40 Great Cocktails To Make At Home Or Order At Restaurants

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Looking for a new signature alcoholic drink? These 40 Great Cocktails have everything you need! If you are planning for a night out, you’ll know exactly what to order at restaurants. You can also recreate these classic cocktails at home. They’re quick and easy to make – from margaritas to mojitos and everything in between.

What Are The Best Cocktails?

There are infinite possibilities when it comes to cocktails. Because there are so many different kinds of liquor and chasers, new recipes are created all the time. Mixologists know that the best cocktails are a balance of booze, chaser and flavor.

It’s all about the proportions. Classic cocktails like the Cosmopolitan or Manhattan can easily be made by any bartending newbie.

Great Cocktails To Try

1. Strawberry Hennessy

Strawberry Hennessy is the flavor combo you never knew you needed. The rich, smooth taste of cognac, paired with bubbly champagne and sweet strawberry syrup is incredibly refreshing and delicious. If you like to get lit with a fruity margarita cocktail, you’re sure to enjoy this one!
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This strawberry Hennessy is one of our favorite upscale drinks.

It has a great combination of smooth cognac, bubbly champagne, and sweet strawberry syrup. You’ll also learn how to make homemade strawberry syrup in this recipe.

Ingredients: Hennessy, champagne, strawberry syrup

2. Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule

It’s a mixed drink that uses vodka, ginger beer, and fresh lime to strike the perfect blend of sweet and spicy.

Served over crushed ice, it makes the perfect summer quaff. The ginger flavor also makes it a big hit at holiday celebrations.

Ingredients: vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, ice, mint

3. Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

The next time you’re hosting a dinner party, serve this Espresso Martini. It’s a delicious combination of espresso, coffee liqueur, vodka, and simple syrup.

Ingredients: vodka, coffee liquor, espresso, simple syrup

4. Mai Tai

Mai Tai

This classic Mai Tai cocktail is boozy, colorful, and delicious! It features two kinds of rum, orange curaçao, lime juice, and orgeat syrup.

Ingredients: white rum, lime juice, orange curacao, orgeat syrup, ice, dark rum, maraschino cherry

5. Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea

If Long Island iced tea is your favorite party cocktail, you know that it doesn’t actually contain tea. Instead, this popular drink is a delicious combination of five kinds of alcohol, lemon juice, simple syrup, and cola!

Ingredients: tequila, white rum, vodka, gin, triple sec, lemon juice, simple syrup, cola, lime slices

6. Lemon Drop Shot

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The lemon drop shot is sweet, tangy, and perfect for those hot summer nights. It’s a popular shot at bars and restaurants, but can easily be created at home with a simple mix of lemon juice and hard liquor.

Ingredients: vodka, lemon juice, sugar

7. Manhattan Cocktail

Manhattan Cocktail

The Manhattan is a recipe in every bartender’s arsenal. This classic cocktail dates back to the 19th century, but it’s always in style. Show off your mixology skills by making it at home!

Ingredients: rye or bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters, ice, cherry for garnish

8. Mojitos


There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a perfectly crafted mojito. The combination of citrus and mint makes this a crisp cocktail that’s great for day drinking. Bottom’s up!

Ingredients: lime juice, mint leaves, white rum, club soda, sugar, lime slice for garnish

9. Gin And Tonic

Gin and Tonic

Though the recipe is in the name, it takes a bit of skill and precise measurement to get the perfect gin and tonic. Learn how to craft this simple, classic cocktail.

Ingredients: gin, tonic water, lime juice, lime wedge

10. Mimosas

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This bubbly cocktail is a must at your next boozy brunch! Whether it’s a traditional mix of champagne and OJ or a variation, you can prepare this tasty drink at home in no time.

Ingredients: champagne or Prosecco, fruit juices

11. Bourbon Cocktails

Bourbon Cocktails

If you’re a bourbon lover, you’ve got to try this smooth, rich cocktail. Sweet maple syrup and a sprig of rosemary add complexity to this recipe.

Ingredients: bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, rosemary, ice

12. Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Cosmopolitan Cocktail

If you’re a Sex and the City fan, you’re familiar with this one! The Cosmo is the quintessential cocktail for a socialite, but you can easily recreate it at home, too.

Ingredients: Citron vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime juice, crushed ice, orange peel

13. Jager Bomb

Jager Bomb or Jägerbomb is a simple cocktail that takes 3 minutes to make, but don’t underestimate its ability to get a party started! Every bartender knows this popular drink and it has only 2 ingredients – Jägermeister shot and Red Bull energy drink.

