With the rise of mixology and the resurgence of classic libations, cocktails are getting their deserved time in the spotlight. While the ingredients are getting more obscure and exotic, the prices are unfortunately rising, too.

Take your cocktail-making game to the next level with these simple tips that don’t require pro-bartending skills, so you can satisfy your desire for killer drinks (and party tricks) at home.

Here are 20 awesome tricks to deploy at your next cocktail party.

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