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Twelve Simple yet enchanting Easy Cocktail Recipes for those that have a limited Bar – one bottle cocktails. The best starting point for beginners. Many of these are not the usual cocktails that you have already heard of or tried at least once

There is something about watching a bartender in action that is just enjoyable. They seem to have a sense of showmanship as they mix drinks from a variety of strange looking bottles and tools. It is almost like they are performing a little dance as they create the perfect drink for their customer. Plus, it is always fun to see what they come up with next.

We watch in wonder as professional bartenders create cocktails with seemingly effortless ease. At home though, we are set aback by the idea of handling all those bottles and tools, but we still want to create magic. If you’re one of those people who want to make drinks at home that taste as good as they look, here are a few tips.
First, invest in a good bartending book. This will give you an understanding of the basics, like how to make simple syrups and infusions, as well as more complex techniques. Second, get yourself some quality tools. A shaker, strainer, muddler and jigger will go a long way in making your drinks taste great. Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment. Try different combinations of flavours until you find something you love. With a little practice, you’ll be making delicious cocktails in no time.

Let’s begin this journey with a list of three ingredients cocktails that require only one bottle of regular liquor

For those that already have a stocked bar, these three so very well-known cocktails could be a starting point, for the rest, let’s delve deeper into simple cocktails that require only one bottle of liquor. Meaning cocktails that require only Vodka and other non-alcoholic mixers, or only Rum and mixers and so on.
For people with a stocked bar and a liquor store to drop by quickly…

1) The Margarita: This classic cocktail only requires tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Simply combine two ounces of tequila, one ounce of triple sec, and the juice of one lime in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass.

2) The Old Fashioned: This timeless drink only calls for bourbon (or rye), Angostura bitters, simple syrup, and an orange peel. Combine two ounces of bourbon (or rye), three dashes of Angostura bitters, one teaspoon of simple syrup, and the expressed oils from an orange peel in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass and enjoy.

3) The Negroni: Another classic cocktail, the Negroni only needs gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. Simply combine one ounce each of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth in a shaker filled with ice. Shake

The rest of us who are wary of jumping into serious cocktail mixing that involve many different liquors and liqueurs. We often stick to drinks that only require two or three ingredients, max. Anything beyond that seems like too much work for what is supposed to be a fun and relaxing activity. However, we’re missing out on some delicious drinks by being so timid. With a little practice, we can learn to make complex cocktails that are well worth the effort. But however, let’s not disappoint ourselves and hone our skills with these one bottle three ingredient cocktails.

Easy Cocktail Recipes for Home
Easy Vodka Only Cocktails

Let’s begin with three Vodka cocktails that will surprise your friends

1. CranHammer: a refreshing drink made with cranberry juice, vodka, and lemon-lime soda. It is perfect for summer parties or any time you need a little pick-me-up. This delicious cocktail is easy to make and can be tailored to your taste. Simply mix cranberry juice, vodka, and lemon-lime soda in a glass with ice. If you like your drinks on the sweeter side, add a splash of simple syrup or grenadine. Garnish with a lime wedge or cranberries and enjoy!

2.Blue Screwdriver:  The origin of the Blue Screwdriver cocktail is unclear, but it is thought to have originated in the 1970s. The drink is made with vodka and blue Curaçao, and is often garnished with a lemon or lime wedge. It is a popular drink at parties and can be served either shaken or stirred. For our single bottle cocktail experiments, Blue Curacao is replaced with Blue Curacao Syrup.

3. Clueless: The Clueless cocktail is a refreshing and fruity drink that is perfect for summertime. The Clueless is made with vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice ( or strawberry juice ), and orange juice. The drink gets its name from the movie “Clueless”, in which the main character, Cher, is always seen sipping on this particular cocktail. The Clueless is a delicious and easy-to-make drink that will surely become one of your favourites.

