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

Coyote urine. It’s the reason my hydrangeas actually bloomed this year. (Deer repellent.) And after her thorough sweep of the gardens for chipmunks, it’s what Mary smells like right now. #bathtime Happy Saturday!

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