Easy cocktail with common ingredients.

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If you're looking for an easy cocktail with common ingredients, the *Whisky and Coke* and the *Rum Collins* are excellent choices. These cocktails both feature familiar ingredients that are likely already in your pantry or easy to find in any convenience store.

The *Whisky and Coke* is straightforward and classic. It combines whiskey and cola, providing a balanced, refreshing taste with a hint of vanilla undertones from the cola. This drink is super accessible and enjoys worldwide popularity because of its simplicity. Plus, it’s not shaken, only stirred, making it incredibly easy to prepare.

On the other hand, the *Rum Collins* offers a more refreshing alternative with a bit of a citrus kick. It mixes white rum, fresh lime juice, sugar, and soda water. This drink is shaken to balance the tartness of the lime with the sweetness of the sugar and the effervescence of the soda water, making it a vibrant and satisfying option for a hot day. Both these drinks score high in terms of ease of preparation and delicious flavor profiles.

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You asked: Easy cocktails with common ingredients. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.


The origins of the Cosmopolitan are somewhat disputed. It is likely that the drink was created independently by different bartenders...

Lemon vodka (40 ml), Cointreau (15ml), Lime juice (15ml), Cranberry Juice (30 ml)

4 ingredients
4.82 / 5

Whisky and coke

Whisky and Coke, commonly referred to as a Whiskey Cola, is a classic highball cocktail that has garnered worldwide popularity...

Whiskey (60ml), Cola (Top up)

2 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Rum Collins

The Rum Collins is a refreshing and classic cocktail that is perfect for a hot summer day. It has a...

Lime (1), White rum (60ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
4.7 / 5


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)

3 ingredients
4.66 / 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

Gin Rickey

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

Lime (Half ), Gin (60ml), Tonic water (Top up)

3 ingredients
4.35 / 5

Brompton Cocktail

The Brompton Cocktail is a classic mixed drink that originated at the Brompton Hospital in London during the early 1900s....

Vodka (75ml), Gin (60ml), Cola (Top up)

3 ingredients
3.75 / 5

Man's Drink

The Man's Drink is a simple and straightforward cocktail that features the classic and ubiquitous flavor of cola, paired with...

Cola (120ml), White rum (30ml)

2 ingredients
3.59 / 5

Mango Rum And Coke

The Mango Rum and Coke cocktail is a tropical twist on the classic Rum and Coke. Served in a lowball...

Cola (Top up), Mango rum (30ml)

2 ingredients
3.58 / 5

The Big Easy

The Big Easy is a refreshing cocktail that brings together the richness of whiskey with the sweet, fruity notes of...

Lime juice (Dash), Whiskey (15ml), Lemon-Lime soda (Top up), Raspberry schnapps (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.52 / 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 easy cocktails to make with common ingredients?

Some easy cocktails you can make with common ingredients include Whisky and Coke, and Rum Collins. Both are simple to prepare and use ingredients that are likely already in your pantry.

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How do you make a Whisky and Coke cocktail?

To make a Whisky and Coke, simply combine whiskey with cola in a glass filled with ice. Stir gently and garnish if desired. It’s a classic and easy-to-prepare drink.

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What ingredients do you need for a Rum Collins?

For a Rum Collins, you need white rum, fresh lime juice, sugar, and soda water. Shake the rum, lime juice, and sugar together, then top up with soda water.

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What makes a cocktail easy to prepare?

An easy cocktail typically uses a few common ingredients, doesn't require advanced techniques like muddling or flaming, and take little time to prepare. Stirred or built-in-glass cocktails tend to be easier.

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Are there any non-alcoholic versions of these cocktails?

Non-alcoholic versions of these cocktails can be made by substituting the alcoholic components with similar-tasting non-alcoholic alternatives. For instance, use cola alone or with a bit of vanilla extract for a Whisky and Coke alternative, or lime soda for a non-alcoholic Rum Collins.

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