This simple drink has only two ingredients, but packs a serious punch! You’ll have to decide if the Jager bomb is more fun to make or to drink.

Ingredients: Jägermeister, Red Bull

14.  Vodka Lemonade

Vodka Lemonade

Boozy, citrusy and refreshing – Vodka Lemonade is the ultimate summertime drink! Also known as Russian lemonades, it couldn’t be easier to make this drink at home.

Ingredients: fresh lemon juice or store-bought lemonade, sugar, water, vodka, ice

15. Champagne Cocktail

Champagne Cocktail

Pop the champagne and whip up a fruity, bubbly cocktail. With fresh fruit or fruit sorbet added, these drinks taste amazing and look pretty good, too.

Ingredients: champagne or sparkling wine, fruit juice, St. Germain, fruit, sorbet

16. Skrewball Whiskey Drink

The screwball drink is delicious and fruity with a nice peanut butter taste. The key ingredient is Skrewball, the new kid on the whisky block with its unexpected infusion of peanuts. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey combines two classics for distinctive flavor and out-of-the-box cocktail recipes.

This unique cocktail includes peanut butter whisky for an unexpected nutty taste. Mix in some raspberry flavor for a drink that’s reminiscent of the PB&J sandwiches of your childhood.

Ingredients: Skrewball whisky, raspberry liquor (or melted jelly/jam)

17. Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

Like the name suggests, this cocktail resembles the beautiful hues of the early morning sky. If you love fruity mixes, you’re sure to enjoy the Tequila Sunrise.

Ingredients: tequila, orange juice, grenadine syrup

18. Classic Martinis

Classic Martinis

No matter the occasion, you can’t go wrong with a classic martini. If you’re feeling extra fancy, try the strawberry mint or cosmopolitan variations for the perfect beach cocktail.

Ingredients: vodka, dry vermouth, mint leaves, strawberries

19. Vegas Bomb

Closeup showing dropping the Royal flush shot into a larger glass filled with Red Bull drink.

Royal Flush shot + Red Bull energy drink = Vegas Bomb. When you need to get the party started, you can’t go wrong with this fun cocktail. Bombs away!

Ingredients: Red Bull, whiskey, cranberry juice, peach schnapps

20. Jungle Juice Cocktails

Jungle juice is the easiest, tastiest way to serve drinks at parties, holiday dinners, or for the Super Bowl! This affordable cocktail combines fruit juices and real fruit, with some rum and vodka to get the party started. This punch is sweet, tangy, and refreshing.

Jungle juice is a quick, easy way to serve up tasty cocktails to a large group. The ingredients are inexpensive and easily sourced and this mix can be made in bulk.

Ingredients: orange juice, fruit punch, lemonade, white rum, vodka, fresh fruit

21. Daiquiri


This sweet drink is a popular cocktail at beach resorts. Recreate the vacation mood at home with just three ingredients!

Ingredients: lime juice, light rum, simple syrup

22. Rum And Coke (Cuba Libre)

Cuba Libre

You know it’s a simple cocktail when the recipe is in the name. Find out the proportions for the perfect, classic rum and coke.

Ingredients: rum, Coca Cola, lime wedge

23. Classic Old-Fashioned Margarita


Three ingredients are all you need to make an old-fashioned margarita; four if you’d like salt on the rim.

Ingredients: tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, salt

24. Piña Colada

Piña Colada

If you’re overdue a trip to a tropical island, this cocktail is your next best option. If you like getting caught in the rain, take a sip of this sweet, fruity drink.

Ingredients: pineapple juice, coconut cream, white rum, fresh/canned pineapple

25. Blood Orange Margarita

Often served at Mexican restaurants, Blood Orange Margarita is a tasty combo of citrus juice, tequila and orange liqueur. This variation uses the fresh juice of blood oranges for a refreshing and fruity taste.

Often served at Mexican restaurants, this cocktail is a tasty combo of citrus juice, tequila and orange liqueur. This variation uses the fresh juice of blood oranges for a refreshing and fruity taste.

Ingredients: silver tequila, blood orange juice, lime juice, Cointreau, a sweetener such as simple syrup, ice, blood orange wedges

26. Negroni


This classic Negroni cocktail combines campari, gin, and sweet vermouth in equal measures, resulting in a delicious and delightful bittersweet drink. 

It’s garnished with a graceful twist of orange peel for a beautiful and timeless look. Made within a few minutes, this upscale drink will set the stage for a memorable evening.

Ingredients: Campari, gin, sweet vermouth, orange peel

27. Tom Collins

Tom Collins

Surprise your family with a classic Tom Collins cocktail. The recipe includes steps on how to make a simple syrup as well. 

