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Here are the best easy mixed drinks to try! These two and three ingredient cocktails take minutes to make.

Easy Mixed Drinks
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There are cocktails that are easy to make, and then there are seriously easy cocktails. You know, the kind that require just 2 or 3 ingredients? Here at A Couple Cooks, we’re cocktail experts and certified mixologists with 300+ cocktails in our library. Some of them have fancy ingredients and techniques, but here’s a secret. There are lots of classic cocktails that are ultra simple and barely require thinking at all!

Here’s our list of the top easy mixed drinks to make! After making hundreds of cocktail recipes, here’s the criteria for what makes an easy cocktail:

  • 2 to 3 ingredients: Two ingredient cocktails are ideal, three ingredients tops.
  • No weird ingredients: Gotta stick to the basics. (No absinthe or chartreuse allowed.)
  • Ideal if it’s mixed in the glass. Then you don’t have to dirty a cocktail shaker! Most of the cocktails below are mixed in the glass, though a few use a cocktail shaker or mixing glass.
  • Must be able to make it in under 5 minutes. All of these are quick and simple: we promise!

And now, thetop easy mixed drinks to try!

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Moscow mule

15 Easy Mixed Drinks (2 to 3 Ingredients!)

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


One of the best easy mixed drinks of all time: the classic Moscow mule! It’s bold and bubbly, made right in the glass with vodka, lime and ginger beer.


  • 2 ounces (¼ cup) vodka
  • ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
  • 4 ounces (½ cup) ginger beer
  • For the garnish: lime wheel or wedge, fresh mint (if desired)


  1. In a copper mug or glass, pour in the vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer.
  2. Add ice and garnish with a lime slice. Serve immediately.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Poured
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!