Easy Two Ingredient Drink & Shot Recipes

Easy two ingredient drink recipes include {left to right} the Greyhound long drink, Adios layered shot,  Godfather short drink, Baby Guinness layered shot, and Monkey Wrench long drink. – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Easy two ingredient drink recipes include {left to right} the Greyhound long drink, Adios layered shot, Godfather short drink, Baby Guinness layered shot, and Monkey Wrench long drink. – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

There is definitely no reason to labor over intensive cocktail recipes with multiple ingredients to gain flavorful sips while enjoying the  weekend.  There are numerous two ingredient drink recipes to put together for easy, flavorful enjoyment.  Venture beyond the obvious vodka and cranberry Cape Codder drink or usual ‘go to’ popular shots.  Try a new two ingredient drink or shot recipe while soaking up the last few days of luke warm temperatures over the Labor Day weekend.

Two Ingredient Drink Recipes

Adios Layered Shot

Adios layered shot is an easy two ingredient drink that can also be shaken and poured into the shot glass. It is also excellent served on the rocks. – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Adios layered shot is an easy two ingredient drink that can also be shaken and poured into the shot glass. It is also excellent served on the rocks. – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Say goodbye to summer time heat and hello to cooler temps, football and the beautiful colors of fall foliage with the Adios shot.

Adios

3/4 ounce Coffee Liqueur

3/4 ounce Tequila

Carefully layer chilled spirits in a shot glass in the order given.  Shoot.  Say goodbye to the lazy, hazy days of summer.

Baby Guinness Layered Shot

Baby Guinness layered shot is meant to mimic the look of a real Guinness beer when layered correctly. It is an easy two ingredient drink recipe.  – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Baby Guinness layered shot is meant to mimic the look of a real Guinness beer when layered correctly. It is an easy two ingredient drink recipe. – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

For beer fans everywhere who want to get the party started with a big bang there is the Baby Guinness.  When accomplished correctly this shot layers with the look of a correctly poured mini pint of Guinness.  What’s not to love about a mini shot of Guinness?

Baby Guinness

3/4 ounce Coffee Liqueur

3/4 ounce Irish Cream Liqueur

Carefully layer chilled spirits in a chilled shot glass in the order given.

Find more fun shot recipes filed in the shot category.

Godfather Short Drink

The Godfather belongs to a family of drinks which includes the Godmother {Vodka, Amaretto} and Godchild {Vodka, Amaretto, Half & Half}. The Godfather and Godmother are two ingredient drink recipes – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

The Godfather belongs to a family of drinks which includes the Godmother {Vodka, Amaretto} and Godchild {Vodka, Amaretto, Half & Half}. The Godfather and Godmother are two ingredient drink recipes – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Every gathering has that special someone who tells the best stories and knows the funniest jokes.  He is the Godfather of the party.  He gets the party started simply by arriving.  He is classic.

Godfather

2 ounces Scotch Whisky

1 ounce Amaretto

Build over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Stir.

Monkey Wrench Long Drink

Make the Monkey Wrench a tad bit sweeter by using Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice. Delicious and refreshing. – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Make the Monkey Wrench a tad bit sweeter by using Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice. Delicious and refreshing. – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Poor weather sometimes spoils even the best of plans.  Don’t let Mother Nature throw a Monkey Wrench into your plans.  Pour a little spirited fun over ice, stir and let the good times continue indoors if a little rain falls on your parade.

Monkey Wrench

2 ounces Gold Rum

3 ounces Pink Grapefruit Juice

Build over fresh ice in a highball glass. Stir.

Do long holiday weekends make you feel like getting away?  Buy a ticket, hop a Greyhound and take a tour.  Or just sip a long, tall cool one and think about all the places you could go.

Greyhound Long Drink

The Greyhound is a variation on the Salty Dog {Gin, Grapefruit Juice, Salted Rim} – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

The Greyhound is a variation on the Salty Dog {Gin, Grapefruit Juice, Salted Rim} – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Greyhound

2 ounces Citrus Vodka

3 ounces Grapefruit Juice

Build over fresh ice in a highball glass.  Stir.

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  • Michael Hoover

    Some bars do not have many fancy ingredients so I would like some simple shots with only 2 or 3 common ingredients.