30 Easy Cocktail Recipes to Start the Weekend Off Right
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30 Easy Cocktail Recipes to Start the Weekend Off Right

Drinking fancy cocktails always puts us in the mood to have a good time. Crafting edible garnishes keeps guests happy, and floral beverages make brunches feel just a little fancier. But sometimes we don’t feel like having to mix up an elaborate drink (even if it’s supposedly healthier than our usual tipple) just to quench our cocktail craving. Luckily, mixology doesn’t have to be complicated. These 30 deliciously simple cocktail recipes take the hard work out of bartending, so you can spend more time enjoying the fruits of your labor.

1. Sparkling Campari Orange Cocktail: Slightly bitter, slightly sweet, and full of fizzies, this drink is refreshingly simple to make. (via Imagelicious)

2. Classic White Russian: Do The Dude proud and learn how to make a classic, three-ingredient White Russian. (via A Dash of Ginger)

3. Whiskey Sour Punch: Mix up a big batch of this sweet and sour whiskey punch for your next party — your guests will thank you. (via Tastefully Eclectic)

4. Easy Pomegranate Margaritas: With five ingredients and 10 minutes, you can churn out at least four of these bad boys for you and a few friends. (via Baker by Nature)

5. Jameson Old Fashioned: Swap bourbon for Irish whiskey in this remake of the classic old fashioned. (via Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish)

6. Pumpkin Apple Shandy: You’ll want to drink this cocktail made from apple cider and pumpkin beer all year long. (via Jennifer Meyering)

7. Sloe Gin Fizz: Finally find out what exactly sloe gin tastes like by making this four-ingredient cocktail. (via The Kitchen Magpie)

8. Frosting Shots: These two-ingredient shots taste just like celebration. (via Crazy for Crust)

9. Oaxacan Rusty Nail: For a drink that lives up to its name, try this take on the rusty nail, made with mezcal, Drambuie, and bitters. (via Gimme Some Oven)

10. Kentucky Lemonade: Here’s a cocktail you’ll want to sip all summer: sparkling lemonade spiked with bourbon. (via The Chunky Chef)

11. Creamsicle Delight Cocktail: A mixture of whipped-cream vodka, orange juice, and ginger ale, this cocktail tastes just like a popsicle. (via The Blond Cook)

12. Pink Champagne Sangria: We love a pink drink, and this Champagne, grapefruit, and pomegranate sparkler is no exception. (via The Cookie Rookie)

13. Irish Cream Pie Cocktail: With its sugar-cookie rim, this Irish cream pie cocktail is perfect for dessert. (via Crazy for Crust)

14. Frozen Orange Prozecco: Trade in your frozé for this citrusy frozecco. (via Foodness Gracious)

15. Berry Lemonade Margaritas: Citrusy and sweet, these raspberry lemonade margaritas are just the thing to drink when it gets hot outside. (via Crazy for Crust)

16. Peach Vodka Martinis: Made with just three ingredients, these peachy martinis are too good to pass up. (via Growing Up Gabel)

17. The Bee’s Knees: Honey lovers, take note — you’ll want to memorize this simple cocktail. (via Hungry by Nature)

18. Mason Jar Margaritas: Mix up a batch of these mason jar margaritas, then let guests help themselves at your next get-together. (via Stetted)

19. Raspberry Rosé Sangria: With just a few fresh garnishes and a splash of soda, a bottle of rosé gets transformed into a summery sangria. (via Stress Baking)

20. New York Sour Cocktail: Bourbon, red wine, lemon juice, and simple syrup are all you need to make this bold cocktail. (via Dishes Delish)

21. Piña Colada Punch: This piña colada punch makes every party feel like a mini vacation. (via Yes to Yolks)

22. Micheladas: Like a cross between beer and a Bloody Mary, micheladas are the brunch cocktail you’ve been missing out on. (via Imagelicious)

23. Blueberry Mojito: Add some berry sweetness to your cocktails with this refreshing, minty blueberry mojito recipe. (via Nutrition a la Natalie)

24. Blood Orange Margarita: Colorful blood orange juice makes these margaritas immediately seem more dramatic, though the recipe itself stays simple. (via Simmer and Sauce)

25. Spiked Ginger Lemonade: Robust ginger beer combines with fresh lemon juice and vodka for these bracingly bold drinks. (via Whitney Bond)

26. Citrus White Wine Sangria: Made with white wine, this sangria is a little lighter than its crimson counterpart. (via Joyful Healthy Eats)

27. Watermelon Infused Vodka: On the rocks or sipped with soda, it’s hard to go wrong with the fresh taste of this homemade watermelon vodka. (via Dishes Delish)

28. Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Margaritas: These tropical margaritas are made just a little spicy thanks to a sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper rim. (via The Endless Meal)

29. Lavender Mojitos: Lavender sparkling soda is the secret to making these easy, floral mojitos. (via West of the Loops)

30. Skinny Salty Dog: Grapefruit vodka and seltzer water put a healthier twist on the salty dog, usually made with grapefruit juice and plain vodka. (via The Every Kitchen)

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