Top ten student cocktails made easy

Trying to save some money by having some friends round for a party? Check out our top ten easy student cocktails...

Cheeky vimto

Snakebite and black

OK, so this isn't a cocktail as such, but it involves a few ingredients, and you can't be a student without it.

No matter how much or little you're making, all you need is equal parts of lager and cider, and then some blackcurrant cordial to make the whole thing palatable.

Sex on the beach

Not QUITE as much fun as it sounds, but nearly...

You will need:

1 Bottle of vodka
1 Bottle of peach schnapps
1L Orange juice
1L Cranberry juice

Fat frog

OK people, it's time for cocktail maths...

1 Brightly coloured alcopop X 3 = Skittles

Strange but true, if you mix the three drinks below you are left with a bright green cup of joy that tastes EXACTLY like Skittles. Try it, and tell us how right we were.

1 700ml Bottle of Smirnoff Ice
1 700ml Bottle of Blue WKD
1 700ml Bottle of Orange Bacardi Breezer


It's definitely not summer anymore, but drink enough of this stuff and you'll start to think it is.

You will need:

2 Bottles of red wine
1L of lemonade
Sliced unpeeled fruit (apples, oranges, lemons)

Cuba libre

Sounds fancy doesn't it...? It's not. It's actually just a posh name for a rum and Coke.

You will need:

1 Bottle of rum
4L Cola
(Add lime juice to make it at least a little bit like a cocktail.)

Gin appletini

If you like Scrubs you'll find this one funny. if you don't, well, it'll still get you good and drunk. This one is pure booze, so small glasses please people...

You will need:

1 Bottle of gin
1/2 Bottle of Apple Sourz

Damp kangaroo

This tastes a lot nicer than an actual damp kangaroo - we know, we checked.

You will need:

1 Bottle of vodka
1 Bottle of Apple Sourz
4L Lemonade

Gin & Tonic

The recipe for this one is very tricky to remember, so be sure to write it down.

You will need:

1 Bottle of gin
4L Tonic
Wedges of lemon and lime.

Cherry cola

Let's be honest, Cherry Coke is the less popular second cousin of everyone's favourite soft drink. This cocktail recipe, however, takes it to a whole new level.

You will need:

1 Bottle of vodka
1/2 Bottle of Cherry Sourz
4L Cola

Cheeky Vimto

'WOW! It reeeeally tastes like Vimto!'

The slightly slurred first words of anyone trying this now classic student cocktail for the first time. Who'd have thought that combining what is generally regarded as an old man's drink with... well, Blue WKD, would create something so beautiful?!

All of the cocktails we're bringing you today (unless stated otherwise) are intended to be made in large batches for around 10-15 people, so you might need to find either a massive bowl or perhaps a (thoroughly cleaned) plastic bucket in which to make your lethal creations.

You will need:

1 Bottle of port
1L Blue WKD
(Add vodka to make it a Super Vimto, but don't blame the hangover on us.)