Show me some cocktail recipes which are simple to make and need to be shaken.

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found some cocktail recipes that are simple to make and require shaking. Here are the top 3 options: 1. A classic cocktail with Triple Sec, Lime juice, Tequila, and a pinch of Salt. 2. Another variation of the classic margarita with Cointreau, Lime juice, Tequila, and a pinch of Salt. 3. A refreshing Daiquiri with Lime juice, White rum, and Sugar. These cocktails are easy to make and shaking them will ensure all the ingredients are well mixed for a delicious taste!
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You asked: Easy shaken cocktail recipes. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.


The Margarita is a classic cocktail that originated in Mexico and has become a beloved drink all over the world....

Triple Sec (20ml), Lime juice (15ml), Tequila (50ml), Salt (Pinch)

4 ingredients
4.98 / 5

Margarita on the Rocks

Margarita on the Rocks is a classic cocktail that originated in Mexico and has become a beloved favorite around the...

Cointreau (30ml), Lime juice (30ml), Tequila (60ml), Salt (Pinch)

4 ingredients
4.67 / 5


The classic cocktail Daiquiri has a rich and fascinating history that dates back to the late 1800s in Cuba. It...

Lime juice (20ml), White rum (60ml), Sugar (2 teaspoons)

3 ingredients
4.55 / 5

Orange Margarita

The Orange Margarita is a citrusy twist on the classic Margarita cocktail, showcasing a vibrant blend of fresh orange and...

Lime juice (Dash), Triple Sec (15ml), Orange juice (150ml), Tequila (30ml)

4 ingredients
4.39 / 5

Marmalade Sour

Seen at the 'Bodega' restaurant in Birmingham, UK, but also mentioned in the Difford’s Guide, this great cocktail mixes marmalade...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Cachaça (60ml), Orange Bitters (Dash), Egg (1 egg white), Marmalade (2 teaspoons)

5 ingredients
4.38 / 5

Shirley Temple

The Shirley Temple cocktail is a non-alcoholic beverage that has been enjoyed by both adults and children for decades. Named...

Lemon Juice (7.5ml), Ginger Ale (Top up), Grenadine (7.5ml)

3 ingredients
4.38 / 5

Strawberry Margarita

The Strawberry Margarita is a vibrant and fruity variation of the classic Margarita, blending the tangy flavors of lime juice...

Lime juice (22.5 ml), Triple Sec (22.5 ml), Tequila (45ml), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Strawberry (5)

5 ingredients
4.26 / 5

Frozen Margarita

The Frozen Margarita is a classic cocktail that originated in the 1930s in Mexico. It is a refreshing and tangy...

Lime juice (30ml), Triple Sec (15ml), Tequila (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.98 / 5


The cocktail known as "Shaker" is a bold and potent blend that combines the clear notes of vodka with the...

Vodka (30ml), White rum (60ml), Aftershock (Red) (30ml), Peppermint Liqueur (90ml)

4 ingredients
3.63 / 5

Margarita #2

The Margarita is a popular and refreshing cocktail that is believed to have originated in Mexico in the 1930s. It...

Lime juice (30ml), Triple Sec (30ml), Tequila (60ml), Sour Mix (60ml), Salt (Pinch)

5 ingredients
3.6 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are some tips for shaking a cocktail?

To shake a cocktail effectively, fill your shaker with ice, add your ingredients, and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This helps to chill and dilute the drink properly.

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Why do some cocktails need to be shaken?

Shaking is often used for cocktails with fruit juices, dairy, or egg whites to ensure these ingredients are well mixed and provide a frothy texture.

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What kind of ice should I use in a cocktail shaker?

It's best to use standard ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Using small, half-moon ice can cause over-dilution, while larger ice cubes provide the right amount of chilling and dilution.

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Do I need special equipment to shake cocktails?

The most important tool for shaking cocktails is a good cocktail shaker. A cobbler shaker or a Boston shaker works well. You'll also need a strainer to pour the drink into your glass.

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How do I know when to stop shaking a cocktail?

A cocktail is generally ready when the outside of the shaker becomes frosty and cold. You should also hear an audible change in the sound of the ice hitting the inside of the shaker.

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