Bored of Having Raw Tonics? Try the Recipes Out and Have the Pub’s Taste at Home

Cocktails come in every flavor and color you could want. They are a subtle mix of flavors in a small glass, a strangely cohesive mix of different tastes that pop in bright colors or soft, warm umbers. If you’ve ever wanted to make cocktails by yourself in your kitchen but didn’t know where to start, then read on!

There are a few staple ingredients common to most cocktail recipes.

  • Freshly squeezed lime and lemon juice
  • Simple syrup


Aside from that, you’ll want a cocktail shaker and a whole load of cubed and crushed ice. Let’s start!


  1. Modern Cosmopolitan
  • 1 oz of lime juice
  • 1 oz of cranberry juice
  • 1 oz of Cointreau
  • 2 oz of absolute citron

Shake with ice cubes inside the shaker and serve out into a glass. Garnish with a lemon spritz.


  1. Ivy Gimlet

Lightly press fresh mint into the bottom of the glass. Into a shaker, pour:

  • 1 oz of lime juice
  • 75 oz of simple syrup
  • 2 oz of vodka
  • Ice cubes

Shake, pour, garnish with mint, and serve.


  1. Fresh Berry Bramble

Crush raspberries inside the serving glass. Into a shaker pour:

  • 75 oz of lemon juice
  • 75 oz of simple syrup
  • 2 oz of gin
  • Ice cubes

Shake and serve. Add ice cubes and a raspberry garnish for flair.


  1. Pimm’s No 1 Cup

Add mint, citrus, and cucumber slices to a glass and lightly press to release juices. If you press too hard, the bitterness of the peels will seep out.

Pimm’s No 1 cup is a build-in glass recipe. Pour in 2 oz of Pimm’s No 1 and drop in ice cubes. Top with ginger beer and serve.


  1. Bronx Cocktail

Into a shaker, add:

  • Lemon juice
  • 2 oz of gin
  • 25 oz of dry vermouth
  • 25 oz of sweet vermouth
  • Ice cubes
  • Shake for 15 seconds and serve in a glass.


  1. Whiskey Sour
  • 25 oz of Aquafaba/ 1 egg white
  • 2 oz of bourbon or rye
  • 5 oz of simple syrup
  • 1 oz of lemon juice
  • Three drops of Angostura bitters

Shake with ice cubes and pour into a glass, and drop in a large ice cube. Add Whiskey sour and top with red wine on top on the ice and serve with or without garnish.


  1. Red Snapper
  • 2 oz of gin
  • 4 oz of tomato juice
  • 5 oz of lemon juice
  • Six drops of Tobasco sauce
  • Half a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.

Shake with ice and serve out in a glass with more ice cubes and garnish.


  1. Lemon Drop Cocktail
  • Two tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 oz of vodka
  • 1 oz of simple syrup
  • Two tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • Shake with ice and serve.


  1. Margarita
  • 5 oz of tequila
  • 5 oz of Cointreau
  • 1 oz of simple syrup
  • Two tablespoons of lime juice

Shake with ice. Pour into a glass and garnish with lime before serving.


  1. Dark and Stormy

You can build this drink in your glass.

  • 75 oz of lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Ginger beer
  • 2 oz of Goslings Black Seal Rum

Stir and top with ice cubes before serving.

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