Fail-Proof Classic Cocktails You Should Know

Whether you love an ice-cold mug of moscow mule or you prefer a cold-brew coffee infused drink, the mixology world is incredibly vast. And, sometimes opting for tried-and-true classic cocktails makes sense if you want a fail-proof delicious drink. 

Fear not. Creating classic cocktails like a margarita, mojito, and sangria at home is not as complicated as you think. In fact, you'll be surprised that these classics are easy and simple to make. Plus, they taste awesome as well.

Classic Margarita 

Ingredients

2 oz. blanco tequila 
1 oz. fresh lime juice 
1 oz. cointreau
Salt for rim
Lime wheel garnish

Preparation 

  1. Add lime juice, cointreau & tequila to shaker tin
  2. Add ice
  3. Shake well
  4. Dip rim of glass in water
  5. Dip rim of glass into salt
  6. Pour shaker tin contents into glass
  7. Garnish w/ a lime wedge 

Classic Mojito 

Ingredients

2 oz. light rum
2 tsps white sugar
8 sprigs mint
1 oz. lime juice
Top with soda water

Preparation

  1. Muddle mint and sugar w/ a splash of soda in a collins glass
  2. Add lime juice
  3. Add rum 
  4. Add crushed ice
  5. Top w/ soda water
  6. Garnish w/ mint sprig

Sangria 

Ingredients 

1 bottle dry white wine
1 bottle prosecco
1 cup vodka
2 cups blueberries
2 cups of strawberries
2 cups blackberries
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar

Preparation 

  1. Combine lemon juice, vodka and sugar in pitcher. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add berries and white wine. [Pro tip: do the steps above an hour before guests arrive and put it in the fridge for the flavors to meld and develop]
  3. Pour into a large wine glass, top with prosecco and garnish with a skewer of berries.


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