Going out for a few drinks with friends is a lot of fun. The ambience, the chatter and taking a break from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine.
However, you can have just as much fun, mixing these 5 popular cocktail recipes from the comfort of your own home. The best part, it’s way cheaper than going out!
Mojito is a traditional Mexican cocktail that is one of the easiest cocktail recipes for parties.
- 60 mL white rum
- 30 mL soda water
- 60 mL fresh lime juice
- 6 mint leaves
- 2 teaspoons sugar
Pour the lime into a glass and mix with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Add some mint leaves and mash them gently against the cup with a spoon. Now, it’s time to fill the cup with ice, add the rum and top up with soda water. Don’t forget to serve with a straw. Perfect recovery after a long day at work! One more thing. Rumours have it that Sheraton Hotels and Suites have the best Mojito in town. You can thank us later.
Chapman ranks high among Nigerian cocktail recipes. It’s an easy non-alcoholic drink to make at home.
- 6-8 ice cubes
- 3 teaspoons of Angostura Aromatic Bitters
- 350 mL of Fanta
- 350 mL of Sprite
- 120 mL of Grenadine Syrup
- Half a lemon
- Half an orange
Mix all ingredients in a large jug (except the ice cubes). Put the drink in the fridge. After two hours, your cocktail should be ice cold. You can now serve with ice and sliced fruits. Your friends will love you for it! And if you ever feel like grabbing yourselves some nice cocktail in a posh and serene atmosphere, think Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel.
The Margarita is one cheap alcoholic party drink that’s really easy to make.
- 60 mL tequila
- 30 mL lime juice
- 30 mL cointreau
Rub the rim of the serving glass with the lime slice to make the salt stick to it. Add all remaining ingredients to a cocktail shaker or jug and shake the ingredients for 15 seconds then carefully pour into the glass. Garnish with a slice of lime and serve with extra ice cubes. This will liven up any Naija party! If you’re looking for some extra outdoor options, the margarita at CrossRoads is literally on fire.
The Daiquiri is an excellent, easy to make cocktail that is guaranteed to amp up your evenings and weekends every single time.
- 45 mL white rum
- 15 mL simple syrup
- 30 mL lime juice
Pour all ingredients into an insulated jug with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. You can then choose to garnish your cocktail with a wedge of lime or not. And if you are looking to indulge yourself a little, trust to always find the coolest daiquiri at the Protea Hotel, Abuja.
French 75 is a classic easy-to-make cocktail that you are sure to enjoy any day.
- 60 mL champagne,
- 15 mL lemon juice,
- 30 mL gin,
- 2 dashes of simple syrup
Pour the gin, syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker or jug filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an iced champagne glass. Top up with Champagne and then stir gently. And if you find yourself in Paris, trust the French to put the ‘french’ in French 75. Tchintchin !
Bringing it all together, while you can’t count on much in life, you can always expect these sparkling cocktails to play well at house parties or whenever you need them.