Some cocktails look difficult, with plenty of complicated ingredients. But how about some easy cocktails with simple ingredients? Whether you want to mix yourself a drink to celebrate that it’s Friday, or impress friends at your next dinner party with your bartender skills, here are 10 mod cocktails with simple ingredients you can make at home any time.
The amaretto sour is a classic, and it only requires three ingredients: Ice, amaretto liqueur and lemon juice. Of course, you can add a candied cherry and some orange slices as garnish if you want. Head to Craving Tasty for the full recipe.
Calling all coffee and chocolate milk lovers! This simple cocktail tastes like chocolate milk with a kick. All you need is kahlua, cream and vodka. Head over to Taste Of Home for the full recipe.
This is another one of those three-ingredient mixed drinks with simple ingredients. Perfect for a hot summer day hanging out by the pool for a little cool kick. Chew Out Loud’s recipe calls for homemade simple syrup, but you can also use a store-bought version.
Get your tiki on with these fun pineapple screwdrivers. This is one of those mixed drinks with simple ingredients to keep handy during the hot months, especially if you have some fun mid mod barware you can serve the drink in. Head over to Miss in the Kitchen for the recipe.
This cocktail consists of blended peaches and Prosecco. Talk about cocktails with simple ingredients! This drink would work well with a 1950s-inspired snack. Head to An Italian in My Kitchen for the recipe.
S’mores are often a favorite summer dessert. If you want a slightly more sophisticated version, try making this s’mores martini. 3 Yummy Tummies’ recipe calls for Godiva chocolate, which makes this a luxurious drink to stow with your other mixed drinks with simple ingredients.
Want to add a little kick to your summer slushy? This would be a great recipe to try out if you have kids—simply blend the strawberries first, then split the puree to make your kids a virgin slushy, and add a little champagne to your cup. Head to Julie Blanner for the full recipe.
Cranberry Orange Mimosa
Another twist on the traditional mimosa, this one by Crazy For Crust uses cranberry juice in addition to orange juice to get the desired mimosa flavor. Bonus points for adding real cranberries as a garnish!
Passion Fruit Martini
Martini glasses are one of the most fun barware shape, so let’s make lots of twists on the classic recipe for our mixed drinks with simple ingredients. This one by BBC Food calls for the seeds and juice from a couple passion fruits to create this delicious drink.