Monday, June 17, 2024

The Best Mid Week Cocktails

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – the days of the week clearly not the weekend – but here are some cocktails to make them fun!

Monday are Mondays, but Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday is the middle of the week which means work, being responsible and getting things done.  Laundry, chores, meetings, and going to bed early are all part the routine.  Here are the best mid week cocktails which add fun, without the efforts or next mornings.

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Rose Kennedy

This perfect mid week drink is tasty, low calorie and has cranberry! Named after the mother of JFK, the Rose Kennedy, has long been popular.  It was developed and named at a DC gay bar called Trumpets in the early 90s. This is not to be confused with a Cape Cod.

Calories – 125


  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 part soda water
  • Splash of cranberry juice
  • 1 Lemon wedge
  • Ice


  • Fill a rocks glass with ice
  • Pour vodka, soda water and add a splash of cranberry juice
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge

brown mug with iced beverage


Rose Kennedy had a bit of a strained relationship with her most famous daughter-in-law Jackie Kennedy Onassis.  Jackie did not drink the famed vodka drink, she preferred the more cosmopolitan Negroni. The air of the cocktail makes mid week a hint more fun.

Calories – 195 calories


  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces Campari
  • 1 1/2 ounces sweet (Italian) vermouth
  • Ice
  • Orange peel for garnish


  • Combine all ingredients into a shaker or mixing glass, add ice, and stir for 30 seconds
  • Strain into a cocktail glass with ice
  • Garnish with orange peel

Cuba Libre

While named by an American military man, the drink is seen as a symbol of Cuban nationalism. The cocktail is so popular in Cuba that it’s often referred to simply as ‘Ron con Coca’ (Rum and Coke).  It is the perfect drink to add some flavor midweek!

Calories – 196


  • 1 oz rum
  • 3 oz Coke/ Diet Coke/ Caffeine Free Coke
  • Half a lime
  • Ice


  • Pour 1 part rum into glass with ice.
  • Add 3 parts Coke.
  • Squeeze the Lime and drop into as garnish.

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Ranch Water

Not surprising this cocktail was developed in Texas, home of big ranches. In fact, the King Ranch is the biggest ranch in the US. It is tosses a spicy mix into the week. As you consider the main alcohol, remember tequila is mezcal. The term mezcal refers to spirits made from the agave plant, while tequila refers to a specific type of mezcal that can only be made from blue Weber agave in five Mexican states. Reposado tequila stays in the barrel for a duration of 2 months to a year, depending on the flavor profile a distiller is looking to achieve.

Calories – 131


  • Ice
  • A good pour of Tequila, Mezcal, or Repsado
  • Half or more of a lime
  • Topo Chico


  • Fill a tall high ball glass halfway with ice
  • Add up to 2 oz of tequila
  • Squeeze juice from at least half of a lime
  • Top it off with Topo Chico.
  • Stir and garnish with fresh lime slices

Now you can fun, flavor without the calories and hangovers with the best mid week cocktails.


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