Next let’s consider three Gin cocktails that are easy to mix and tastes good too

1.    Gimto: The Gimto cocktail is a refreshing drink that was invented by a bartending student in Germany. It is made with gin, mint, lime juice, and soda water. The Gimto is a perfect summertime drink because it is light and refreshing. It is also relatively low in alcohol, so it is perfect for days when you want to enjoy a few drinks but not get too drunk. The other variation we have on our database uses Blackcurrant Cordial. As usual, there always are variations and you can try both.
2.    Gin Fizz: The Gin Fizz is a classic cocktail that has been around for over a century. It is a refreshing and flavorful drink that is perfect for any occasion. The Gin Fizz was invented by Henry Charles Ramos in the early 1900s. Ramos was a bartender at the St. Louis Country Club in Missouri. He created the Gin Fizz as a way to help patrons cool down on hot summer days. The Gin Fizz quickly became one of the most popular cocktails in America. It is still enjoyed by many today.
3.    Gin Fizzer: The Gin Fizzer is a refreshing, summery cocktail that is perfect for sipping on a hot day. It was invented in the early 1900s by Harry Craddock, one of the most famous bartenders of his time. The Gin Fizzer is made with gin, lemon juice, sugar, and soda water. It is a simple yet delicious drink that has stood the test of time.

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A list is incomplete without a few Rum cocktails… so here are the three One Bottle cocktails of Rum, White and Black both

1.    #2 Mai Tai: The Mai Tai is a classic cocktail that originated in the 1940s. It is made with rum, orange liqueur, lime juice, and almond syrup. The Mai Tai is a refreshing and flavorful drink that is perfect for any occasion. It is also relatively easy to make, which makes it a great option for those who are new to mixology. The Mai Tai is a versatile cocktail that can be enjoyed by everyone. There are tens of variations of this classic and the #2 is one of those… if you want to experiment further… take a look at the variations available in our database here (https://www.easy-cocktail-recipes.net/v2/search/mai-tai/)
2.    #2 Nectarine Rum Punch: A Rum Punch is a refreshing and flavourful cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. The drink was invented in the early 18th century by English sailor John Lucas, who combined rum, sugar, lime juice, and nutmeg to create a delicious and potent beverage. Today, Rum Punch is enjoyed by people all over the world, and it remains one of the most popular cocktails. The drink is made with rum, sugar, lime juice, and nutmeg, and it can be served either on the rocks or frozen. Rum Punch is a refreshing and flavourful cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. The original Nectarine Rum Punch used Nectarine Schnapps while this variation dials down the alcohol content a bit by replacing the Schnapps with a Nectarine Mix.
3.    Panama Jack: The Panama Jack is a refreshing cocktail made with only three ingredients: rum, pineapple juice, and lime juice. It’s easy to make and even easier to drink! The sweetness of the pineapple juice is balanced by the tartness of the lime juice, making for a delicious and refreshing beverage. The Panama Jack was invented by bartender Steve Crane in the early 1990s, and has been a popular summertime drink ever since. If you’re looking for a tasty and refreshing cocktail to enjoy on a hot summer day, look no further than the Panama Jack!

Finally, a few Scotch cocktails to complete the list

Now time to end the list, we never make lists too long, since we believe if you have to find cocktails, our Cocktail Builder can find plenty for you, this is about a few that feels special to us, some not so famous, some famous and all requiring only one bottle of spirit. The final list is with Scotch, yes not Whiskey, but Scotch Whisky, Whiskey cocktails are not unknown to Americans, so let’s find three Scotch cocktails worth trying.

1.    Aberdeen Angus: The original Aberdeen Angus is a cocktail made with whisky, sweet vermouth, and Angostura bitters. It was invented by bartender Harry McElhone at his bar, Harry’s New York Bar, in Paris in the early 1920s. The Aberdeen Angus is a classic cocktail that is both well-balanced and easy to make. It is a great choice for any occasion. The variation we have replaces Sweet Vermouth with Honey and tastes equally brilliant.
2.    Scotch Rickey: The Scotch Rickey is a classic cocktail that dates back to the early 1900s. It is made with scotch whisky, lime juice, and soda water, and is refreshing, tart, and slightly sweet. It is a great choice for a summertime drink, or any time you want a light and refreshing cocktail. The inventor of the Scotch Rickey is unknown, but it is thought to have originated in Scotland or the United States.
3.    Mamie Gilroy: There are various stories about the origin of the Mamie Gilroy whisky cocktail name. One story claims that the drink was created by a woman named Mamie Gilroy in the early 1900s. Another story claims that the drink was named after a popular vaudeville performer named Mamie Gilroy. Regardless of its true origin, the mamie gilroy whisky cocktail is a delicious mix of whisky, lemon juice, and sugar.

