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8 easy cocktail recipes

Bring the sun into your home during this depressing month and invite your friends over for a cozy cocktail evening! Are you not a barmaid? These cocktails are really easy and they also look festive. Let the party begin!

All recipes are for one glass. You can shake some of these cocktails in a cocktail shaker, but just stirring will go a long way if you don’t have one. Tips: If you bought some nice cocktail glasses, cut some straws in half to fit in to make it more festive. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker and are going to stir, then first pour it into a sturdy glass or cup, so your glasses don’t break.

Tequila Sunrise

  • Tequila
  • Orange juice
  • A dash of grenadine syrup
  • Ice

This yellow and red drink looks – as the name suggests – like a sunrise! Fill the highball glass one-third with tequila and the rest with orange juice. Stir well and add some ice cubes. Finally, put a dash of grenadine in the center of the glass. If all goes well, it will sink to the bottom and get the sunrise’s effect!


  • Triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur, such as Bols Triple Sec)
  • Tequila
  • Lemon juice
  • Ice

Mix one-third tequila, one-third triple sec, and one-third lemon juice. Pour it into a highball glass full of ice, and you’re done!


  • 25 ml vodka
  • 30 ml cranberry juice
  • 15 ml Bols Tripple Sec
  • 5 ml lemon juice
  • Ice

It can’t get more Sex & the City with this cosmopolitan! Mix the vodka, cranberry juice, Bols Tripple Sec, and lemon juice together. Add the whole thing to a cocktail glass with some ice, and enjoy!


  • Pureed peaches or peach juice
  • Prosecco

This is a really easy one. You fill a champagne glass one-third with mashed peaches or peach juice and fill the rest with prosecco. Stir it all together. If you want to add some color, add some grenadine syrup!


  • Rum (Bacardi or Havana)
  • sparkling water
  • A teaspoon of sugar
  • Ice
  • Two lime slices
  • Fresh mint

First, put the lime slices, two sprigs of fresh mint, and the sugar in a glass. Mash everything well. Then fill the glass with ice and add about two shot glasses of rum. Then top up the glass with sparkling water until it is full. Stir well, and you’re done!

Strawberry martini

  • vodka
  • 3 strawberries
  • A teaspoon of strawberry syrup or strawberry liqueur
  • A teaspoon of sugar

Puree the strawberries and put them in a cocktail glass. Then add the strawberry syrup and sugar. Top up the glass with vodka. Stir or shake well and you’re done. You can put a strawberry on the rim of the glass as decoration. That looks nice and festive!

Sex on the beach

  • 30 ml vodka
  • 30 ml peach liqueur
  • 70 ml orange juice
  • 50 ml cranberry juice

Mix the ingredients well. Add some ice, and you have a delicious cocktail! As decoration, you can put a slice of orange on the edge.

Woo woo

  • 1/5 Vodka
  • 1/5 peach liqueur
  • 3/5 cranberry juice
  • A tablespoon of lime juice

This cocktail looks very feminine! First, fill a highball glass with ice and then pour in the peach liqueur. Then add the vodka and lime juice. Then top it up with cranberry juice. You can use a lemon slice as a garnish.

Are you interested in more cocktail recipes and cocktail ingredients such as liqueurs and spirits? Then visit the webshop of Bols. They have all the products you need for your next cocktail creation.