I know how to make more cocktails than you could probably drink in a lifetime. And no, that’s not a dare! I don’t recommend doing that at all. But for real: if you’ve ever heard of a cocktail, I’ve probably made it.
But there are a few that I REALLY love making, and I wanna share those with you now! Since I’m a nice guy, I’ll even give you the recipe for how to make it yourself! Ready? Awesome!
Whiskey Sour/Stone Sour
This is the favorite drink of the Slipknot frontsman Corey Taylor, and his other band is named after the Stone Sour! It’s pretty simple to make. All you need is some sour mix (easy to get at a liquor store) and mix 1.5 oz whiskey, 1 oz orange juice, 1 oz sour mix, and shake.
You can either serve it on the rocks (Stone Sour) or neat (Whiskey Sour) and whichever one you do depends on what you like! This is one of the easiest cocktails to make, and you can pretty much do it with stuff you have around your house!
Some bartenders don’t like making margaritas for some reason, and I’ve never understood that. There’s something so satisfying about they way that they look once you’ve finished making them.
Margaritas are pretty simple! All you need is the mix (which you can normally get at any grocery store) and some tequila, and preferably a margarita glass and some salt. If you like frozen margaritas you’re gonna need a machine for that…
You won’t really be able to make that at home without some help. But if you wanna make it on the rocks, that’s simple! Just crush up some ice. Make the mix according to the instructions on the package (it varies!) and add 1.5-2 oz of tequila. Pour the shaken mix over ice and stir, and now you’ve got your margarita!
This is one of those cocktails that super classy people like a lot. This one is actually really simple to make. All you need is a can of olives (to taste), some gin, some vodka, and some vermouth. There are several ways that you can make this. “Dry” refers to the amount of vermouth. So “extra dry” contains little to no vermouth. “Dirty” is how much gin is added; more gin = more dirty! The base amount is 1.5 oz of vodka; all other ingredients are to taste.
My personal recommendation is about 1 oz of each of the other ingredients, with a dash of olive juice. It’s important to try and keep as few bubbles from getting in this drink as possible… It does affect the flavor a bit. This one was hard to make when someone was pounding their high-quality drum set at the bar…
You had to be careful. Just as a side note! If you wanna learn how to play drums, please start with a drum machine from Barking Drum. The volume control means more to other people than you might think.