Sipping your favorite cocktail in the summer is one of the most pleasant experiences, particularly when surrounded by friends. Of course, going out for cocktails every weekend can quickly become too expensive. Fortunately, you have another option – making your own!
Even if you’re not a master mixologist, you can still create delicious concoctions from the comfort of your home. So, stock up on cocktail ingredients, invite your friends around, and try out these three delicious cocktails anyone can make with ease.
Before Getting Started
Before you start, you should do a couple of things to prepare. That way, you’re more likely to make an easy-drinking, yummy cocktail you’ll want to make time and time again!
. Quality Matters
Invest in quality ingredients if you want to impress your friends by creating a tasty cocktail. To do that, choose premium spirits. Many cocktails also contain fruit and fruit juices, so be sure to find quality versions of those ingredients, too. Even better – find locally sourced, fresh fruit and juices from a local Food Distributor Australia to ensure every cocktail comes out to utter perfection. It will make a world of difference!
. Get a Cocktail Set
While not every homemade cocktail requires a muddler, jigger, shaker, and strainer, it’s still a good idea to have a full cocktail set on hand should you need it. It’ll open the door to creating all kinds of new cocktails once you get the hang of them, too!
. Serve in a Chilled Glass
You want your cocktail to not only be cold but to stay cold. Luckily, there’s an easy way to ensure this: serving all cocktails in a chilled glass. Simply pop your glass in the freezer for thirty minutes (no longer than two hours) before making the cocktail.
. Test Before Serving
Finally, always test before serving. You can do this through a straw to prevent the spreading of germs!
Now that you’re prepared, here are three of the easiest (yet tastiest) cocktails to make at home.
1: Aperol Spritz
Aperol Spritz is a delightfully light cocktail with a citrusy, bittersweet taste – perfect for sipping on during the summer. Plus, there are only three main ingredients! Here is what you’ll need:
. 100ml Aperol Spritz
. 150ml Prosecco
. 50ml Soda Water
. Orange Slices
First, fill a large glass with ice before adding the prosecco and Aperol. After that, fill the glass with soda and stir. Finally, finish with an orange slice to garnish, and pop a straw in there to enjoy the deliciousness you’ve just created!
The fresh, sweet, minty flavor of a Mojito tastes like summer. It’s incredibly refreshing and is so easy to make. The ingredients include:
. 50ml white rum
. Lime Juice
. Lime Wedges
. A Handful of Mint Leaves
. Soda Water
. 1-2 Tablespoons of White Sugar
First, put the lime juice, sugar, and in the glass, and then muddle it all together. After that, fill the glass nearly to the top with ice, add the rum, and fill to the top with soda water. Stir it so that everything is mixed well before garnishing it with a lime and a sprig of mint. That’s it!
3: Sex on the Beach
A Sex on the Beach is a fruity, juicy cocktail that goes down easily – so be careful! All you’ll need is the following:
. 25ml Peach Schnapps
. 50ml Vodka
. 50ml Cranberry Juice
. 50ml Orange Juice
. Glace Cherries
. Orange Slices
Creating a tasty Sex on the Beach cocktail is refreshingly simple. Fill your freezer-chilled glass with ice cubes. Then, add the Vodka, Peach Schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice, and stir. Garnish with an orange slice, and it’s ready to be served.