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 co-editor of Bluedot Boston with a passion for environmentally conscious food and beverages. In addition to her work with Bluedot, she teaches in Emerson College's Writing Studies Program, and curates the natural wine/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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