Today we will learn how to make alcoholic cocktails based on whiskey, rum, vodka and gin. In total, I will tell you 11 simple cocktail recipes. Thanks to them, you can shine at a house party, showing yourself as a cool bartender among your friends.

Well, let's get down to making these very cocktails.

Martini cocktail

martini cocktail composition and recipe

Classic gin cocktail. If you replace gin with vodka, you get a Kangaroo cocktail.

Cocktail ingredients Martini

  • Dry gin 60 ml.
  • Dry vermouth 30 ml.
  • Olive 1 pc.
  • Ice 3 cubes.

Making a martini cocktail

  • In a shaker, combine gin, vermouth and add some ice.
  • Mix all the ingredients well and pour the contents into a glass.
  • Garnish with an olive.

Cocktail Margarita

margarita cocktail composition and recipe

A good margarita comes from the right combination of tequila, lime, good liquor and salt.

Cocktail ingredients Margarita

  • Tequila blanco (silver) 120 ml.
  • Triple sec liqueur (triple dry) 60 ml.
  • Lime juice 45 ml.
  • Salt for the rim of the glass.
  • Ice 3-4 cubes.

Making a margarita cocktail

  • Run a lime wedge along the rim of the glass and dip in salt. So you get a salty rim on the glass.
  • Put ice, tequila, liqueur and lime juice into a shaker. Shake everything well and pour the contents of the shaker into a glass.
  • Garnish with a lime slice.
  • Mojito cocktail

    mojito cocktail composition and how to make

    A great combination of white rum, soda and mint. The cocktail contains sugar syrup, you can buy it ready-made or make it yourself. To do this, mix 100 grams of sugar and 100 ml. water, bring the syrup to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.

    Cocktail ingredients Mojito

    • White rum 50 ml.
    • Sugar syrup 15 ml.
    • Soda water 100 ml.
    • Lime 3 slices.
    • Mint 10 leaves.
    • Crushed ice 100-150 gr.

    Mojito cocktail preparation

  • Put the lime wedges into the glass and crush them well.
  • Rub the mint a little between your hands (literally 2-3 movements) and put in a glass.
  • Fill the glass almost to the top with crushed ice.
  • Pour in sugar syrup, rum and soda.
  • Garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge.
  • Cocktail Cuba Libre

    cuba libre cocktail recipe and composition

    The same as Whiskey with cola, only the whiskey was replaced with dark rum.

    Cocktail ingredients Cuba Libre

    • Dark rum 60 ml.
    • Coca-Cola 140 ml.
    • Lime 2 slices.
    • Ice 2-3 cubes.

    How to make a Cuba Libre cocktail

  • Squeeze a lime into the glass and toss one squeezed lime wedge into the glass.
  • Put ice.
  • Pour in the rum and top up the glass with cola and stir.
  • Cocktail Negroni

    negroni cocktail composition and recipe

    A cocktail consisting of equal proportions of dry gin, sweet vermouth and amaro liqueur.

    Cocktail ingredients Negroni

    • Dry gin 35 ml.
    • Sweet vermouth 35 ml.
    • Amaro liqueur 35 ml.
    • Ice 4-5 cubes.

    Preparing the Negroni cocktail

  • In a shaker, mix all ingredients except ice.
  • Fill a glass with ice and pour the contents of the shaker into it.
  • Garnish with a piece of orange zest.
  • Cocktail Frozen Negroni

    frozen negroni cocktail composition and recipe

    All the same Negroni, only frozen and pierced with a blender. From this amount of ingredients, you will get 3 servings of a cocktail.

    Cocktail ingredients Frozen Negroni

    • Dry gin 150 ml.
    • Sweet vermouth 70 ml.
    • Amaro liqueur 70 ml.
    • Ice crushed 100 gr.

    Cocktail preparation Frozen Negroni

  • Combine all alcohol in a plastic bottle or container with a lid. Mix and put in the freezer for a day.
  • Before serving the cocktail, transfer all the ingredients to a blender, add ice and beat until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and garnish with an orange slice.
  • Cocktail Old Fashion

    Old fashion cocktail composition and recipe

    Nice cocktail of sugar, bitters and whiskey.

    Cocktail ingredients Old Fashion

    • Bourbon or Rye whiskey 60 ml.
    • Bitter 3 dashes. (1 dash = 4-5 drops)
    • Sugar 5-7 gr.
    • Ice 2-3 cubes.

    Making an Old Fashioned Cocktail

  • Combine bitters and sugar in a glass and stir until sugar dissolves. You can add a couple of drops of water.
  • Add whiskey and ice. Mix well.
  • You can garnish with an orange slice and a cocktail cherry.
  • Cocktail Rob Roy

    Rob Roy cocktail composition and recipe

    One of the varieties of the Manhattan cocktail. Mix of scotch, sweet vermouth and angostura liqueur (concentrated bitter).

    Cocktail ingredients Rob Roy

    • Scotch 60 ml.
    • Sweet vermouth 30 ml.
    • Angostura liqueur 8-10 drops.
    • Ice 4 cubes.

    Making a Rob Roy Cocktail

  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake well.
  • Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with a cocktail cherry.
  • Cocktail Gold Rush

    Gold Rush cocktail composition and recipe

    The cocktail uses honey syrup. For honey syrup, combine 50 ml. water and 50 ml. honey and heat with constant stirring, over medium heat, until the honey dissolves, cool and store in the refrigerator.

    Cocktail ingredients Gold Rush

    • Bourbon 70 ml.
    • Lemon juice 25 ml.
    • Honey syrup 25 ml.
    • Ice 3-4 cubes.

    How to make a Gold Rush cocktail

  • Combine all ingredients, except ice, in a shaker and mix well.
  • Put ice in a glass, pour the contents of the shaker into it.
  • Cocktail Bourvadieu

    Bourvadieu cocktail composition and recipe

    The combination of whiskey, amaro liqueur and sweet vermouth make this one of the most delicious and simple cocktails.

    Cocktail ingredients Bourvadieu

    • Amaro liqueur 30 ml.
    • Sweet vermouth 30 ml.
    • Bourbon or Rye whiskey 30 ml.
    • Ice 4 cubes.

    Making the Bourvadieu cocktail

  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour into a glass with ice. Garnish with a piece of orange peel.
  • Cocktail Aperol Syringe

    An aperitif cocktail consisting of prosecco (dry sparkling wine), aperol (Italian romaperitif) and carbonated water.

    Cocktail ingredients Aperol Syringe

    • Prosecco 150 ml.
    • Aperol 100 ml.
    • Carbonated water 50 ml.
    • Ice 3-4 cubes.

    Preparation of a cocktail Aperol Syringe

  • Put ice in a glass.
  • Pour in prosecco, aperol and soda. Mix well.
  • I hope these recipes for 11 simple cocktails will come in handy for you this New Year's holidays.