Sex on the beach cocktail

Classic cocktail recipes

30 Recipes

Master these classic cocktail recipes, from an elegant martini to a retro tequila sunrise. These perfect party drinks are great for entertaining.

Sex on the beach cocktail

3.5

(2 ratings)

Combine vodka with peach schnapps and cranberry juice to make a classic sex on the beach cocktail. Garnish with cocktail cherries and orange slices
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Singapore sling

5

(2 ratings)

Mix gin with cherry brandy, Benedictine, Angostura bitters, pineapple and lime juice to make this classic cocktail. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Espresso martini

3.764705

(17 ratings)

Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

White russian

4.5

(4 ratings)

We like this classic vodka cocktail made with fresh cream – the Kahlúa liqueur adds a coffee-infused finish...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Classic G&T

5

(1 rating)

Want to know the secret to a great G&T? It's not just the gin but lots of ice which melts slower than a few cubes thrown in, to stop it diluting too quickly...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

New York sour

1

(1 rating)

Kick back and enjoy a New York sour. With whiskey, red wine, orange bitters and lemon juice, one sip will whisk you away to a Manhattan cocktail bar
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Aperol spritz

5

(4 ratings)

Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail of Aperol, prosecco and soda. Try our proportions or adjust the ratio to taste
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Martini

5

(1 rating)

Our version of the ultimate classic cocktail is stirred, not shaken. Serve your martini with a twist of lemon, or an olive
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Tequila sunrise

4

(4 ratings)

Master the art of a classic tequila sunrise, with grenadine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice – and of course a cocktail cherry and umbrella as garnish...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Long Island iced tea

4

(4 ratings)

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...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Whiskey sour

5

(4 ratings)

Dust off that cocktail shaker and mix yourself – or your dinner party guests – a classic whiskey sour. You can make it without egg white, but it won't be as silky...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Manhattan

0

(0 ratings)

Combine dry and sweet vermouth to make the perfect Manhattan cocktail. Add bourbon, Angostura bitters and morello cherry to complete the classic flavour combination
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Mojito recipe

4.857145

(7 ratings)

Mix this classic cocktail for a party using fresh mint, white rum, sugar, zesty lime and cooling soda water. Play with the quantities to suit your taste
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Mimosa

5

(2 ratings)

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...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Classic snowball

3

(3 ratings)

Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cosmopolitan

5

(2 ratings)

A classic cocktail recipe for those who like a touch of citrus sweetness. Blend vodka with orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime, then serve in chilled martini glasses
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Bloody Mary recipe

5

(2 ratings)

Learn how to make the ultimate Bloody Mary with our easy recipe. Turn up the Tabasco or dial it down to mix this classic vodka cocktail to your taste
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Amaretto sour

5

(1 rating)

Combine amaretto, lemon, egg white and cherries with ice for a classic amaretto sour. A great cocktail to impress guests at a dinner party
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Classic negroni

5

(1 rating)

To make the perfect classic negroni cocktail all you need is balance: use equal parts gin, vermouth and campari, and choose the best products you have in reach
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Buck's fizz

5

(1 rating)

The simple and classic combination of orange juice and champagne makes a perfect cocktail for a celebratory brunch or party
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Dirty martini

5

(1 rating)

Mix up a classic dirty martini to impress guests at your next party. This easy, elegant cocktail combines dry gin, vermouth and green olives
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tom Collins

4

(5 ratings)

Master the art of the classic Tom Collins cocktail, plus three twists. Gin, lemon, sugar syrup and soda water are the ingredients for your cocktail cupboard
  • 12 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cuba Libre

0

(0 ratings)

A classic Cuban cocktail of rum, cola, lime and ice. Pour into a tall glass for the ultimate refreshing long cocktail
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Daiquiri

3

(2 ratings)

Master the art of the daiquiri with white rum, sugar and lime. We also have three twists on this classic cocktail that will go down a storm at any party
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Screwdriver

0

(0 ratings)

Bring the taste of summer holidays to your next party. Mix freshly squeezed orange juice with vodka and Angostura bitters for a classic screwdriver cocktail
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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