Drinks to Make at Home With Few Ingredients

Fri, Dec 02, 22  |  recipes

Basic Highball (Gin & Tonic)Going to the bar or a club and ordering drinks can be a fun experience, but doing it all the time might cause you to go broke.

Here are five delicious and easy drinks to make at home that only require a few ingredients.

1. Basic Highball Recipe

A highball is any spirit mixed with a carbonated beverage and served over ice. This recipe from CHOW uses whiskey and ginger ale. These are two simple ingredients that you that you probably already have sitting around your house.



-1 oz. whiskey

-5 oz. cold ginger ale

-twist of lemon peel


Pour the whiskey into a chilled highball glass over ice. Add ginger ale to fill; then garnish with lemon peel.

2. Black Russian

This is a classic drink that you probably have ordered before. It’s hard to believe that it can be this delicious while only requiring two ingredients. Check out this recipe from


-2 oz. Vodka

-1 oz.  Kahlúa


Pour both ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice. Sir, and strain into an old fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. (This recipe renders a fairly dry version of the drink. You can use more Kahlúa and less vodka to make a sweeter version.)

3. Daiquiri

This concoction is a classic that is delicious and only requires three ingredients. Another plus about this drink is it is the perfect refreshment for a hot summer day. If you love daiquiris and want to make them at home, this recipe from first we feast is definitely for you. If you have a blender, blend ice and the daiquiri mix for a perfect summer cocktail.

Ingredients: Drinks to make at home, Julio's Liquors, Westborough, Massachusetts

-3/4 ounce simple syrup

-1 ounce lime juice

-2 ounces extra dry white rum (e.g., Brugal Especial Extra Dry)

Combine simple syrup, lime juice, and rum in a mixing glass. Add chipped ice and shake well. Strain into a glass and serve with a lime slice.

 4. Absolut Orient Apple Breeze

This recipe from Absolut is a spin on the classic sea breeze drink. It recommends that you use Absolut orient apple vodka, but in reality, you can use any apple-flavored vodka you can find. After making this drink once, this will soon become one of your favorites.


-2 parts Absolut Orient Apple

-2 parts cranberry juice

-1 dash pink grapefruit juice

-1 wedge grapefruit


Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Garnish with grapefruit.

5. Gin Rickey

A gin rickey is the perfect light drink for a hot day. This drink is very similar to a gin and tonic, but much more delicious. Check out this recipe from Delish and be on your way to making a refreshing and delicious drink.


-1 ¼ ounce dry gin (e.g., Tanqueray London Dry Gin)

-1/4 ounce lime juice

-1 ounce soda water


Stir together dry gin and lime juice. Serve over ice in a highball glass. Top with soda water.

People are always looking for ways to save money, even on drinks. Here at Julio’s Liquors in Westborough, MA we offer all the alcohol you need to make these delicious drinks at the best prices. Come in and talk to one of our expert staff members. We hope to see you soon!