Knowing how to make mixed drinks is not only fun, but it will also make you a better entertainer for when you have friends or family over. The following are a few classic mixed drinks that you should learn how to make using your favorite liquors from Pascale’s Liquors in Liverpool, NY.

Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary is the cocktail of choice for those late mornings or early afternoons on a sunny, lazy weekend. While you could simply buy a Bloody Mary mix to combine with your favorite vodka, it will be much better if you make it yourself. You’ll need to combine:

  • 1/3 cup of tomato juice
  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • A dash of pepper
  • A dash of celery salt
  • A dash of Worcestershire sauce

Shake these ingredients up and pour over ice. We also recommend garnishing your Bloody Mary with a celery stick or two or three olives.

Manhattan

If you’re a whiskey fan, then you should know how to make a Manhattan. It’s an absolute classic that’s been around for more than 150 years. Use the following ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of rye or bourbon whiskey
  • 1 ounce of sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Stir these ingredients in a shaker over ice. Then strain it into a glass. If you want to go the extra mile, chill the glass and garnish the drink with a maraschino cherry.

Margarita

Like the Bloody Mary, the margarita is perfect for a hot summer day. It’s also available in a premix, but why ruin your quality tequila with a store-bought mix? Margaritas aren’t that difficult to make:

  • 1/2 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 ounces of blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce of triple sec
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 3/4 ounces of fresh lime juice

Combine the tequila, triple sec and lime juice in a shaker over ice. Shake until chilled, then pour into a glass over fresh ice. Run your lime wedge over the lip of the glass and then cover it with salt.

These are just a few mixed drinks that you can make using your favorite vodka, whiskey or tequila. Be sure to pick up the high-quality liquor that you need for your mixed drinks by visiting us at Pascale’s Liquors in Liverpool, NY today.