4 Cocktails Everyone Should Know How to Make

Preparing tasty cocktails
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Preparing tasty cocktails is not as intimidating as it sounds, and you can do this by using just a few basic tools and ingredients. Check out some of the most popular but basic cocktails that everyone should know how to prepare at home.


The iconic cocktail that has stood the test of time, the martini is still one of the most beloved beverages that you can make simply by mixing gin or vodka with dry vermouth. This is a classic recipe but there are also many variations you can try to jazz up a classic martini.


Mix two parts whiskey, one part sweet vermouth, and bitters to make the world-famous Manhattan cocktail. This drink is traditionally garnished with an orange peel and a cherry but you can be creative and garnish how you like.

Gin & Tonic

Mixing this cocktail is super easy and all the ingredients you need are already listed in the name. Mix gin a tonic, add plenty of ice, and garnish with lime or lemon wedge, or basil leaves.


The margarita is one of the most popular cocktails that’s easy to prepare at home using only tequila, lime juice, and ice.