Ingredients: gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda, lemon, cheery, ice

28. Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

This striking cocktail is the perfect drink to ring in the New Year. It features the delicious flavor of blackberries.  

Ingredients: bourbon, blackberry liqueur, lemon juice, blackberry simple syrup, egg white, black walnut bitters

29. White Russian

White Russian

Not a fan of the Black Russian? This variation features an ounce of coffee creamer for a richer, more flavorful taste.

Ingredients: vodka, Kahlua, cream

30. Sazerac


This iconic cocktail is said to be the first one ever invented. Impress your guests with its smooth taste and fascinating history.

Ingredients: sugar, Sazerac rye whiskey, herbsaint, peychaud’s bitters, lemon peel

31. Sidecar


The Sidecar is over a century old and has definitely stood the test of time. Show off your bartending skills with this tantalizing mix of cognac and citrus.

Ingredients: cognac, orange liqueur, lemon juice, freshly squeezed, orange twist, sugar rim

32. French 75

French 75

A French 75 is a wonderful thing. Fizzy, refreshing, and just boozy enough, it’s a cocktail we can get behind. And we’re in good company: Papa Hemingway was a fan, and so was Dickens (or so we hear).

Ingredients: lemon simple syrup, gin, champagne

33. Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

Popular in tropical-inspired cocktails, shooters, and creamy drinks, Blue Curacao Drinks have a flavor that’ll keep you coming back for more.

Ingredients: vodka,m blue curacao, lemonade, lemon slice

34. Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee

Warm and comforting, a little Irish coffee is always a crowd-pleaser. With this simple recipe, you’ll feel like a pro bartender in no time.

Ingredients: Irish whiskey, maple syrup, freshly brewed coffee, whipped cream

35. Zombie


First created in 1934, the zombie cocktail got its name from a customer stating that it made him feel like a zombie after consuming it. Made with just three ingredients, this cocktail comes together in 5 minutes and contains high amounts of alcohol.

Ingredients: dark rum, white rum, golden rum, triple sec, lime juice, orange juice, guava juice, sugar syrup, ice

36. Black Russian

Black Russian

This recipe is so easy to make that you don’t even need a cocktail shaker. Simply add a splash of vodka to your preferred coffee liqueur and stir.

Ingredients: vodka, Kahlua

37. Bellini


These frozen peach bellinis are the perfect drink to serve at a summer brunch. Everyone will love them! 

Ingredients: peach slices, mango nectar, Prosecco

38. Boulevardier


A boulevardier is the name given to a wealthy, fashionable socialite. You’ll definitely feel the part after a sip of this classic cocktail. 

Ingredients: bourbon, Campari, sweet vermouth, orange twist

39. Blue Hawaii

Blue Hawaii

Featuring the tropical flavors of pineapple and coconut, you’ll feel like you’re on the beach with this cocktail! Serve it on the rocks or blend it for a frozen slushy cocktail.

Ingredients: coconut rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice, ice

40. Whiskey Smash

Whiskey Smash

Fresh mint adds delicious flavor to this popular cocktail. Be sure to serve it with lots of crushed ice. 

Ingredients: lemon, mint leaves, whiskey, sugar, ice

How To Use A Cocktail Shaker?

Many recipes call for the ingredients to be shaken in a cocktail shaker. This simple bartending tool is great for creating the perfect drink and showing off your bartending skills.

After adding your ingredients and ice, hold the shaker with both hands and shake vigorously in a horizontal motion over your shoulder. Shake for about ten seconds and strain your cocktail into a chilled glass or over ice.

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Strawberry Hennessy is one of the greatest cocktail recipes that are so easy to make. Made with cognac, champagne, and strawberry syrup, this drink is our favorite!

Great Cocktail Strawberry Hennessy Recipe

By: Izzy
Strawberry Hennessy is one of the greatest cocktail recipes that are so easy to make. Made with cognac, champagne, and strawberry syrup, this drink is our favorite!
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 glass


  • 2 ounces Hennessy
  • 4 ounces champagne
  • 2 ounces strawberry syrup
  • ice
  • fresh lemon and strawberries for garnishing


  • In a cocktail glass, add ice and fresh strawberries.
  • Pour in pour in Hennessy, Champagne, and strawberry syrup.
  • Mix well. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition information provided is an estimate only and will vary based on ingredient brands and cooking methods used.

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About Izzy

I'm Izzy, a food lover and photographer. Here you’ll find a collection of simple recipes that are perfect for busy people. My blog aims to help you make and enjoy delicious and healthy food at home.

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