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Five Minute Hostess


In a hostessing pinch? The five-minute hostess knows how to use what’s on hand. Shake, stir, and enjoy these easy-to-make cocktail recipes with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.


2 shots gin
2 tablespoons grenadine
1 egg white
Pinch of sugar
Lime juice

Mix the first four ingredients together, pour over ice in a high ball glass. Fill with lime juice. Stir and sip.

Rebel Yell

1 1/2 shots bourbon
1/2 shot triple sec
lemon juice
1 egg white

Serve shaken over ice.

Spanish Iced Coffee

1 shot Kahlua
1/2 shot rum
1/2 shot triple sec
Coffee, cooled
1 pinch cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg
Whipped cream

Shake first six ingredients with ice, then pour over fresh ice. Top with whipped cream as desired.

My Milkshake Brings All the Boys to the Yard….

2 shots vodka
1 teaspoon honey
Pinch of cinnamon
Dash of vanilla extract

Serve shaken over ice. Or blend with ice for a smoothie version.

Arnie’s Army

2 shots Bacardi Limon
Iced tea
Pinch of sugar (optional)
Lemon slice

Tip: If you don’t have Bacardi Limon, use plain white rum and add a squeeze of fresh lemon. If planning ahead, fill a pitcher with ice, water, and several of your favorite tea bags in the morning. Leave steeping in a sunny area while you’re at work or out for the day.

Serve first three ingredients shaken over ice. Garnish with lemon slice.

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Photo credit: A Splash of Vanilla