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5 Incredible Cocktails You Can Prepare at Home

Making cocktails at home is both rewarding and practical, as you can save money and time. Read on to explore these five cocktails that you can make at home, including a non-alcoholic, kratom-infused grapefruit beverage.

5 Incredible Cocktails You Can Prepare at Home

If you want to impress your guests at your next big shindig or treat yourself, why not try your hand at making your own cocktails at home? Not only is it rewarding, but it also provides a great way to avoid long lines at bars and save a couple hundred bucks.

With the various flavors and ingredients available, the possibilities are endless. Whether you like a sweet cocktail, a sour drink or a milder tangy mixed alcoholic beverage, here are five incredible cocktails you can prepare at home with some easy steps.

The Classic Margarita – A Tart and Tangy Delight

The 'world's first cocktail’ and a beloved drink of many worldwide, the margarita is a classic cocktail perfect for any occasion. A tart and tangy drink made from tequila, lime juice and triple sec, the margarita is easy to make and offers the perfect balance of sweet, tart and salty. To make this cocktail, you will need the following:

  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz. triple sec
  • Salt for rimming the glass

Method :

  1. If you want to salt the rim of your glass, run a lime wedge around it and dip it in salt. Set it aside until you're ready to use it.
  2. Combine the tequila, lime juice, and triple sec in a shaker with ice. If you don't have a shaker, use a mason jar or stir all the ingredients until mixed.
  3. Shake well. This may take 10-15 seconds.
  4. Place a handful of ice cubes or one large ice cube into your glass and strain the margarita onto it.
  5. Taste the margarita to see if you need to adjust anything. If you like yours sweeter, add some agave syrup or simple syrup to your desired level of sweetness.

Looking for a fun way to enjoy these cocktails? These drinking games have gained popularity in the United States in recent years.

Old Fashioned – A Timeless Classic

The Old Fashioned is a timeless cocktail that has been enjoyed for generations. This cocktail is perfect for those who want a strong drink with a hint of sweetness. To make this cocktail, you will need the following:

  1. 2 oz. Bourbon or rye whiskey
  2. ½ oz. simple syrup or 1 teaspoon of sugar
  3. 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
  4. 1 teaspoon of water
  5. Orange peel for garnish


To prepare this cocktail, add the sugar and Angostura bitters to a mixing glass, then add the water. Stir until all the sugar is almost dissolved. Grab the mixing glass and fill it with ice. Add in the bourbon and stir until chilled. Strain into a glass filled with one giant ice cube. Grab your orange peel, squeeze it over the glass and drop it in as a garnish.