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Quick Drinks: Cocktails You Can Make in a Dash

So you're hanging out at home one night and the phone rings. An old friend is in the area and wants to swing by. He says, "how does fifteen minutes sound?" You say "No problem," before panicking and going into hosting mode. Fortunately you've stocked up on a few things in case of an impromptu party.

Pour It

No drinks are faster to serve than the ones you pour straight from a bottle. Keep a mix of beers in the refrigerator (like Guinness Stout and Red Stripe Lager, for instance) and a few bottled drinks like Smirnoff Ice Flavored Malt Beverage. Prepared cocktails, such as Smirnoff Grand Cosmopolitan Cocktail, are also good to have on hand.

Stir It

You may want to keep mixers at home, especially if you have spirits like vodka or whiskey. Mixers are blends of everything you need to make specific drinks. Just add alcohol and you're ready to serve. For instance, Stirrings cocktail mixers make it a breeze to make Martinis, Mojitos and more.

Mix It

Take a look at what you've got in the refrigerator. Many cocktails can be made with just one spirit and one mixer (like juice or soda). Some of the most popular drinks are the easiest to make-like Captain & Cola or Tanqueray & Tonic.