Imagine being cosied up in your blanket at home, with your favourite show or movie playing and a glass of some delicious cocktail in hand. Sounds heavenly, right? Well, to make your life a tad bit easier, we have curated a list of cocktails you can create in the comfort of your house. Whether you feel like having it with your food or as an after-food treat, we have included cocktails for every type of alcohol out there, so you wouldn't need to worry about not having the ingredients at home. So, what are you waiting for now? Bring out whichever bottles you have, and let's get mixin'!
A Mimosa is a classic and super easy cocktail that many people drink over brunch. But with alcohol, there are no rules as long as you're enjoying and causing no harm. Check out the recipe here.
1 (750 ml) bottle of Champagne or Wine
3 cups (750 ml) orange juice
Another simple cocktail that doesn't require many ingredients is Shandy, a beer-based cocktail one can enjoy on a hot summer day at home or just lounge after a long week, and you're looking to have something light. With just three ingredients and involving the creation of a simple non-alcoholic drink, you'll be ready to quench your thirst and relax. Check out the recipe here.
6 ounces beer
6 ounces lemonade
Lemon slice, for garnish
Brandy Old Fashioned (Brandy)
The Brandy Old Fashioned is a version of the classic cocktail, but with Brandy. It is the perfect cocktail for all the brand lovers out there. Almost all the ingredients would be available at your house, and with living in a digital world, you can get the missing ones at the click of your finger. Check out the recipe here.
3 dashes Angostura bitters
2 orange slices
2 brandied or maraschino cherries
1 sugar cube
2 ounces brandy
7UP, Sprite or club soda, chilled, to top
Garnish: brandied or maraschino cherry
Garnish: orange slice
Gin Fizz (Gin)
Gin Fizz is apparently one of the best cocktails among fizzy ones. If you're a gin lover and want to try something different from the classic Gin and Tonic, this cocktail is for you to try. Many enjoy this cocktail with egg whites, egg yolk or a whole egg in it, giving it various variations. Check out the recipe here.
2 ounces gin
1-ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1 egg white (about 1/2 ounce)
Club soda, to top (about 1 ounce)
Mojito is a classic Rum cocktail that one can never mess up. It is the perfect companion to have while eating dinner or if you're lazing around and looking to spice your time up a bit. It is a super quick and hassle-free cocktail to make, so let's get shakin'! Check out the recipe here.
12 leaves mint
2 lime slices
1 teaspoon white sugar, or more to taste
¼ cup ice cubes, or as needed
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger rum (such as Bacardi®)
4 ½ ounces diet lemon-lime soda
Tequila Sunrise (Tequila)
A drink that might look too gorgeous to drink, Tequila Sunrise requires just three ingredients. The only area that would need your complete concentration is layering each component to achieve that beautiful sunrise/sunset colour. It is a refreshing with a pinch of sweetness kind of cocktail, just the one you may need to kick back and relax. Check out the recipe here.
2 ounces Blanco tequila
4 ounces orange juice, freshly squeezed
1/4 ounce grenadine
Garnish: orange slice
Mosco Mule (Vodka)
Mosco Mule is a vodka-based cocktail and another one that you can easily create at home. Mostly enjoyed in a copper mug, this cocktail requires items you may already have lying around, leaving you with no trouble scrambling for ingredients whenever you crave this cocktail. Check out the recipe here.
1 ½ fluid ounces vodka
½ fluid ounce lime juice
½ cup ginger beer
1 lime wedge for garnish
Irish Coffee (Whisky)
Irish Coffee is a cocktail that unites one's love for coffee and liquor to form this delicious beverage. It is truly like enjoying the best of both worlds! You can enjoy with a dollop of whipped cream, like you may enjoy your coffee. It might be the perfect cocktail to enjoy on a cold evening, too. Check out the recipe here.
50 Ml Unsweetened Cold Whipping Cream
2 tbsp Soft Brown Sugar
50 ml Irish Whisky
1 cup Freshly Brewed Coffee
To sprinkle Nutmeg (optional)