The best cocktail is the one you know by heart – The Denver Post

By Rebekah Peppler, The New York Times

Imagine a cocktail you know how to pour without referencing a book or the internet. A cocktail that uses ingredients already stocked in your bar — backup bottles at the ready. A cocktail you shake with ease whether you’re alone at the end of a long day or when you’re looking to impress someone on a third date. This venerable, default drink has a name: the house cocktail.

Any drink you love can become your house cocktail, but the best house cocktail lies at the intersection of easy to make and easy to remember. Memorizing cocktail ratios makes this achievable, even for the easily distracted. Here are three equal-parts drinks to get you started.