What's the easiest margarita recipe

Simple cocktails: 5 quick drinks with a maximum of 3 ingredients

We love cocktails! If only it weren't for all the ingredients. It can quickly happen that you need three different spirits or liqueurs for one drink. In the case of long drinks, different juices are also added. With spontaneous mixing of cocktails there is nothing more.

It gets really annoying when you want to try a new cocktail and stick with the one try. Then suddenly you have a hodgepodge of opened bottles that, in the worst case, you never use again. And alcohol is damn expensive.

Therefore we show you today how you are at home simple cocktails with just three ingredients (maximally) managed. We concentrate on common types of alcohol that you can use not just for one drink, but for almost any drink. Nothing should go bad.

Simple cocktails save you time and money

Anyone who thinks that simple cocktails are boring will be taught better. With less fiddling around, the cocktail is ready faster (yay!) And cheaper (double yay!). In addition, the individual taste components come into their own much better (triple yay!).

Note: Ice cubes are not counted as an ingredient in the recipes.

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Here is our small but fine list of simple favorite cocktails for the lazy. Cheerio!

1. Simple Cocktail: Caipirinha Recipe

You need these 3 ingredients:
For 1 glass

  • 1 lime
  • 3 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 60 ml of cachaça
  • plus: crushed ice

You can see the simple instructions for the caipirinha cocktail with tips from the professionals here in the video.

Video by Julia Windhövel

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2. Simple cocktail: Margarita recipe

You only need these 3 ingredients:
For 1 glass

  • 20 ml lime juice
  • 10 ml orange liqueur
  • 30 ml tequila
  • plus: crushed ice

That's how it's done: Mix all ingredients together with the crushed ice in a cocktail shaker vigorously. Pour into a chilled martini glass (fresh from the freezer) and serve immediately.

Tip: In the classic way, the rim of the cocktail glass for the margarita is dipped in lime juice and then turned in salt.

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3. Simple Cocktail: White Russian Recipe

You need these 3 ingredients:
For 1 glass

  • 50 ml of sweet cream
  • 40 ml of vodka
  • 30 ml coffee liqueur
  • plus: ice cubes

That's how it's done: First, shake the cream in the cocktail shaker until it is nice and creamy. It shouldn't be completely stiff, but still semi-liquid and drinkable.

Fill a tumbler glass with ice. Add the vodka and coffee liqueur and pour the semi-stiff cream on top. This way you get a brown and a white layer, which looks nice in the cocktail.

Tip: For a lower-calorie White Russian, you can use milk instead of cream. If you want it more luxurious, you can put a whipped cream on the White Russian and decorate it with a coffee bean in proper style.

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4. Simple cocktail: Negroni recipe

You need these 3 ingredients:
For 1 glass

  • 40 ml of Campari
  • 40 ml London Dry Gin
  • 40 ml of red vermouth
  • plus: ice cubes

That's how it's done: Mix all ingredients well in a cocktail shaker and pour into a tumbler glass with ice. Finished!

Tip: The Negroni is often served with a stalk of rosemary or thyme and a slice of orange.

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5. Simple Cocktail: Gimlet Recipe

You need these 3 ingredients:

  • 60 ml gin
  • 20 ml Lime Juice (lime cordial)
  • 1 splash of lime juice
  • plus: ice cubes

That's how it's done: The ice cubes are only used to cool the cocktail ingredients in the shaker, the ice itself does not (!) End up in the drink. So just shake all the ingredients vigorously and then pour them into a martini glass. Finished!

Tip: The vodka gimlet, in which the gin is replaced by vodka, is also popular. You can serve the cocktail with a lime wedge.

In the video: Recipe for 5 simple mocktails with few ingredients

Video by Laura Dillschneider

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More simple cocktails with 3 or fewer ingredients

  • Gin and Tonic(Tonic Water, Lemon, GOOD Gin)
  • Cuba Libre (Cola, lime juice, brown rum)
  • Screwdriver (Orange juice, vodka)
  • Moscow Mule (Lime juice, ginger beer, vodka)
  • Aperol spritz(Soda, Prosecco, Aperol)
  • Green meadow (Orange juice, blue curacao, sparkling wine)
  • Bellini (Peach liqueur, peach puree, prosecco)
  • Paloma (Lime juice, grapefruit juice, tequila)
  • Grasshopper (Creme de Cacao White, peppermint liqueur, cream)
  • Hugo (Soda, elderflower syrup, Prosecco)
  • Tinto de Verano (Lemonade, red wine)
  • Dry martini (Gin, white vermouth, olive)


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