You KNOW I’m a wine lover, but I also really enjoy delicious cocktail recipes! Creating them at home is really fun and my favorite mixed drinks don’t (usually) require specialty ingredients or tools. You’re going to love these simple cocktails!
Cocktail Recipes to Make at Home
Since I’m not an expert (just a mom who likes to unwind with a cocktail from time to time) I like to keep my mixed drinks easy and without fancy techniques. These recipes are great for parties or just having friends over to hang out (or, on rare occassions, drinking by yourself whilst hiding from your kids in your closet – you KNOW the type of days I’m talking about).
Easy Lemon Pellegrino Vodka Cocktail | Only 2 ingredients and it’s super refreshing.
Classic Moscow Mule Recipe | My go-to cocktail for 4th of July.
Apple Juice Mojito | A delicious twist on another classic cocktail.
Pineapple Cherry Lemonade | Pineapple flavored vodka is a delicious addition to some cherry lemonade.
Slushy Vodka Sunrise | Perfect for summer!
Cucumber Basil Cocktail | SO refreshing. This one is great in warm weather.
Bad Moms White Russian | This large batch recipe (made directly in a gallon jug of milk) is perfect for Bad Moms nights out!
Strawberry Mint Moscow Mule | A great spring cocktail idea!
Grapefruit Hibiscus Vodka Soda | You may not have hibiscus flavored liquor around, but trust me, you want it.
Pumpkin Moscow Mule | A fall favorite!
Mexican Mule with Jalapeno | A spicy twist on a favorite. I don’t love spicy food but I can get behind a spicy cocktail!
Strawberry Basil Margarita | Basil and strawberry is one of my favorite flavor combos.
Best Frozen Margarita | My sister shared this recipe with me! So good and SO easy!
Spiced Clementine Soda Margarita | If you’re a fan of Izze soda, you’ll love this cocktail idea!
Patron Mojito | I’m a tequila fan so I LOVE this take on a mojito
Easiest Pitcher Margaritas | Because sometimes you need a pitcher full of margaritas.
Chelada Recipe | I like beer and love tequila, so this just makes sense.
Blended Cucumber Margarita | I learned how to make this one on a trip to Mexico. You’ll like this more than you think you would.
Serrano Margarita | I love serranos in my guacamole and my margaritas.
Prickly Pear Cocktail | Tequila, cucumber and prickly pear cactus water. This one feels like it’s straight from the desert.
Peach Paloma | Grapefruit juice makes every cocktail better.
Watermelon Margarita | Mint and watermelon is a great combo.
Spiced Pear Bellini | This is a holiday favorite but would work any time of the year!
Kombucha Mimosa | Mmmmmm, perfect for sipping pool side.
Iced Tea Sangria | This recipe is great when you don’t want to get hammered and love iced tea.
Red Wine Smoothie | Fruity and delicious and no one will have any idea that your “healthy” smoothie also has wine…
Apple Spice Sangria | A fall version of a red wine sangria.
Sorbet Champagne Cocktails | 2 ingredients that are amazing together.
White Wine Spritzer | My go-to drink for summer and day drinking.
Strawberry Lemonade Champagne Float | A fun recipe for a girl’s night in!
Fall Sangria | Red wine sangria with delicious fruit flavors.
Red Wine Cocktail with Tequila | I love wine cocktails and this one is similar to a Cosmo.
Strawberry Sauvignon Blanc Vodka Cocktail | Sauvignon Blanc is my fave…
Ginger Peach Sparkling Sangria | A yummy, summery sparkling sangria.
White Zin Cocktail with Spiced Rum | Seriously the most delicious cocktail for drinking by a pool! Don’t let the White Zin scare you!
Aperol Spritz | Bright orange and a fun warm evening sipper.
Watermelon Mimosa | Pretty much any fruit juice goes with champagne, amIright?
Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail with Champagne | Bourbon and blackberries were made for each other.
Spiced Daiquiri | I’ve always associate daiquiris with 1980’s style spring breaks, but this cocktail will blow your mind!
Coconut White Russian with Coconut Rum | Flavored rums are awesome.
We Rum this Punch Recipe | I entered this punch in a contest. I didn’t win. But really, I did. Because this punch is awesome!
Coffee Coconut White Russian | A great brunch cocktail. Because, coffee. Duh.
Blood Orange Sorbet Gin Float | Super refreshing and not overly sweet!
Corpse Reviver 2 | The name sounds crazy and it requires absinth and Lillet, but you HAVE to try this! It’s crazy delicious.
Spiced Cranberry Whiskey Cocktail | Perfect to drink near the holidays.
Best Old Fashioned Recipe | A classic. Everyone should know how to make one.
Bourbon Moscow Mule | Also known as a Kentucky Mule. Pretty much anything mixed with ginger beer is tasty.
Pine Infused Old Fashioned | Requires pine simple syrup but this one is great for holiday parties!
Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade | A great way to drink bourbon in the summer.
Bourbon Milk Punch (non dairy) | A classic recipe with an almond milk twist.
Other Great Simple Cocktails
Amaro Cocktails | Amaro is an Italian herbal liquor and it’s great with orange flavored vodka (see recipe below!)
Beer Floats | These are great for Father’s Day! Pick a chocolate stout for a delicious dessert cocktail.
Other Recipes (and cheats!) for Cocktail Making at Home
Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup | Yuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Cheater Simple Syrup | For when you want to make a cocktail and don’t want to make a whole batch of simple syrup (or buy it because you literally only need 1/2 ounce).
Bitters and Soda | A great “cocktail” for when you want to sip something yummy but still need to mom someone.
Make a Rose Rimmer for Champagne and Other Cocktails | A pretty little edition to your champagne flute.
What is your favorite cocktail to make at home? Let me know in the comments!