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.
The 10 Best Three-Ingredient Cocktails
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fresh Lemon Juice
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.
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 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.
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.
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.