1. The Hakkatini
This requires only four ingredients that you most probably always have in your home bar and is ready in about five minutes.
1 oz. Vodka1 oz. Orange liqueur¼ oz. Italian red bitter liqueur (such as Campari), ¾ oz. pressed apple juice.
To prepare: throw all ingredients into a shaker, add ice. Shake to mix them then finely strain into a chilled martini glass. Add orange to give it a delicious twist.
2. The Ambrosia Cocktail
If you love spritz, this cocktail is for you. Sophisticated and yet easy to make, this cocktail combines a tad bit of bitterness with the spritz, which results in a delightful taste.
1.5 oz. Don Ciccio Ambrosia Aperitivo.05 oz. Averna1 oz. ProseccoSplash of soda water
To prepare, combine the ingredients and stir. Serve in a wine glass with ice and garnish with an orange slice if you want.
3. The Garibaldi
This cocktail takes simplicity up by a notch. It only requires two ingredients, 1.5 oz. Campari and freshly squeezed orange juice.
The trick to preparing this is having the oranges squeezed just before serving. To make: add two ice cubes to the glass, then the Campari and a little of the orange juice. Stir well to mix.
Add one more ice cube and more orange juice to fill the glass. Voila, you're done! Make it look fancy by garnishing with an orange wedge.
4. The Freshest Margarita
According to Jaime Salas, brand ambassador of Milagro Tequila, this is perfect for home because it is easy to prepare, and its ingredients are commonly found in the food store.
2 Parts Milagro Silver¾ Part agave nectar1 part fresh lime juice
To prepare, pour these into a shaker, shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with lime.
5. The Morini Classico Negroni
About this unique drink, Hristo Zisovski, beverage director of Altamarea Group, says:
“The Negroni is a bitter and rich classic cocktail—perfect for taking your time, sipping while the world hibernates in quarantine.”
The ingredients are:
1.5 oz. London dry gin (Bombay Dry suggested)1 oz. Sweet vermouth (Cinzano Vermouth 1757 Rosso suggested)1 oz. Campari
Method: Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir. Quickly strain the mixture over a large rock into an old-fashioned double glass. Flame an orange disk over the cocktail.
6. Jefferson's Manhattan
Trey Zoeller, the founder of Jefferson’s Bourbon, labels this cocktail, the “quintessential nightcap” and one, “great for cozying up at night with a good book.”
2 oz. Jefferson’s Very Small Batch1 oz. Sweet vermouth2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Build in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain the chilled cocktail into a coupe glass. Finish off with a garnish of cherry.
7. The Blood Orange Margarita
This is the classic Margarita, and it requires just three ingredients, 2 oz. tequila of your choice, 1 oz. lime and 0.75 oz agave.
To prepare: pour the tequila then mix in the lime juice to your drink. Add the agave and ensure to include a 1:1 ratio of agave to the mix because this Margarita isn't meant to be too sweet.
8. The Division Bell
The Division Bell is a modern classic with its unique blend of sweetness, bitterness, and a tart flavor.
30 ml. (or 1 oz.) Casamigos mezcal22 ml. (or. 0.74 oz.) Aperol15 ml. (or 0.5 oz.) Maraschino liqueur22 ml. (or 0.74 oz.) Lemon juiceGrapefruit twist
Shake the ingredients hard on cubed ice and pour. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
9. The Mini Gibson
This is a mini martini that lets you enjoy a minimized quantity of the classic. It is also effortless to make; all you need is 1.25 oz. Le Gin de Christian Drouin and 0.25 oz. House Dry Vermouth.
To prepare: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Fill with ice. Stir and strain. Pour into a 3-ounce martini glass and garnish with a pickled pear onion.