Who says a good cocktail needs a dozen obscure ingredients? Some of the most enduring and popular recipes are actually some of the shortest and easiest to make.
Here are seven of the best three-ingredient cocktails, whose recipes we suggest you commit to memory.
If you’ve ever wondered why British sailors are called “limeys,” look no further than this classic cocktail. A couple hundred years ago, the Royal Navy began stocking its ships with limes to help ward off scurvy, a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C. But no one wants to eat limes plain, so they added sugar and gin to make it more palatable—and, of course, more boozy.
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