What Are Some Easy Mixed Drink Recipes?


Quick Answer

Some easy mixed drink recipes include a bloody Mary, Manhattan, whiskey sour, a daiquiri and a martini. Any combination of liquor, mixer, fruit or water can be a delicious mixed drink. When planning a party that serves mixed drinks to guests, a combination of liquors and mixers can be bought to add variety.

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What Are Some Easy Mixed Drink Recipes?
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Some of the easiest mixed drinks to make are the classics, such as the Tom Collins or the Gimlet. The recipes below show how to make some of the classics that can be served at any event.

Whiskey Sour


  • 3 tbsp. bourbon
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. simple syrup
  • Orange twist
  • Maraschino cherry
  1. Grab a cocktail shaker
  2. Combine bourbon, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker filled with cracked ice and shake well.

  3. Strain and pour
  4. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass that has been chilled.

  5. Garnish and serve
  6. Garnish with an orange twist and maraschino cherry and add cracked ice if desired.

Bloody Mary


  • 1/3 cup tomato juice, chilled
  • 3 tbsp. vodka
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash celery salt
  • Dash hot sauce
  • 1 celery stalk
  1. Fill up the cocktail shaker
  2. Add tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, celery salt and hot sauce to a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes and shake well to mix.

  3. Pour
  4. Pour the drink into a chilled glass and add ice cubes to keep chilled.

  5. Garnish and serve
  6. Garnish the drink with a celery stalk and serve.

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