5 Quick and Easy Cocktails to Enjoy At Home

5 Quick and Easy Cocktails to Enjoy At Home - Easiley

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 no matter where you are located. Shake off your worries and get ready to mix up some classic drinks.




  • 40ml white rum
  • 20ml fresh lime juice (from half a Lime)
  • 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. Cut half a lime into wedges and drop them into the glass.
2. Muddle the mixture to release the juices and oils from the lime. Stir a bit.
3. Add rum and stir further to dissolve as much sugar as possible into the mix then fill the glass up with crushed ice.
3. Add the club soda and mix.
4. Fill up the glass again with crushed ice.
5. Garnish with additional mint leaves and an optional lime wedge. Use a straw and use it for stirring to maintain the fullness of the flavors! 

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.

Also, if you don't enjoy bits of mint in your mouth, muddle the mint, lime and sugar all at once. However, there is a difference in the flavour.
Do not shy away from the sugar. The sweetness is played down by the mint fragrance and lime tanginess.

Pina Colada

pina colada

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 tall glass glass, or opened coconuts if you have access to some.
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. And if you have access to a coconut, don't hesitate to step up those coconut aromas!




  • 25ml tequila
  • 20ml fresh lime juice/ half a lime
  • 15 triple sec or Cointreau
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • Salt for rimming
  • Lime wedge for garnish

1. Rim the edge of your glass with salt.
2. In a shaker filled with ice, combine the tequila, fresh lime juice, syrup and triple sec.
3. Shake the mixture well until it's chilled (about 15 seconds).
4. Strain the mixture into your salt-rimmed glass filled with ice.
5. Garnish with a lime wedge.
6. Serve and enjoy!
You can explore variations of the margarita by adding different flavours, such as strawberry or mango or pineapple.



The daiquiri sister to the margarita. The only difference is that in the daiquiri we use rum instead of tequila. We also leave out the orange liqueur. It will have a similar tanginess as in the classic margarita.


  • 40ml white rum
  • 20ml fresh lime juice/half a lime
  • 10 ml 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 white rum with dark rum for more bodiness and smoky notes. You can add different fruit/berry flavours such as strawberry, raspberry or passion.

Moscow Mule

moscow mule

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


  • 40ml vodka
  • 12ml ginger beer
  • 20 fresh lime juice/half a lime
  • 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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