20 Easy Drinks With Few Ingredients
You don't need much for these easy cocktails (five ingredients or fewer, to be exact). Whether you're in the mood for something cool and classic (a Simple Screwdriver only calls for two ingredients, after all) or something a little more unique (Boozy Lavender Lemonade, anyone?), you're going to want to bookmark this collection of drink recipes with few ingredients.
The Salty Dog
Say goodbye to screwdrivers, you've just found your new favorite brunch cocktail. It doesn't get much better than this perfect blend of vodka and grapefruit juice.
A classic cocktail made with vodka and ginger beer. A Moscow Mule is traditionally served in a copper mug, but you can also enjoy it in a highball glass filled with ice.
Vodka and orange juice– it doesn’t get much easier. Here's to everyone's favorite brunch cocktail!
Fruit juices and vodka are all you'll need for this beachy cocktail. Now all you need is a tropical island!
La Croix Margarita
For a lighter spin on the classic margarita, look no further than a can of lime LaCroix, or your favorite lime-flavored seltzer water of choice. With no added sugar, this skinny version is super easy to make and comes with significantly less guilt. Serve in a festive margarita glass rimmed with salt, if desired.
Frozen Lemonade with Coconut Rum
A combination of vodka, triple sec, and lime juice are guaranteed to get the party started. Pace yourself– these shooters are strong!
Basic Jello Shots
You may be tempted to use straight vodka, but don't! By using flavored vodka instead of regular, you can create delicious flavors that actually make Jello Shots taste good! Imagine that.
Peanut Whiskey and Cola
The classic Southern combination of peanuts and Coca-Cola gets a boozy makeover for the holidays.
Simple Cocktail Punch
Keep it simple during your next happy hour with this easy cocktail. All you need are two juices, a lime, and some vodka.
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail
Boozy Lavender Lemonade
Refreshing lemonade gets a delightful floral twist with lavender-infused vodka. Use your Magical Butter Machine to create this simple flavored booze in just an hour, making this recipe perfect for last-minute parties. It serves a crowd, so be prepared to share. Outside of the context of the big-batch, fizzy lemonade cocktail we've made here, the lavender-infused vodka also makes for an excellent homemade gift.
You're just a few simple steps away from this classic cocktail made with vodka and coffee liqueur.
Skinny Strawberry Vodka Lemonade
Looking for a sweet cocktail without all the sugar? This low-carb drink is sweet and tangy with a subtle flavor of fresh strawberry. If strawberries aren’t your favorite, you could substitute any summer fruit here for a spiked light cocktail.
Sparkling Citrus Cocktail
Serve a company-worthy holiday cocktail made with fruit juices, sparkling wine, and sugar.
Pear and Pomegranate Bellini
For an elegant and fruity cocktail ready in just 5 minutes, try this easy bellini made with brandy, pomegranate juice and prosecco.
Champagne and Cranberries
Though this is one of the shortest recipes we've ever published (you're literally just combining two ingredients in a glass), it's one of our favorite drinks.