Planning a party well in advance or throwing one together at the last minute just got a little easier. Two ingredient cocktails are simple to put together and all the tasty bells and whistles remain in the glass. Two ingredient cocktails keep entertaining fun, fabulous and flavorful.
Cocktails for crowds don’t have to be extravagantly detailed with lots of ingredients. Combining the right mix of spirits and mixers equals quality taste every time. Favorable flavors combine for sensational taste just as suitable personalities add sensational spark to a party.
Easy Two Ingredient Drink Recipes
The classic Highball is perhaps the easiest drink available at parties. Choose a few base spirits and several mixers such as juices, colas, tomato juice, etc. Designate a specific area for glasses, spirits and mixers, ice and jiggers. Guests can serve their own drinks from all the options available leaving you time to mingle without worry.
2 ounces Base Spirit of Choice
3 ounces Mixer of Choice
Place base spirit (Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, Tequila, etc…) in highball glass over fresh ice. Top with mixer (club soda, tonic, juice, etc…).
Common Highball drinks include Gin and Tonic, Cuba Libre, Screwdriver, Dark and Stormy, Collins drinks, Moscow Mule, etc.
2-1/2 ounce Beer
2-1/2 ounce Tomato Juice
Cherry Tomato Garnish
Combine liquids in highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with skewered cherry tomato.
2 ounces Campari
3 ounces Grapefruit Juice
Orange Slice Garnish
Combine liquids in highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with orange slice.
Rye & Ginger
2 ounces Rye
3 ounces Ginger Ale
Place Rye in highball glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger ale. Stir.
2-1/2 ounces Bourbon
1/2 ounce Club Soda
Place bourbon in an Old Fashioned glass with fresh ice. Top with club soda to desired taste.
4 ounces White Wine
Lemon Twist Garnish
Place wine in white wine glass with fresh ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with optional lemon twist.
1-1/2 ounce Scotch
1 ounce Ginger Wine
Place scotch in an Old Fashioned glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger wine. Stir.
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11 thoughts on “Entertaining with Two Ingredient Cocktails”
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Just wanted to stop by and tell you I love all your pictures, they are gorgeous!
I love the simplicity of these recipes. I am now craving a Rye & Ginger……now watching the clock for 5pm.
Happy entertaining this weekend, and thank you for collaborating on our first #BBQBlogHop.
All the best, Coryanne
Terrific fun, Coryanne. Thank you for inviting me to participate with such a delightful group of talented, professional women. BTW… Rye & Ginger is indeed fab! But must say I did indeed love the Camparosa.
Hope to meet again soon for another collaboration. Cheers! ~ Cheri Loughlin
Thank you Nelly!
Love these simple suggestions…it doesn’t always have to be lavender-and-mint-mojitos-with-8-kinds-of-rum :)
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