I’m a social drinker and smoker; I only drink and smoke in social settings and don’t usually drink alone. I love myself a good cocktail; it is the best part of going out, aside from being with my loved ones. In the first part of this blog series, we learnt how to make some of our favorite cocktails that you can make at home. In this part, we will dive deeper into the subject and learn about 5 more cocktails that you can make at home.
However, drinking out can cost you a pretty penny and can break the bank if you go out too much. This is why you need to learn to make your favorite cocktails at home. Not only will this save you a lot of money, but this can also be your new party trick. So, without further ado, let’s dive further into this blog and learn how to make some of your favorite cocktails at home.
1. Cape codder
This used to be my go-to drink when I went clubbing or bar hopping when I was younger. You might have never heard the name cape codder, but you’ve definitely tasted it before. It’s your simple Vodka cranberry (yes, Cape codder is its true name). It’s a simple and refreshing drink that anyone can make at home, and you should definitely give it a try.
To make a cape codder, all you need is vodka and cranberry juice, and it’s as simple as mixing it in a glass and serve on ice. You can have fun with it and replace the cranberry juice with juice that you like or have on hand. Add pineapple juice, and you have a bay breeze; if you add grapefruit, then it transforms the drink into a sea breeze, but my favorite is a madras where you swap the cranberry juice with OJ.
In the first part of this blog series, we confess our love for Margarita, and in this one, we will gush about the versatile daiquiri. All you need to make a daiquiri is 2 ounces of light rum, 1 ounce of lime juice, ¾ once of simple syrup, and a lime twist for garnish because aesthetics matters. You need to shake it in a cup of ice, double strain it, and serve it in a chilled martini or specialty cocktail glass.
You can have a lot of fun with a daiquiri, and it is an extremely customizable drink. You can add your twist to it and make it your own according to your liking. Strawberry daiquiris are one of many peoples’ favorites, and you have to add frozen strawberries in a blender alongside the drink, and voila, you have the perfect frozen drink.
This is one of the simplest and most straightforward cocktails on our list, and it is also the perfect summer drink. This is the perfect cocktail to sip in front of the pools during a hot summer day. This drink requires only 2 ingredients, and though it is not that famous, it is beloved by a niche fan base.
All you need to make a Shandy is lemonade and your favorite beer. Add your beer to your glass first and top it off with ice-cold lemonade (you can make it yourself or buy it in a store). Give this drink a try, you won’t regret it, and you will thank us later for this. Give the Shandy the love it deserves.
If you love wine, you might want to give this drink a try next. This cocktail is the perfect way to spruce up a cheap bottle of white wine, and the end result is nothing less than divine. All you need to make Kir at home is a bottle of crème de cassis (a dark red liqueur made with blackcurrants) and dry white wine. This is a simple 2 ingredient wine cocktail and is a party favorite of all my wine lovers out there.
If you feel a bit adventurous, then add sparkling wine instead of your dry wine, and this will give the drink a lively twist. If you swap the white wine for red wine, you have the perfect cardinal cocktail, and we recommend you to try both and find your favorite. You just have to mix equal parts of both and serve in a wine glass.
5. Moscow mule
This is another refreshing drink on our list and is also pretty straightforward to make. Some people are afraid of beer cocktails, but the Moscow mule and the Shandy are a sure way to change your mind. Beer is an excellent mixer and has a lot of potential, and makes fabulous cocktails.
To make a Moscow mule, all you have to do is add vodka, lime juice, and beer to your glass and garnish with a sprig of mint. Trust us; this drink hits the spot, especially on those hot summer days. It will leave you asking for more, and you can’t blame yourself for that.
The Moscow mule is super drinkable, and it is also very easy to make. So, make this for your friends next time you hand it out, and they will be impressed by your mixology abilities. You can also mix things up by adding ginger beer for a Christmas mule or add cider and enjoy an apple-cinnamon mule.
Granted, buying alcohol isn’t cheap, but it is cheaper to buy the bottle than to buy individual cocktails at bars. But, I would be lying if I told you that I only drank cocktails at home; my friends and I love bar hopping, and this is our way to spend a Friday afternoon, and it is one of our favorite bonding experiences. So, relax and have a drink (unless you are sober)!!
If you make any one of these cocktails, be sure to tag us in the comments and show us a picture of your craft. Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about how to make your own cocktail at home.