Drink Recipes

Learn how to mix like a pro with our classic cocktail recipes, then try creative new favorites dreamed up by our test kitchen. We've also got kid-friendly options like punch, smoothies, lemonade, and nonalcoholic versions of your boozy favorites. Here's a toast to the well-prepared host!

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Aperol Jasmine Spritz

A make-ahead, big-batch cocktail that's fizzy and refreshing. It's a riff on the Jasmine, a classic gin cocktail, and the popular Aperol Spritz and is just right for sipping before dinner on a summer's day.

Lemon Mezcal Margarita

Say hello to summer's new go-to drink. Instead of the traditional lime juice used in a margarita, we went with lemon juice to soften the smokiness of the mezcal. It's light and refreshing enough for a pool party but has a little edge thanks to its salt and pepper rim.

Iced Passion-Fruit Green Tea

Drinks that quench the whole crowd, kids included, are a hot commodity on a summer day. This fruity, iced green-tea is pretty enough to serve at a nice brunch or sip casually by the pool. It's also a cinch to make but allow at least two hours for chilling before serving.

Irish Coffee

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Irish coffee is the perfect finale to a St. Patrick's Day feast.

Turmeric-Mango Smoothie

Packed full of spice and sunshine, that's this tropical mango smoothie (pictured center). The golden color of the fruit is boosted by fresh turmeric, an inflammation-fighting superfood. The pinch of black pepper doesn't just add pep; it contains a compound, piperine, that helps the body absorb curcumin, the antioxidant found in turmeric.

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Negroni Sbagliato

This fizzy, four-ingredient pitcher drink is based on the famed Italian aperitif but calls for prosecco instead of gin; so while it still whets the appetite, it won't go right to your head. It's the perfect lighter beverage to have with appetizers and before a big feast.

French Martini

There's no vermouth in this sweet flavored martini. The French martini got its name because it is made with the French black raspberry liqueur Chambord and is served, like so many drinks created in New York City in the 1980s, in a v-shaped martini glass. Pineapple juice and vodka round out the ingredient list and there's a lemon twist for garnish.

Test Kitchen's Favorite Hot Chocolate

Fancy something cold instead? This recipe is also the base for our Rich Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Our homemade hot chocolate is a winter treat. This recipe makes a big batch of hot chocolate mix so it's economical and you'll have plenty on hand for cold days, after school or sledging snacks, bedtime drinks, and more. And this version is delicious and natural—containing only cocoa, sugar, and salt.

Extra-Dirty Martini

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What sets a dirty martini recipe apart from a classic martini? The main difference is the addition of olive brine, which give the drink a salty edge. It's also shaken, not stirred, and can be made with either gin or vodka. Don't forget to garnish with extra olives.

Inspiration and Ideas

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A delectable drink, Eggnog is a holiday favorite.