Quick & Easy Drink Recipes

Whether you are hosting a cocktail party or want to shake up drinks for your dinner for two, we have plenty of quick and easy drink recipe ideas. Check out our party punch recipes for a crowd, easy vodka, rum, or whisky cocktails or even our non-alcoholic punches, including milkshakes, and frozen drinks.

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15 Mocktail Recipes That Are Totally Refreshing

Lots of party people want to raise a glass that's buzzy but not boozy—from a mom-to-be at a baby shower to teetotalers who appreciate a well-crafted drink.
By Kelly Vaughan

Golden Latte

Our favorite vehicle for turmeric is this Ayurvedic-inspired golden latte, which is blended with ginger, cinnamon, honey, coconut oil, and unsweetened almond milk.

Citrus-Mint Tea

Instead of post-dinner coffee, serve guests this soothing caffeine-free peppermint tea. It's brewed in a French press and infused with bright lemon and stomach-calming fennel.

Banana-Oat Smoothie

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Get a healthy start with lean protein from milk and yogurt, plus fiber from oats and banana.

Pomegranate Tea

Cool weather brings pomegranates to the market and table just as many other fruits are disappearing. Use these beautiful, tart fruits to help warm up your chilliest evenings with a simple tea.

Extra-Dirty Martini

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Dashes of olive brine give the classic extra-dirty martini a salty edge.

Bourbon Hot Toddy

Honey mellows the bite of bourbon in this warming winter cocktail spiced with cinnamon and cloves.

Easy Blender Orange Juice

No fancy juicer or citrus press necessary for this refreshing whole-fruit juice! While you can certainly use all oranges, we like adding tangerines and grapefruits to the mix, too.

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.

Texas Margarita

Freshly squeezed orange juice adds another layer of flavor and sets this otherwise classic margarita apart.

Bourbon and Ginger

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This signature cocktail combines bourbon whiskey with effervescent ginger ale to create a refreshing beverage that matches well with a number of appetizers and snacks.

Avocado-Banana Smoothie

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Try sipping your avocado -- this tropical-tasting avocado smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or snack.

Inspiration and Ideas

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A delectable drink, Eggnog is a holiday favorite.
Coffee Frappe
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Sweet iced coffee is blended with vanilla ice cream for a homemade version of a coffeehouse treat.
Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

Replace the usual cranberry juice with pomegranate juice for a tart, refreshing twist on the classic cocktail. A lime wheel makes an eye-catching garnish against the garnet-hued drink.