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9 Drinks To Make When You’re Too Lazy To Go Out

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    If sommeliers are the kings and queens of the beverage industry, then mixologists are the rockstars. You can hardly enter a restaurant these days without seeing a craft this or small-batch that. It’s starting to feel like some drinks get the same love and attention most people pay to their firstborns.

    And while we love a speakeasy as much as the next person, getting dressed to go out can just be so effortful — especially when excellent cocktails are as easily enjoyed at home while wearing athleisure and actually being able to hear your friends. The best news? Staying in no longer means another round of simple rum and Cokes. From a Chambord-infused bellini that’s as good at brunch as it is at happy hour to a caffeine-fueled take on the white Russian, these nine, three-ingredient cocktails are as easy to make as they are kind to your weekly booze budget. Victory!


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    The Orchardist
    Served in a Champagne flute, this crisp cocktail works with either alcoholic or non-alcoholic cider. Pomegranate seeds add a tinge of tang and texture, making it the perfect not-quite-summer, not-quite-fall drink. Pour 2 parts sparkling wine into a Champagne flute. Add 1 part cider as a floater on top, then drop in a pinch of pomegranate seeds. Stir as desired.

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    Greenie In A Bottle
    Come on — it was only a matter of time before people started mixing up their green juice. Give your veggies an adult twist by shaking 2 parts gin with ice cubes and 1 part green juice (a light one that isn’t too murky; ginger works great). Top with a splash of club soda to taste.

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    Practice What You Peach
    For a spin on the time-honored, effervescent bellini, thoroughly mix 5 parts vodka and 2 parts Chambord in a cocktail shaker (with ice, if preferred) and pour into a glass. On a cutting board, muddle 1-2 peach slices. Add fruit to the cocktail and serve.

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    Tokyo Debutante
    This unique cocktail is the perfect blend of Japanese flavor and Southern-inspired tea. Pour 4 parts lemon tea into a Collins glass and cool with ice. Add 2 parts sake, then stir. Run a lemon wedge along the rim for added flavor, and, if you like, squeeze a little juice into the cocktail.

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    Gone With The Gin
    A clear, sparkling drink, this looks great in a martini glass but — be forewarned — is stronger than it first appears. In a cocktail shaker, mix 4 parts gin with 1 part lemon juice (and ice, if desired). Stir in 10 parts sweet Champagne. Pour into a glass and serve.