Got any vodka? Great. Juice etc. already in the fridge? Awesome! No cocktail set in your possession? Hmm, that's going to be hard to make cocktails then.
Not true! Because below you'll find cocktail recipes for which you don't need a cocktail shaker, hawthorne strainer or bar spoon at all!
All you need is ice, vodka and a maximum of two other ingredients that you can get from any supermarket.
Let's get to it!
It doesn't get any simpler than this: fill your glass with ice, add 45ml of vodka, top it off with orange juice and you've got it. Cheers!
#2. Sea Breeze
Take a long drink glass, fill it with ice, pour in 45ml of vodka, fill it up to 3/4 with cranberry juice and top it off with a layer of grapefruit juice.
#3. Bay Breeze
Practically the same as the Sea Breeze, but now you top it off with a layer of pineapple juice instead of grapefruit juice. Easy does it.
#4. Moscow Mule
Admittedly, when I make a Moscow Mule, I put in more than these three ingredients and shake everything, but this simplified version is also delicious:
In a long drink glass: ice, 60ml vodka, 15ml lime juice, ginger beer to the brim. Simple, quick and refreshing. Enjoy!
#5. Skinny bitch
A cocktail, but (almost) no calories! This is how it is made: Fill a long drink glass with ice. Add 45ml of vodka. Squeeze the juice of one lime wedge (1/8 of a lime) into the glass. Fill it with sparkling water. Garnish with a straw and a fresh lime wedge.
Ready for the next level? Then check out these cocktails that you can also make without tools, but whose recipes do call for a certain liqueur.
#6. Black Russian
Throw ice in a whiskey glass, add 45ml Vodka and 15ml Kahlua and voilà: your Black Russian!
#7. White Russian
Ah yes, the classic from the film The Big Lebowski.
The same as a Black Russian, but then you top it off with milk or cream. So 45ml Vodka, 15ml Kahlua and a dash of milk or cream. The dude abides!
#8. Woo Woo
Time to get fruity! Fill a long drink glass with ice, pour 30ml Vodka, 30ml PeachTree (or another peach liqueur) and fill your glass with cranberry juice. Lime + straw. NEXT!
#9. Sex on the Beach
Do you have everything for a Woo Woo and a Screwdriver? Then you have everything for a Sex on the Beach (except a few tons of sand, of course). Here it comes:
In a long drink glass you put: lots of ice, 45ml vodka, 15ml PeachTree, 30ml cranberry juice and 30ml fresh juice. Enjoy!
Shots, shots, shot-shots, Everybodeehh!
This is a really fun one to make and you don't even have to measure anything: Simply take a shot glass, fill 1/3 with vodka, 1/3 with Cointreau and 1/3 with lime juice. Bottoms up!
PRO-tip: hanging out with a big group and do you want to hand out shots quickly? Then fill a whole bottle with the same proportions, shake briefly, place in the fridge and pour whenever you like.