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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

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

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

Mai Tai

An easy Mai Tai cocktail recipe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Pimm's

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

Author: Good Food team

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

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

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

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

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-...

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

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

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

Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix for Margaritas

A base used for making Margaritas

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

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

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

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

To Make an Excellent Cherry Bounce

Author: Stephen A. McLeod

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

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

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

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...

Elderberry syrup

Make a batch of Vitamin C-rich elderberry syrup to use as a cordial or dessert syrup. You could also try it as a wild cassis in cocktails

Author: Barney Desmazery

Blackberry liqueur (Crème de mûre)

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

Author: Mary Cadogan

Blackberry gin

Bottle up the taste of a late summer hedgerow with this vibrant bramble liqueur with gin and blackberries. Perfect for cocktails, try it in a bramble

Author: Miriam Nice

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...

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Author: Brigid Washington

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

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.

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.

Homemade Ginger Ale

Author: Andrea Albin

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

Homemade Ginger Beer

Author: Andrea Albin

Mulled cider

It's easy to make your own mulled cider. As well as fruit and spices, we've added extra apple brandy to our version of this delicious winter warmer

Author: Good Food team

Maple Old Fashioned

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

Author: Matt Duckor

Vodka and Watermelon Cooler

An easy Vodka and Watermelon Cooler drink recipe

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

Mamey Milkshake

"Batido." This pretty little word is well known all over Latin America and to many in South Florida as well. A sweet and frothy fruit milkshake, it's as varied as the currently available fruits in season....

Author: Norman Van Aken

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

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