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Master these easy classic cocktail recipes, from an elegant martini to a retro tequila sunrise. Perfect for sipping at home.

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  • Two sex on the beach cocktails

    Sex on the beach cocktail

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.17 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

  • Two Singapore sling cocktails

    Singapore sling

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Espresso martinis in glasses with stirrers

    Espresso martini

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.33 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.

  • White russian

    White russian

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • A glass serving a classic G&T

    Classic G&T

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • New York sour served in a large glass

    New York sour

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Cocktail in glass with orange

    Aperol spritz

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.12 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

  • Marini in glass with lemon peel

    Martini

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Tequila sunrise served with an umbrella

    Tequila sunrise

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.7 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

  • Long Island iced tea in a tumbler with lime wedge

    Long Island iced tea

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.12 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

  • Whiskey sour served in a tumbler garnished with a cherry

    Whiskey sour

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.9 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

  • Manhattan cocktail served in a stylish glass

    Manhattan

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Boulevardier cocktail

    Boulevardier

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make a classic boulevardier cocktail if you're a fan of negronis. It's similar, but made with bourbon instead of gin for a more harmonious blend

  • two glasses of mojito cocktail with stirrer

    Mojito recipe

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.21 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.

  • Mimosa cocktails in tall glasses

    Mimosa

    A star rating of 5 out of 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

  • Two snowball cocktails served in tall glasses and garnished with cherries

    Classic snowball

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.6 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

  • Cosmopolitan

    Cosmopolitan

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 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

  • A bloody mary cocktail in a tall glass

    Bloody mary recipe

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Learn how to make the ultimate bloody mary with our easy recipe. Turn up the Tabasco spice or dial it down to mix this classic vodka cocktail to your taste

  • Two amaretto sours garnished with cherries

    Amaretto sour

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.9 ratings

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

  • Classic negroni served in a tumbler glass

    Classic negroni

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Flute glasses filled with Buck's fizz

    Buck's fizz

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    The simple and classic combination of orange juice and champagne makes a perfect cocktail for a celebratory brunch or party

  • Dirty martini in a glass, garnished with olives

    Dirty martini

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • Tom Collins cocktail served in a glass

    Tom Collins

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 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

  • Cuba Libre served in a tall cocktail glass

    Cuba Libre

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

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

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