Over Vodka & Soda? Seven 3-Ingredient Cocktails to Try

It’s fun to play bartender for your friends, but it can be a pain in the butt to mix individual drinks for everyone—especially when they want boring stuff like a (yawn) vodka soda! Here are seven much more exciting drink options (each with only three ingredients!) that will make YOU look like a genius—and will keep your friends nice and tipsy.

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  • 1. Vanilla Vodka + Diet coke + Maraschino Cherry
  • Just like your childhood favorite, Cherry Coke, with a sweet hint of vanilla.
  • 2. Tequila + Ginger Ale + Lime
  • A spin on the Moscow Mule mix, without the fancy ingredients.
  • 3. Whiskey + Club Soda + Grenadine
  • Consider it a fruitier Old Fashioned.
  • 4. Orange Vodka + Sprite + Orange Wedge
  • Similar to a vodka soda, but with a refreshing citrus twist.
  • 5. Rum + Coke + Orange Slice
  • A fruity twist on a Cuba Libre.
  • 6. Whiskey + Iced Tea + Lemon
  • A smokier twist on an Arnold Palmer.
  • 7. Gin + Ginger Ale + Lemon
  • A sweeter alternative to your G+T.

3-Ingredient Cocktails

When you're walking home from work on a beautiful fall evening and you think, "A delicious cappuccino would make my life complete right now." Then you realize it's 5:00 and you're too old for that shit.

You know what's awesome? When you're super-excited to meet someone and she turns out to be just as smart and sweet and chic as you hoped she'd be. That's Danai Gurira, whom you might know as Michonne on The Walking Dead! Tune into @abcthechew tomorrow to see us have some fun in the kitchen! #twd #thechew #fanboy

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