Easy Booze-Only Cocktails

No juice? No syrups? No problem. When times call for the most basic cocktail mixing at home, look to booze-only recipes. These simple cocktails  fit the bill.

Americano
A classic low-alcohol cocktail combining Campari, sweet vermouth and club soda.

Bijou
Gin merges with a bouquet of herbs and spice from Chartreuse and vermouth.

Boulevardier
A cousin of the Negroni, the Boulevardier subs in bourbon for gin.

Fitty-Fitty Martini
Equal parts deliciousness.

Gibson
A pickled pearl onion sets this Martini apart.

Hanky Panky
Invented by Ada Coleman, head bartender at the American Bar in The Savoy, in 1925.

Manhattan
A quintessential three-ingredient cocktail.

Negroni
With equal parts Campari, gin and sweet vermouth, the Negroni is one of the most timeless cocktails of all time.

Old Pal
A simple mix of rye, Campari and dry vermouth.

Rob Roy
A delicious trifecta of scotch, sweet vermouth and bitters.

Simon’s Gin & Tonic
A mashup of the Gin & Tonic and the Martini.

Tuxedo Cocktail
A relative of the Martini that swaps vermouth for fino sherry.

Vesper
Gin, vodka, and Lillet Blanc—shaken, not stirred, of course.


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