The definitive guide to cocktails

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.

How to make the best-ever Bloody Mary

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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


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


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


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


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

How 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

Best spirits to buy


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


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


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


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


Traditional recipes and modern twists. 
Discover our tastiest cocktails yet

Classy cocktail recipes


Impressive toasts for special occasions. 
Classy cocktail recipes

Our top 25 drink recipes


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


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


This beach hut-friendly bright cocktail tastes as bold as it looks… 
Read our glossary entry on Mai Tais

Our cocktails & drinks section


Raise a toast to our comprehensive drinks section. 
Visit our drinks hub

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