looking for cool cocktails to make for you and guests at your home?

  • Some cocktails seem really complex even though they are actually quite simple to prepare.
  • You can make cocktails like a Paloma or a Bees Knees using just three ingredients. 
  • The vodka martini is a two-ingredient timeless favourite that you can customize to your liking.

The Negroni has a bitter flavour many love.

One of the best things about the famous, bittersweet beverage is that only takes three ingredients to make.

Simply, the beverage is made with equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari (an alcoholic spirit infused with fruit, bitter herbs, and aromatic plants), according to blogger and cocktail designer Amy Traynor. It’s popularly garnished with a small twist of orange peel.

The Paloma might be one of the most
elegant ways to enjoy tequila.

You can garnish it with a wedge of grapefruit. 

You can put together a super simple Paloma by combining a ratio of 1 and 1/2 an ounce of tequila with 1/2 an ounce of fresh lime juice. Then, top that mixture with grapefruit soda, Los-Angeles based bartender Raul Felix told INSIDER.

This tart drink is usually served with a signature lime garnish, he added.

The Manhattan is a bold,
bourbon cocktail that exudes class.

You need less than five ingredients for this cocktail. 

“[A Manhattan] only requires three ingredients and is quick to make,” said Robert Porter, head bartender at the J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician. 

To make this classic cocktail, all you need is two-parts bourbon whiskey, one-part sweet vermouth, and a dash of bitters.

“Add all of the ingredients into a shaker, add ice, and shake until it’s well-chilled. Strain the drink into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a few cherries on a [toothpick] or a single cherry dropped into the bottom of the glass,” he added. 

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