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The Ultimate Cocktail Recipe List {75 Cocktails}

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This is your ultimate guide to delicious cocktails you can make at home! Classic, unique, and all kinds of cocktails in between – you’ll be sure to find something you like. Many of these can be modified to be non-alcoholic, but there is also a whole section of non-alcoholic cocktails at the end.

Bonus: Head over to Ramshackle Pantry if you want more great cocktail recipes. He has an amazing collection of cocktails that’ll knock your socks off. Dishes Delish also has a great collection with both traditional and innovative cocktails.

One of my favorites, which I highly recommend trying if you haven’t had one before, is the signature Maryland orange crush. It’s absolutely my go-to drink in the spring and summer. Fresh squeezed orange juice is what really makes these great, but in a pinch, you can use bottled orange juice.

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Classic Cocktails

Some of these are true traditional classics, and others add a new twist.

Gin & Tonic {3 Ways}
This Gin and Tonic recipe makes perfecting the gin & tonic at home easy. Learn how to make the tastiest version of this classic drink and how to garnish it in three different ways.
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Gin & tonic
Rum Old Fashioned
Rum, sugar, bitters, orange zest and ice is all you need. Sweet but not too sweet, and incredibly easy.
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Long Island Iced Tea
Made with 4 different liquors, the long island iced tea is the kind of mixed drink that you will only need one of — it is strong!
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Carrot Bloody Mary
This bold and zesty Carrot Bloody Mary is a fun, refreshing twist on a beloved classic. Upgrade your brunch with this refreshing carrot juice recipe!
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Aperol Spritz
How to make the classic Italian orange aperitivo or cocktail, the Aperol Spritz. This simple spritz recipe is made with Aperol, prosecco, and citrus.
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Irish Coffee
Irish coffee is a delicious and cozy winter cocktail. It’s a simple blend of coffee, whiskey, your sweetener of choice and a few dollops of fluffy whipped cream. It’s coffee with a boozy sweet kick!
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Irish coffee
Paloma
This Paloma Cocktail recipe is refreshing, easy, and a great way to celebrate one of the best citrus fruits available. Move over margaritas, because this simple tequila recipe can be put together in just minutes and will knock your socks off with its beautiful flavor. Try this classic drink today.
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Paloma cocktail
Dark N’ Stormy {3 Ingredients}
This Dark ‘N’ Stormy cocktail looks impressive, tastes amazing! Just 3 ingredients and a glass full of ice is needed for this spicy refreshing cocktail!
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Kir Royale
Fruity and fizzy Kir Royale is a classy delicious cocktail. Crème de cassis or Chambord is added to sparkling wine to give a pretty pink hue and flavors of raspberries or currants.
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Kir royale
New York Sour
Delicious and pretty, this New York sour is a fun cocktail to serve at your next dinner party for a number of reasons!
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New York sour
Greyhound Drink
A classic greyhound cocktail recipe with grapefruit juice and gin or vodka, plus variations like rosemary and jalapeno.
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Americano Cocktail
Move over negroni! At just 3 ingerdients, this Americano cocktail will fast become your favorite drink!
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Martinis

