The definitive guide to cocktails

All you need to know about mixology, classic combos, spirit choices and every other possible query you might have about cocktails.

The definitive guide to cocktails

Bloody Mary guideHow to make the best-ever Bloody Mary
What’s the ultimate formula for the Mary to end all others? We asked the experts to find out… 
How to make the best-ever Bloody Mary

 

 

Gin and tonics10 gin and tonics with a twist
Drinks expert Leon Dalloway gives us ten ways to turn the classic mixed drink into a chic cocktail in quick-time.
10 gin and tonics with a twist

 

 

Beer cocktailsFive beer cocktails you can make in minutes
Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Our refreshing blends show that brews of all shades can be transformed into cocktails – and we’re not talking snakebite. 
Five beer cocktails you can make in minutes

 

 

Six mojitos you can make in minutes

Six makeover mojitos
Fun ways to reinvent this ultra-refreshing rum-based blend. 
Six mojitos you can make in minutes

 

 


NegroniHow to make the perfect negroni
One of our favourite pre-dinner aperitivos. We talk you through how to make this punchy, dry cocktail. 
How to make the perfect negroni

 

 

Gin reviewTaste test: Top 10 gins
Drinks expert Leon Dalloway sips his way through a selection of the best supermarket, artisan and new release gins to find 10 must-buy bottles.
Find the right gin for you

 

 

Guiness cocktailsHow to make Guinness cocktails
Ever tried creating a swish mix from a can of the black stuff? We show you how stout can be a versatile hero ingredient… 
Five tasty stout cocktails

 

 

Prosecco cocktails10 Prosecco cocktails you can make in minutes
Our internet-breaking guide has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Which of our fun cocktail ideas is for you?
Make one of our delicious Prosecco cocktails

 

 

Classic cocktails

A guide to classic cocktails
Inspiration for all your favourite spirits, including tried-and-tested blends like White Russian, Margarita and Martini. 
Read about classic mixes

 

 

Cocktail collection

Our best-ever cocktail recipes
Traditional recipes and modern twists. 
Discover our tastiest cocktails yet

 

 


Classy cocktailsClassy cocktail recipes
Impressive toasts for special occasions. 
Classy cocktail recipes

 

 


Top 25 cocktailsOur top 25 drink recipes
We celebrated our 25th birthday by compiling our most popular mocktails and cocktails. 
Our 25 favourite drink recipes

 

 

MartinisAll you need to know about Martinis
One of the most famous cocktails of all time, this no-nonsense blend is more complex than it may seem…
Read our glossary entry on Martini cocktails

 

 

Mai Tai

All you need to know about Mai Tais
This beach hut-friendly bright cocktail tastes as bold as it looks… 
Read our glossary entry on Mai Tais

 

 


Drinks pageOur cocktails & drinks section
Raise a toast to our comprehensive drinks section. 
Visit our drinks hub

 

 


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