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Bloody mary recipe

Learn how to make the ultimate bloody mary with our easy recipe. Turn up the Tabasco spice or dial it down to mix this classic vodka cocktail to your taste

Author: Good Food team

Easy sangria

Embrace balmy summer days with a jug of sangria. With red wine, Spanish brandy, sparkling water, cinnamon and chopped fruit, it's a lovely sharing cocktail

Author: Miriam Nice

Mudslide

Share this creamy adults-only drink with the chocolate lover in your life. For extra indulgence, grate over some chocolate before serving

Author: Liberty Mendez

Fruit punch

Make this fruit punch as a non-alcoholic drink for a summer party. With fresh fruit, mint, juice and lemonade, it's wonderfully refreshing

Author: Cassie Best

French 75 cocktail

Love gin and champagne? Combine the two in this classic cocktail with lemon, which is sure to be a hit at any celebration. Garnish with a strip of lemon zest

Author: Miriam Nice

Classic snowball

Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

Author: Miriam Nice

Classic margarita

Tequila and triple sec combine in this fabulous short cocktail mixed with lime juice. Garnish the rim of the glass with salt for that extra punch

Author: Vasco Goncalves

Moscow mule

Mix vodka with ginger beer and crushed ice and you have yourself a Moscow mule cocktail. Serve in a metal mug and garnish with mint leaves and lime

Author: Miriam Nice

Daiquiri

Master the art of the daiquiri with white rum, sugar and lime. We also have three twists on this classic cocktail that will go down a storm at any party

Author: Alice Lascelles

Woo woo

Mix vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice and fresh lime to make this perfect party cocktail, garnished with a lime wedge (and maybe a tiny umbrella too)

Author: Miriam Nice

Aperol spritz

Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste

Author: Good Food team

Frozen margarita

Cool off this summer with our super-simple frozen margarita recipe. This refreshing tequila cocktail can be made in just five minutes in a blender

Author: Alice Lascelles

Caipirinha

Enjoy a refreshing caipirinha at a summer barbecue or party. This classic cocktail is made with cachaça, lime and sugar. Serve with fresh wedges of lime

Author: Miriam Nice

Dark & stormy cocktail

Combine dark rum, ginger ale and citrus to make a classic dark & stormy. Once you've mastered the cocktail favourite, try our three twists...

Author: Alice Lascelles

Blue lagoon

Try our refreshing take on the classic blue lagoon with lemonade and fresh citrus juice. This boozy retro classic cocktail is perfect for parties

Author: Miriam Nice

Hurricane cocktail

Our tropical, rum-based hurricane cocktail is easy to make and sure to get your party started. Garnish with orange and cocktail cherries for a kitsch touch

Author: Miriam Nice

Kir royale

Make a classic kir royale cocktail with crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) and your favourite champagne. Garnish with a blackberry to serve to guests

Author: Miriam Nice

Espresso martini

Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.

Author: Miriam Nice

Brandy alexander

Sprinkle spiced sugar on this creamy cocktail for a Christmassy after-dinner treat. We have three fruity twists as well

Author: Miriam Nice

Classic negroni

To make the perfect classic negroni cocktail all you need is balance: use equal parts gin, vermouth and Campari, and choose the best products you have in reach

Author: Dustin Macmillan

Chocolate martini

Enjoy a grown-up way to drink chocolate with this indulgent chocolate martini, a blend of Irish cream, coffee liqueur and vodka

Author: Miriam Nice

Appletini

Mix vodka with apple juice, lemon juice and maple syrup to make this divine appletini cocktail. Serve in a martini glass and garnish with a slice of apple

Author: Miriam Nice

Cuba Libre

A classic Cuban cocktail of rum, cola, lime and ice. Pour into a tall glass for the ultimate refreshing long cocktail

Author: Miriam Nice

Paloma

Tequila, pink grapefruit and lime juice give this cocktail a real kick. Garnish the rim of your glass with salt and a wedge of grapefruit for extra punch

Author: Vasco Goncalves

Vodka martini

Make an easy vodka martini with our simple recipe for an elegant party tipple. Serve your cool cocktail with an olive or a twist of lemon peel

Author: Good Food team

Screwdriver

Bring the taste of summer holidays to your next party. Mix freshly squeezed orange juice with vodka and Angostura bitters for a classic screwdriver cocktail

