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Are you sick of pregames with vodka and a sprite chaser? We definitely are. Making your own cocktails doesn’t have to be that difficult. Although some cocktails require lots of ingredients, there are some classics that don’t require a lot of effort or ingredients, and they are delicious and affordable. We’ll stick with all the classic alcohols here. These are some recipes that you can try at home, many of them have similar ingredients so you don’t have to buy a million different juices and mixes, etc. You can alter the recipe however you like as well to make it best for your taste. Here are some ideas we have for you:

1. Margarita (a classic)

  • 1 shot tequila
  • 1/2 shot triple sec
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • recipe here

2. Sangria (jazz up that boxed wine)

  • 1 box Franzia
  • 1 2-liter Soda (Sprite, club soda)
  • Fruit
  • recipe here

easy cocktail recipes sangria

3. Mojito (feelin funky)

  • 1 shot rum
  • 3 shots club soda
  • a few mint leaves
  • sugar to taste
  • 1 shot lime juice
  • recipe here

4. Dark ‘n Stormy (going for that Bermudan taste)

  • rum
  • ginger ale (preferably ginger beer)
  • lime juice
  • recipe here

5. Gimlet (only two ingredients)

  • 2 shots gin
  • 1.5 shots lime juice
  • recipe here

6.  Bellini Martini (classin’ it up)

  • 1 shot vodka
  • 4 ounces champagne/sparkling wine
  • 1 ounce peach juice or peach schnapps
  • recipe here

easy cocktail recipes bellini martini

7. Long Island Iced Tea (you have a lot of almost empty bottles around, why not combine it all)

  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 shot gin
  • 1 shot rum
  • 1 shot tequila
  • 1/2 shot triple sec
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Coke (for taste)
  • recipe here

We hope these are enough to get you started and help you change up your pregames a little and make your night more fun so that you’re not dreading taking shots of cheap vodka or sticking to the classic “vodka Redbull.” But also remember to enjoy responsibly!

What kind of cocktails do you make at home?


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