I'm going to be making a cocktail with my friends. I don't have many ingredients; however, we're willing to get a few basic things. Any suggestions?

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I have found a cocktail that you can make with basic ingredients, perfect for a gathering with friends. It has a high rating and is easy to prepare with just a few simple ingredients.
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You asked: Simple cocktails with basic ingredients for gatherings. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Mojito

The Mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail that has gained worldwide popularity for its refreshing qualities. It features a tantalizing...

Lime juice (20ml), Mint Leaves (15), White rum (45ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar (2 teaspoons)

Classic
5 ingredients
4.93 / 5

Moët Margarita

The Moët Margarita is a luxurious and sophisticated variation of the classic Margarita cocktail. It combines the zesty and refreshing...

Orange liqueur (7.5ml), Lime juice (7.5ml), Tequila (15ml), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Champagne / prosecco (90ml), Salt (Pinch)

Easy
6 ingredients
4.87 / 5

Strawberry gin mojito

Strawberry gin mojito is a refreshing and fruity twist on the classic mojito cocktail. This flavorful drink combines the traditional...

Mint Leaves (2), Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (45ml), Strawberry (4), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Tonic water (Top up)

Easy
6 ingredients
4.69 / 5

Gimlet

The Gimlet is a classic cocktail that dates back to the early 19th century and has remained a popular choice...

Lime juice (15ml), Gin (60ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml)

Classic
3 ingredients
4.66 / 5

Ginger Mojito

The Ginger Mojito is a zesty twist on the classic Mojito cocktail. This refreshing beverage expertly blends the warmth of...

Lime juice (15ml), Mint Leaves (12), Ginger Beer (Top up), Sugar Syrup (15ml), White rum (30ml), Ginger (3 pieces)

6 ingredients
4.6 / 5

Tom Collins

The Tom Collins is a classic cocktail with a refreshing, effervescent quality that has stood the test of time. Traditionally...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Gin (45ml), Soda water (60ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml)

Classic
4 ingredients
4.56 / 5

Gin And Tonic

The Gin and Tonic is a classic cocktail known for its refreshing and simplistic nature, often enjoyed as a casual...

Gin (30ml), Tonic water (Top up)

Classic
2 ingredients
4.5 / 5

Gin Fizz

Gin Fizz is a popular cocktail that originated in the United States in the late 19th century. It is a...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Gin (45ml), Soda water (Splash), Sugar Syrup (10ml)

Classic
4 ingredients
4.37 / 5

Bachelorette Party

Bachelorette Party is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail perfect for celebrating a night out with the girls. This fruity drink...

Orange juice (30ml), White rum (45ml), Lemon Juice (15ml), Ginger Ale (Top up)

4 ingredients
3.82 / 5

Greek Gin and Tonic

You might wonder if a gin and tonic is really a drink worthy of a post from us. But there...

Gin (60ml), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Tonic water (90ml), Cucumber (1), Rosemary (Sprig)

5 ingredients
3.61 / 5

FAQ's

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 easy-to-make cocktails for beginners?

Some easy-to-make cocktails for beginners include Mojito, Gin and Tonic, and Tom Collins. They require minimal ingredients and are simple to prepare.

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What basic ingredients should I have for making cocktails at home?

Basic ingredients to keep on hand include lime juice, sugar syrup, mint leaves, and a selection of spirits such as gin, rum, and vodka. Soda water and tonic water are also useful mixers.

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Can I make cocktails without alcohol?

Yes, many classic cocktails can be made as mocktails by omitting the alcohol and substituting with other flavorful ingredients like juices, soda, or syrups.

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How can I sweeten my cocktails naturally?

You can naturally sweeten cocktails by using fresh fruit juices, honey, agave syrup, or muddled fruits such as berries and citrus. These alternatives bring both sweetness and additional flavor.

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What are some popular cocktails to serve at a party?

Popular party cocktails include Mojitos, Margaritas, and Gin Fizzes. They are crowd-pleasers and can be made in large batches for easy serving.

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