Cocktail Recipes You Can Try at Home-- They Are so Simple

May 08, 2019 By Kayode Oseh

It feels so much fun going out with friends to have some drink but some times you may not actually be in the mood to embark in such an adventure. You may at times want to have yourself some good time at home---perhaps whatever that can be grooved at the bar or a lounge can also be grooved at home.

Here are cocktail recipes that you can easily make at home to feel that same glee you always feel at the bar when having some fun time with friends. Of course you may want to invite some friends over to shear the merriment with don't you?


The Margarita is one cheap alcoholic party drink that’s really easy to make.

You’ll need:

    60 mL tequila
    30 mL lime juice
    30 mL cointreau

Rub the rim of the serving glass with the lime slice to make the salt stick to it. Add all remaining ingredients to a cocktail shaker or jug and shake the ingredients for 15 seconds then carefully pour into the glass. Garnish with a slice of lime and serve with extra ice cubes.


Mojito is a traditional Mexican cocktail that is one of the easiest cocktail recipes for parties.

You’ll need:

    60 mL white rum
    30 mL soda water
    60 mL fresh lime juice
    6 mint leaves
    2 teaspoons sugar

Pour the lime into a glass and mix with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Add some mint leaves and mash them gently against the cup with a spoon. Now, it’s time to fill the cup with ice, add the rum and top up with soda water. Don’t forget to serve with a straw.


Chapman ranks high among Nigerian cocktail recipes. It’s an easy non-alcoholic drink to make at home.

You’ll need:

    6-8 ice cubes
    3 teaspoons of Angostura Aromatic Bitters
    350 mL of Fanta
    350 mL of Sprite
    120 mL of Grenadine Syrup
    Half a lemon
    Half an orange

Mix all ingredients in a large jug (except the ice cubes). Put the drink in the fridge. After two hours, your cocktail should be ice cold.

French 75

French 75 is a classic easy-to-make cocktail that you are sure to enjoy any day.

You’ll need:

    60 mL champagne,
    15 mL lemon juice,
    30 mL gin,
    2 dashes of simple syrup

Pour the gin, syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker or jug filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an iced champagne glass.


The Daiquiri is an excellent, easy to make cocktail that is guaranteed to amp up your evenings and weekends every single time.

You’ll need:

    45 mL white rum  
    15 mL simple syrup
    30 mL lime juice

Pour all ingredients into an insulated jug with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. You can then choose to garnish your cocktail with a wedge of lime or not. And if you are looking to indulge yourself a little, trust to always find the coolest daiquiri at the Protea Hotel, Abuja.   

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