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75 Cocktails to Make at Home

Try these classic and contemporary cocktails with the spirits, mixers and tools in our Ultimate Home Bar Guide.

 

You've stocked your home bar and want to give it a test run, or you're ready to throw a full-on party with our expert entertaining tips. Whether you're mixing for one or for many, here are 75 cocktail recipes you can easily make at home, using spirits, mixers, ingredients and tools outlined in our May/June 2009 issue's Ultimate Home Bar Guide. When you've shaken and stirred your way through this list, browse all of our drink recipes for more ideas!


Home Bar 101 Cocktails to Try

The basic home bar is made up of just 12 bottles (check out our budget-friendly recommendations), a few key mixers and 12 essential tools. Check out our May/June 2009 issue for the full details. We've compiled a list of some of the many cocktail recipes you can make with a basic home bar:

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Americano

Beachcomber

Black Rose

Brandy Crusta

Bronx

Cuba Libre

Daiquiri

Daisy

Diplomat

Gin Rickey

Jasmine

Manhattan

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Margarita

Martini

Negroni

Old Fashioned

Pegu Club

Presidente

Rosita (in the May/June 2009 issue)

Satan's Whiskers

Tom Collins

Vodka Collins

Ward Eight

Whiskey Sour

 

Home Bar 201 Cocktails to Try

Once you've mastered the basics, it's fun to branch out into some more unusual spirits and mixers. Now's the time to add infusions to your repetoire or maybe try making your own grenadine. After you pick up the essentials listed in our May/June 2009 issue's Home Bar 201 toolkit, give these cocktails (and more) a go:

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Absinthe Frappé

Amaretto Sour
Bee’s Knees
Bobby Burns
Caipirinha
Champagne Cocktail
Chicago
Corpse Reviver #2
Dubonnet Cocktail
Flamingo
French 75
Jack Rose
Japanese
Jewel
Last Word

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Mai Tai
Marker Man (in the May/June 2009 issue)
Mimosa
Monkey Gland
Morning Glory
Moscow Mule
Pimm’s Cup
Prohibition
Rob Roy
Sidecar
Stinger
Tuxedo

Twentieth Century
Vesper

 

Home Bar 301 Cocktails to Try

You've mixed more than a few cocktails in your day and you're ready for your advanced degree. Give these cocktails a try, then sit back and enjoy higher education:

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American Beauty
Attention
Aviation
Blood and Sand
Clover Club
Hanky Panky
Kir Royale
Mayfair
Painkiller
Paul's Club (in the May/June 2009 issue)
Piña Colada
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Pink Lady

Pisco Sour
Planter’s Punch
Ramos Gin Fizz
Réveillon
Seville
Singapore Sling
Sloe Gin Fizz
Trident
Zombie

 

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