Whether you’re hosting a big gathering or just having a quiet night at home with friends, it’s always good to have a favorite cocktail recipe or two on hand. These mixed drink recipes are easy to prepare, fun to make and exceptionally delicious, sure to become your next go-to cocktail.
1) Easy Citrus White Wine Sangria
Recipe by Joyful Healthy Eats
There’s nothing quite like a nice day with a glass of fresh sangria. Joyful Healthy Eats’ recipe for Citrus White Wine Sangria makes it incredibly easy to enjoy this simple luxury. To prepare a pitcher of this drink, all you’ll need is fresh citrus (oranges, lemons and limes), citrus vodka, white wine, agave nectar and mint–simple yet sweet!
2) Honey Sage Gin Fizz
Recipe by How Sweet It Is
The sweet combination of honey and sage for a simple syrup mixed with gin and lime juice is effortlessly fresh, great for a summer or fall night on the patio.
3) Red Moon Over Manhattan
Recipe by Sugar and Charm
A Manhattan is one of the most classic cocktails you’ll find. Here, Sugar and Charm gives it a little twist with the Red Moon Over Manhattan. With a combination of red wine, bourbon, simple syrup and the classic maraschino cherries, this drink is the perfect fit for an upscale dinner party or simply enjoying an intimate night at home.
4) Strawberry Champagne Punch
Recipe by Sugar and Soul Co
Looking for a go-to fun pink drink to share with friends on a warm summer day–or just anytime you’re looking to bring some color to your everyday life? This strawberry champagne punch recipe is the perfect answer. All you’ll need are frozen strawberries, simple syrup, pink moscato champgne, lemon lime soda and ice. Add mint or strawberries for garnish, and you have a new favorite drink.
Recipe by Recipes from a Pantry
Mojitos are almost always a crowd favorite, and this raspberry mojito is no exception. Gather up white rum, sugar syrup, lime juice, ice, soda water, mint and, of course, raspberries, and you’ll have all the makings for the perfect drink.
6) 5-Ingredient Ginger Beer Margarita
Recipe by Minimalist Baker
What’s better than a margarita? A simple yet tasty ginger beer margarita! For a fun twist on this longtime classic, try Minimalist Baker’s 5-Ingredient Ginger Beer Margarita Recipe. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesday or whenever you’re looking to have a fun and festive drink, this margarita is versatile as it is delicious.
7) Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade
Recipe by Life as a Strawberry
This Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade recipe from Life as a Strawberry is easy to make yet highly satisfying, especially on a hot summer day. Mix a blackberry simple syrup, whiskey, tonic water and lemon together, and you’ll have an especially delicious drink on your hands.
8) Honey and Smoke Mezcal Cocktail
Recipe from By Gabriella
Sometimes you just need a bit of sweetness with a hint of something more. This Honey and Smoke Mezcal Cocktail is just what you need. The drink’s mezcal gives it a nice kick that’s unexpected yet tasty.
9) Pink Flamingo Punch Cocktail
Recipe by Pizzazzerie
Another tasty pink drink, this Pink Flamingo Punch is one of the best drink recipes you can have on hand for a big party. This batch cocktail drink features pina colada mix, rum, watermelon, strawberries, grapefruit juice, and lime juice. The fresh fruit flavors pack a big punch (no pun intended!) that your guests will love.