It may not be Friday yet, but we’re already dreaming about the weekend … and over 45 fun cocktails to make at home!
In this roundup, we’ve included cocktail recipes for any season, holiday, and occasion. Want to warm up during the winter months with a cranberry spiced hot toddy or caramel apple Moscow mule? Sounds pretty cozy to us.
We’ve included five basic spirits in this roundup:
Easy Chocolate Martini
We love a classic vodka martini, but novelty martinis are so fun to make at home. We have plenty of novelty cocktails to share in this post, like this easy chocolate martini. It’s a treat!
Caramel Apple Moscow Mule
You can’t go wrong with a classic Moscow mule, but if want to sweeten things up, you have to try this caramel apple Moscow mule. It’s perfect for fall (or when you want to feel cozy!).
Lemon Drop Martini
Lemon drop martinis can be made with vodka or gin. We like to use homemade simple syrup for this cocktail, but it’s super refreshing either way. And, it’s great as a mocktail.
If you can’t resist a snickerdoodle cookie, imagine there was a martini was based on it. This snickerdoodle martini is a fun dessert martini with flavors of cinnamon and autumn.
Easy Cosmo Recipe
This easy cosmo recipe is a balanced pink cocktail (not too sweet, not too bitter) of Citron vodka, lime, and cranberry juice. It feels fancy and reminds us of Sex and the City.
Easy Espresso Martini
You can make this iconic espresso martini with just three ingredients. The rich and smooth coffee flavor paired with a little caffeine makes it the perfect dessert or brunch cocktail.
Peppermint White Russian
If you love peppermint, you have to make our peppermint White Russian with a crushed candy cane rim. We can’t think of a better cocktail to enjoy during the holidays!
Key Lime Martini
A key lime martini is everything you love about a classic martini with all the fresh citrus flavor of lime. It’s refreshing, perfectly sweet, and decadent enough to enjoy after dinner.
Homemade Margarita Mix
We’ll admit that we love all kinds of margaritas, but we we are adamant about the mix. It has to be homemade! This recipe only has two ingredients, plus water. You will love it.
Mexican Mule Cocktail
The Mexican mule is a tequila-based cocktail made with ginger beer, tequila and lime juice. This drink is easy to make, flavorful, and bubbly. Garnish with an orange slice and mint.
Blackberry Cilantro Margarita
A blackberry cilantro margarita is a combination of tart, sweet, smoky, and fun. It’s made with muddled fresh blackberries, Cointreau, and cilantro. It’s like a garden in a glass!
We used fresh watermelon juice (only two ingredients) and our homemade margarita mix to make the perfect summer cocktail—a juicy watermelon margarita with a salted rim.
Sweet Heat Margarita
If you love the combination of sweet and spicy, try our sweet heat margarita. The homemade jalapeño and pineapple syrup mixed with lime and Triple Sec is divine.
Orange Cranberry Margarita
Cranberry is one of our favorite flavors to enjoy during the fall and winter months … especially in the form of a margarita. This cocktail is tart, flavorful, and delicious.
Yes, you’re reading it right! Our aloe margarita recipe is unique, light, and fresh. Garnish the rim with pink sea salt and a piece of organic aloe to make it extra fun.
Frozen Mango Margarita
Frozen margaritas are perfect drinks for summer barbecues and lounging by the water. Whip up a batch of frozen mango margaritas in a blender and watch them disappear.
Spiced Apple Cider
A simple recipe for spiced apple cider that you can add spiced rum to (or enjoy as a mocktail). This is a great cold weather drink to cozy up with and enjoy during the holidays.
Best Mint Mojito Recipe
There’s nothing like a refreshing mint mojito—especially in the summer during patio season. This recipe is fresh and delicious. Hosting a party? Try our mojitos by the pitcher.
Dark and Stormy Cocktail
The classic dark and stormy cocktail is made with lime, dark rum, and ginger beer. It’s so refreshing and delicious—and one of the simplest cocktails to make at home.
Spiced Vanilla Bean Bushwacker
This fun version of the classic bushwacker is an easy-to-make winter cocktail using some of our favorite ingredients: nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla bean ice cream. It’s so good!
Queen’s Park Swizzle
There’s nothing like sipping on an icy cold mint and rum cocktail in the summertime. If you’re a fan of the classic mojito, you have to try a queen’s park swizzle next.