Pink Grapefruit Vodka Martini
A tangy alternative to the classic gin martini with vodka, lime and delicious pink grapefruit.
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Pink grapefruit martini with a lime
Lemon Meringue Pie Martini
A fun martini that tastes like the classic lemon meringue pie dessert! Make this as a batch cocktail for a party, or for one.
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Key Lime Pie Martini
A fresh cocktail tastes like the the classic key lime dessert. Fun to make just for you or for a party!
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key lime pie martini with a bowl of limes in the background
St. Patrick’s Lemon Cucumber Martini With Basil
Spring in a glass! This lemon cucumber martini with fresh basil beautifully balances a lemon and cucumber simple syrup with gin and muddled fresh basil leaves, and its pretty pale green hue makes it perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter!
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Bikini Martini
Bikini martini is the perfect drink to sip poolside. Vodka, coconut rum, lemonade, fresh pineapple juice, and grenadine make a tropical sweet treat.
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Lemon Drop Martini
The combination of sweet and sour makes the Lemon Drop Martini Cocktail a perfect choice. Serve with a sugar rim for added enjoyment.
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French Martini
The French Martini brings some fantastic fruit flavors together for a delicious package of adult beverage bliss. This cocktail is simple and easy to make, but it tastes like someone has been working on it for a long time. Pineapple juice matches so perfectly with raspberry liqueur and vodka for this cocktail thriller and there is no reason that any adult shouldn’t try this modern classic at least once.
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French martini
S’Mores Martini
A delicious and beautiful dessert martini. S’mores martini combines vanilla vodka with chocolate milk, creme de cacao and cream. Garnish with melted chocolate, marshmallows, and crushed graham crackers for a fantastic treat!
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Crushes

For non-Maryland readers, this is totally a Maryland thing. The orange crush was the original crush cocktail, but many bars now have expansive crush menus that include grapefruit, lemonade, key lime, and other types of crushes. Seriously, though, I highly recommend getting a good juicer if you like crushes and plan to make them often!

Orange Crush Cocktail
Easy instructions for the best orange crush cocktail recipe using fresh oranges, vodka and special liquor to make yours the bomb!
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Orange crush cocktail in a glass next to a full shot glass and a glass or orange juice
Pineapple Rosemary Crush
Crisp, refreshing and surprising too, these Pineapple Rosemary Crush Cocktails are the sparkling libation you didn’t know you were missing.
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Margaritas

Classic Margarita
There is nothing better than the fresh limey flavor of a classic margarita. This recipe is so simple you should never have to buy the mix again.
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Pineapple Margarita
Flavorful and fun, the drink is mellow and the perfect combination of sweet and sour. Bonus: You can make a batch ahead!
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Mango Jalapeno Margarita
Sweet with a twist of spiciness is what makes this margarita the star of any party.
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Quick and Easy Mango Margarita
Shake up a mango margarita with this easy recipe – combining mango, tequila and a few simple ingredients for a refreshing cocktail.
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Spicy Watermelon Margarita Recipe
This watermelon-infused tequila drink is so refreshing and summer-y, you definitely want to make a big batch of it. A must have summer cocktail.
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Easy Cranberry Margarita Recipe
This margarita is made with fresh cranberry juice, orange liqueur, tequila and lime juice – perfect for any party or relaxing weekend.
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Salsa Sunset: A Savory Margarita
Farm fresh red bell pepper and jalapeño juice muddled with fresh cilantro then added to añejo tequila, fresh squeezed lime, agave nectar, and sea salt in a fabulously fresh cocktail with savory, sweet, heat, and acidity.
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Spicy Margaritas with Cucumber
An easy recipe for spicy margaritas with a twist on the original cocktail. Cucumbers and jalapenos are added to give it fresh, spicy springtime flavor.
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Strawberry Jam Margaritas
Put your homemade (or otherwise) strawberry jam to good use in these delectable strawberry jam margaritas! Totally delicious and so easy.
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Strawberry jam margarita
Blood Orange Margaritas
Learn how to make blood orange margaritas at home with fresh blood oranges (or bottled juice), limes, raw honey, and 100% agave silver tequila. This drink recipe looks beautiful (the color is gorgeous), goes down easy, and uses simple ingredients that are easy to find.
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Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita
Pineapple and Jalapeño Margarita recipe. A little spicy and not too sweet – just perfectly delicious.
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Mojitos

Raspberry Mojito
A refreshing twist on the classic mojito – tangy lime, a blast of cool, refreshing mint, a little sugar, and fresh summer berries.
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Low Carb Mojito
This Low Carb Mojito is a refreshingly sweet mix of fresh mint and white rum (or vodka!) that takes this low carb cocktail to the next level.
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Blackberry Mojito
This blackberry mojito uses vodka instead of rum plus fresh blackberries and blackberry sparkling water that kicks the traditional version up a notch or two!
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Blackberry mojito