The Perfect Margarita

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    The Perfect Margarita

    • Jose Cuervo 1800 4.5 cl
    • Sugar Water 3 cl
    • Cointreau 1.5 cl
    • Grand Marnier 1.5 cl
    • Rose`s Lime Juice Sweet 1.5 cl
    • Sweet And Sour Mix 1.5 cl

    Any Glass of your Choice

    The Perfect Margaritathe perfect margarita is a popular Martinis containing a combinations of Jose Cuervo 1800,Sugar Water,Cointreau,Grand Marnier,Rose`s Lime Juice Sweet,Sweet And Sour Mix .Served using Any Glass of your Choice

    The Perfect Margarita Ingredients

    Jose Cuervo 1800,Sugar Water,Cointreau,Grand Marnier,Rose`s Lime Juice Sweet,Swe…

    The Perfect Margarita Recipe

    Shake all the ingredients for 2 minutes with 1/2 cup of ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with 2 large green olives.

The Perfect Old-Fashioned

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    The Perfect Old-Fashioned

    • Bourbon Whiskey 6 cl
    • Bitter 1/3 dash
    • Soda Water 0.375 cl
    • Sugar 1 –
    • Maraschino Cherry – –

    Any Glass of your Choice

    The Perfect Old-Fashionedthe perfect old-fashioned is a popular Bourbon cocktail containing a combinations of Bourbon Whiskey,Bitter,Soda Water,Sugar,Maraschino Cherry .Served using Any Glass of your Choice

    The Perfect Old-Fashioned Ingredients

    Bourbon Whiskey,Bitter,Soda Water,Sugar,Maraschino Cherry,

    The Perfect Old-Fashioned Recipe

    In an empty rocks glass, add about three dashes of bitters, one teaspoon of sugar, and a splash of soda water. Mix together well. Add ice and bourbon, garnish with a maraschino cherry (or two or three if you like), and stir.

Negroni Cocktail

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    Negroni Cocktail

    • Gin 3 cl
    • Sweet Vermouth 3 cl
    • Campari Bitters 3 cl

    Any Glass of your Choice

    Negroni Cocktailnegroni is a popular Gin,Vermouth cocktail containing a combinations of Gin,Sweet Vermouth,Campari Bitters .Served using Any Glass of your Choice

    Negroni Cocktail Ingredients

    Gin,Sweet Vermouth,Campari Bitters,

    Negroni Cocktail Recipe

    Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass 3/4 filled with cracked ice. Add a splash of soda water if desired. Garnish with a half slice of orange.

Negroni #1

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    Negroni #1

    • Club Soda 1 splash(es)
    • Campari 2.25 cl
    • Gin 2.25 cl
    • Sweet Vermouth 2.25 cl

    Any Glass of your Choice

    Negroni #1negroni #1 is a popular Gin,Vermouth cocktail containing a combinations of Club Soda,Campari,Gin,Sweet Vermouth .Served using Any Glass of your Choice

    Negroni #1 Ingredients

    Club Soda,Campari,Gin,Sweet Vermouth,

    Negroni #1 Recipe

    Stir and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the twist of a lemon peel.

CranHammer

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    CranHammer

    • Vodka 1/4 part
    • Cranberry Juice 1/4 part
    • Sprite 1/2 part
    • Ice 2 cubes

    Any Glass of your Choice

    CranHammercranhammer is a popular Vodka cocktail containing a combinations of Vodka,Cranberry Juice,Sprite,Ice .Served using Any Glass of your Choice

    CranHammer Ingredients

    Vodka,Cranberry Juice,Sprite,Ice,

    CranHammer Recipe

    Mix in a bottle: 1)1 quarter of the bottle is Vodka (from the freezer) 2)add Cranberry juice (from the freezer) into the bottle to fill it a little more than halway. 3) add SPRITE and fill up the bottle to the top so it’s: 1 quarter Vodka, 1 quarter cranberry juice, 1 half sprite Add some sugar if you’d like Place all ingredients in the freezer prior to making it

  • Cranhammer a refreshing drink made with cranberry juice, vodka, and lemon-lime soda. It is perfect for summer parties or any time you need a little pick-me-up. This delicious cocktail is easy to make and can be tailored to your taste. Simply mix cranberry juice, vodka, and lemon-lime soda in a glass with ice. If you like your drinks on the sweeter side, add a splash of simple syrup or grenadine. Garnish with a lime wedge or cranberries and enjoy!

