Last-Minute Cocktail Recipes For Date Nights

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A date night coming up but you don’t have any fancy drinks to impress your date? Or are you interested in spicing up your usual date night with some delicious cocktails to sip on? Well, in that case, we have just what you need. If you have a home bar, chances are that you probably have some ingredients handy. So make the best use of what you have, we have come up with some quick and easy cocktail recipes that are perfect for your romantic date night! Whether you prefer gin, vodka, tequila or whisky, we have something for everyone. So, grab your cocktail shaker, ingredients and glasses! It’s time to whip up some delicious cocktails and enjoy your romantic moments.

1. Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

Cosmopolitan Cocktaill
This is an iconic cocktail that’s visually appealing and palate-pleasing! It only takes a few ingredients and is simple and easy to mix at home. This is a perfect cocktail for date night or any occasion. The delectable combination of vodka, cranberry, triple sec and lime will surely excite the senses. Here’s the cocktail recipe made using Smirnoff No.21 vodka for you to try:

Ingredients
- Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka - 25ml
- Triple Sec - 15ml
- Cranberry Juice - 30ml
- Lime Juice - 15ml
- Orange Twist  - 1
- Ice

Method
- Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice
- Measure and pour Smirnoff No. 21 vodka, triple sec, fresh cranberry juice and freshly squeezed lime juice into the shaker
- Shake vigorously to combine
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass
- Express the orange over the drink and drop it into the drink to garnish.

2. Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Recipe

Tequila sunrise
Brighten up your date night moments with Tequila Sunrise! A layered cocktail that is neither stirred nor shaken. With only 3 ingredients, you will have a delicious tequila cocktail that is perfect for your romantic moments. The vibrant combination of tequila, orange, and grenadine is definitely a must-try! Here’s the cocktail recipe for you:

Ingredients
- Don Julio Blanco - 60ml
- Orange juice - 120ml
- Grenadine - 7.5ml
- Orange slice - 1
- Cherry - 1
- Ice

Method
- Grab a chilled highball glass and fill it with ice
- Measure and pour Don Julio Blanco tequila, and freshly squeezed orange juice into the glass
- Next, gently pour grenadine into the glass forming a layered effect as it sinks into the bottom of the glass
- Garnish the drink with a slice of an orange and a cherry

3. Gin and Tonic Cocktail Recipe

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A quick and easy cocktail that is sure to delight even the most discerning palate. With just two ingredients, you can craft this delectable drink at home. It will surely add a whole new charm to your date night moments. The crispy tonic water seamlessly blends with the rich botanicals of gin, creating a pleasing cocktail. Here’s the gin cocktail recipe for you:

Ingredients
- Tanqueray No TEN 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

4. French 75 Cocktail Recipe

French 75 Cocktail
Why not raise the toast to love with a sparkling French 75 cocktail? This classic cocktail recipe has been a crowd-pleaser for a while now. It’s perfect to elevate your date night! It’s quick and easy to mix making your last-minute celebrations dazzle bright. Here’s the cocktail recipe for you to try at home:

Ingredients
- Tanqueray No. TEN Gin - 30ml
- Lemon juice - 15ml
- Simple syrup - 15ml
- Champagne - top-up
- Lemon twist - 1
- Ice

Method
- Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice.
- Now, measure and pour Tanqueray No TEN Gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup into the shaker.
- Shake well to combine.
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into a Champagne flute or coupe glass.
- Top up the drink with Champagne.
- Garnish with a lemon twist and serve.

5. Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Manhattan Cocktail
If your date is a whisky enthusiast then this will definitely impress them! You can easily mix this cocktail with a rye whisky or bourbon or scotch. Manhattan is a versatile cocktail that you can easily experiment with. The enticing blend of whisky and sweet vermouth with the perfect dash of bitters is a treat to the senses.  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 

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