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Mojito recipe

Mix this classic cocktail for a party using fresh mint, white rum, sugar, zesty lime and cooling soda water. Play with the quantities to suit your taste.

Author: Good Food team

Piña colada

A tropical blend of rich coconut cream, white rum and tangy pineapple - serve with an umbrella for kitsch appeal

Author: Good Food team

Cosmopolitan cocktail

Lipsmackingly sweet and sour, the Cosmopolitan cocktail of vodka, cranberry, orange liqueur and citrus is a good-time in a glass. Perfect for a party

Author: Alice Lascelles

Old Fashioned

The old-fashioned is one of the oldest mixed drinks in the cocktail canon. (Original name: whiskey cocktail, which became old-fashioned whiskey cocktail, and then just old-fashioned.) It is a stirred drink,...

Author: Robert Simonson

Bloody Mary Mix

We've made hundreds of thousands of bloody Marys over the decades at Prune, with 11 variations, and this classic base mix has been the stalwart, gleaming engine of them all. The lemon juice is what makes...

Author: Gabrielle Hamilton

Frozen strawberry daiquiri

This slushy cocktail is best made when strawberries are in season and at their ripest. With just four ingredients you can whip up this thirst quencher in 10 minutes.

Author: Miriam Nice

Margarita recipe

Stir up this classic tequila cocktail for a party using tangy triple sec and lime juice. Don't forget to serve in a salt-rimmed martini glass

Author: Good Food team

Old fashioned

A traditional whisky cocktail with bitters, soda water and a simple orange garnish. Serve in a tumbler with plenty of ice

Author: Good Food team

Cosmopolitan

A classic cocktail recipe for those who like a touch of citrus sweetness. Blend vodka with orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime, then serve in chilled martini glasses

Author: Good Food team

An Adaptable Cosmopolitan Cocktail

In case you couldn't help but wonder, this more refined Cosmopolitan is not a robust red but a dusty pink, deeply chilled, and walks the line between sweet and sour. You can even shed the notion that it...

Author: Rebekah Peppler

Caesar Cocktail

Sometimes it seems there are as many Caesar recipes as there are Canadians of drinking age. The building blocks are usually the same: vodka, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, spices (for the...

Author: Robert Simonson

Watermelon Margarita

Mixing cocktails may seem intimidating, but it's actually quite intuitive once you understand how to balance the alcohol, sweetness and acidity. In "3-Ingredient Cocktails" (Ten Speed Press, 2017), Robert...

Author: Alexa Weibel

Tom and Jerry

This drink has nothing to do with the cartoon cat and mouse, or Jerry Thomas, the celebrated New York barman of the 1800s, who often boasted of inventing it. It is a rich holiday elixir, a relative of...

Author: Robert Simonson

Watermelon Strawberry Slush

Perhaps watermelon fans already know that a chilled wedge is not the only way to enjoy it. What about drinking it instead? Here, watermelon and strawberries are blended with a little sugar, lemon juice...

Author: Florence Fabricant

Hot Buttered Rum

There are many ways to make this classic winter drink. Using brown sugar is traditional, but maple syrup is awfully nice, too. Stirring in the butter with a cinnamon stick while you slowly sip the drink...

Author: Rosie Schaap

Tom Collins

Master the art of the classic Tom Collins cocktail, plus three twists. Gin, lemon, sugar syrup and soda water are the ingredients for your cocktail cupboard

Author: Alice Lascelles

Bellini

A classy cocktail served in an elegant flute - this simple combination of peach purée and Prosecco makes a great start to any celebration

Author: Good Food team

BONNIE'S: THE ULTIMATE MARGARITA

This is a classic, smooth margarita. But watch out ... this is the kind of drink that will sneak up on you before you know it. Great for your next fiesta!

Author: BonniE !

Kir

A classic kir is made with aligoté wine and crème de cassis (black currant liqueur), both of which come from the Burgundy region of France. Once you have the classic down (a glass of white wine with...

Author: Rebekah Peppler

The Dirtiest Martini

Author: Jonathan Miles

Cranberry Liqueur

Author: Jonathan Reynolds

Black russian cocktail

A classic black russian cocktail is made with vodka, coffee liqueur and cola. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve as a decadent after-dinner drink

Author: Miriam Nice

Clementine martini

This sparkling, citrus cocktail is one to serve at a celebration. Blend clementine juice with vodka, orange liqueur and fizz

Author: Good Food team

Easy white sangria

Try this refreshing twist on a traditional sangria and use white wine instead of red with elderflower to complement the fruit. Perfect for summer parties

Author: Sophie Godwin - Cookery writer

Classic Eggnog

Aaron Goldfarb, a liquor writer who was raised Jewish, was not introduced to the joys of eggnog until he married a woman who loved Christmas. Making a batch of homemade eggnog became his self-designated...

Author: Robert Simonson

White Sangria and Red Sangria

Cavas, often blessed with notes of citrus and spring blossoms, are genial sparkling wines, all the more so because of their modest prices. They can be called on for many occasions, and are the ideal finishing...

Author: Florence Fabricant

Homemade Ouzo

With the Greek marinated cheese and olives on my mind I couldn't help but think of Ouzo. Ir would be great sipped with either of the above recipes. Here is my recipe for Homemade Ouzo.

