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.AdvertisementAdvertisementVideo
Fried Calamari with Martha and Chef Curtis Stone
Watch Martha and Curtis spend the afternoon frying up some crispy calamari, while Curtis shares his recipes for a shaved fennel salad and a refreshing passion fruit cocktail.
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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
Summer's Final Hurrah: 6 Ultimate Recipes to End the Season With
It’s the end of summer officially. Tomorrow is the first day of fall, but there’s still time to make these recipes before the end of the fresh, sweet corn and big, juicy tomatoes.Post
5 Trendy Foods That Diners Still Can’t Get Enough Of
You haven’t seen the last of avocado toast or Sriracha.Post
Curtis Stone and Martha's Cocktail Party Menu
Summer isn't technically over yet! The celebrated Australian chef and Martha pair a tropical cocktail with an elegant fennel salad and crispy calamari to give the season a proper send-off.Video
Classic Tequila Sunrise Cocktails
Raise a glass to sunny days and warm nights with this refreshing tequila cocktail recipe; made with a simple syrup that you can keep on-hand in the fridge for more drinks to come.Video
Fun Mai-Tai Cocktails
Fast-track your tropical vacation with this refreshing Tiki Bar-inspired drink recipe. Mini umbrellas are optional, but we highly recommend them.Recipe
Cucumber-Gin GimletThis refreshing cocktail is made with cucumber-infused gin.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
Black-Currant CosmopolitanMade with black-currant puree and fresh lime juice, this bracing cocktail is a fresh twist on a cosmopolitan.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
Homemade CassisBlack currants are grown widely in Burgundy. This traditional liqueur showcases their deep, almost musky flavor.Video
We're using the whole watermelon to create a delicious summer drink! Served inside the watermelon rind this two ingredient punch is refreshing and convenient for any summer day. Add vodka for an extra kick!Post
Everything You Need to Know About the Spritz, the Ultimate Summer Cocktail
The bubbly, low-alcohol quencher is an easy, delicious way to beat the heat.Recipe
Gin DandyIf you haven't sipped spiked punchy lately, it's time to revisit the easy-to-make communal cocktail.Recipe
Drink and Be BerryStir up this light, bright cocktail with the tang of citrus and a splash of Champagne for a festive fizz.Recipe
Fresh Whiskey SoursFresh Whiskey Sours are made from just-squeezed lemon and orange juice. Each glass is rimmed with a sugar halo and garnished with a fresh orange slice.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Summer Sun CocktailVibrantly colored nasturtiums garnish this refreshing cocktail. All nasturtiums' edible foliage and flowers have a pleasing peppery bite.Recipe
Spiked Elderflower LemonadeHomemade elderflower cordial is a cinch to put together and takes vodka lemonade to new heights. Recipe courtesy of Erin French, chef and owner of Lost Kitchen in Freedom, ME.Recipe
Spiked Blackberry-Marjoram LimeadeYou can make the boozy fruit puree up to two days in advance. Top with seltzer and garnish with blackberries, lime wedges, and marjoram leaves before serving. Recipe courtesy of Erin French, chef and owner of Lost Kitchen in Freedom, ME.