    It is said to have originated in the 1970s. The drink gained popularity in the 1980s, when it became a staple of many bars and nightclubs. The Cranhammer has since become a popular choice for many people looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail.

Blue Screwdriver

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    Blue Screwdriver

    • Vodka 3 cl
    • Blue Curacao Or Schnapps 3 cl
    • Orange Juice Fill –
    • Ice – –

    Any Glass of your Choice

    Blue Screwdriverblue screwdriver is a popular Vodka cocktail containing a combinations of Vodka,Blue Curacao Or Schnapps,Orange Juice,Ice .Served using Any Glass of your Choice

    Blue Screwdriver Ingredients

    Vodka,Blue Curacao Or Schnapps,Orange Juice,Ice,

    Blue Screwdriver Recipe

    rocks or blended frozen

  • Screwdriver cocktail got its name from the way American oil workers used to spike their orange juice with a little Vodka in the oil rigs on the Persian Gulf in the mid-20th Century. In the absence of a spoon, they would stir their drink with a screwdriver, the name caught on.

    In the UK it is lovingly called \u201cVodka and Orange\u201d and there are several variations of this iconic yet simple cocktail.

Clueless

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    Clueless

    • Vodka 12 cl
    • Orange Juice 12 cl
    • Strawberry Juice 12 cl
    • 7-Up Soda fill –
    • Ice – –

    Any Glass of your Choice

    Cluelessclueless is a popular Vodka cocktail containing a combinations of Vodka,Orange Juice,Strawberry Juice, 7-Up Soda,Ice .Served using Any Glass of your Choice

    Clueless Ingredients

    Vodka,Orange Juice,Strawberry Juice, 7-Up Soda,Ice,

    Clueless Recipe

    Once the Vodka and all of the extra ingredient’s are added to your glass, stir. Add ice.

Gimto

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    Gimto

    • Lemonade fill –
    • Gin 4 cl
    • Blackcurrant Cordial 2.25 cl

    Any Glass of your Choice

    Gimtogimto is a popular Gin cocktail containing a combinations of Lemonade,Gin,Blackcurrant Cordial .Served using Any Glass of your Choice

    Gimto Ingredients

    Lemonade,Gin,Blackcurrant Cordial,

    Gimto Recipe

    Mix in a chilled lowball glass. Stir well, and serve.

Gin Fizz

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    Gin Fizz

    • Lemon Juice 1/2 –
    • Gin 6 cl
    • Powdered Sugar 1 tsp
    • Carbonated Water – –

    highball glass

    Gin Fizzgin fizz is a popular Gin cocktail containing a combinations of Lemon Juice,Gin,Powdered Sugar,Carbonated Water .Served using highball glass

    Gin Fizz Ingredients

    Lemon Juice,Gin,Powdered Sugar,Carbonated Water,

    Gin Fizz Recipe

    Shake gin, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a highball glass over two ice cubes. Fill with carbonated water, stir, and serve.

Gin Fizzer

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    Gin Fizzer

    • Gin 4.5 cl
    • Cherry Juice 1 tbsp.
    • Ice 4 cubes

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    Gin Fizzergin fizzer is a popular Gin cocktail containing a combinations of Gin,Cherry Juice,Ice .Served using highball glass

    Gin Fizzer Ingredients

    Gin,Cherry Juice,Ice,

    Gin Fizzer Recipe

    Place all ingredients into tall glass and stir gently. Serve.

