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10 Three-Ingredient Cocktail Recipes

We’ve compiled a list of some of the easiest-to-make cocktails in the VinePair recipe library. Best of all? They’re made with just three ingredients — many of which you hopefully already have on your home bar cart.

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    The Best Three-Ingredient Cocktail Recipes

    The Best Three-Ingredient Cocktail Recipes

    Here at VinePair, we don’t shy away from elaborate cocktail projects. We’ll clarify and infuse and fat-wash when the occasion calls for it. But when …

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    Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

    Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

    2 ½ oz Rye 1 oz Sweet Vermouth 2 dashes Angostura Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Stir. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry and enjoy.

    Negroni Cocktail Recipe

    Negroni Cocktail Recipe

    1 oz Gin 1 oz Campari 1 oz Sweet Vermouth Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Stir. Strain into chilled cocktail glass or over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist and enjoy.

    Ranch Water Recipe

    Ranch Water Recipe

    12-ounce bottle Topo Chico, chilled 1 ½ ounces blanco tequila ½ ounce fresh lime juice Start by pouring out (or drinking) two ounces of the Topo Chico. Add the tequila then lime juice to the Topo Chico...

    The Dirty Martini Recipe

    The Dirty Martini Recipe

    2 ¼ ounces gin (preferably Sipsmith London Dry gin) 1 ounce dry vermouth (preferably Noilly Prat) ¼ ounce olive brine Garnish: 3 pickled olives Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir...

    The Moscow Mule

    The Moscow Mule

    2 ounces vodka 3 ounces ginger beer Juice of half a lime, and lime wedge for garnish Add vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice to a copper mug (or highball glass). Fill mug with crushed ice. Stir well. Garnish...

    Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

    Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

    2 ½ oz Bourbon (or Rye Whiskey) 1/2 oz simple syrup 3 dash Angostura Bitters 1 each Lemon and orange twist Combine first three ingredients in a rocks glass. Stir ingredients. Add ice. Garnish with a lemon...

    The Gold Rush Recipe

    The Gold Rush Recipe

    2 ounces bourbon ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice ¾ ounce honey syrup (recipe follows) Garnish: lemon twist Add ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice....

    Boulevardier Cocktail Recipe

    Boulevardier Cocktail Recipe

    1 ½ oz Bourbon 1 oz Campari 1 oz Sweet Vermouth Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Stir. Strain into chilled rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist and enjoy.

    Margarita Cocktail Recipe

    Margarita Cocktail Recipe

    1 ¾ oz Blanco tequila 1 oz Lime juice ¾ oz Triple Sec Combine all ingredients in shaker tin. Add ice to small shaker tin. Shake vigorously. Strain into chilled rocks glass with a salt rim over fresh ice....

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