Author: Miriam Nice

Raspberry gin

Preserve the taste of summer in a bottle with this raspberry gin, perfect topped up with tonic. The gin will keep its lovely pink hue for a few months

Author: Barney Desmazery

Tequila sunrise

Master the art of a classic tequila sunrise, with grenadine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice - and of course a cocktail cherry and umbrella as garnish

Author: Miriam Nice

Sidecar

Try your hand at recreating a classic 1920s cocktail, the sidecar. It's easy to adapt - simply use cognac, or go with equal parts cognac, triple sec and lemon juice

Author: Miriam Nice

Mint julep

Whisky cocktails don't come much more refreshing than a mint julep. Serve over mounds of crushed ice and top with freshly picked garden mint

Author: Alice Lascelles

Sea breeze

Blend vodka, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice to make a classic sea breeze cocktail. Serve in a tall glass and garnish with lime for a taste of summer

Author: Miriam Nice

Purple rain

Throwing a party? Mix up a batch of our easy purple rain cocktail for a fun, retro drink option. Everyone will enjoy this colourful, creative serve

Author: Miriam Nice

Whiskey sour

Dust off that cocktail shaker and mix yourself - or your dinner party guests - a classic whiskey sour. You can make it without egg white, but it won't be as silky

Author: Alice Lascelles

Homemade raspberry vodka

Learn how to infuse your own flavoured spirit to give as a homemade gift or mix into cocktails

Author: Miriam Nice

Singapore sling

Mix gin with cherry brandy, Benedictine, Angostura bitters, pineapple and lime juice to make this classic cocktail. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry

Author: Miriam Nice

French martini

Mix up this flamboyant martini with Chambord liqueur. You can also customise the cocktail by using vanilla vodka, or by adding a splash of champagne or prosecco

Author: Alice Lascelles

Lemon drop

Mix vodka, lemon juice and triple sec, shaken with ice to make this refreshing lemon drop cocktail. Dip the rim of the glass in sugar to impress party guests

Author: Miriam Nice

Mojito pitcher

Make a jug of refreshing mojitos to share, so you can spend more time with your guests. Try our three twists on this classic cocktail, too

Author: Miriam Nice

Pisco sour

Martin Morales' recipe for this classic Peruvian cocktail is deliciously sweet and sour, with grape brandy and lime juice

Author: Martin Morales

Gibson cocktail

Add an umami undertone to a classic drink, with a gibson cocktail. Similar to a martini, it uses a pickled cocktail onion in place of an olive

Author: Dustin Macmillan

Grasshopper cocktail

Looking for a spooky cocktail to serve at a Halloween party? With its bright green colour, this minty grasshopper cocktail will certainly look the part...

Author: Miriam Nice

Bramble

Mix a classic bramble cocktail, essentially a gin sour spiked with an eye-catching shot of blackberry liqueur. We have three twists, too - ideal if you're entertaining

Author: Alice Lascelles

Gimlet

Gin lovers rejoice: learn how to master a perfect gimlet and make your own lime syrup as part of it. Garnish with edible flowers for a final flourish

Author: Miriam Nice

Sgroppino

Blend lemon sorbet with vodka and champagne to make sgroppino, an Italian cocktail. It's a wonderfully refreshing palate cleanser at the end of a dinner party

Author: Miriam Nice

Gin fizz

Mix a sparkling gin fizz cocktail (or two) for when you're entertaining. With just a handful of ingredients you can create a refreshing drink that evokes summer

Author: Miriam Nice

Non alcoholic mulled wine

Make mulled wine minus the booze with this fruity, alcohol-free recipe. Combining pomegranate juice, blackberries and spices, it's just as warming as the real deal

Author: Miriam Nice

Amaretto sour

Combine amaretto, lemon, egg white and cherries with ice for a classic amaretto sour. A great cocktail to impress guests at a dinner party

Author: Miriam Nice

Rhubarb gin

Use seasonal rhubarb to make this G&T-with-a-difference, or top the finished gin with soda water for a refreshing and gloriously pink summertime drink

Author: Diana Henry

Gimlet cocktail

Make a classic gimlet, combining gin and lime syrup, stirred to the perfect dilution with lots of ice. A refreshing cocktail to enjoy with friends

Author: Miriam Nice

Cranberry sea breeze punch

Get the party started with this refreshing punch. Making fruit ice cubes stops the cranberries from sinking to the bottom of the glass - clever!

Author: Jennifer Joyce