Flat, dry, shaken, or stirred –no matter how you take your drinks, the cocktail has something for just about everyone.
While cocktails can be as complex, or novel as you’d like –the fact is that they don’t have to be. Often, some of the best things in life are simple, and, if the popularity of certain mixed drinks is anything to go by, some of the most popular cocktails are refreshingly, simple as well.
If you’re looking to “shake up” your cocktail party, don’t fear –it’s not difficult to create simple mixed drinks that will help to make your party a blast. Here are three popular cocktails that are fun to make –and drink, that you’ll want to consider adding to your menu.
You don’t have to visit Margaritaville for an amazing margarita; margaritas are a surprisingly easy-to-make cocktail that should be number one on your list when hosting a cocktail party. With only four simple ingredients, it’s easy to get this one right. Start off with a good tequila (100% agave), some Cointreau or orange liqueur, fresh limes, salt and of course, ice. Margaritas can be shaken, or blended, with or without salt. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can make an endless variety of different types of margaritas. Get the recipe.
Whoever said not to do things in half measures obviously never made mimosas! Mimosas are a classic, yet oh-so-simple cocktail that is made by combining equal parts champagne and orange juice. Fill champagne flutes half full with orange juice, tilt the glass, and top off with champagne or sparkling wine to create your party-perfect mimosa that’s sure to impress. Get the details.
A Mojito is a classic, Cuban cocktail made with lime, mint, and of course, plenty of rum. To get the perfect Mojito, start by adding mint leaves and sugar to a bowl, mixing until the sugar is dissolved. Next, add fresh lime juice and white rum. Strain the mixture, and just before serving add club soda, and garnish with mint leaves and lime wedges. Grab the recipe.
These three drinks are simple, classic, and the perfect features for your next party. If you’re thinking of hosting a cocktail party, or just looking for drink ideas to jazz up your next get-together, these three cocktails won’t leave you, or your guests, disappointed!
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