Mules

Classic Moscow Mule {3 Ingredients}
Learn how to make a classic Moscow Mule at home using just 3 ingredients!
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Spiced Caribbean Mule (Moscow Mule with Rum)
This easy mule cocktail includes a homemade ginger simple syrup, ginger beer, lime, and spiced rum. This Moscow mule with rum is simple, yet classy enough to impress any cocktail critic.
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Cranberry Moscow Mule
Cranberry Moscow Mule is the perfect holiday cocktail recipe, be it Thanksgiving, Christmas or 4th of July! Easy to put together and so delicious!
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Frozen Cocktails

Easy Strawberry Daiquiri
This easy strawberry daiquiri is the perfect rum cocktail for the weekend and so simple to make for parties!
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Pina Colada
This Pina Colada is not overly sweet, is refreshing, and tastes distinctly like coconut and pineapple.
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Lime Batido Cocktail Recipe
Fresh Lime Batido recipe that can be made into a frozen cocktail or mocktail perfect for parties, summer, or dye it green for St. Patrick’s Day.
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Frozen Sangria
A frozen red wine sangria with orange and peach.
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Bubbly Cocktails

Limoncello Spritz {Italian Prosecco cocktail}
Limoncello Spritz is a classic bittersweet Italian cocktail made with limoncello, Prosecco and soda water that will transport you to the Amalfi coast.
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Strawberry Fizz (Strawberry Vodka Cocktail)
This summer strawberry fizz cocktail is light, delicious and refreshing. The sweet strawberry is balanced by the fresh mint for a bubbly, fruity drink for the summer heat!
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Berry Lemonade Prosecco Punch
Bursting with berries, this berry lemonade Prosecco punch is a refreshing party punch flavored with puckering raspberry lemonade and bubbly Prosecco.
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French Kiss
This French Kiss cocktail is a simple and elegant sparkling bubbly drink with just the right amount of sweetness and the perfect color.
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Citrus White Wine Spritzers
Turn a simple bottle of white wine into a bubbly, fruity spritzer that will quench your thirst during the hot months and warm your belly during the cold ones. Make a pitcher of this light & refreshing cocktail for parties.
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Citrus white wine spritzer
Pomegranate Lime Spritzer Cocktail
This Pomegranate Lime Spritzer is super refreshing and made with a few simple ingredients. Easy, festive cocktail recipe that is perfect for the holidays!
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Raspberry Lemonade Mimosa
This small-batch Raspberry Lemonade Mimosa recipe made with champagne and raspberry lemonade is a perfect cocktail for brunch with the girls.
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Cranberry Mimosa
Cranberry lovers everywhere will fall in love with this delicious bubbly cranberry mimosa! It is easy to prepare and the perfect cocktail for holiday parties.
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Strawberry Lemon Mimosa
This strawberry and lemon mimosa is a wonderfully light and refreshing champagne cocktail that you can make in a matter of minutes. Made with fresh strawberries, this wonderful spring cocktail is perfect for a Mother’s Day and Easter brunch.
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Strawberry lemom mimosa
Cranberry Grapefruit Fizz
Looking for a refreshing cocktail or one to help you escape the winter doldrums? You’ll love this cranberry grapefruit fizz cocktail recipe!
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Cranberry grapefruit fizz
Sparkling Elderflower Cocktail with St. Germain & Prosecco
This sparkling elderflower cocktail is the most elegantly simple cocktail to serve at any cocktail party from a glitzy New Year’s Eve ball to a bridal shower.
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The “Hawaiian Bon Fire” Spicy Pineapple Cocktail
This spicy pineapple cocktail with mezcal is so easy, delicately tropical, a little sparkly and such an impressive pool-party signature!
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Sangria

Champagne Sangria
This festive Champagne Sangria is made with just 4 ingredients! It’s a must have at your next swanky….or not so swanky…..soiree!
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White Wine Sangria
Deliciously refreshing, this white wine sangria is the perfect party drink.
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Berry Sangria Slushy
Berry Sangria Slushy is an easy frozen drink recipe with just two ingredients. A bottle of sangria and your favorite frozen berries whirl up into a childhood summertime beverage with an adult twist!
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Other Cocktails

The drinks in this section are ones I couldn’t solidly fit into other categories. They’re separated by the primary type of alcohol.

