Turn Heads and Hearts With These Unique Cocktail Recipes

Learning how to make good cocktails isn’t difficult and will make your friends, associates, and others happy whenever they are your guest or at an event. It isn’t hard to develop good cocktail making skills and you can start by practicing at home and enjoying yourself so the next time you’re asked to pick up drinks for the party or you’re hosting, you know what to do to impress others and keep the good times flowing. 

It’s good to purchase a bartender kit that will include a shot glass, stirrer, shaker, juicer, and more. These tools will make your experience easier however if you don’t have anything handy and you want to start practicing now, use what you have in the kitchen to assist you. 


This light and refreshing drink began in Cuba and has become popular all over the world. Author Ernest Hemingway has said this is his favorite of all cocktails. Ingredients include white rum, 3 mint leaves, simple syrup, and lime juice. Muddle the mint and then add all the ingredients to a shaker. Pour over ice and you may even want to add a pinch of club soda and garnish with mint. You want to stir this mixture with a spoon but do not shake it. 

Old Fashioned

This recipe is simple and the drink is a classic that every whisky enthusiast has experienced and most people who enjoy an alcoholic beverage for that matter. Ingredients include 2 OZ of bourbon or rye whiskey (Try Heaven's Door or Four Roses), 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, a sugar cube or 1 teaspoon of sugar, and an orange peel for the garnish. Put sugar in the glass and hit the bitters on top of it, add whiskey and stir until the sugar dissipates and add ice and stir it up again. There’s no need to shake this cocktail or add muddled fruit. Don’t forget to add the orange peel garnish. 


This cocktail has been around since the 1920s and is a simple mix of brandy, lemon juice, and orange liqueur. It’s so tasty so be sure to try this and understand why it's victorious through the times. Use VS or VSOP cognac, 1 oz of Contrienau, and lemon juice. Shake all the ingredients with ice and pour into a cocktail glass with a sugar rim.