Your Next Mixed Drink: Suggestions from Dr. Seltzer

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Mixed drinks may seem intimidating to the untrained bartender. But there’s no need to be a professional mixologist if you’re looking to whip up a tasty alcoholic drink with your pals. Check out our collection of surefire recipes to impress yourself and your guests at your next party. 

These drinks pair well with an array of dishes, and couldn’t be easier to put together. In fact, they’re so easy to whip up, there are no directions required. Simply mix and serve!

Start planning your next dinner party now, because you’ll be eager to show off your skills by the time you’re done reading these mixed drink ideas!

1. Pineapple Rum Punch

We all deserve a trip to the tropics every now and then. But if it’s not in the budget this month, Pineapple Rum Punch will do the job just as well. Imagine lounging on the shores of the Bahamas as you sip this fruity, coconutty delight. Serve it up with fish tacos or burgers at your next summer barbeque.

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 ½ cups orange juice
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup orange-peach-manjo juice
  • 1 cup coconut rum
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • ¼ cup key lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons grenadine
  • Ice

2. Gin and Tonic

The Gin and Tonic is a classic mixed drink for a reason. This iconic little number comes together in a snap and has a simple flavor profile that goes with just about anything. You’ll love the way your gin and tonic enhances whatever you’re eating. In fact, many people have dubbed the fun of pairing gin and food as “ginstronomy.” Try serving your Gin and Tonic with some ethnic comfort food like pork dumplings, or an indulgent dessert like strawberry cheesecake.

Ingredients

  • 3 oz gin
  • 4 oz tonic water
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Ice

3. Negroni

Looking for something sweet, but not too sweet? The Negroni is the perfect balance of bitter and sweet, and it will make you and your guests feel like real fancy-pants. This unique and historic drink is taking off as the latest trend in quick mixed drinks. It’s certainly an acquired taste, so try serving it to your more adventurous buddies. Pair with high-end appetizers like a cheese board, crostini, or bacon-wrapped dates.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 ½ oz Campari
  • 1 ½ oz gin
  • Ice

4. Whiskey Sour

When you’re ready for a lip-puckering punch of sweetness, mix up a Whiskey Sour. Think you don’t like Whiskey Sours? Think again! When made right with fresh ingredients, this tasty combination will be your new go-to. Yes, this cocktail has a strong lemon flavor, but you can tone it down with as much simple syrup as you’d like. Serve your Whiskey Sour with a nice savory menu of meats and cheese, or a seafood platter.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz bourbon
  • ¾ ox simple syrup
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • Ice

5. Vesper

James Bond fans will be familiar with the Vesper, a drink that comes together easily, but packs a strong punch! Save this potent cocktail for your most daring drinking buddies. Since the Vesper includes three types of liquor, it’s definitely not for the lightweights! Serve Vespers with tasty steaks or chicken and potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 3 oz gin
  • ½ oz Lillet Blanc
  • Ice
  • Lemon peel

6. Mudslide

Alcohol for dessert? Sounds good to us! The Mudslide is everything you want in a milkshake, with an adults-only kick. This drink is rich, chocolatey, and creamy, so it’s best to serve at the end of the night. Whether you have something casual like pizza or an elevated menu of salmon and rice pilaf, everyone will love indulging in a Mudslide to wrap up the meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz cream
  • Ice

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