12 Ways to Make Easy Cocktail Drinks

Have you reached that all important moment of relaxation after several stressed work of hours is to sit in a corner of a café bar, taking sip of your fruity and soothing cocktail while talking with your best buddies of how you have gone through an all day jam-packed of paper works, stressed making a sale, or even making some explanations to your boss of the works you had made? Now, you’re thinking of putting up your own business and looking forward to become your own boss, well this idea might work on you.

Here are some ways on how to make refreshing cocktail drinks and put up your own café bar.

1.       Red Dragon – If you want some fruity and healthy cocktail drink, this one is for you. All you need is to blend 3 strawberries, 2 tbsp. vodka, 1 tbsp. strawberry liqueur, 1 tbsp vanilla liqueur and some ice. Pour into a cocktail glass, add some ice cubes, top up with ginger ale and put 1 wedge dragon fruit, to garnish. That’s it, and you have one special cocktail to offer.

2.       Cape Codder – Inexpensive Vodka and cranberry juice are simple and great combination of drinks that you might want to offer, with just some ice cubes in it, and you already have your cape codder. Easy and economical.

3.       Frog in a Blender – Blend 1 cup of ice, 4 tbsp. vodka, 8 tbsp. cranberry juice and 2 lime wheels for 3 – 5 seconds, so your ingredients won’t be completely blended. Pour into a hurricane glass and top with few berries, grapes or apple slices for tricky look and you list down on your menu the frog in blender.

4.       Golden Margarita – Pour 3 tbsp. gold tequila, 1 tbsp. orange liqueur, 1 tbsp. pure lime juice, 6 tbsp. sour mix and a dash of orange juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain it into a margarita glass. For final touch of your cocktail drink, garnish it with a lime wedge and dust some salt on the rimming glass.

  • Sour mix – In preparing your sour mix, mix 9 cups of sugar syrup and nine cups of pure lime or lemon juice. Optionally, add 2 egg whites for every liter of mix to make your cocktails slightly foamy. This mix would facilitate you to your several cocktail drinks.

5.       Colorado Bulldog – Pour your 2 tbsp. vodka and 2 tbsp. coffee liqueur in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Fill with equal amounts of milk or cream and cola, shake by placing a mixing tin over the glass and finally you have your colorado bulldog listed on your menu.

6.       Lemon Drop Martini – Pour 3 tbsp. vodka, 1 ½ tbsp pure lemon juice, 1 tsp. sugar syrup and some ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Shake well, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and finally garnish it with a lemon twist. Then, list down lemon drop martini on you cocktail lists.

7.       Highball – You should add this easy highball drink on your menu. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes, pour 4 tbsp. whiskey into the glass – Canadian whiskey works really well on this drink, and top with ginger ale for the final touch, easy breezy.

8.       Gin Fizz – Using your cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, pour in 4 tbsp. gin, ½ tsp. superfine sugar and 1 egg white. Shake vigorously to mix the ingredients well especially the egg white, and strain into a chilled highball glass with ice cubes. Top off with ginger ale and garnish it with a cherry.

9.       Gin Tonic – This drink is the most common cocktail that you must not overlook. All you need is to pour 4 tbsp. gin and 5 oz. tonic water or most of the time I use the clear soda – sprite, in a highball glass with ice cubes. Stir well and garnish with a lime wedge. Easy and economical!

10.   Cuba Libre – This drink is great that you must add on your menu. Using a Collins glass, squeeze the juice of half a lime and drop it into the glass. Add some ice cubes, 4 tbsp. rum and 8 tbsp. cola. Stir well and yes you have your own cuba libre cocktail drink.

11.   Kir – This classic berry flavored cocktail is one great to offer. Grab your wine glass and pour 1 tsp. of crème de cassis or your blackcurrant liqueur. Slowly, add 4 ½ tbsp. dry white wine and finally you have on your list the kir cocktail.

12.   Mint Julep – If you want something minty, try this. Using your Collins glass, place 4-5 leaves from mint sprigs and 1 tbsp. sugar syrup.  Muddle well to mix the sugar and release the oil and aroma of the mint. Add 5 tbsp. of bourbon, fill it with crushed ice and stir well until the glass becomes frosty. For the final touch, garnish your mint julep with a mint sprig.

I myself love cocktails drinks. How about you? What can you say about it?


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