Cocktail Recipes You Should Try

Beginners are often advised to try the classics first while they’re still learning how to make cocktails. That’s because these so-called classics have been tried and tested over the years. The recipes are easy to find and the people you serve these drinks to are most likely already familiar with the taste.

Ingredients: 6 parts gin, 1 part dry vermouth, and lemon or olive
Glass: Cocktail Glass

Ingredients: 7 parts of tequila, 3 parts of lime juice, 4 parts triple sec liqueur, salt, and lime wedge
Glass: Margarita Glass

Pisco Sour
Ingredients: 4.5 cl of Pisco, 3 cl of lemon juice, 2 cl of simple syrup, and one egg white
Glass: Highball Glass

Ingredients: 4 cl of rum, 6 cl lime juice, 6 mint sprigs, 2 teaspoons of sugar, and soda water
Glass: Collins Glass

Old Fashioned
Ingredients: 2 ounces of bourbon or rye, 3 dashes of Angostura bitters, club soda, and 1 sugar cube
Glass: Highball glass

Ingredients: 2 ounces of dark rum, 1 ounce of lime juice, 1 ounce of simple syrup, and one lime wheel
Glass: Martini Glass

Ingredients: 2 ounces of rye whiskey, 1 ounce of sweet vermouth, 5 drops of Angostura bitters, and cherry
Glass: Cocktail Glass

Singapore Sling
Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 ounces of gin, 1/4 ounce of Cointreau liqueur, 1/2 ounce of cherry heering, 1/4 ounce of benedictine, 1/2 ounce of lime juice, 4 ounces of pineapple juice, 1/3 ounce of grenadine, and 1 dash of bitters
Glass: Collins Glass

Bloody Mary
Ingredients: 3 parts of vodka, 6 parts of tomato juice, 1 part lemon juice, Tabasco, celery salt, 2 or 3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce, and pepper
Glass: Highball Glass

Blood Red Sangria
Ingredients: 1 cup red wine, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup dark sweet cherries, 1 cinnamon stick, orange strips, 3 tablespoons vodka citron, 2 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur
Glass: Red Wine Glass or any other glass

Moscow Mule
Ingredients: 9 parts of vodka, 1 part of lime juice, and 24 parts of ginger beer
Glass: Highball Glass or Copper Mug

Gin Fizz
Ingredients: 2 ounces of Plymouth gin, 1 ounce of lemon juice, 1 ounce of club soda, .75 ounce of simple syrup, and one egg white
Glass: Collins Glass

Champagne Cocktail
Ingredients: champagne, lemon or orange twist, 1 sugar cube, and Angostura bitters
Glass: Flute Glass

Mint Julep
Ingredients: 6 cl of bourbon whiskey, 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons of water, 4 mint leaves, and 1 mint sprig
Glass: Highball Glass

Piña Colada
Ingredients: one part of white rum, one part of coconut milk, 3 parts of pineapple juice, and ice cubes
Glass: Hurricane Glass

Ingredients: 3 cl of sweet red vermouth, 3 cl of gin, and 3 cl of campari
Glass: Any glass

Ingredients: 4 cl of vodka citron, 1.5 cl of lime juice, 1.5 cl of Cointreau, 3 cl of cranberry juice, and one lime wheel
Glass: Cocktail Glass

Ingredients: 7.5 cl each of champagne and orange juice
Glass: Flute Glass