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13 Cocktails You Need To Try That Are Only 3 Ingredients
The timeless Manhattan is one of the most iconic cocktails in America. It dates back to the mid-1800s, and though the recipe has changed a bit, it remains simple.
To make a Manhattan, stir together two parts rye whiskey, one part sweet vermouth, and a few dashes of Angostura bitters, strain it into a glass, and add a maraschino cherry.
Bee's Knees
The Bee’s Knees is a Prohibition-era cocktail, invented to mask the harsh flavor of homemade "bathtub gin" using sweet, rich honey. Luckily, we're now free to use good gin instead.
For this drink, make a honey syrup by combining it with water so it won't solidify when chilled. Simply shake this syrup with ice, lemon juice, and a gin for the Bee's Knees.
The gimlet takes its name from Sir Thomas Desmond Gimlette, a Royal Navy doctor who advised sailors suffering from scurvy to drink lime juice and gin for extra vitamin C.
Fittingly, a classic gimlet uses gin and lime juice, plus plain simple syrup. The 3-ingredient combo is shaken together for a simple yet tart and refreshing concoction.
The Negroni is a simple yet iconic 3-ingredient drink, and dates back to 1919, when it was invented in Florence as a variation on the Americano cocktail.
A Negroni is typically made of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari. This drink is very easy to prepare, but packs an alcoholic punch that's a bit of an acquired taste.
This aforementioned ancestor to the Negroni uses soda water in place of gin for a lower-alcohol drink. Besides this, the formula for the Americano is very similar to the Negroni.
The Americano is made with equal parts Campari and sweet vermouth and topped off with soda water for a light aperitif that's perfect for kickstarting a fancy evening.