The 7 Best Cocktails and How to Make Them

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Ready to impress everyone at a dinner party, summer party, office party or, well, any party? Then, learn how to make these seven easy and delicious cocktails.

Champagne cocktail

This cocktail dates back to the 19th century and is a true classic and sophisticated drink, great for dinner parties.

3 ounces of champagne or sparkling wine

1/3 ounces of cognac

 1 sugar cube

2 dashes of angostura bitters

Add the angostura bitter and the sugar into a champagne flute. Pour the cognac followed by chilled champagne. Decorate with a lemon twist.

Daiquiri - The 7 Best Cocktails and How to Make Them

Daiquiri

This is a lot of people’s favorite cocktail since the 1900s. The daiquiri perfectly combines strong, sweet and sour. It is very easy to make but equally easy to ruin.

2 oz of white rum

1 ounce of fresh-squeezed lime juice

¾ ounces of simple syrup

Combine everything with ice in a mixing glass. Shake vigorously and then, pour into a coup.

Dark ‘n’ stormy

The intriguing look, color and flavor make for an amazing cocktail. Widely agreed upon to be delicious, the dark ‘n’ stormy is sweet, spicy and acid. It’s also super versatile, great for practically any occasion.

1 part black rum

2 parts ginger beer

Fill a glass with ice. Add the rum and finally, the ginger beer. Squeeze a bit of lime juice and garnish with a wedge.

gimlet - The 7 Best Cocktails and How to Make Them

Gimlet

The gimlet is both classic and super easy to make. It’s one of the ultimate summer cocktails because of its freshness and easiness to the palate.

2 ounces of gin or vodka

2/3 ounces of bottled lime juice

Add cracked ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Gin & tonic

Everyone has heard of this timeless cocktail. It’s a go-to drink for warm weather, just like the gimlet.

Amounts to preference of gin and tonic water

Pour the gin and the water over ice and top it all with a lime wedge.

Manhattan

Lots of variants of the drink have surfaced throughout the decades. The original is an impeccable combination of sweetness and spiciness. The manhattan pleases everyone from the person who is starting to delve into the whiskeys to the most experienced cocktail consumer.

2 ounces of rye whiskey

1 ounce of sweet vermouth

2 dashes of angostura bitters

Stir all the ingredients with cracked ice and strain the mix into a chilled glass. Then, garnish it with an orange twist or a brandied cherry.

Margarita - The 7 Best Cocktails and How to Make Them

Margarita

Nowadays, you can find elegant and balanced margaritas, as well as those that are simply booze served in a giant cup at any restaurant. The best margaritas, though, have stood the test of time with their harmony between acidity and sweetness. This cocktail can be served in various ways and it’s a staple of almost every party.

2 ounces of silver tequila

1 ounce of cointreau

1 ounce of fresh-squeezed lime juice

Rub a lime wedge on the rim of a glass and twist on a plate of coarse salt to attach. Shake with cracked ice and pour into a glass over ice.

Any fun or special occasion on the horizon? So, what is going to be your very first cocktail?

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