#2 Mai Tai

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    #2 Mai Tai

    • Rum 3 cl
    • Cherry Mix 3 cl
    • Orange Juice 1/3 –
    • Pineapple Juice 2/3 –

    Any Glass of your Choice

    #2 Mai Tai#2 mai tai is a popular Rum cocktail containing a combinations of Rum,Cherry Mix,Orange Juice,Pineapple Juice .Served using Any Glass of your Choice

    #2 Mai Tai Ingredients

    Rum,Cherry Mix,Orange Juice,Pineapple Juice,

    #2 Mai Tai Recipe

    ice rocks Add 2 oz flavor mix or Schnapps for a Cherry Peach Blackberry Raspberry Strawberry or Wildberry Mai Tai

#2 Nectarine Rum Punch

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    #2 Nectarine Rum Punch

    • Rum 3 cl
    • Nectarine Mix 6 cl
    • Orange Juice 1/2 –
    • Pineapple Juice 1/2 –

    Any Glass of your Choice

    #2 Nectarine Rum Punch#2 nectarine rum punch is a popular Rum cocktail containing a combinations of Rum,Nectarine Mix ,Orange Juice,Pineapple Juice .Served using Any Glass of your Choice

    #2 Nectarine Rum Punch Ingredients

    Rum,Nectarine Mix ,Orange Juice,Pineapple Juice,

    #2 Nectarine Rum Punch Recipe

    ice rocks Add 2 oz flavor mix or Schnapps for a Cherry Peach Blackberry Raspberry Strawberry or Wildberry Nectarine Rum Punch

Panama Jack

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    Panama Jack

    • Coconut Rum 6 cl
    • Orange Juice Fill with 1/2 –
    • Pineapple Juice 1/2 –

    Any Glass of your Choice

    Panama Jackpanama jack is a popular Rum cocktail containing a combinations of Coconut Rum,Orange Juice,Pineapple Juice .Served using Any Glass of your Choice

    Panama Jack Ingredients

    Coconut Rum,Orange Juice,Pineapple Juice,

    Panama Jack Recipe

    ice rocks or blended frozen Add 2 oz flavor mix or Schnapps for a Cherry Peach Blackberry Raspberry Strawberry or Wildberry Panama Jack

Aberdeen Angus

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    Aberdeen Angus

    • Scotch Whisky 6 cl
    • Drambuie Scotch Whisky 3 cl
    • Honey 1 tbsp
    • Lime Juice 2 tbsp

    Any Glass of your Choice

    Aberdeen Angusaberdeen angus is a popular Scotch cocktail containing a combinations of Scotch Whisky,Drambuie Scotch Whisky,Honey,Lime Juice .Served using Any Glass of your Choice

    Aberdeen Angus Ingredients

    Scotch Whisky,Drambuie Scotch Whisky,Honey,Lime Juice,

    Aberdeen Angus Recipe

    Stir all but the drambuie into a coffee mug. Warm the drambuie, ignite it and pour the burning liqueur into the mug. Stir rapidly and drink.

Scotch Rickey

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    Scotch Rickey

    • Lime Juice 1/2 –
    • Scotch Whisky 4.5 cl
    • Carbonated Water – –
    • Lime Peel – –

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    Scotch Rickeyscotch rickey is a popular Scotch cocktail containing a combinations of Lime Juice,Scotch Whisky,Carbonated Water,Lime Peel .Served using highball glass

    Scotch Rickey Ingredients

    Lime Juice,Scotch Whisky,Carbonated Water,Lime Peel,

    Scotch Rickey Recipe

    Pour scotch and juice of lime into a highball glass over ice cubes. Fill with carbonated water and stir. Add the lime peel/rind and serve.

Mamie Gilroy

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    Mamie Gilroy

    • Lime Juice 1/2 –
    • Scotch Whisky 6 cl
    • Ginger Ale – –

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    Mamie Gilroymamie gilroy is a popular Scotch cocktail containing a combinations of Lime Juice,Scotch Whisky,Ginger Ale .Served using Collins glass

    Mamie Gilroy Ingredients

    Lime Juice,Scotch Whisky,Ginger Ale,

    Mamie Gilroy Recipe

    Pour all ingredients into a collins glass over ice cubes, stir, and serve.