A typical night out with friends usually entails a few bottles of beers or a couple of glasses of cocktails in bars and clubs. However, there are those days wherein your expenses are tight and you’d rather host your own party with friends at home and serve your own cocktails instead of paying for overpriced drinks at the bar.
For those nights when you just want to become your own bartender, here are some things you should know about how to make your own drinks at home.
The essentials of making cocktail drinks
Before you can make cocktails, first, you need to equip yourself with the essential tools needed to make your own cocktail drink. This includes a jigger, a cocktail shaker, a muddler, a juicer, a mixing spoon, and a strainer. According to theguardian.com, if these tools are not available, you may substitute them for everyday household items such as egg cup for jigger; thermos for shaker; a small rolling pin for muddler; hand for juicer; long teaspoon for mixing spoon; and tea strainer for a strainer.
How to make vodka lemon cocktail drink
One of the easiest cocktail drinks to do is the lemon drop cocktail. The lemon drop cocktail uses ingredients such as 2 cups of frozen vodka, ½ cup of fresh lemon juice, ½ cup sugar, 1 lemon, and ice. To make the lemon drop cocktail, just mix the ingredients together in your cocktail shaker and thoroughly shake them before pouring the concoction into martini glasses.
How to make a rum and coke cocktail
Rum and coke are one of the simplest but popular ways of making cocktails. To make your very own rum and coke cocktail, just pour two ounces of your favorite rum into a highball glass filled with ice and mix it with 4 to 6 ounce of coke depending on how strong you want your alcohol to taste.
How to make a vodka mocha cocktail
If you want a cocktail drink that is both sweet and alcoholic, then you may try to make your own vodka mocha cocktail. Vodka mocha cocktail mixes ingredients such as 1 ounce of dark chocolate, 1 ½ ounce of espresso, 1 teaspoon sugar, 2 ounces of chilled vodka, heavy cream, and ice.
To make a vodka mocha cocktail, first, mix the chocolate, sugar, and espresso in a cocktail shaker. Stir all the ingredients together until it becomes smooth and then add the chilled vodka and ice cubes. Shake the concoction in the shaker before pouring it into a martini glass and topping it with a few tablespoons of heavy cream.
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