Simple Cocktail Recipes to Make at Home

Mixing a drink at home can be a soothing and fun experience! Whether you like vodka, bourbon, champagne, beer or more, we’ve gathered 10 of our favorite unique cocktails to mix at home that require minimal, simple ingredients.

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My, oh, my. What times we live in, friends.

I don’t know about you, but most evenings, I want to decompress on the couch with my husband at my side, my dog at my feet and a chilled drink in hand.

Maybe you want to do this (or a variation) of this, too?

Today, I’m sharing several simple cocktail recipes that are perfect for making at home… and you might even have the ingredients on hand right now. Since, you know, we’re all keeping close to home these days. (Which is weird but also strangely invigorating.)

Easter Strawberry Champagne cocktails overflowing before drinking

You might be like me and have a stocked pantry and a stocked bar because that’s how you live your life. And if so, I bet you can make a significant amount of the simple cocktails below, just depending on the fresh ingredients you have on hand.

If you don’t have a stocked pantry or bar, it might be more challenging to make several of the simple drinks at your house, but that doesn’t mean you cannot try. If you have a liquor and a mixer (and maybe a fruit, because I love to add fresh fruit to a drink), you can make a homemade mixed drink pretty easily!

Things to keep in mind when mixing cocktails at home:

  • Some recipes will make a single drink while others will make more than one. Make note of it, especially if you’re making one for a significant other (or another family member or roommate) to enjoy, too.
  • Substitutions are fine… up to a point. (For example, swapping blackberries for strawberries? Acceptable. If you plan to swap the liquor and the mixer, it might not work out so well.) I’ve tried to make note of things that would work below to make things easier on you.
  • Different drinks require different tools. So you might need a blender for one while you’ll need a cocktail shaker for another. If you don’t have something, you can find workarounds, but some workarounds are more complicated than others.
  • Have fun with it! Part of the fun of mixing drinks at home is discovering the things you like and the stuff you’re not a fan of. 
Overhead image of two Bloody Marys, shown on a wooden serving tray

Here are some simple cocktails you need to make at home ASAP…

Simple Cocktails to Make at Home

Mixing a drink at home can be a soothing and fun experience! Whether you like vodka, bourbon, champagne, beer or more, we've gathered 10 of our favorite unique cocktails to mix at home that require minimal, simple ingredients.

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