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Cherry Vodka

Author: Anne Applebaum

Classic Dry Martini

A classic dry martini cocktail made with gin and vermouth and stirred with ice.

Author: The Editors of Epicurious

Mango, Berry & Banana Smoothie

Tasty, and healthy, too: Coconut water is high in potassium and other electrolytes. And Flaxseeds are a good source of beneficial omega-3s.

Author: Janet Taylor McCracken

Easy iced tea

Make up a jug of refreshing iced tea to serve on summer days. With a subtle tea flavour, oranges, lemons and mint, it's an excellent alcohol-free party drink

Author: Miriam Nice

Homemade ginger beer

Enjoy this fiery ginger beer at a family barbecue or pour into a bottle for a picnic. It's made by cooking up a ginger cordial and topping up with soda water

Author: Esther Clark

Homemade Chai

This chai recipe-inspired by versions in India-combines black tea, spices, and milk. The savory notes from black pepper and cardamom in this version give it a wonderful aromatic complexity.

Mai Tai

An easy Mai Tai cocktail recipe

Frappé

Make a cooling coffee frappé with our easy recipe. Enjoy this refreshing iced coffee drink with a dollop of cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Author: Lulu Grimes

Aguas Frescas (Mexican Fruit Coolers)

Aguas frescas, water-based fruit drinks, are a cool way to make your fresh fruit go further. Try this recipe with watermelon, mango, or whatever you have.

Author: Eddie Hernandez

French 75

This recipe is from Eben Freeman, bartender of Tailor Restaurant in New York City. The drink tastes best when served very cold, so Freeman recommends making sure the glass and the sparkling wine are well...

Author: Eben Freeman

Dirty martini

Mix up a classic dirty martini to impress guests at your next party. This easy, elegant cocktail combines dry gin, vermouth and green olives

Author: Miriam Nice

Cherry vodka

We say make it a double! This is perfect chilled, with a few cherries in, or make it long and add some soda or lemonade

Author: Mary Cadogan

Long Island iced tea

Mix a jug of this classic cocktail for a summer party. It's made with equal parts of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec, plus lime, cola and plenty of ice

Author: Miriam Nice

White Peach Summer Bellini

Author: Scott Beattie

Pineapple smoothie

Blend fresh pineapple and banana with lime juice to make this tangy pineapple smoothie. It's great for breakfast and kids will love it too

Author: Miriam Nice

Limoncello

Make up a batch of this boozy lemony drink - it's great as a homemade gift or poured over ice cream

Author: Mary Cadogan

Old Fashioned

The invention of the drink is frequently (and probably inaccurately) credited to a bartender at the Pendennis Club, in Louisville, Kentucky, who around the turn of the 20th century reportedly made the...

Author: Robert Hess

Hot toddy

Warm up with a hot toddy. The combination of whisky, honey, lemon, cinnamon and cloves really packs a punch and is great for entertaining in winter

Author: Elena Silcock

Hot Buttered Rum

Of all the rums we tried for this recipe, we liked Myers's best. But Oronoco, a new white rum from Brazil, also made a beautifully balanced drink.

Irish coffee

Indulge dinner guests with a classic Irish coffee at the end of a dinner party. Made with Irish whiskey, cream and coffee, it's a decadent finale to a meal

Author: Miriam Nice

Cappuccino

Make your favourite morning coffee from scratch - it's easy with the right equipment. We love a creamy cappuccino topped with a sprinkling of cocoa powder

Author: Kane Statton

Homemade Ginger Beer

Author: Andrea Albin

To Make an Excellent Cherry Bounce

Author: Stephen A. McLeod

Cold brew coffee

High in caffeine, this iced cold brew coffee will keep you cool on hot days while giving you the boost you need - an ultra refreshing kick-start to the day

Author: Miriam Nice

Hot spiced buttered rum

Serve mugs of this soothing, gently spiced buttered rum on cold winter nights, or around the fire on a camping trip. Cinnamon and star anise lift the flavour

Author: Emma Freud

Plum brandy

Make a bottle of homemade plum brandy. It's a great way to use up a glut of plums, plus it'll keep for two months and will make a welcome gift for brandy lovers

Author: Miriam Nice

Cold Brew Iced Tea

Stuck on sun tea? Our test kitchen took a cue from coffee fanatics and made a batch of tea cold-brew style, steeping it in the fridge instead. The result? Mellower, more flavorful, and perfect for those...

Author: Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

Fresh Mint and Ginger Lemonade

An easy Fresh Mint and Ginger Lemonade ercipe. This distinctive fat-free drink is a great change of pace from coffee or tea.

Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix for Margaritas

A base used for making Margaritas

Coquito

Try our version of coquito, a festive Puerto Rican drink. It keeps in the fridge for up to four days. Enjoy any leftovers poured over puddings

Author: Miriam Nice

Moroccan Mint Tea

You can barely take a step in the markets of Marrakech without tripping over fresh mint, or at least without being offered a glass of hot, sweet mint tea. Be sure to lift the teapot high above the cup...

Spiced Milk Tea (Masala Chai)

Enjoyed by millions in India, masala chai, a spiced, sweetened black tea mixed with milk, is now popular around the world. It is sold all over India by chai wallahs, or tea vendors, who pour the tea from...

Cuban Coffee (Cafecito)

No Cuban meal is complete without a cafecito, or Cuban coffee. More than just an espresso, a well-made cafecito has sweet crema floating over strong espresso coffee. Despite its name, crema has nothing...

Author: Lourdes Castro

Piña Colada

Created in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the 1950s, this is a longstanding classic. While it can be made with a variety of rums-dark, aged, spiced, white, coconut-I like using a combination, but feel free...

Author: Kim Haasarud

Mango lassi

Blitz up mangoes with yogurt, cardamom, lime and honey and you have the most delicious lassi drink - a bit like a smoothie and great for breakfast

Author: Elena Silcock

Strawberry smoothie

Get your fruit fix with our strawberry smoothie made with banana and orange juice. It's free from dairy, so it's vegan too - making it a great start to anyone's day

Author: Miriam Nice

Iced Chai

Most iced chai lacks that burst of spice flavor that you taste in hot chai. This recipe overcomes that challenge in two ways, and gives you a spicy cup.

Author: Leena Trivedi-Grenier

Middle Eastern Limonana

This Middle Wastern limonana recipe is a bright-green combination of lemon and mint inspired by the drinks found on tables throughout the Middle East.

Author: April White

Basic Mead

The mead you make with this recipe will reflect the qualities of the honey you use. Consult our guide to mead and consider using a first-rate varietal honey. Because mead is fairly high in alcohol (10-...

Vodka and Watermelon Cooler

An easy Vodka and Watermelon Cooler drink recipe

Blackberry liqueur (Crème de mûre)

After a day of blackberrying, what could be nicer than turning your bounty into homemade liqueur?

Author: Mary Cadogan

Hot Toddy

Brandy or Scotch also work well in a hot toddy, but the vanilla sweetness of good bourbon was our favorite-this time, at least.

French 75 Punch

The French 75 is a classic cocktail usually made with cognac, though gin is sometimes substituted, and that's the spirit I call for in this recipe. It typically isn't served as a punch but works quite...

Author: Kara Newman

Iced mocha

Combine the richness of chocolate milk with a hit of espresso and a whipped cream topping to make a moreish iced mocha - it's like a dessert in a glass

Author: Miriam Nice

Homemade Soy Milk

If you've never had super fresh soy milk, it's easy to make at home and, frankly, tastes leagues better than the stuff sold in boxes and at dedicated tofu shops.

Author: Andrea Nguyen