At some point, you want to entertain people with a nice drink that isn’t just jungle juice. You want to enjoy a party with a beverage that shows your friends you know your stuff. 

Bartending can seem like a lot of work. And in some cases, it is! But there are plenty of easy, mixed drink recipes you can learn for any occasion. 

Today, we’re giving you 10 mixed drinks that don’t take a shopping list of ingredients to make. Some of them only require a quick twist of the bottle cap! They don’t take much time at all.

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The Best Mixers For Fast, Easy Drinks

Before we dive into our list of easy mixed drinks, we should talk about the best mixers first. Mixers add flavor, sweetness, or even a slight bitterness to drinks. They can take your bar skills to the next level. The beverages we’ve listed for you today may require these mixers.  

  • Tonic Water: Tonic water is carbonated water with a bit of added sweetener. Despite the sweetener, tonic water adds bitterness to alcoholic beverages that enhance the flavors. It’s simple but packs a punch. You can usually find tonic water in a gin and tonic.
  • Ginger Beer: Ginger beer is technically fermented ginger soda. It goes well with dark liquors like dark rum and bourbon. Ginger beer is full of flavor, so mix this with a simple drink like a Moscow Mule.
  • Club Soda: Club soda is plain carbonated water. It helps dilute the strong flavor of liquor and adds a nice effervescent texture to drinks. It’s a great addition to any drink that tastes too strong for your liking.

Rancho La Gloria is not a mixer, nor does it require a mixer. It’s one of the reasons why our customers love our mixed drinks! Keeping these mixers on hand gives you the power to create easy, mixed drinks on the spot.

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Top 10 Easy Mixed Drinks

At Home With Rancho la Gloria’s Ready to Drink Margaritas

margarita cocktail in the pool

We can’t start without mentioning Rancho la Gloria’s ready-to-drink Margaritas! Our margaritas are made with 100% Blue Weber Agave, giving you a taste of Mexico with just the twist of a bottle cap.

Branch out a little and try our canned cocktails or our frozen margarita popsicles to make your event cool for the summer. There’s no mixing, no extra ingredients, and no measuring. Just open and enjoy!

Beach Ready. Ready To Drink Margarita.

Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule’s are classic mixed drinks to serve at a party. It could be the flavor, a perfect combination of spicy, sweet, and robust. Or it could be the iconic copper mug everyone loves.

To make a Moscow Mule, all you need is 4 cups of ginger beer, ⅔ cup of lime juice, and 1-¼ cup of vodka. Serve over ice, and enjoy! 

Yield: 6 servings

Spiked Lemonade

Lemonade is the flavor of summer, and a spiked lemonade gives some kick to a summer party. There isn’t any bitterness in this beverage aside from the alcohol. It’s also easy to make, and everyone loves it! You can use white rum or vodka for this drink.  

To make a spiked lemonade, stir 1 cup of white rum or vodka into 2 quarts of lemonade. That’s it! Add fresh lemon wheels for extra lemon flavor. 

Yields: 8 servings

Gin and Tonic

a clear drinking glass filled with gin

Remember that tonic water we mentioned earlier? It’s time to bust it out! A gin and tonic is probably the more leisurely mixed drink to make (aside from Rancho la Glorias, of course!).

To make a gin and tonic, pour 3 oz of gin, 4 oz of tonic water, and one tbsp of lime over ice in a glass. 

Yield: 1 serving

Bloody Mary

Bloody Marys are another mixed drink classic. They’re great for late-night parties and mid-morning brunches. There are many variations of this recipe because you can dress up or dress down this drink however much you want. 

To make a Bloody Mary, mix 2 oz vodka, 1 cup tomato juice, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1-½ tsp lime juice, ¾ Worcestershire sauce, ½ tsp horseradish, ⅛ tsp black pepper, ⅛ tsp celery salt, and 2 dashes tabasco sauce. Garnish with a celery stick.

Yield: 6 servings

A white Russian includes coffee and cream.

White Russian

This one is for all you coffee lovers out there. It’s perfect for any occasion! You can serve this drink before or after dinner.

To make a White Russian, 1-½ oz vodka and 1-½ oz of Kahlua. Top with 3 oz of whipping cream or milk of your choice. 

Yield: 1 serving


If you want to have some fun with some milkshakes, the Mudslide is for you. It’s rich and creamy with subtle darkness of flavor. 

To make a mudslide, you need a blender. Pour 1 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream, 1 oz Kahlua, 1 oz vodka, 1 oz cream, and ice. Blend together until smooth. 

Yield: 1 serving


a woman drinking a mojito in the back yard

It’s hard to turn down a Mojito, making it a go-to for many get-togethers. You’ll need some club soda for this recipe!

To make a Mojito, squeeze a couple of drops of lime juice into a glass. Add 2 tsp sugar and mix. Next, add 2 sprigs of mint and some ice. Pour 2 oz of white rum and top with club soda.

Yield: 1 serving

Red Sangria

Red Sangrias are delicious, so be careful of how much you drink! To get the best results, let your flavors marinate overnight.

To make a Red Sangria, stir together 1 bottle of merlot, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup orange liqueur, and ½ cup brandy. Top with 3 cups citrus-flavored soda. 

Yield: 10 servings

Piña Colada

Piña Coladas are a favorite for everyone. Who can pass up the flavor of pineapple and coconut mixed perfectly together?

To make a piña colada, you need a blender. Add 2-¼ pineapple juice, 1 can cream coconut and 1-½ cups rum. Chill. Place 1 cup rum mixture and 1 cup ice in a blender for each serving. Blend until smooth.

Yield: 6 servings

Who can pass up the flavor of pineapple and coconut mixed perfectly together?

Final Thoughts

We believe that creating great cocktails doesn’t need to be difficult. That’s why we’ve made the process easy. Our margarita mixes are ready to go. Just open, pour, and drink! With Rancho la Gloria, you can spend less time measuring and more time enjoying yourself. 

Bring a taste of Mexico to your next party. Bring Rancho la Gloria!

Find an easy, 10-second cocktail that will wow your party guests!