The best cocktail recipes to make at home! You don't need to go out to enjoy the perfect espresso martini, gin fizz, margarita or mojito. Find inspiration from this epic list of cocktails that you can mix yourself.
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We've all been spending a lot more time at home these days, and it looks like that could continue for a while.
But there's no reason why we shouldn't make nights in extra special.
Why not turn bartender yourself and rustle up some epic cocktail recipes?!
I've teamed up with Scenic Cruises to bring you this list of the best cocktails to make at home. They've scoured the globe to find out the most popular cocktails around the world.
Whether you're making a classic Gin Rickey, or a twist on the traditional like a Carrot Moscow Mule, why not get creative and be your own mixologist at home.
Making cocktails at home
Once you have the recipe, cocktails are actually pretty easy to make. Some booze, some juice, maybe some fruit or something fizzy.
Like baking, it's all about the ratios when it comes to making the best cocktail recipes at home. You just need a little know-how.
If you have a cocktail shaker, strainer and measure, that's great. But you can certainly make some great drinks without them.
Get creative with your garnishes, too! A simple salt rim is great on so many drinks. Or look to your garden for garnishes - a sprig of mint, edible flowers, some rosemary.
So read on for recipes of my top picks of the best classic cocktails, modern versions and intriguing variations.
Heck, you could even go all out and learn some flair bartending moves from youtube. (Just don't blame me if you drop your vodka on the floor!)
Whether you're making a signature cocktail for a dinner party, a variety of cocktails for a big bash, or you want to make a large batch of a cocktail for a drinks dispenser at a picnic or barbecue, you'll find plenty of inspiration in this epic list.
The world's favorite cocktails
Scenic Cruises scoured the internet to uncover the most searched for cocktails in the UK, Europe and across the globe.
The results are in, so check out the world's favorite cocktails.
Aperol Spritz, the Italian classic, has seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years. There's a recipe below so you can make your own at home!
So, what are the winners?
Across the globe, the top five most-searched cocktails are: Mojito, Aperol Spritz, Margarita, Mimosa and Martini.
We may not be able to travel the globe, sitting on a luxury cruise ship while sipping an Aperol Sprtiz as we pull into port at Capri (but OH HOW I WISH I COULD!). However, we can travel the globe through the medium of cocktails.
Why not make like the Brazilians and sip on a Caipirinha? Conjure up Cuba with a Mojito. Dream of Singapore with a Singapore Sling.
40 best cocktails
Have a read of these awesome cocktail recipes and enjoy a cocktail night at home! Cheers, slainte, prost, salud...
Drink sensibly. Don't drink and drive.
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Best Cocktail Recipes
Check out this epic list of the Best Cocktail Recipes to make at home.
I've collected the best classic cocktails, modern cocktails and variations on your favorites.
They're perfect for your next cocktail party, dinner party or get-together.
Let's get this party started...
The classic Italian orange apperitivo cocktail, this Aperol Spritz recipe tastes of Italian summers.
The Bramble must be part of your cocktail repertoire! A modern classic gin drink that’s incredibly refreshing and perfect for summer sipping. Made with gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, Crème de Mûre (blackberry liquer - recipe in post) and crushed ice
Gin and Tonic
A gin and tonic is a classic, refreshing cocktail you can easily make at home. Only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make.
A classic mojito is the perfect summer cocktail. It’s super refreshing with tons of lime, mint and a little sugar to bring out the flavors.
Learn how to make a caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil! This refreshing drink is delicious and very easy to make. In fact, you could be sipping one of those in 5 minutes
Ultimate Sangria recipe with red wine, brandy, rum, and a touch of cinnamon and clove. The fresh flavors and spices marinate together with fresh fruit and are then combined with lemon-lime soda for a refreshing drink any time of year.
Strawberry Gin Fizz
Fizzy, refreshing and ready in less than a blink, this Strawberry Gin Fizz will probably become your new favorite summer drink! WIth lemon, gin, tonic water, and fresh strawberries
A vodka gimlet recipe requires three simple ingredients: vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup. This classic gimlet cocktail is a twist on the original gin based recipe
Frose - Frozen Rose
A Rosé wine slushie. Made with strawberries and perfect for a fun summer drink! If you’re a fan of frozen concoctions (margaritas, daiquiris), but don’t care for overly sweet drinks, this is the recipe for you. And it’s easy to make.
Mixing white rum, lime juice and simple sugar, you can easily make the classic cocktail known as the Daiquiri! This easy cocktail recipe is one of those perfect combinations
This refreshing Cucumber Collins is a delicious, easy twist on the classic Tom Collins Cocktail recipe - with pureed cucumber for a fresh and delicious taste. Use gin or vodka.
The French 75
The classic French 75 is made with gin, bitters, lemon, simple syrup and sparkling wine. It's festive, light and fun!
This Paloma Cocktail Recipe is refreshing and easy! It combines the tart flavours of fresh ruby red grapefruit juice, a squeeze of lime, a splash of club soda along with your favourite Reposado Tequila or white tequila. Perfect for summer.
The Boulevardier Cocktail
The Boulevardier is like a negroni made with bourbon instead of gin. Delicious and refreshing.
Long Island Iced Tea
The Long Island Iced Tea is a heady cocktail made with tequila, rum, vodka, gin, triple sec, lime and lemon juice topped with a splash of cola.
The Whiskey Sour – a classic cocktail that is extremely easy to make. It’s just got a few ingredients, but it’s got all a good cocktail could ask for: it’s sweet, it’s sour, and let’s be honest; it’s kind of strong.
