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Classic Dry Martini

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

Author: The Editors of Epicurious

Cherry Vodka

Author: Anne Applebaum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pimm's

A true taste of summer, serve this fruity punch with fresh mint leaves, cucumber, orange and strawberries

Author: Good Food team

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-...

25 Fruit Smoothie Recipes

Here's the most perfect frozen fruit smoothie you'll find! It's healthy, easy to blend up, and has the best creamy texture and fruity flavor.

Author: Sonja Overhiser

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

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

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

Hot buttered rum

Try rounding off dinner with some hot buttered rum. Sweet and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, it's a warming treat for cold evenings

Author: Liberty Mendez

Mai Tai

An easy Mai Tai cocktail recipe

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.

Sloe gin

Make this sloe gin in advance and leave to mature for a richly rounded, fruity flavour. It makes for a perfect homemade gift

Author: Mary Cadogan

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

Mai tai

Treat yourself to a mai tai cocktail, with the flavours of rum and orange curacao. This recipe serves one, but it's easily multiplied for a party

Author: Miriam Nice

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

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

Ponche a Crème

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Author: Brigid Washington

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

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

Mimosa

Mix a classic mimosa cocktail with orange juice and champagne - or use prosecco if you prefer a different sort of bubbly. It's an easy fix when entertaining

Author: Good Food team

Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix for Margaritas

A base used for making Margaritas

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

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

Glogg

Serve our warming winter glogg at a festive party or on a cosy night in. Combining red wine, orange zest, dried fruit and spices, it's like Christmas in a cup

Author: Cassie Best

Gluhwein

Fill your kitchen with the delicious scent of red wine, brandy, orange and spices in gluhwein. It's the perfect grown-up drink to help you warm up on wintery days

Author: Cassie Best

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

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...

To Make an Excellent Cherry Bounce

Author: Stephen A. McLeod

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

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

Peanut butter smoothie

Whizz up a quick and filling peanut butter smoothie, with rolled oats and banana. Brilliant for breakfast, you can freeze the banana for extra thickness

Author: Miriam Nice

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.

Copycat Lemonberry Slush

A cool, refreshing drink that's perfect for the heat of the summer. Our copycat lemonberry slush is tart and sweet and tastes just like the original.

Author: Steph

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...

Homemade hot chocolate

Indulge in a homemade hot chocolate. Perfect as the cold nights draw in, you can add a pinch of chilli, cinnamon or a slug of rum if you like

Author: Anna Glover

Easy Whiskey Sour

Here are all the great cocktail recipes and alcoholic drinks you should know how to make, from the margarita to the whiskey sour. Cheers!

Author: Sonja Overhiser

Blackberry liqueur (Crème de mûre)

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

Author: Mary Cadogan

Maple Old Fashioned

This twist on the classic whiskey cocktail is the perfect way to welcome fall.

Author: Matt Duckor

Almond milk

Make your own almond milk to use as a substitute for dairy milk. It's simple to make and tastes great in porridge, smoothies and hot drinks

Author: Good Food team