Spiked Hot Chocolate
Warm up with a cup of delicious spiked hot chocolate. You could even enjoy this drink with s’mores for an indulgent treat. This recipe is non-dairy, but you will never know!
Triple Tiki Rum Punch
Triple Tiki Punch is rum-based cocktail made with three kinds of juices: pineapple, orange, and grapefruit. This drink can be served in a pitcher for a party and is extra fun to garnish.
Best Daiquiri Recipe
The most popular rum cocktail has to be the daiquiri. If you love a classic Cuban-style daiquiri, this is the best fresh (or frozen) daiquiri recipe from our favorite hometown bar.
Homemade Old Fashioned Mix
If you love a good whiskey cocktail, the first step is to make your own old fashioned mix. This recipe is made with fresh, delicious ingredients and can be used in so many drinks!
Kentucky Mule Cocktail
The Kentucky mule is a bourbon-based spin on the classic Moscow Mule. This variation is more flavorful than the original mule and combines sweet, smoky, and spicy flavors.
Peach & Basil Whiskey Sour
Our peach and basil whiskey sour is so refreshing and perfect for summer. This cocktail includes ingredients like muddled fresh peaches and basil for a fruity and herbal twist.
Classic Manhattan Cocktail
A classic, foolproof Manhattan cocktail made with American whiskey, Italian vermouth, and aromatic bitters. Adding a decadent Luxardo cherry can really elevate this cocktail!
Mint Julep Milkshake
If you love the flavors in a mint julep cocktail, you have to try its boozy cousin—the mint julep milkshake. It’s basically a minty after-dinner dessert made with ice cream. Yum!
Smoke and Cinnamon Old Fashioned
The cinnamon and smoke cocktail is a unique twist on a classic old fashioned cocktail, and it uses actual smoke for added flavor! It’s perfect for a cold snowy night or by a bonfire.
Simple Whiskey Sour
There are many ways to make the perfect at-home whiskey sour. Our simple version is citrusy and made with homemade sour mix. And, it doesn’t require any egg whites.
Boozy Apple Cider A La Mode
This boozy apple cider à la mode tastes exactly like what fall feels like. It’s made with mulled cider, bourbon, vanilla ice cream, and vanilla liqueur. Like apple pie in a glass!
Classic Gimlet Cocktail
A Gimlet is one of the the most iconic classic cocktail recipes. This traditional gimlet is made using gin, simple syrup, and lime. It’s a lightly sweet and satisfying cocktail.
The Bramble Cocktail
The Bramble is a balanced, refreshing blackberry cocktail made with crushed ice. It’s great for the summer! It can be made with with any spirit, but we used gin in this recipe.
Gin Mule Cocktail
The gin mule is a refreshing twist on the classic Moscow mule using ginger beer, gin, lime, and fresh mint. Vodka is replaced by gin for a fresh, sweet, and zesty at-home cocktail.
Frozen Sweet and Salty Dog
Frozen cocktails are a great way to cool off when it’s hot, and this frozen grapefruit-based cocktail hits the spot every time! The sweet and salty dog is simple, tart, and uplifting.
Blueberry Cucumber Sparkler
A blueberry cucumber sparkler is a gin and soda cocktail made with fruits and herbs. You can get creative and use a variety of ingredients like strawberries, raspberries, or cilantro.
Army & Navy Cocktail
The army & navy is a unique cocktail made with orgeat (almond syrup made with almond milk), gin, lemon juice, and Angostura bitters. Garnish with a Luxardo cherry and enjoy!
Rhubarb Ramos Gin Fizz
The rhubarb ramos gin fizz is a pink cocktail made from a mix of citrus, orange blossom water, cream, and homemade rhubarb syrup. It’s a delicious as it looks … and such a treat.
Spiced Cranberry Punch
Cranberries are tart, tangy, and have lots of complex flavors, which make them a perfect addition to holiday drinks. Make a batch of this spiced cranberry punch for your next party!
Chamomile Elderflower Tom Collins
This cocktail is an upgrade from the classic Tom Collins with ingredients like chamomile flower-infused honey syrup and elderflower liqueur. And, it’s so pretty inside a daisy glass.
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