5 Quick and Easy Cocktails to Enjoy At Home

Feb 26, '23

If you're looking for a reason to shake and stir up some cocktails at home, you've come to the right place! Here's a guide to five cocktails that can be mixed in just a few minutes, with ingredients you can source locally. Shake off your worries and get ready to mix up some classic drinks.



  • 40ml white rum
  • 20ml fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves
  • Club soda/soda water
  • Crushed ice

1. In a highball glass, muddle the mint leaves and the sugar together until the leaves are nicely crushed and fragrant.
2. Pour in the rum and lime juice, and stir well to combine
3. Add ice to the glass, filling it about halfway.
4. Top off the glass with club soda and refill with more ice.
5. Garnish with additional mint leaves and a lime wedge. Use a straw so that you can keep stiring to keep the flavours full!

Quick tip: In place of brown sugar, you can use simple syrup which can be made by combining equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then remove from heat and let cool before using. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Pina Coladas

Here is the recipe for a Piña Colada


  • 40ml white rum
  • 40ml pineapple juice
  • 40ml cream of coconut
  • 1 cup of ice
  • Pineapple wedge and cherry for garnish

1. Combine the white rum, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and ice in a blender.
2. Blend the mixture until it's smooth and creamy.
3. Pour the mixture into a glass.
4. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cherry.
5. Serve and enjoy!
feel free to adjust the ingredients to fit your personal taste preference. Try substituting the white rum with dark rum or coconut rum for a differently profiled drink.



  • 25ml tequila
  • 20ml fresh lime juice
  • 15 triple sec or Cointreau
  • Salt for rimming (optional)
  • Lime wedge for garnish

1. Rim the edge of your glass with salt (optional).
2. In a shaker filled with ice, combine the tequila, fresh lime juice, and triple sec.
3. Shake the mixture well until it's chilled.
4. Strain the mixture into your salt-rimmed glass filled with ice.
5. Garnish with a lime wedge.
6. Serve and enjoy!
Feel free to explore variations of margarita by adding different flavors, such as strawberry or mango.


If you’re looking for a tangier and more tart twist to your beverages, then daiquiris are the way to go.


  • 40ml white rum
  • 20ml fresh lime juice
  • 15ml simple syrup or sugar
  • Lime wheel or wedge for garnish

1. Fill a shaker with ice.
2. Add the white rum, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup or sugar.
3. Shake well until it's chilled.
4. Strain the mixture into a chilled glass.
5. Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge.
6. Serve and enjoy!
Substitute dark rum for white rum for a more body. You can add different fruit flavors such as strawberry or raspberry.

Moscow Mules

These classic cocktails are made up of vodka, ginger beer and lime juice.


  • 40ml vodka
  • 12ml ginger beer
  • 20 fresh lime juice
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Ice

1. Fill a copper mug or highball glass with ice.
2. Add the vodka and fresh lime juice to the glass.
3. Top off the glass with ginger beer.
4. Stir the mixture gently to combine.
5. Garnish with a lime wedge.
6. Serve and enjoy!
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