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5 Easy Cocktails to Make At Home

5 Easy Cocktails to Make At Home

Blame it on the alcohol is the best excuse when you’ve indulged the night before and you're the hot topic the next day. When it comes to a favorite cocktail I don’t really have one because my cocktail of choice is often based on the time of day and my mood.

Oddly, my surroundings, the people I am with, and the venue, all play a part in which alcohol I have to blame the next day. Whether it's brunch, attending a party or having dinner with friends our choice of cocktail in turn helps set the mood for the rest of the night.

It's also wise to stick to one liquor for the evening instead of mixing. The danger in mixing liquor can result in negative behavior, scandal, or endless conversation among your friends the next day.

It’s always wise to know how to make some special drinks at home for when you're in the mood. Plus, during the winter months when you’re stuck inside we believe these are the drinks that you should definitely be able to make at home.

We have identified 5 favorite cocktails you can enjoy making at home. Here's to keeping out of trouble!

1. Martini

Martini

Ingredients Dry Vermouth 2 ounces vodka, chilled Directions Pour a little bit of dry vermouth in a chilled martini glass and swirl to coat the inside of the glass. Dispose of excess vermouth. In a shaker full of ice, gently swirl or stir the vodka before straining into glass. Serving suggestion: Garnish with olives or lemon twist and add rocks if you like. 

2. Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

 

Ingredients 2 ounces vodka Dash red wine Dash wine and sherry mix, not available commercially, recipe follows Pinch celery salt Salt and pepper 7 drops Worcestershire sauce 5 drops hot sauce 1 (6-ounce) container tomato juice Celery stalks Cherry tomatoes Directions Combine all of the ingredients in a highball glass containing ice, stir well, and serve with a celery stick and cherry tomato. To substitute mix, add red wine and a dry sherry to the Bloody Mary.

3. Manhattan

Manhattan

Ingredients Ice 2 parts whiskey 1 part sweet vermouth 1 to 2 dashes bitters, such as Angostura Orange peel Directions Place ice in a cocktail shaker. Add the whiskey, vermouth and bitters. Rub the orange peel around the rim of the cocktail glass. Strain the drink into the glass. Add 1 to 2 Real Maraschino Cherries and enjoy!

4. Citrus Tom Collins

Tom Collins

Ingredients 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) gin 2 tablespoons simple syrup 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice 5 to 6 ounces club soda 1 thin orange wedge 1 thin lime wedge Directions Pour the gin, simple syrup, orange and lime juice in a shaker 1/2 full with ice. Shake well. Strain into an ice filled Tom Collins glass and top of with the club soda. Stir briefly and garnish with the orange and lime wedge.

5. Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

Ingredients 2 cups good vodka (recommended: Grey Goose or Finlandia) 1 cup orange liqueur (recommended: Cointreau) 1 cup cranberry juice cocktail, (recommended: Ocean Spray) 1/2 cup bottled pomegranate juice (recommended: Pom Wonderful) 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 limes) Thinly sliced limes, for garnish Directions Combine the vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, and lime juice in a large pitcher. Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice, pour the cocktail mixture in, and shake for a full 30 seconds. Pour into martini glasses, garnish with a slice of lime, and serve immediately.





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