Easy 3-ingredient cocktails you can make at home

Cocktails are a hit all year and luckily, there are many delicious ones that are way easier to make than you think. Here are some3-ingredient cocktails to keep the happy hour flowing.

Easy 3-ingredient cocktails you can make at home
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Easy 3-ingredient cocktails you can make at home

These cocktail recipes are simple enough that anyone can make them at home and they require only 3 ingredients to concoct.

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Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz AlexPro9500

This bright orange-coloured Italian cocktail is a summer must-have. The orange taste lends freshness to the drink while its full-bodied bittersweet taste gives every sip an interesting flavour.

Below is the recipe recognised by International Bartender’s Association from the Aperol website.

Ingredients: 2 parts (6 cl) Aperol, 3 parts (9 cl) Prosecco wine and 1 part (3 cl) soda


  • Take a glass filled with ice and pour in the Aperol, Prosecco and soda.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon and serve.
  • Stir well before drinking.
  • You can also use sparkling water instead of soda.


Margarita Jena Ardell

Margaritas are by now, a staple in every social occasion whether it be a pool party, brunch or a fancy dinner. According to National Geographic, the story behind this drink was that it was first crafted by a Mexican restaurateur in 1938 for a young lady who was unable to drink any alcohol except for tequila. And thus, this delicious tequila cocktail was invented!

Making Margaritas at home requires minimal effort and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients: 2 parts (5 cl) tequila, 1 part (0.5 cl) lime juice and 1 part (0.5 cl) orange-flavoured liqueur.


  • Pour the tequila, lime juice and liqueur into a cocktail shaker. Shake very well until all the elements are blended well.
  • Take a wedge of lemon and rub along the rim of the serving glass. Dip the glass’s rim into salt so that you can have the classic margarita salt-rim glass.
  • Pour the cocktail into the glass through a strainer, and enjoy your salt-rim Margarita cocktail.

Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre Jena Ardell

As the name suggests, Cuba Libre originated from Cuba. According to Liquor.com, legend goes that the name of the drink came about when a soldier stationed in Havana during the Spanish-American War poured some Coca-Cola and squeezed a lime into his Bacardi rum and toasted, 'Por Cuba libre' or 'To a free Cuba.'

This is a very easy cocktail to whip up at home for the evenings when you need an extra zing beyond the regular rum and Coke.

Ingredients: 1 part rum (5 cl), 2 parts Coca-Cola (10 cl) and fresh lime wedges.


  • Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  • Squeeze 2 lime wedges into the glass and coat the ice cubes with the lime juice.
  • Pour in the rum and Cola and serve.
  • You can garnish the drink with fresh lime.
  • Stir well before drinking.

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