The best cocktails are always the simplest ones. So if you're looking for something easy to make at home, simply add liquor to a glass, some bitters, garnish, and voila—you've got yourself a delicious classic cocktail!
There are so many great takes on classic cocktails that you can easily find—here are 11 to get you started.
This old-fashioned recipe utilizes lemon-fermented raw honey as a sweetener, and on grey days like this, it's a welcome way to wind down the day.
Make your next margarita memorable with this spicy passion fruit twist! This simple, delicious four-ingredient cocktail is perfect for a celebration, but it's good anytime. The simple syrup adds a hint of sweetness and rounds out the lime and tequila for a well-balanced, vibrant drink.
Mint juleps are the quintessential drink of spring and summer. And while they're served at the Kentucky Derby, they're a great drink all year round. So if you like bourbon and mint, you'll love this classic cocktail.
A mojito cocktail that is simple, delicious, and can be made with any berry or mixed berries. The rum or vodka makes this a perfect after-dinner treat!
The Dry Martini is an enduringly popular cocktail, having stood the test of time from its origins in the early 1900s. It symbolizes luxury and sophistication but doesn't taste like you're drinking straight-up booze.
Take your favorite Moscow Mule to the next level by adding fresh or frozen blueberries. This drink is super bubbly, fruity, and refreshing!
Sip on this spicy Paloma—a refreshing take on the classic cocktail with a kick of jalapeno peppers and tequila! Once you try it, I know this drink will be in regular rotation.
The classic Negroni is made with gin, Campari, and vermouth. A twist on the classic Negroni, this gorgeous cocktail has all of the moody complexity of its namesake but festive vibes only prosecco can provide. A happy accident (sblagliato means "mistake in Italian" the flavors of Campari, red vermouth, and sparkling wine make a standout drink, perfect for entertaining.
This lemon honey hot toddy is perfect for winter parties. It tastes like the best lemonade but with a kick. Just mix up the ingredients and enjoy!
The gin gimlet is a simple cocktail made with gin and lime juice, but it can be one of the best cocktails you've ever had. If you like gin, you'll love this one. The original recipe called for Rose's Lime Juice Cordial, but many bartenders today prefer fresh lime juice.
Do you want to bring spicy power to your brunch? Kick it up a notch with this Spicy Bloody Mary. A savory take on the classic brunch cocktail, this Bloody combines the power of healthful roots and fruits with the flavors of this tasty classic.