For the budding home bartender, it doesn’t get any easier than this. Equal parts cocktails have the same proportions of ingredients taking the guesswork out of remembering ratios.
These are the simplest cocktail recipes for the home cocktail enthusiast and when you browse through the ingredients, you’ll notice some common spirits like gin, rye whiskey and vermouth feature in a few of these recipes which makes it easier to stock the home bar with essential spirits and modifiers.
With home entertainment on the rise and with people bringing the cocktail experience into their homes, impress your guests with these easy to make cocktails without having to consult a recipe.
Here are 8 equal parts cocktails to get you started:
The ubiquitous Negroni is a good place to start with a combination of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth built in a chilled old fashioned glass, stirred with ice and garnished with an orange peel. Get the Negroni recipe here.
The Old Pal is a drier variation on the Negroni with rye whiskey replacing the gin and dry vermouth instead of sweet vermouth. Get the Old Pal recipe here.
The Last Word
Dating back to the Prohibition-era, The Last Word is one of the most delicious drinks around combining gin with Green Chartreuse, Maraschino liqueur and citrus. It’s hard to stop at just one. Get The Last Word cocktail recipe here.
If you find yourself in New Orleans at Hotel Monteleone’s rotating Carousel Bar, this is the drink to order for it was invented there. The drinks is named after the French Quarter, or Vieux Carré which means “old square” in French. Build the ingredients in an old fashioned glass and you’re good to go. Get the Vieux Carré recipe here.
With vermouth experiencing a renaissance around the world, the 50-50 Martini elevates the dry vermouth and puts it on equal par with the gin. This “wet” style of Martini is well suited to a new Martini drinker. Simply combine equal parts of gin and dry vermouth with a dash or orange bitters, stir, strain into a Martini glass and garnish to your liking.
The Paper Plane cocktail was created by Sam Ross of Attaboy (ex Milk & Honey, for the Violet Hour and served at Milk & Honey, NYC. The cocktail combines bourbon with Aperol, Amaro and lemon juice. Get the Paper Plane cocktail recipe here.
De La Louisiane
If you like a spirit-forward drink, the rye whiskey based De La Louisiane is essentially a “Sazerac meets the Manhattan” with a hint of anise from the absinthe rinse. Get De La Louisiane cocktail recipe here.
Corpse Reviver #2
Last but not least, under the category of “pick me up” or hair of the dog, the Corpse Reviver #2 is another tasty libation with an absinthe rinse. Get the Corpse Reviver #2 recipe here.
This article will be updated with more equal parts cocktails as they are added.
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