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

Banana-Oat Smoothie

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

Extra-Dirty Martini

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

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.

Coffee Frappe

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Sweet iced coffee is blended with vanilla ice cream for a homemade version of a coffeehouse treat.

Avocado-Banana Smoothie

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

Texas Margarita

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

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.

Cider-Bourbon Cocktail

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Fresh ginger and lemon juice bring a shot of brightness to this simple, seasonal cider-bourbon cocktail. It's just the thing for celebrating fall.

Limeade

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Thanks to an abundance of limes in Jamaica, limeade is a common drink. Unsweetened bottled lime juice can be swapped instead of fresh for an even quicker limeade. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).

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.

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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Cucumber Blueberry Smoothie
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This smoothie of cucumber and blueberries is brimming with antioxidants. It makes a great start to any day for breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack.  Low-fat yogurt makes it extra creamy.
Watermelon-Cucumber Cooler
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Nothing screams summer quite like a pretty pink watermelon cocktail.

Green Machine Smoothie

Detox Cred: Starting the day with this nutrient-dense elixir is a delicious way to charge your system with nutrients. Dark leafy greens are extremely alkalizing, meaning they foster a more neutral body environment for better functioning enzymes, compared with acid-forming foods like meats and dairy.