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16 Two-Ingredient Cocktails Anyone Can Make

Drinks so simple, even a BABY could make them! Not recommended for babies under 21.

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You don't need a Ph.D. or even a cocktail shaker to mix up these drinks — just a glass, ice, liquor, a mixer, and maybe a lime. There isn't really a recipe for most of them; you can be as liberal as you like with the booze-to-mixer ratio. A lot of them will look familiar, but a couple of them might not. CHEERS.


Top one or two shots of tequila with grapefruit soda. The classic brand to use is grapefruit-flavored ("Toronja") Jarritos, but you could try it with any brand you like, or DIY with grapefruit juice, seltzer, and simple syrup. Garnish with a lime wedge.


The dynamic duo of bittersweet Campari + fizzy, hoppy IPA (use whatever brand you like) is surprisingly great and very refreshing. Top one or two shots of Campari with about half a bottle of beer. Garnish with a lemon twist.



Top one or two shots vodka with grapefruit juice. Freshly squeezed juice from an actual grapefruit is ideal, but not required. Hot tip: adding salt to the rim a) is good and b) officially turns the drink into a Salty Dog.


Top one or two shots Seagram's 7 with 7-Up and garnish with a lime wedge. This is a drink where having the specific brands it calls for makes a difference in the taste; if you can't find Seagram's 7, probably better to stick with a whiskey ginger.



Becherovka is a spicy, bittersweet Czech liqueur (made with a unknown but delicious muddle of herbs and spices) that's started to pick up steam in the U.S. It's very refreshing when you top one or two shots of it with tonic water and garnish with a lemon wedge.


Muddle a cucumber slice, lemon slice, and a sprig of fresh mint in the bottom of your glass. Add a shot or two of Pimm's and top with ginger ale.

(Okay, so including the veggies this may be a few more than two ingredients. But it's still dead easy to make and a perfect summer drink in every way, so hush your mouth.)