Cocktails 101: 12 Popular Recipes to Make at Home

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Cocktails are a great way to enjoy a drink and to get creative. Here are twelve of the most popular cocktail recipes to make at home.

SPRITZ: The perfect aperitif! A Spritz is made with Prosecco, Aperol or Campari, soda water and a slice of orange.

MEZCAL: Mezcal is a Mexican spirit made from agave, and it’s becoming more popular in cocktails. One of the most classic is the Mezcal Margarita, made with mezcal, lime juice, orange liqueur, and sugar.

TEQUILA SUNRISE: This classic combines tequila, orange juice, and grenadine. It’s simple to make and looks stunning.

PALOMA: This Mexican favourite is made with tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit soda.

GIN TONIC: Gin and tonic doesn’t need a recipe, but there are a few tricks to making the perfect G&T. Start with ice, then add a good measure of gin, top with your favourite tonic, and garnish with citrus fruit, herbs, or spices.

WHITE LADY: This classic cocktail has been around for over a hundred years. It’s made with gin, lemon juice, Cointreau, and a dash of egg white.

MOJITO: The classic Cuban cocktail is made with white rum, lime juice, sugar, mint leaves, and soda water.

OLD FASHIONED: This classic whiskey cocktail has been around since the 1800s. It’s made with whiskey, bitters, sugar, and a twist of orange.

NEGRONI: This Italian cocktail is a balance of Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth.

DAIQUIRI: This classic Cuban cocktail is made with white rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.

MARGARITA: The classic Margarita is made with tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice.

COCKTAIL HUGO: This German cocktail is a mix of elderflower liqueur, sparkling wine, and soda water.

BLACK RUSSIAN: This classic cocktail is made with vodka and coffee liqueur.

WHISKEY SOUR: This classic American cocktail is made with whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar.

ZOMBIE COCKTAIL: This tiki classic is made with rum, gin, apricot liqueur, lime juice, and pineapple juice.

MIMOSA: This classic brunch cocktail is made with sparkling wine and orange juice.

BELLINI COCKTAIL: This classic Italian cocktail is made with peach puree and sparkling wine.

SCREWDRIVER: This classic American cocktail is made with vodka and orange juice.

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