Who amongst you has heard of the Cuba Libre cocktail recipe? Or the Screwdriver? What about the Pink Gin? Well these are some of the most popular cocktails ever, all from the annals of great drinks history. And guess what? They’re really, really easy to make. A max of two ingredients plus garnish means win-win for time and effort – plus flavour if you choose the right products.
At your next party, the flavour-filled simplicity of the Screwdriver comes into play. Ideal with a base of cool, clear Smirnoff vodka, topped with sweet, fresh orange juice, you can enjoy it in a tall glass that won’t spill while dancing.
If you’re throwing a dinner party and the planning is getting too much, bring in a cocktail that looks great in a Martini glass – but only requires gin and a splash of angostura bitters (plus a twist of lemon) to work. Yes, pretty in pink: the Pink Gin cocktail was a society party favourite in the 19th century, and even secret agents like it – James Bond orders one in The Man with the Golden Gun.
Or at your next barbecue, create a Cuba Libre. It’s a cocktail born from the Cuban revolution, but not requiring a whole new way of mixing. Created in the time it takes to Google ‘Che Guevara’, the Cuba Libre is perfect served in a rocks glass that you can hold in one hand while basting with the other.
Great nights with friends mean easy mixing rather than being stuck in the kitchen – and creating delicious cocktails without having to confront a swizzle stick or set light to your sideboard. Your easy cocktail recipes start here.