine into a Collins glass and fill with ice. Add the orange juice leaving room at the top. Pour the Bacardi and curacao mixture slowly over the top giving it a layered look. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry. ...
Mix the Bacardi and Curacao together and set aside. Pour the grenadine into a Collins glass and fill with ice. Add the orange juice leaving room at ...
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Suzanna H
Hi, I am Suzanna. I would describe myself as a bit of a foodie with a side-interest in fancy cocktails. Anything sweet and alcoholic and I'm in! I am also an avid writer, proofreader and editor and work freelance through the website People per Hour.

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