There is nothing better than a cold and refreshing cocktail after a long day at work, especially on those long, languid summer afternoons. But unless you’re the type of person who has a fully stocked bar cart at all times (who are you, I’m jealous!), You may not always have a lot of mixology ingredients on hand. So why not keep it doable? other Delicious with these two ingredient cocktails that are insanely tasty and couldn’t be easier to make? After all, summer is to keep it simple.
An economic benefit of this strategy is that I can buy only one type of liquor and let it wear many hats for multiple delicious, impromptu cocktails that use different juices and toppings to add variety. This month I get to taste tequila, next month is vodka month, and so on! To make it even simpler, I’ve rounded up 13 two ingredient cocktail recipes to check out anytime you feel like it.
Whether you’re in the mood for a spritz, keeping it classic with an old-school cocktail like a martini, or craving something a little more daring, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to bookmark these delicious recipes for the next time a friend comes over unexpectedly. Health!
Read on to discover 13 deliciously easy two-ingredient cocktails.
dove by Tidy Mom
Simplify the already easy Paloma with this two ingredient recipe. All you need is some tequila and grapefruit seltzer and you’re ready to rock.
Get the perfect balance of bitter, refreshing, and light with this flavorful yet flavorful drink.
Vodka and grapefruit juice is all you need for this classic cocktail from the Prohibition era. But if you want to elevate it a bit, follow the Live-In Kitchen directions and add a sugar rim with honey syrup and club soda, with a sprig of thyme for garnish. Keeping things fancy at home!
Composed of whiskey and Drambuie, which is a liqueur made with whiskey, honey, herbs and spices. This drink is a bit sweet and a bit warm, with a hint of citrus.
Keep it old-fashioned with gin and vermouth. It is an iconic and sexy drink that never goes out of style.
Dark rum and ginger ale make up this moody, delicious and evocative cocktail. But, if you want to go a step further, follow Tieghan from Half Baked Harvest and add a tablespoon of fig jam and the juice of half a lemon. Hmm!
Take a trip back in time with this two ingredient cocktail recipe from your youth.
Are you feeling elegant? Have some pomegranate or damson liqueur (crème de cassis is delicious too) and some champagne for a truly delicious drink. Or follow Daylesford’s lead and make some rosemary sugar syrup to enhance it.
Fancy a little Kahlua but don’t want to drink a lot of dairy? Try a black Russian instead of a white one! All you need is Kahlua and some vodka to have a good time.
Mimosa by Love and Lemons
Brunch coming up? You can’t go wrong with this simple, delicious, and well-loved cocktail.
There is nothing easier than this cocktail, you probably already have the ingredients on hand!
All you need is a lemon soda like Sanpellegrino Limonata and some gin! The Beautiful Mess recipe also adds some simple syrup and fresh lemon juice for an added kick, but it’s just as tasty without it.
Bellini by The Salty Marshmellow
Like a mimosa, but with delicious peach juice instead of orange juice. This recipe adds mixed peaches to make it extra special, but come on in prosecco and the peach juice is all you need!
What are your favorite two ingredient cocktails? Share it below!