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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

4.666665

(3 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

3.894735

(19 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

(7 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

(2 ratings)

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

4.166665

(6 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

4.666665

(6 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

4.88889

(9 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

4

(3 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

4

(3 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

4.25

(8 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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