RECIPE: Choose Your Own Adventure Cocktail

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A variety of fruits and drinks.

Choose Your Own Adventure Cocktail

  • Author: Julia Cooper
  • Yield: Makes 1 cocktail


The building blocks of many classic cocktail recipes follow the same essential ratios. Use this basic recipe to mix and match ingredients you have on-hand!


2 oz. spirit (Aperol, Campari, gin, rum, mezcal, tequila, vodka, whiskey)


1 oz. “sweet” (simple syrup, agave, honey, maple syrup, grenadine, triple sec, maraschino liqueur, Limoncello, Amaretto)


1 oz. “sour” (lemon juice, lime juice, grapefruit juice, orange juice)


(if desired) Make it bubbly by topping with seltzer, club soda, or tonic water


Try “Make Me a Cocktail” — Here, you can upload whatever ingredients you have on hand and the site will generate cocktail recipe ideas!

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Julia Cooper
Julia Cooper
Julia Cooper is a columnist for Bluedot Living with a passion for environmentally conscious food and beverages. While completing her master's degree in Writing & Publishing at Emerson College, Julia curates the natural wine and craft beer program for Black Sheep Market in Cambridge, Mass. Julia's cat Sofia is retired from her eight years as the bodega cat for a fine wine store on Boston's Newbury Street.
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