Cocktail Recipes

Belly up to the bar and get recipes for your favorite drinks. Make your own martini, margarita, Bloody Mary—plus all the best cocktail and mocktail recipes.

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The Real Mojito

Rating: 4.74 stars
739
This is an authentic recipe for mojito. I sized the recipe for one serving, but you can adjust it accordingly and make a pitcher full. It's a very refreshing drink for hot summer days. Be careful when drinking it, however. If you make a pitcher you might be tempted to drink the whole thing yourself, and you just might find yourself talking Spanish in no time! Tonic water can be substituted instead of the soda water but the taste is different and somewhat bitter.

The REAL Long Island Iced Tea

Rating: 4.72 stars
102
There are a few impostors out there that claim to be Long Island Iced Teas. In actuality, there is only one correct way to make a LIIT... and this is it!

Pineapple Sunrise Mimosas

Rating: 4.33 stars
3
These simple, sweet mimosas are great for brunch. For a virgin version, substitute club soda or citrus-flavored sparkling water for the prosecco, and use grenadine instead of Campari.

Parker's Famous Margaritas

Rating: 4.49 stars
94
"My father-in-law developed a taste for margaritas [while living] in Zihuatanejo."

Grilled Grapefruit Paloma Cocktail

Rating: 5 stars
4
Here's a fired up twist on a traditional Mexican cocktail. You'll grill the grapefruit and lime to caramelize the fruit and give the juice a subtle smoky edge. Stir it up with tequila or mescal and top with club soda for a refreshing drink that's perfect all summer long.

Bikini Martini

Rating: 4.67 stars
259
An awesome drink to sip by the pool! Garnish with an orange wheel.

Sangria! Sangria!

Rating: 4.82 stars
1772
The BEST sangria recipe I've been able to hone to perfection! If you like a sweeter Sangria, use ginger ale in place of club soda.

Easy Bloody Marys

Rating: 3.75 stars
8
Bloody Marys are perfect for that Sunday morning brunch. This can also be served as a virgin bloody Mary (minus the vodka).

Mint Juleps

Rating: 4.32 stars
78
Sit on the front porch in your rocking chair on a sultry afternoon and sip on one or two of these. The proper way to serve a mint julep is in a frozen silver goblet, but you can use glasses instead--just use the most elegant ones you have! You can make the syrup ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for whenever the julep mood strikes you.

Rob and Becky's Pimm's™ Lemonade

Rating: 4.5 stars
20
On our honeymoon we stayed with some friends in London and they made us this drink - now we can't stop making it! It is especially delicious on a hot, summer afternoon. The cucumber and mint are odd, but don't leave them out - they make this drink!

Beer Margaritas

Rating: 4.75 stars
1216
Who would believe that beer would be the perfect solution to eradicating fluorescent green margaritas? Well, it is! Best to use not-so-micro brews to avoid an overpowering beer flavor. Use the limeade can to measure the ingredients, and adjust with extra water if the mixture seems too sweet. Straining the pulp is always a good idea, unless, of course, you like pulp!

Mai Tai

Rating: 4.53 stars
122
Two flavors of rum combine with pineapple juice and orange juice to make a yummy, fruity drink.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our Top-Rated Margaritas
From the classic on the rocks to blended margarita slushes. Feeling adventurous? Try one of these fruity or jalapeno-cucumber versions!
Quick and Easy Cocktails for Home Happy Hour
Unplug from the home office at 5pm sharp, and these simple cocktails are stirred, shaken, or otherwise mixed and ready by 5:03.  

The Real Mojito

Rating: 4.74 stars
739

This is an authentic recipe for mojito. I sized the recipe for one serving, but you can adjust it accordingly and make a pitcher full. It's a very refreshing drink for hot summer days. Be careful when drinking it, however. If you make a pitcher you might be tempted to drink the whole thing yourself, and you just might find yourself talking Spanish in no time! Tonic water can be substituted instead of the soda water but the taste is different and somewhat bitter.