Simple but still chic cocktail recipes for the first timers

Whether you are an ace cocktail maker or a sophomore in this field there are some easy cocktails everyone should know how to make at home. From the margarita to the Manhattan, to Cosmopolitan these are the cocktail recipes you can always depend on anytime.

Negroni

Ingredients: Campari, sweet vermouth, gin

Stir with ice for 20-30 seconds. Strain into coupe glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Gin & Tonic

Ingredients: London Dry gin, tonic water, lime wedge

Pour over ice, garnish with lime wedge

Martini

Ingredients: Gin or vodka, dry vermouth, orange bitters (optional for gin, not necessary for vodka)

Add contents to ice-filled mixing glass or metal shaker. Stir, don’t shake, for about 10 seconds. Strain into a coupe or cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon peel.