Dark 'N' Stormy
This Dark 'N' Stormy cocktail looks impressive and tastes amazing! Just 3 ingredients and a glass full of ice is needed for this spicy refreshing cocktail! WIth ginger beer, lime and spiced rum.
This is the ultimate classic Gin Rickey cocktail! It is refreshing and delicious, plus it's super easy to make with just a few ingredients. I've decorated it with edible flowers to make it extra special.
You only need 4 ingredients: pineapple juice, white rum, cream of coconut and ice for this classic Original Piña Colada cocktail recipe.
Planters Punch is the perfect combination of sparkling and sweet, a refreshing summer drink for every gathering! Make it by the glass or pitcher.
Paper Plane Cocktail
A refreshing cocktail with deep flavors. It's a form of whiskey sour, with sweet bourbon and tart lemon juice complementing each other, but then there are these other exotic flavors of Amaro and Aperol that take this drink to a whole other level.
Canada’s “national cocktail” is the Bloody Caesar, invented by bartender Walter Chell in Calgary, Alberta in 1969. The Caesar originally contained mashed clams, but the introduction of Clamato made it substantially easier to prepare.
Make it veggie with tomato juice and meat-free garnishes.
Pineapple Orange Coconut Rum Cocktail
A delicious and refreshing cocktail perfect for the summer...and makes you feel like you are on the beach! Super easy to make - 3 ingredients only!
Coffee Brandy Alexander
This Coffee Brandy Alexander recipe creates a luscious yet serious creamy cocktail to savour. A hint of coffee and a waft of chocolate accentuate the silky cream and mellow brandy in this remake of the classic drink. The classic brandy alexander recipe is also included here.
Strawberry Lemonade Margarita
An easy and delicious recipe for Strawberry Lemonade Margarita. With only 4 ingredients this is the perfect cocktail for summer.
Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice pairs perfectly with bubbly ginger ale and lime in this classic Greyhound cocktail.
Pink Grapefruit Margaritas with Sriracha Salt
This delicious Pink Grapefruit Margarita has a Sriracha Rim and is perfect for a fruity cocktail. Quick and easy to make and enjoy.
Kahlua Dalgona Coffee (Whipped Coffee)
Kahlua Dalgona Coffee (Whipped Coffee) with instant espresso and chocolate drizzle is a rich, decadent and delicious Kahlua coffee recipe sure to become a new favorite!
A fabulously fruity Malibu Sunrise Cocktail is beautiful, flavorful, refreshing, and super easy to make. With its signature layered sunrise effect, it's just plain fun, too. Similar to a Tequila Sunrise - but with Coconut Rum! You need Malibu Coconut Rum, grenadine, pineapple juice and orange juice.
Strawberry Moscow Mules
Fresh, crisp Strawberry Moscow Mules made with homemade strawberry simple syrup. With lime juice and ginger beer, it's a modern twist on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail.
Fresh Strawberries and mint are used in this refreshing Mojito Cocktail.
Pink Grapefruit Cocktail With Rosemary
This pink grapefruit cocktail is delicious and refreshing. It is the perfect blend of sweet and tart. The rosemary adds an incredible depth of flavor to this grapefruit cocktail!
Blood Orange Mezcal Negroni
A complex and delicious sipper, this Blood Orange Mezcal Negroni includes Mezcal, Campari, blood orange cordial, and fresh lime juice shaken with ice and strained into a smoked salt rimmed rocks glass!
Frozen Watermelon Margarita
You'll love this frozen watermelon margarita! It's got fresh watermelon, tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, agave nectar and ice.
White Wine Spritzer
Refreshing and Easy White Wine Spritzer! 3 simple ingredients make this cocktail a delicious afternoon or cocktail party sipper.
Copycat Olive Garden Tuscan Breeze Vodka Cocktail
This Copycat Olive Garden Tuscan Breeze is a fresh and fruity vodka cocktail. Made with pineapple, orange, and banana flavors.
This Elderflower martini cocktail is just the thing for a relaxed, yet elegant evening. The martini also features cucumber for a refreshing twist.
This mulled wine spritzer is a fun twist on the Christmas classic drink. Rather than a hot drink, I've put this Christmas cocktail on ice and given it a bit of fizz! Perfect for a party.
This easy Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri is a very easy sweet and sour cocktail that is perfect to be enjoyed at any time of the year. A popular classic.
You're gonna love this thirst-quenching, Bourbon Lemonade Recipe. It’s a smooth and sweet cocktail you can easily make with just 2 ingredients!
This Carrot Moscow Mule is a tasty vegetable twist on the classic firey Russian cocktail! And hey, adding carrot juice means it's practically like drinking salad, right?
Fireball Whisky Cocktail
Fireball Cinnamon Apple Cider Fall Cocktails are surprisingly refreshing with orange, cinnamon sticks, cloves, apple cider and they taste like cinnamon red hots…. yummy… Serve for game days, brunch, Fall parties, and Thanksgiving Day
This mulled gin cocktail is full of warming spices, in a cold cocktail. It's easy to make with a spice-infused simple syrup, plus I've made mulled wine ice cubes to give it some extra pizazz. The perfect cold Christmas cocktail.
This cranberry pomegranate cosmopolitan cocktail is refreshing, easy and perfect for a party. A great refreshing twist on. the classic Cosmo.
This Cucumber Gin and Tonic has pureed cucumber for a refreshing, fresh taste! It's super easy to make and taste divine.
So many great cocktail recipes! I want to try the Greyhound first.