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Make your own cocktails with these 4 easy recipes

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Instead of having a wild night out, these drinks will make you want to stay in.

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — An ideal party drink, cocktails are best enjoyed when you’re feeling cool and festive. Since it’s pretty much warm all year round, you can easily create and serve cocktails whenever, and these no fuss recipes can help you pick the fitting drink for your next party at home. Whether it’s a low-key get-together or a lively blowout, these cocktails can help set the mood.

Here are a few recipes that will make you want to whip up your own drinks. 

Margarita Fizz

Tequila has always been that party drink, responsible for unforgettable nights out with friends. However, it can also be enjoyed during the day, as its bubbly and cheery taste can make for a good afternoon party drink. Pair it with chips and tacos and you’re all set.

Ingredients: 

45 mL Don Enrique Mixkila

15 mL Sugar syrup

30 mL Lime juice

Ice

90 mL Club soda or lemon soda

Gin & Gin

This traditionally Filipino gin can be easily mixed and customized to your liking. If you’re looking for a bit of a kick, then this Gin & Gin recipe can be the alternative choice. Best paired with a meal like a tuna belly, it’s great for a chill hangout with friends.

Ingredients:

¼ slice Lemon

1 pc Thumb-size ginger, sliced thinly

1 tsp Sugar

Ice

30 mL Ginebra San Miguel Frasco/Kwatro Kantos

60 mL Soda water or lemon soda

Gin Grass

If you’re looking for a fancier option, this cocktail goes well with oysters — an excellent combination for this Asian-inspired flavored drink. One bottle can make up to 25 servings, sure to satisfy a crowd.

Ingredients:

1 stalk Lemongrass

¼ slice Lemon

1 tsp Sugar

30 mL Ginebra San Miguel Frasco/Kwatro Kantos

Ice

60 mL Soda water or lemon soda

Primera Sunburst

This tropical cocktail is refreshing and cool, ideal for when you’re on a vacation soaking up the sun. One bottle of Primera Light Brandy can make up to 10 servings, so make sure to bring it in your next out of town trip.

Ingredients:

6 pcs Calamansi (juice)

30 mL Sugar syrup

1 cup Ice

60 mL Primera Light Brandy

90 mL Soda Water