6 Easy Cocktails to Impress your New Mates

Alice Abbotton 6 December 2019
6 Easy Cocktails to Impress your New Mates

Pre-drinks is the best part of a night out, and you know it is. The night is young, energy levels are high and your Spotify is doing bits for your social life.

Everyone (generally) smells and looks amazing, buzzing with anticipation of the night to follow.

But if there’s only one thing better than hosting pre-drinks, it’s the booze that’s left behind. You won’t want to think about it for a full 24 hours, or at least until your hangover’s gone. But when it clears, you’re sitting on a goldmine my friend.

So why not leave the echo falls in the fridge, and try your hand at some of these easy cocktails. Hey, it might even bring you and your new housemates closer together. Because let’s face it, you know you can do better than vodka-squash. 🙌

FIRST THINGS FIRST...

You don’t need fancy kitchenware to make delicious drinks, you just need spirit! Okay, that was a bad joke, but it’s true. You can make amazing cocktails with whatever you have in the kitchen.

Improvisation is key. Not shot pourer? No problem, just use the lid from the bottle. No fancy glasses? No worries, mugs will do. Just remember to make some ice, and everyone will be happy.


1. THE VODKA ONE

Woo Woo

Refreshing, tropical and boujee

🍹Glass shape: tall (pint will do)

Ingredients: Vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, ice

Feeling fancy? Throw some orange juice in there, and you’ve got yourself a Sex On The Beach (check you out!)


2. THE GIN ONE

Gin Rickey

Some say it’s the poor man's G&T, but we don’t care for labels

🍹Glass shape: tall and thin (medium mug will do)

Ingredients: Gin (any), ½ a lime (juice), sparkling water, ice

Feeling fancy? Splash out on some elderflower cordial or sugar syrup for a much sweeter taste.


3. THE RUM ONE

Lemonade Rum Punch

Bring the tiki bar to you! The shores of Hawaii to student halls

🍹Glass shape: tall (pint will do)

Ingredients: Rum (any), pineapple juice, lemonade, ice

Feeling fancy? Leftover Malibu goes a treat in this tropical tipple. And if you have dark rum to hand, add it last – it floats on the top!


4. THE SOURZ ONE-Z

For those of you that like it sour

Cranapple

🥃Glass shape: small

Ingredients: Raspberry (or Cherry) Sourz, lemonade, cranberry juice, ice

Big Apple

🥃Glass shape: small

Ingredients: Apple Sourz, lemon juice, lemonade, ice

Feeling fancy? Serve with a lemon wedge for an extra sour hit.


5. THE ENERGY ONE

Red Bull Vodka Spritz

Because alcohol gives you wings

🍹Glass shape: medium (wine glass will do)

Ingredients: Vodka, red bull, lemonade, ice

Feeling fancy? Splash out on a favoured red bull, tropical is particularly good.


6. THE LITTLE-BIT-OF-EVERYTHING ONE

Long Island Iced Tea

Not for the faint-hearted

🥃Glass shape: short (small mug will do)

Ingredients: Vodka, gin, tequila, rum, coke, ice

Feeling fancy? Plop a lime wedge in there for a zesty touch.

Alice Abbotton 6 December 2019