Cocktail recipes and tips

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

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How to make the best-ever Bloody Mary

Glass of Bloody Mary with lemon segment, celery and stirrer
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

10 gin and tonics with a twist

Pouring vermouth into a glass to make a G&T
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

Video: Easiest ever frozen strawberry daiquiri

Two glasses of frozen strawberry daiquiri with garnishes
Watch our hack and discover how to make a super-cool berry cocktail in minutes. 
Hack: Easiest ever frozen strawberry daiquiri

Five beer cocktails you can make in minutes

Five beer cocktails in a row
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 makeover mojitos

Two glasses of mojitos with mixers, ice and mint leaves
Fun ways to reinvent this ultra-refreshing rum-based blend. 
Six mojitos you can make in minutes

How to make the perfect negroni

Small glass of negroni with ice blocks and knife
One of our favourite pre-dinner aperitivos. We talk you through how to make this punchy, dry cocktail. 
How to make the perfect negroni

Best spirits to buy

'Bathtub' gin in a brown bottle
We've been busy taste-testing bourbon, whiskey, rum, vodka, gin and brandy to bring you our best bottles.
Discover our top bottles of spirits

How to make Guinness cocktails

Five Guinness cocktails in a row in different shaped glasses
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

10 Prosecco cocktails you can make in minutes

Line of four Prosecco cocktails with different garnishes
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

A guide to classic cocktails

A row of classic cocktails in front of a window
Inspiration for all your favourite spirits, including tried-and-tested blends like White Russian, Margarita and Martini. 
Read about classic mixes

Our best-ever cocktail recipes

Two long glasses of red sex on the beach cocktails with orange segment and glace cherries
Traditional recipes and modern twists. 
Discover our tastiest cocktails yet

Classy cocktail recipes

Two glasses of passionfruit and raspberry martini topped with sliced passionfruit
Impressive toasts for special occasions. 
Classy cocktail recipes

Our top 25 drink recipes

Three red rhubarb and custard cocktails
We celebrated our 25th birthday by compiling our most popular mocktails and cocktails. 
Our 25 favourite drink recipes

All you need to know about Martinis

Two glasses of martini with lemon peel
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

All you need to know about Mai Tais

Two small glasses of red mai tai cocktails with mint leaves and straws
This beach hut-friendly bright cocktail tastes as bold as it looks… 
Read our glossary entry on Mai Tais

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Row of labelled bottles containing homemade kombucha
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