Author: Marsha Gardner

Jamaican Rum Cream

I fell in love with rum cream on our first trip to Jamaica. Unfortunately, Sangsters (the Jamaican brand) isn't sold in the US so after going online and trying many recipes, tweaking this, removing that,...

Author: Jerri Thomas

Red Rooster

Mix vodka, orange juice concentrate and cranberry-tangerine juice in a pitcher and freeze for at least five hours.

Author: Jennifer Steinhauer And Helene Cooper

Mezcal Tequila Margarita

The spirit base of this margarita is split between tequila and mezcal, which gives the final drink a deep, complex flavor, and provides an excellent excuse to rim the glass with sal de gusano, or worm...

Author: Rebekah Peppler

Long Island Iced Tea

As white light is the combination of all wavelengths of color visible to the human eye, so too is Long Island iced tea the rainbow of high-proof liquors mixed into a balanced cocktail. When done right,...

Author: Eric Kim

Triple Berry Sangria

Those who know me know that I LOVE SANGRIA! I love to drink it, try it, and make it. It is sweet and smooth. I made this one for a Fundraiser and it was delish!

Author: Melissa Baldan

Hanky Panky

This sweet 50/50 martini was created in the early 1900s by Ada Coleman, the head bartender at the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel in London. It combines equal parts gin and sweet vermouth, finished with...

Author: Rebekah Peppler

Midnight Fizz

While a classic gin fizz uses lemon juice, the sweet acidity of lime in this variation skews it toward a (very) frothy gimlet. To ensure plenty of that froth, use a double shake to make the cocktail: first...

Author: Rebekah Peppler

Watermelon Cooler

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Author: Jane Black

Cold Fashioned

This simple riff on the old-fashioned has become a popular way to serve Mr. Black cold brew liqueur in many bars across America. Tom Baker, the founder of Mr. Black, prefers a simple recipe calling for...

Author: Robert Simonson

Hummer

This popular Michigan drink, which is thick and creamy and tastes like coffee ice cream, is credited to bartender Jerome Adams, who invented it one night in 1968 at the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit. The...

Author: Robert Simonson

Classic Champagne Cocktail

This minimalist drink of sugar that's been soaked in bitters and topped with Champagne was first mentioned in Jerry Thomas's book 1862 "How to Mix Drinks." It's both festive and resplendent with bubbles...

Author: Rebekah Peppler

Tito's Martini

Enjoy Tito's Handmade Vodka martini-style. Garnish with one or three olives, but never two.

Author: Tito's Handmade Vodka

Pickled Cocktail Onions

This flavorsome - and relatively fast - recipe comes from Los Angeles-based bartender Gabriella Mlynarczyk. Pickled onions are the classic garnish for the Gibson cocktail, but if you love these briny,...

Author: Rosie Schaap

Apple Cider and Bourbon Punch

Apples and oranges! They're often presented as exemplars of opposition, as though they have nothing in common. But both fruits make appearances on many Thanksgiving tables, with orange in some cranberry...

Author: Rosie Schaap

Tom Collins

The Tom Collins is perhaps the ultimate highball and one of history's most enduring cocktails. It was historically made with Old Tom gin, which is sweeter than London dry gin, but the drink works well...

Author: Robert Simonson

Spicy Cucumber Margaritas

Verdant and herbaceous, this margarita is slightly more work than the classic, but you can produce it hours in advance. Some cocktail recipes call for preparing simple syrup on the stovetop, then combining...

Author: Alexa Weibel

Bloody Mary Mix

Talk to anyone and they'll tell you they make the Best Bloody Mary Mix, or they know someone who makes the Best Bloody Mary Mix. Well -- I'm here to tell you I make the Best Bloody Mary Mix -- along with...

Author: Gary Hancq

Hugo cocktail

Refreshing, floral and herbal, the hugo cocktail is perfect for warm summer evenings. Make this simple spritz with prosecco and a dash of gin

Author: Georgina Kiely - Digital food editor, bbcgoodfood.com

Homemade Dutch Advocaat Liqueur

Advocaat is a delicious Dutch liqueur with a custard-like flavor. Some call it "Dutch eggnog", but it's thicker than the eggnog served in America. It's often drizzled over cakes and ice cream as an alternative...

Author: Vickie Parks

Grasshopper

The Grasshopper served at Dante, a New York City cocktail bar, is a fairly straightforward affair, calling on the crème de menthe, crème de cacao and cream demanded by the drink's classic formula. To...

Author: Robert Simonson

Vodka: Cosmopolitan

A little more dressy than the working-class vodka cranberry. The cosmopolitan is just that, a little sip of sophistication (and a throw-back to the "Sex and the City" girls).

Author: Mark Bittman

The Gibson

As with many classic cocktails, numerous origin stories have attached themselves to The Gibson like barnacles, and the truth is uncertain. One thing is clear, however: the pickled onion hasn't always been...

Author: Rosie Schaap

Captain Crunch Shot

This shot is fun and delicious! The combination of the two ingredients is reminiscent of the famous cereal! Either layer it or shake to combine.

Author: Elaine Benoit