Sipping on a well-made cocktail is one of life’s simple pleasures.
But we shouldn’t have to go to a bar to get a precise and well-proportioned cocktail — every one of us should know how to make one at home.
Below you’ll find five simple, classic recipes for an old-fashioned, a dry martini, a margarita, a mojito, and a Long Island iced tea. These five drinks represent a range of liquors and cocktail preferences, and will serve you well at all future parties.
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