Cocktails So Easy You Can’t Mess Up

Cocktails

Look, we get it. Cocktails seem kind of hard to put together. You feel like you need a ton of knowledge, prep work, and artistic ability to pull off a great drink. And while that’s totally understandable, we want you to know one thing: it’s also complete nonsense.

Quality cocktails are meant to be approachable. We’re drinking alcohol, after all—this is supposed to be fun. BG Reynolds was founded on the idea that awesome mixers should be authentic and available to the professional bartender, aspiring mixologist, and backyard BBQ aficionado alike. With that in mind, check out some of these cocktail ideas and use a couple at your next party!

Rum Swizzle

What you need: 4 oz black rum, 4 oz gold rum, 5 oz pineapple juice, 5 oz orange juice, 2 oz BG Reynolds Falernum, 6 dashes of bitters

Grab a pitcher, crush up a bunch of ice till it fills about 1/3 of the container, add the rum, juice, BG Reynolds Falernum, and bitters. Mix and churn for a hot second until you notice frothing at the top. Strain into a martini glass and boom—you’ve got Bermuda’s national drink. It’s been around since the mid-18th century, and for good reason. It’s smooth and balanced, really perfect for that summer bash (or a winter one if you’re trying to ignore the biting cold and pretend that life is awesome and warm and what not).

Tequila Sunrise

What you need: 2 oz tequila, 4 oz orange juice, ¾ oz BG Reynolds Lush Grenadine

The Eagles were such a good band. I mean, when you open your shows with Hotel California, you know you’ve got some swagger and confidence. If you haven’t seen them live, you probably aren’t going to. Classic band-girls-fights issues. Real bummer. But if you want to honor that timeless band, flip on a live version of Tequila Sunrise, head into your kitchen, and whip up this classic for you and your guests.

Combine that tequila and OJ in a mixing glass. Then just add one cup of ice, stir, and strain into a glass with 1-2 cups of additional ice in it. Slowly pour in that BG Reynolds Lush Grenadine, sip slowly, and be thankful you and Don Henley shared some time in this world together.

Hurricane

What you need: 2 oz light rum, 2 oz dark rum, 2 oz BG Reynolds Passion Fruit, 2 oz pineapple juice, ½ lime (squeezed), 1 tablespoon BG Reynolds Lush Grenadine, ice cubes

Since we’re talking classic American rock, bring some Bob Dylan into your life with this super easy iteration of a Hurricane. Just mix the rums, BG Reynolds Passion Fruit, pineapple juice, squeezed lime juice, and BG Reynolds Lush Grenadine. When those are all set, strain over some glasses with ice in them, and get ready to blow your guests away.

Our Passion

We’re here to make cocktails easy and fun. Seriously—that’s why Blair started this whole shindig. So give some of these a shot, or use our mixers to come up with some adventure totally unique and new to the world. If you come up with something delicious, let us know and we’ll spread the word to the rest of the BG family!