Labor Day: Labor Free 2 Ingredient Cocktails

Two ingredient cocktails are an ideal way to enjoy a labor free Labor Day weekend of entertaining friends while still enjoying relaxation time as host. Simple drinks with few ingredients remain flavorful, satisfying and keep prep time to a minimum. The Highball could be one of the most popular two ingredient drinks. Its open ended option of base spirit and mixer of choice provide an endless combination of flavors for all to enjoy. There are many more two ingredient cocktails and drinks to explore. Choose to include suggested garnishes or leave the drink bare.

Two Ingredient Cocktail 1 - photo copyright Cheri LoughlinHighball

2 measures Base Spirit of Choice

3 measures Mixer of Choice

Place base spirit (Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, etc…) in highball glass over fresh ice. Top with mixer (club soda, tonic, juice, etc…).

Appetizer

3 measures Dubonnet Rouge

1 Orange – freshly squeezed

Combine liquids in mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Camparosa

2 measures Campari

3 measures Grapefruit Juice

Orange Slice Garnish

Combine liquids in highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with orange slice.

Two Ingredient Cocktail 3 - photo copyright Cheri LoughlinCherry Cooler

2 measures Cherry Brandy

3 measures Cola

Lemon Slice Garnish

Place brandy in highball glass over fresh ice. Top with cola. Stir. Garnish with lemon slice.

Comfortable Screw

1-1/2 measure Southern Comfort

3-1/2 measures Orange Juice

Orange Slice Garnish

Combine liquids in highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with lime wedge.

Two Ingredient Cocktail 2 - photo copyright Cheri LoughlinKentucky Cocktail

3 measures Bourbon

1 measure Pineapple Juice

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chill cocktail glass.

Whisky Mac

1-1/2 measure Scotch

1 measures Ginger Wine

Place scotch in an Old Fashioned glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger wine. Stir.

The Golf Cocktail calls for a simple third ingredient to round out the flavor.

Two Ingredient Cocktail 4 - photo copyright Cheri LoughlinGolf Cocktail

3 measures Gin

1 measure Dry Vermouth

3 dashes Classic Bitters

Combine liquids in mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Find more suggestions for the weekend in Easy Two Ingredient Drink & Shot Recipes.

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