Piña colada cocktail in a glass, with pineapple wedge garnish

Easy cocktail recipes

Recreate your favourite cocktails at home with our quick and easy recipes, from classic negronis and piña coladas to twists on the Manhattan, pre-batched martinis and mojitos

Looking for easy cocktail recipes? Want to make the best espresso martinis, Aperol spritz and daiquiris? Use your drinks cupboard to create our quick cocktails, from short, punchy numbers to refreshing and fruity drinks. 


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Love gin? Try our gin cocktails here, including negronis, martinis, brambles and more.

More of a rum fan? Give your weekend a tropical twist with our mojitos, piña coladas, daiquiri and the rest and check out our rum cocktails here.

Cocktail recipes

Mai tai

If you’re into rum, give your weekend a tropical twist with our mai tai, a super fruity cocktail and heady mix of two types of rum, orange curacao, almond syrup and lime juice.

Two mai tai cocktails topped with fresh mint

Amaretto sour

This Amaretto sour looks impressive and only requires four ingredients, making it perfect for a round of drinks to present at your next dinner party.

An amaretto sour in a tumbler topped with a cherry, with a napkin on the side

Banana daiquiri

This simple assortment of banana, white rum and cointreau is easy to mix yet offers impressive results, perfect for a refreshing cocktail without any of the fuss.

Banana daiquiri

This twist on a classic martini offers fruity, fragrant flavours thanks to the raspberry liqueur and pineapple juice, making it the perfect refresher for a hot summer’s day.

Two French martinis with a cocktail shaker in the background

Americano cocktail

This classic cocktail requires just three ingredients: vermouth, Campari and sparkling water. Garnish with a wedge of orange.

Negroni cocktail

Check out our quick and easy recipe for this punchy Italian aperitif. We’ve kept this one classic, but try plenty of twists here, including sbagliatos, cynar negronis and more.

Negroni Drink Recipe

Old fashioned cocktail

A seriously sophisticated cocktail, the old fashioned calls for just four ingredients. It’s a punchy, mature and super-classy option.

Easy Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Frozen margarita

Recreate your favourite tequila cocktail at home with this no-fuss frozen margarita, served in a salt-crusted glass for extra flair.

Two frozen margaritas with lime wedges in the background

Manhattan cocktail

Live like a trendy New Yorker with our classic Manhattan recipe. It’s best served in a coupe glass, with an illuminous cocktail cherry to garnish.

Manhattan Recipe

Vesper martini

In this martini recipe, Lillet Blanc, a wine-based aperitif from France, is shaken with gin and vodka and served with a twist of lemon.

Two martini glasses on a tile

Passion fruit martini

Add both sharpness and sweetness to your next martini with fresh passion fruit and lime juice. Vanilla vodka, if you have it, works well in this recipe.

Spiced sidecar

A warming, cold-weather cocktail made using homemade spiced brandy. Omit the spices for a classic sidecar cocktail, or try using bourbon if you can’t find cognac.

Mojito cocktail

The mojito is such a summertime classic. Starring fresh mint and rum, it’s super refreshing and sure to whisk you away to the Caribbean.

Original Mojito Recipe

Bellini Cocktail Recipe with Apricots

Raspberry daiquiri cocktail

A classic with a twist, this bright-red concoction uses fresh raspberries, lots of lime juice and white rum. A fruity, refreshing cocktail, perfect for summer.

Raspberry Daiquiri Recipe

Dark and stormy punch

Want an easy rum punch recipe? Check out this quick and easy summery concoction with tropical pineapple, zesty limes and fiery ginger.

Dark and Stormy Punch Recipe

PX manhattan cocktail

Pedro ximénez sherry is the key to this clever riff on a classic manhattan, which is best sipped on a winter’s evening.

Sherry Manhattan Recipe

Pineapple whisky sour cocktail

Like a whisky sour, but with the added wonder of pineapple juice. Adding a little fruit makes this whisky cocktail light and refreshing.

Pineapple Whisky Sour Recipe

Negroni sbagliato cocktail

Swapping the gin for prosecco makes for a lighter negroni and softens the bitterness, meaning this is an ideal aperitif for those who find a classic negroni a bit much.

Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail Recipe

Margarita cocktail

Shake up this classic tequila cocktail for a refreshing tipple that’s perfect for summer.

Sake martini cocktail

Swap vermouth for sake in this Japanese-inspired take on the classic cocktail.


Lagerita cocktail

This largertia takes the tequila from a classic margarita and combines it with beer. Make this quick and easy cocktail for a simple but refreshing drink this summer.

Lagerita Cocktail Recipe

Mezcal paloma cocktail

Check out this quick and easy summer cocktail recipe with mezcal, zesty limes and sweet yet slightly bitter grapefruit juice. A paloma is usually made with tequila but using mezcal instead adds a lovely smoky edge to the drink.

Mezcal Paloma Cocktail Recipe

Lychee martini

For an elegant aperitif to serve at your next drinks party, make this fruity and silky lychee martini from London bar Humble Chicken.

Frozen peach margaritas

Nothing quite says summer like a frozen margarita and we’ve given it a fruity twist with this recipe for frozen peach margaritas. They’re easy to make and perfect for a boozy dessert.

Frozen Margarita Recipe with Peaches

Sake cider fizz

Spike sparkling cider with sake and yuzu juice for an elegant, easy-drinking cocktail.

Cider Cocktail Recipe with Sake

Rhubarb and rose gin fizz

We’ve given a classic ramos gin fizz an update, swapping the usual orange blossom water for rose water and adding a touch of homemade rhubarb syrup to give it a blush of pink. It’s delicate in flavour and creamy enough to replace dessert.

Valentines Cocktail For Gin Fizz With Rhubarb Syrup

Passion fruit caipirinha

A passion fruit twist on the punchy Brazilian cocktail, this is an ideal drink for those warm summer evenings.

Passion Fruit Caipirinha Recipe

Sherry sour

Want a simple cocktail recipe for the festive season? Impress friends and family with our easy-drinking sherry sour.

sherry sour

Mezcal, pineapple and jalapeño smash

The smoky notes of the mezcal work wonderfully with the grilled pineapple and gentle heat from the chilli in this spicy drink. It’s simple to make and can easily be made into a jug cocktail for a crowd.

Mezcal Cocktail Recipe with Pineapple And Jalapeño

Strawberry margarita slushies

Stay cool this summer with these refreshing strawberry margarita slushies. These fruity drinks are super quick and easy to make, a perfect crowd pleaser.

Strawberry Margarita Slushie Recipe | Strawberry Granita Recipe