It may not be Friday yet, but we’re already dreaming about the weekend … and 40 fun cocktails to make at home!
In this roundup, we’ve included cocktail recipes for every season. Want to warm up during the winter months with a cranberry spiced hot toddy or caramel apple Moscow mule? Sounds pretty cozy to us.
Feel like sipping on a homemade margarita or a frozen sweet and salty dog by the pool? Same here!
Related: Jello Shots – Ultimate Recipe Guide, 25+ Refreshing Spring Cocktails, and 20 Valentine’s Day Cocktails.
We’ve included four basic spirits in this roundup:
You can’t go wrong with a classic Moscow mule, but if want to sweeten things up, you have to try our caramel apple Moscow mule. It’s perfect for fall!
Sometimes you just want a delicious, frozen cocktail (even if it’s cold outside), and this frozen sweet and salty dog hits the spot everytime.
We love a good at-home vodka martini, but novelty martinis are more fun, don’t you think?
We have plenty of novelty martini recipes to share, like this easy at-home chocolate martini.
We also love a good espresso martini, key lime martini, and snickerdoodle martini.
Check out more of our best martini recipes here!
If you love peppermint, you have to make a peppermint White Russian with a crushed candy cane rim. We can’t think of a better cocktail for the holiday season!
Looking for a non-dairy White Russian recipe? We’ve got you covered.
Cosmopolitans feel very Sex and The City, don’t they? We love the idea of sipping on a pink cosmo in front of the TV (in pajamas, of course).
Tequila Cocktails (AKA Margaritas):
OK, we’ll admit it …we love all kinds of margaritas. But we’re pretty adamant about the kind of mix we use. It has to be homemade margarita mix, all the way.
It’s easy to make and so much better than the store-bought kind. Here’s a little recipe video for our homemade margarita mix:
Elsie’s favorite margarita is the festive orange cranberry margarita pictured above. SO good! We’re also big fans of strawberry margaritas and watermelon margaritas.
If you prefer frozen margaritas, we have several options like a frozen mango margarita, spicy watermelon mezcal margarita, frozen avocado margarita, and frozen hibiscus margarita. These are all winners in our book!
And, if you’ve never had a toasted coconut margarita before … the time is now!
Moving on to rum cocktails, we thought we would start with something fun and fancy like this triple tiki rum punch.
If you love a good daiquiri, here’s the best fresh (or frozen) daiquiri recipe from our favorite hometown bar, The Golden Girl Rum Club.
Warm up with a mug of spiked hot chocolate. next to a fire pit. You could even add s’mores to the mix. This hot chocolate recipe is non-dairy, but you would never know!
Whip up a batch of homemade pina colada mix for the perfect beachy cocktail (beach optional, but encouraged). You can even make your own pina colada snow cones!
There’s nothing like a refreshing mint mojito—especially when you’re craving summer weather or a patio. Bonus points if you have both of those things as you’re reading this! Hosting a party? Try our mojitos by the pitcher.
And if you love mojitos, try these fun variations: cranberry mojito, raspberry basil mojito, and St-Germain mojito.
The combination of cinnamon and nutmeg makes this frozen vanilla bean bushwacker such a treat.
We guarantee you’ve never had a mai tai like this mango mai tai with fresh mango slices, homemade orgeat, and raw sugar. Cheers!
Our love for a good hot toddy is very strong—so much that we have several recipes we want you to try. But first, we need to start with our classic go-to hot toddy recipe.
If you want to jazz it up a little, try our apple cinnamon hot toddy. It’s so good! And our favorite version to enjoy around the holidays is a spiced cranberry hot toddy.
Whiskey sours are a no-brainer, especially when they’re made with homemade sour mix. If you love peaches (and they’re in season), you’re going to go crazy over the recipe above—it’s a peach and basil whiskey sour!
This boozy apple cider à la mode tastes exactly like what fall feels like.
Emma’s favorite old fashioned is a smoke and cinnamon old fashioned, and it’s perfect for a cold snowy night.
Our favorite classic Manhattan cocktail isn’t the same unless you add Luxardo cherries.
A cocktail for dessert? Yes, please. Here’s the recipe for an incredible mint julep milkshake.
If you love a good whiskey sour but want something a little different, this golden rush cocktail is the best (especially the homemade honey syrup).
Recipes to Pair With Cocktails
If you’re looking for mocktail recipes, we have plenty of those, too. Cheers!
Love me a good Moscow Mule! Also love a Mezcal Margarita!
this is not an easy decision to make -in order to stay sober..
Thank goodness for this post. I’ve been looking for a variety of drinks to try. They look so fancy & tasty.
Mmmmm, so tempted by the bloody mary’s.
Will try to make them at home, thanks Emma and Elsie 🙂
X Willemijn Sofie
My birthday is around the corner.. and I think we are going to be celebrating with the “blood orange lemon fizz” … your picture has me craving one already!!
i love this post!!
and i will surely try a lot of drinks!!
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Perfect! Just in time for summer!
You guys post the best cocktails! I can’t wait to make some of these. This post reminded me of a few that I pinned a while ago and forgot about- like that Cinnamon Sour! I NEED to make that. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂
Wow – you just made my summer. These look wonderful. Going to try one or a few for my upcoming birthday party. xoxoxo
This post is perfect !
We want we want !!
thanks you for your great ideas…
All of these look so yummy and perfect for summer! Pinned some of them so I can check back when the weather is nicer 😉 Maya – Archistas
Yum! Bloody Mary’s are my fave!! I recently moved to India and I have to say the bloody Mary’s they make over here are seriously spicy!!
Oh my gosh. There’s so many! You are so awesome. It is now the perfect weather for cocktails… oh man, I am bookmarking this! 🙂
yum! these look absolutely gorgeous!
kw ladies in navy
such a cool post – you have definitely inspired me to make cocktails soon!!
Amazing! must try some of these out!
Yum, will have to try some of these
Great post! I’ll have to try some of these, especially the cucumber margarita. Okay, I’ll have to try them all 🙂
So many yummy cocktails to choose from!! 🙂