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The 10 Best Three-Ingredient Cocktails

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A great cocktail doesn’t have to be overly complicated with a mile-long list of ingredients. In fact, some of the best cocktails are also the simplest. Although we’re big fans of expert-level tiki drinks every now and then, these three-ingredient cocktails are our everyday go-tos. Keep this list handy for an easy happy hour any day of the week.

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This refreshing cocktail has gained popularity as caçhaca has become readily available outside of its native Brazil. The cool mix of sugar, lime juice and caçhaca is like a South American Daiquiri—simple—thirst-quenching and easy to master.

The Essentials

Cachaça
Lime
sugar
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Some like to sweeten this cocktail with triple sec, but we much prefer pure, clean agave nectar to cut the tart taste of fresh lime juice. Mix it up with a high-quality tequila to discover how amazing the Margarita can be.

The Essentials

Blanco Tequila
Lime Juice
Agave Nectar
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Throw your blender out the window because a real Daiquiri is shaken with three simple ingredients—rum, lime juice and sugar. Whether it’s a hot summer’s day or chilly winter’s night, we love this cocktail anytime, anywhere.

The Essentials

White Rum
Demerara Syrup
Lime Juice
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In the late 19th century, British sailors drank Gimlets to prevent scurvy. While that’s not much of a concern these days, the drink has managed to maintain its popularity. Made simply with lime juice and simple syrup, it allows gin’s botanical notes to shine through without overpowering them.

The Essentials

Gin
Simple Syrup
Lime Juice
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During Prohibition, secret revelers used lemon and honey to mask the flavors of poorly-made bathtub gin. Even with incredible gins on the market today, this cocktail is still a Supercall favorite because it’s the perfect balance of sweet, sour and herbal.

The Essentials

Gin
Honey Syrup
Fresh Lemon Juice
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A close cousin to the Negroni, the Boulevardier subs out gin for whiskey to give the classic a rounder, subtler sip. Play around with different bourbons and ryes to find your perfect match.

The Essentials

Rye
Campari
Sweet Vermouth
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Once forgotten but recently revived, this classic tastes best when mixed with homemade grenadine instead of the cheap, store-bought stuff. Its sweet-sour bite and festive rosy hue make it the perfect crowd pleaser for your next party.

The Essentials

Applejack
Grenadine
Lime Juice
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The Old Fashioned is a model of elegant simplicity. Whiskey, bitters and a single sugar cube are all you need to mix up this classic. It’s an impressive drink that’s also simple to master.

The Essentials

Whiskey
bitters
sugar cube
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This classic (made with gin, dry vermouth and orange bitters) is always stirred, never shaken, and remains one of the strongest, classiest drinks out there. Play around with different gins to find your perfect Martini match.

The Essentials

gin
dry vermouth
orange bitters
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Perhaps one of the most iconic classics of our time thanks to The Big Lebowski, this simple cocktail of vodka, coffee liqueur and heavy cream is a godsend for those with a sweet tooth and caffeine habit. It’s to breakfast what the Bloody Mary is to brunch.

The Essentials

Vodka
Coffee Liqueur
Heavy Cream

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