Cocktail hour, anyone? 

Cocktail hour, anyone? 

by Jessica Zen
Stripes Japan

If you stare at your liquor stock and wonder what to make with the random ingredients and supplies you have, wonder no more! There’s a website to fix that. Make Me a Cocktail is here to make the decision of what to drink incredibly easy. It takes just three simple steps to generate a list of delightful drink options. 

Under the “My Bar” tab follow these easy steps.

Step one: search ingredients. Browse from a list of spirits, liqueurs, wines and champagne, beers and ciders, mixers and others.

Step two: select ingredients. Simply click “add” next to the ingredients that you have in your house. The third step is where the magic happens!

Step three: make me a cocktail! Using the ingredients you selected, the website will generate different types of drinks you can make. The more ingredients, the more options you’ll have. 

Be sure to create an account to remember favorite drink recipes and note what ingredients you have in stock. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the “What to buy next” feature. A list of new ingredients will be recommended to you based on your current selection. Who knows, the addition of one simple ingredient might open up a whole world of cocktail possibilities! 

Other ways to find recipes can be found on the homepage of the website. Check out the website’s current top cocktail recipes or use the “Make a cocktail with” function. This allows you to select what type of alcohol you want to work with. Get crazy with coffee liqueur cocktails or keep it tart with lime cocktails. Regardless of what you want to make, there is sure to be a recipe for you! 

Here is a cocktail example to get you daydreaming about lounging on the beach this summer:

Brazilian Sunrise
Start to finish: 2 minutes

Servings: 1

2.5 cl apple sours
Dash of grenadine
Top up fizzy orange drink
2.5 cl Absolut Vanilla vodka

Instructions: Fill a highball glass with ice and add the vodka and apple sours. Pour in the fizzy orange drink so that you maintain the vodka and apple sours near the bottom. Finally, drizzle the grenadine in to form a sunset look. Garnish with a pineapple slice and serve!

Now is a great time to practice your cocktail making skills so that when you are finally allowed to hang out with your friends again, you can dazzle them with your amazing mixing talents. Whether you have three or 13 ingredients, you can whip up some deliciously tempting cocktails with the Make Me a Cocktail website. 


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