Cocktail Recipes Anyone Can Make!

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Last updated on May 21st, 2024 at 10:53 am

Whether you’re hosting family and friends at home or creating a menu for your restaurant’s bar, having a range of cocktail recipes on-hand is a must. We’ll help you curate your menu with both traditional recipes and seasonal favorites to always keep your bar fresh!

Traditional Cocktail Recipes

Let’s put in just a tad more effort than your typical mixed drinks like a Jack & Coke or Vodka Soda. There’s a classic here for anyone to enjoy.

Old Fashioned Recipe

Sugar cube
1-2 dashes of bitters
1 oz whiskey or bourbon
Orange wedge

Muddle your sugar cube, bitters, and a teaspoon of water in a glass. Pour whiskey into glass and stir. Carefully add ice and garnish with a cherry and orange wedge.

You may need: Bar Jigger,Muddler, Bar Spoon

Old Fashioned

Margarita Recipe

1 ½ oz. silver tequila
1 oz. orange liqueur (Triple Sec or Cointreau)
½ oz. lime juice (freshly squeezed is always best!)
Kosher salt for the rim

Salt the rim of your glass and fill with some ice. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. Shake for about 10 seconds or until chilled. Strain into prepared glass and garnish with a lime wedge if desired.

You may need: Bar Jigger, Margarita Rimmer, Citrus Squeezer


Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

½ oz. rum
½ oz. vodka
½ oz. tequila
½ oz. gin
½ oz. orange liqueur
1 oz. sour mix
1 oz. cola

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and combine your rum, vodka, tequila, gin, orange liqueur, and sour mix. Cover and shake for about 10 seconds or until chilled. Pour into glass and top with a splash of cola. Garnish with a lemon wedge if desired.

You may need: Cocktail Shaker, Liquor Pourer, Bar Caddy

Long Island Iced Teas

Cosmopolitan Recipe

1 oz. vodka
1 oz. orange liqueur
½ oz. cranberry juice

In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine all ingredients. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lime if desired.

You may need: Cocktail Shaker, Bar Jigger, Martini Glass


Seasonal Cocktail Recipes

Keep your menu fresh by rotating seasonal favorites. Whether a chocolate martini for Valentine’s Day or apple-cider-everything all fall, everyone loves to get into the seasonal spirit!

Chocolate Martini Recipe

2 oz. vodka
2 oz. chocolate liqueur
2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Crème
1 tbsp. chocolate syrup

Drizzle the inside of a martini glass with chocolate syrup, then set aside. Pour vodka, chocolate liqueur, and Baileys into a shaker filled with ice and shake for about 10 seconds or until chilled. Strain in prepared martini glass. Top with shaved chocolate if desired.

You may need: Cocktail Shaker, Cocktail Strainer, Martini Glass

Chocolate Martini

Bourbon Apple Cider Recipe

2 oz. bourbon
2 oz. apple cider
1 tsp. lemon juice

In your cocktail shaker with ice, combine the bourbon, cider, and lemon juice. Shake until chilled and strain in a glass over ice. Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick if desired.

Bourbon apple cider cocktail

Grasshopper Cocktail Recipe

¾ oz. crème de menthe
¾ oz. crème de cacao
¾ oz. light crème

Combine ingredients in your cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve with a garnish of fresh mint.

You may need: Cocktail Shaker, Liquor Pourer, Martini Glass

Grasshopper Cocktails

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