Get your ice cube trays ready: these faff-free cocktail recipes are so simple you won't even have to pop to the shop
Think making cocktails at home is a faff? It doesn't have to be. Have a rummage in the kitchen cupboards and you’ll be surprised what delicious boozy concoctions you can make from some herbs, a mixer and your favourite bottle of poison.
Here are the best three-ingredient cocktails that you can shake up in seconds without having to go to the shop.
- maple syrup
Whisky cocktails don’t all need bitters and a fiddly egg white. Just combine maple syrup, whisky and lemon juice, shake and serve over ice. Short, sharp and strong.
The new classic. All that natural sweetness of agave (plus tequila and lime) means this one’s actually a more natural cocktail.
Thyme Dark and Stormy
- ginger beer
- dark rum
- lemon juice
We’ve been inspired by this recipe, but you don’t have to make the thyme and ginger beer yourself. Just buy it ready made and add some dark rum and lemon juice, then garnish with thyme sprigs.
White Port Tonic
- white port
- tonic water
- orange slice
No one really knows what to do with white port and yet there’s always a bottle lurking somewhere at the back of the booze cupboard. This cocktail is more flavoursome than a vodka tonic, has less of a bite than a G&T and is probably the most refreshing cocktail we've ever had.
- grapefruit juice
- St Germain
- rosé prosecco
This cocktail recipe really couldn’t be easier. If you're a St Germain fan, you probably have some rose prosecco in the fridge too. Don’t have grapefruits? Try it with apple juice for a less tart, sweeter taste instead.
Earl Grey Whisky
- Earl Grey tea
Thought you didn’t like whisky? The Earl Grey tea in this cocktail adds an aromatic, floral flavour that’s super sophisticated and very, very drinkable. We’ve been inspired by this recipe, which uses green tea for a smokier taste. Try both.
Blood Orange Screwdriver
- blood orange juice
Fresh herbs in cocktails are a breakthrough. You can use regular orange juice in this screwdriver but if you get your hands on a few blood oranges, it’ll be even more sour and delicious.