Cocktails with 3 Simple Ingredients

A lot of people usually do not experiment with cocktails because they think there’s a high obstacle to entry. There is a myth that you need 8-10 ingredients to make an excellent cocktail. You may assume that you’ve got to craft your own bitters, smoke your glassware, or ferment something from your garden.  

Though there is definitely no limit to the creativity and complexity of what you can place into a cocktail glass, there is no need to adapt such as a professional and lofty mindset. You should instead keep everything simple. You will be surprised at the range of tasty cocktails you can create in a matter of minutes. So, before you start buying the ingredients from an online liquor store, here are several cocktails you should try: 

Margarita 

  • 1 ounce of lime juice 
  • 1 ounce of triple sec 
  • 2 ounces of tequila  

You can use Cointreau for the triple sec. However, you can also utilize an orange liquor such as Grand Marnier, or anything else you’ve got around. If you do not have any item that is a match, you can switch the triple sec with 1 ounce of simple syrup and add ½ ounce of tequila.  

Add ice and shake all the ingredients. Pour over and strain the ice. You can also try adding lime wedge garnish and salt-rimmed glass. 

Negroni 

  • 1 ounce of sweet vermouth 
  • 1 ounce of gin 
  • 1 ounce of Campari 

This cocktail exemplifies the ability of 3 ingredient cocktails. People could invent a lot of other drinks out there that require a lot of ingredients, however, nothing can beat this 3 ingredient drink. In addition to that, there is enough room for a bit of experimentation. You can change the gin for rye or bourbon and you’ve got the Boulevardier. You can also swap it out for prosecco, topping off the cocktail with it as opposed to a once ounce pour, and you’ve got the Negroni Sbagliato. You will have the low ABV Americano if you do the same with soda water rather than prosecco.  

Use ice and stir properly all the ingredients. Strain and serve over ice. You can optionally add orange peel as garnish.  

Old Fashioned 

  • 1 tsp. sugar or ½ ounce of simple syrup 
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters 
  • 2 ounces of rye whiskey or bourbon 

For a lot of people, this cocktail is the best cocktail. It is a mixture of water, sugar, bitters, and spirit. It serves as the basic blueprint for a cocktail. Also, it is very easy to make at home.  

Use a splash of water to muddle the bitters and sugar. Make sure you’re using a rock glass. Then, combine all the liquid ingredients. Finally, add ice and whiskey and stir properly. You can garnish it optionally with an expressed orange twist.  

Manhattan 

  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters 
  • 1 ounce of sweet vermouth 
  • 2 ounces of rye whiskey or bourbon 

This is a classic cocktail that provides a straightforward and pure perspective through the addition of bitterness and sweetness to its base and the whiskey.  

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