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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!