Cocktail Recipes

Become an at-home mixologist by stirring up some of our best cocktail recipes. There are many classic cocktail recipes that everybody should know how to make: a martini, a margarita, an old-fashioned, but we also have many unique cocktails that are worth a try.

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Spiced Rum Punch

Rating: 3.5 stars 63
This festive punch will get your party started and keep it rolling all night.

Mulled Cranberry Cocktail

Rating: 4 stars 21
This cocktail can be served as a dessert, or you can drink it instead of tea on a freezing winter afternoon.

Chai-Spiced Cider Spritzers

Maple syrup adds sweetness to these cool, spiced apple spritzers.

Mulled Lillet Wine

The aromatic aperitif wine Lillet Blanc is simmered with two kinds of citrus (orange and lemon) and a bevy of spices (black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom) for this festive, warming drink.

Mulled Wine

Rating: 4 stars 253
Traditionally enjoyed in Europe during the Christmas season, this wine is served warm and makes any holiday gathering more festive.

Spiced Pomegranate Punch

A spicy blend of pomegranate and orange juices and apple cider is served warm.

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.

Smoky Serrano-Mint Margarita

A charred serrano chile is muddled with sugar and fresh mint before being mixed with the margarita trifecta: tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Whip up a crowd-friendly batch cocktail for summer with this recipe, which calls for just four ingredients—fresh limes, sugar, fresh strawberry, and white rum.

Shaken Piña Colada

No blender needed for this lighter, more refreshing take on the classic poolside drink. Using minimal cream of coconut and coconut milk gives the cocktail just a hint of richness.

Pineapple-Rum Cocktail

Rating: 3.5 stars 178
Celebrate warmer breezes by sharing a tropical combo: fruity rum drinks and Chicken Satay Skewers with a spicy peanut sauce.

Extra-Dirty Martini

Rating: 3.5 stars 171
Dashes of olive brine give the classic extra-dirty martini a salty edge.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Whiskey Sour
Rating: 3.5 stars 76

This great whiskey sour recipe is courtesy of Martha's TV Kitchen, and makes for the perfect addition to cocktail hour.