Classic Cocktail Recipes
If you have always wished you could say, “Oh, I make the best INSERT COCKTAIL HERE,” then you are at the right place. Sure, there are a few classic cocktail recipes that everybody should know how to make: a martini, a margarita, an old-fashioned...But we also have tons of unique cocktails that are worth a try.
Mixology 101: Classic Cocktail Recipes
Trends may come and go, but these tried-and-true cocktails never go out of style.AdvertisementAdvertisementFeature
Style Tips for a Swanky Home Bar
Elevate cocktail hour with this chic setup: an armoire tricked out with everything you need to really shake things up.
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Summer Entertaining Drinks
Spring Cocktail RecipesLight and refreshing, these cocktails make the most of seasonal flavors.
Turn one of these unique cocktails into a signature drink for your next party.
Classic Champagne Cocktail
Whiskey and Bourbon Cocktails
Enjoy a refreshing whiskey or bourbon cocktail. In the summer months, mix up a batch of mint juleps. As the weather cools, a maple bourbon cocktail will hit the spot.
Whether golden or white, spiced or not, rum makes a great addition to any cocktail. It's toasty in a warming nightcap or cooling in refreshing tropical drink. So grab a cocktail umbrella and get sippin'.
Our Favorite Summer Cocktails
Classic MartinisShaken or stirred? Vodka or gin? This classic cocktail can be varied according to your tastes and garnished. Try it with our vermouth-soaked olives. When Martha made this recipe on Cooking School episode 403, she reduced the quantities and made 2 martinis.
Happy Hour Cocktails
Bring back the cocktail hour! These satisfying drinks are easy enough to enjoy every day.
Tropical CocktailsJust a sip of one of these fun, colorful drinks conjures up warm tropical breezes and sand between your toes. They're like a vacation in a glass!
This clear spirit pairs well with sweeter ingredients in cocktails and is best known as the base of the classic martini.
Encourage guests to linger a little longer over a leisurely meal with these classic brunch cocktails.
Champagne and Sparkling Wine Cocktails
4 Classic Cocktails with a Twist You Should Make This Winter
Consider adding these seasonal cocktails (all new spins on classics) to your repertoire -- they’ll warm you from the inside out.Post
Take Your Cocktail to the Next Level with These Glorious Garnishes
A drink topper is more than just decoration -- each adds its own flavorful flourish.Recipe
Maple ManhattanTry grade B maple syrup here for a more assertive maple flavor.Recipe
Kingston NegroniDry shaking an egg white until frothy gives this take on a Negroni an unexpected creaminess.Recipe
Winter Cadillac MargaritaRim only half of the glass in salt to complement this sweet-meets-tangy drink.Feature
It’s Cocktail O’Clock!
Whether you're planning a New Year's Eve bash or just a fun get-together with friends, we’ve got the guys for you -- Patrick Janelle, the Instagram phenom behind A Guy Named Patrick, and his partner in cocktails and revelry, Maxwell Britten. Their winning party recipe: Take traditions of the past, add a splash of fresh style, and mix well.Recipe
Champagne FizzOur bubbly update on the classic Champagne cocktail features a piece of candied ginger rather than a bitters-saturated sugar cube.Post
Drinking with Past Presidents? Coloring and Cocktails to Get You Through Election Season
Doesn't George Washington's old-fashioned and a few crayons sound like just the thing?!Video
Black Lagoon Cocktails
A bone-chilling celebration like Halloween calls for equally eerie cocktails. This lemony vodka drink recipe, garnished with black ice cubes and a licorice stick, fits the bill!Video
Bubbling Green Cocktails
Fresh from the lab and perfect for Halloween, serve these fizzy kiwi cocktails in Erlenmeyer flasks that are perfect for the mad scientists in your family!Recipe
White-Russian EggnogThis recipe may be doubled and made two days in advance. Add the Kahlua and 1 cup whipped cream just before serving.Recipe
Black-Currant CosmopolitanMade with black-currant puree and fresh lime juice, this bracing cocktail is a fresh twist on a cosmopolitan.Recipe
Honey SyllabubA British creation dating to the sixteenth century, the syllabub hovers between a thick drink and a dessert. Ours features mead, a honey- and flower-flavored spirit popular in early England; dessert wine such as Sauternes is as delicious.Recipe
Cucumber-Gin GimletThis refreshing cocktail is made with cucumber-infused gin.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Orange-Vermouth SpritzersMake these alcoholic sparklers with orange-juice ice cubes.Recipe
Spicy Grapefruit SpritzThe spicy grapefruit base can be made up to 6 hours ahead. Add seltzer just before serving.Recipe
Pineapple-Cucumber SpritzThe pineapple-cucumber base can be made up to 6 hours ahead. Add seltzer just before serving.Recipe
Hibiscus-Ginger SpritzThis stunning thirst-quencher gets its deep red color from dried hibiscus flowers, which are sold as flor de jamaica at Latin grocers. The hibiscus mixture can be made up to 3 days in advance; add seltzer just before serving.See More