Fool-proof crowd pleasers for successful get-togethers
World Best Bar
Jun 28, 2021
10 January 2019
Looking for an easy, time-efficient way to wow your guests with a delicious display of cocktail craft? With these tasty yet easy-to-mix classic cocktail recipes, you can!
You may not be opening the new it bar any time soon, but they will certainly help you impress your social circle with your newfound bartending skills.
The classic Margarita recipe balances tequila, triple sec and lime for a delicious citrus treat. Suggested proportions are two parts tequila to one part triple sec and one part lime juice, but you can tweak these to suit your taste. Shake with ice and serve in a salt-rimmed glass with a lime wedge. The beauty of this recipe is that you can mix it up by switching the triple sec for a different fruit-flavored liqueur, or by changing your fruit juice from lime to something else.
Always a favorite, this delicious, eye-catching cocktail — courtesy of the Campari’s bright red color — perfectly combines bitter and sweet flavors for a vibrant drinking experience. Mix one part Campari, one part gin and one part sweet vermouth. Stir with ice, then serve in a coupe glass with an orange twist.
As far as gin drinks go, it doesn’t get any simpler and refreshing than the Gimlet. Four parts gin to one part lime cordial, this is a classic, more elegant counterpart to your standard gin and tonic. Serve in a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with a twist of lime.