Gin

Rosemary, Gin, and Grapefruit Cocktail
Rosemary simple syrup and Bristow gin pair beautifully with tart grapefruit juice in this rosemary, gin, and grapefruit cocktail.
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Bee’s Knees Cocktail {3 Ingredients}
An easy recipe for a phenomenal Bee’s Knees cocktail with gin. All you need is fresh lemon juice, gin and honey. Cheers!
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Rum

Blood Orange Pomegranate Rum Punch
Blood orange gives this rum punch a deep citrus flavor.
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Blood orange pomegranate rum punch - cocktail in glass with floating orange slice
Malibu Bay Breeze {3 Ingredients}
Malibu Bay Breeze. Delicious and easy drink, made with only 3 ingredients: Malibu, pineapple juice and cranberry juice. It’s fruity and very refreshing.
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Vodka

Quick Cherry Vodka Lemonade
Super quick and refreshingly delicious cocktail recipe that’s perfect for your BBQ or party.
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Cherry vodka lemonade
Blueberry Vodka Cocktail
This Blueberry Vodka Cocktail is a gorgeous drink. Made with blueberry simple syrup, vodka and sparkling water this cocktail is perfect for any size party.
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Spiked Arnold Palmer
The Spiked Arnold Palmer (cocktail) is fairly simple to make. It’s pretty much an even amount of lemonade to ice tea mixed with two ounces of vodka.
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Blood Orange Vodka Cocktail
This low carb, fizzy Blood Orange Vodka Cocktail has no added sugar. It’s a simple and delicious cocktail, perfect for any celebrations.
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Fireball

Big Batch Apple Cider Cocktail
Bubbly, boozy apple cider is perfect for fall!
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Big Batch Cocktail
Fireball Orange Sweet Tea
Fireball orange sweet tea is a blend of sweet tea, orange juice, and fireball whisky. Sweet tea with fireball makes the perfect summer beverage.
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Non-Alcoholic

Frozen Limeade Sherbet Floats
A refreshing summer drink! Cool limeade blended with ice and topped with a heaping scoop of rainbow sherbet!
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Sparkling Watermelon Agua Fresca (Naturally Sweetened)
If you love fresh watermelon and healthy food, this sparkling watermelon agua fresca is great. With no added sugar, it’s a serving of fruit in a glass.
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Strawberry Mojito Mocktail
This strawberry Mojito mocktail is made with fresh strawberries, fresh squeezed lime, and fresh mint! A perfectly refreshing summer mocktail all will enjoy!
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Virgin Mojito Recipe {Mojito Mocktail}
A refreshing mix of lime and mint, this Virgin Mojito Recipe will be your new favorite drink. This mojito mocktail recipe are a hit with kids and adults. You’ll love a non-alcoholic mojito.
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Pineapple Lemonade {3 Ingredient Punch}
Pineapple lemonade an easy party punch perfect for every party from kid’s birthday parties to game day. Quick, easy, and delicious.
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Cranberry Hibiscus Ginger Lime Fizz
This bright and refreshing Cranberry Hibiscus Ginger Lime Fizz made with Element Shrub’s Cranberry Hibiscus Shrub is a beautiful mocktail for everyone!
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Clean Cucumber Collins
This non-alcoholic and sugar-free cucumber version of a classic Tom Collins cocktail is super refreshing and easy to make. As perfect for your winter cocktail party as for a hot summer day!
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Clean cucumber collins
The Ultimate Cocktail Recipe List {75 Cocktails}

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