10 Three-Ingredient Cocktails

Easy cocktails with just three ingredients.


The art of mixology is a great hobby to have. But it can be expensive and time-consuming. Some cocktails require up to 10 ingredients and require several hours to prepare if you're counting Aviary cocktails. These cocktails however are easy to make at home with basic equipment and fairly basic ingredients.

I’ve done my research on the Mixel app and set the number of ingredients to three. Garnishes, while optional can make a cocktail taste different and sometimes better. But I will not count them towards the ingredient count.

Let’s get started with the list.



The B-52 is an IBA official cocktail that is mostly drunk as a shot. The ingredients have to be layered for a beautiful presentation. You can optionally set it on fire too.

Bay Breeze

The Bay Breeze is an easy summer cocktail. It is easy to make and is also an IBA official.


The Boulevardier is a cocktail from Death & Co. It has three ingredients that most cocktail bars always have on hand and the whiskey can be swapped out for any whiskey of your choice.

Coconut Kallaloo

A BeachBum Berry Tiki cocktail. Prepared in a blender.


The Daiquiri is a fan favorite. An IBA official that is delicious and refreshing.

Gin Rickey

The Gin Rickey is part of the Rickey cocktail family. A simple three-ingredient cocktail made directly in the glass.


The Grog is a sailor’s favorite. The cocktail from Smuggler’s Cove is easy to make and easy to drink. Swap the rum out for your favorite and create your own best Grog recipe.

Kapu Kai

The Kapu Kai is a BeachBum Berry strong drink. With 151 rum and lime juice, it is dangerously drinkable.


The Negroni is a well-known cocktail. It has a bittersweet taste and can be mixed at home very easily.

Old Fashioned

Another IBA official drink. The Old Fashioned can be made with any spirit. Add other bitters for more depth or change sugar for simple syrup for a different mouthfeel.


After doing a bit of research for this article, I have noticed that the amount of three-ingredient cocktails is way higher than I anticipated. From IBA officials to classics to tiki cocktails. And with a wide range of preparations too, from building in the glass to blending. There is one for everyone.

Thank you for reading and enjoy your day.

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