4 Easy Cocktail Recipes For Lazy Days

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Somedays all you want is to simply relax and enjoy a refreshing drink, isn’t it? It could be a lazy afternoon or pleasant weekend evening, and you don’t want to spend too much time and effort whipping up a cocktail. That’s why we have compiled a list of 4 easy-peasy cocktail recipes that you can mix in minutes and all you need is some simple ingredients. Whether you are a seasoned home bartender or a beginner cocktail enthusiast, these recipes are effortless to make and absolutely delicious to taste!

Must-Try Super Easy Cocktail Recipes

1. Gin and Tonic Cocktail Recipe

Gin and Tonic Cocktail
When it comes to easy cocktail recipes, gin and tonic will always top the charts. With just two ingredients and an enticing citrus garnish, you will be able to whip up a delectable cocktail that will delight your senses. The crispy tonic water seamlessly blends with the rich botanicals of gin, creating a gin cocktail that is a total crowd-pleaser. Unwinding after a long day, or lazy evening tipple, this one is a perfect choice. Here’s the gin cocktail recipe for you:

Ingredients
- Tanqueray Gin - 60ml
- Tonic water - 120ml
- Lime wheel/grapefruit slice - 1
- Ice

Method
- Grab a highball glass and fill it with ice
- Next, measure and pour gin into the glass over the ice
- Top up with tonic water
- Stir the mixture gently to combine
- Garnish with a lime wheel or grapefruit slice

2. Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Manhattan Cocktail
If there is one whisky cocktail that you can experiment with, then it’s got to be Manhattan! Whether you want to try rye whisky or bourbon or scotch, Manhattan cocktails are easy to experiment with. The enticing blend of whisky and sweet vermouth with the perfect dash of bitters is a treat to the senses. Every whisky cocktail lover will surely enjoy this drink. Here’s an easy cocktail recipe for you made using Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky:

Ingredients
- Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky - 50ml
- Sweet Vermouth - 25ml
- Angostura Bitters - 2 Dashes
- Ice

Method
- Grab a mixing glass and fill it with ice
- Measure and pour Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky, sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters into the mixing glass
- Stir the ingredients well to combine
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into a chilled coupe glass
- Garnish with a cherry or a dried apricot

3. Screwdriver Cocktail Recipe

Screwdriver Cocktail
A delightful vodka cocktail that is bursting with the goodness of orange is a perfect mood-lifter for lazy days. Screwdriver is a simple drink that elegantly combines vodka and orange juice. The smoothness of vodka mingles beautifully with the refreshing citrus notes, crafting a drink that will leave your senses thrilled! Mixing Screwdriver at home is effortless, here’s the cocktail recipe for you to try:

Ingredients
- Smirnoff Vodka - 45ml
- Orange juice - Top-up
- Orange wheel - 1 
- Ice

Recipe
- Grab a highball glass and fill it with ice
- Measure and pour Smirnoff vodka into the highball glass over the ice 
- Top up the drink with orange juice
- Garnish with an orange wheel and serve

4. Paloma Cocktail Recipe

Paloma Cocktail
Another easy-to-mix cocktail that packs a delicious punch of flavours. Paloma is a classic tequila that boasts the goodness of grapefruit and lime. It has a sweet, citrusy flavour that is beautifully balanced with a kick of tequila. If you want a little pick-me-up after a tiring day or simply looking for a cocktail that can help you relax, then this is the one for you! Here’s the cocktail recipe for you to try:

Ingredients
- Don Julio Blanco Tequila - 60ml
- Lime juice – 15ml
- Grapefruit soda - top up
- Lime wheel - 1
- Lime wedge - 1
- Salt
- Ice

Method
- Take a highball glass and rub the rim with a lime wedge
- Fill a plate with salt and dip the highball glass rim in it
- Next, fill the salt-rimmed highball glass with ice
- Measure and pour Don Julio Blanco tequila and freshly squeezed lime juice into the glass over the ice
- Top up the drink with grapefruit soda
- Stir the mixture gently to combine
- Garnish with a lime wheel and serve