Easy cocktail recipes that are perfect for your party, including some of the most popular cocktails such as rum punch, Aperol spritz and raspberry Kir royale as well as cocktails to share that you can make easily in a jug.
Get out of your drinks rut with some new and refreshing ideas that everyone will love. Our cocktail recipes are so simple to make that you won't need to think twice about how to make cocktails - just follow the easy recipes to try out some new drinks that will get your party going.
As it starts to get colder, go for a hot cocktail like festive rum butter punch or a spiked hot chocolate, which will warm you from the inside for a lovely cosy evening.
But there's nothing better than ice-cold cocktail at a party. Ask guests to bring a bottle, whether it's spirits or mixers, then designate an area to make your own drinks trolley or bar, filled with all the ingredients you'll need as well as those essential extras like a bucket of ice, fresh herbs and striped straws. Or if you've got a bottle of a classic spirit, find out how to transform it into a vodka cocktail, gin cocktail or whiskey cocktail - the latter being very Mad Men - with our easy recipes such as a G & Tea (that's gin with iced tea) or a blush apple martini.
Some cocktail recipes require a sugar syrup, but this is so easy to make. To make a simple sugar syrup, heat one part sugar and one part water together in a small saucepan until the sugar has dissolved. Leave to cool, then use it in your cocktails. Or you can always buy readymade sugar syrup, such as Monin, which will work just as well with less faff.
Here's to making your own cocktails for the best parties. Cheers!
Delicious Cocktail recipes
The appletini has become a modern classic, and this delicious blush appletini cocktail recipe has a simple twist, using cloudy apple juice, gin and fresh raspberries
Put a twist on the classic Pimm's recipe by adding a splash of gin and tonic, plus refreshing lime and fresh strawberries for a simple summer cocktail to serve a crowd
Fino sherry and tonic makes a sophisticated but summer cocktail recipe to share with friends. It's so easy to make up a jug before your guests arrive
Try our recipe for this classic American gin cocktail shaken with raspberries, egg white, lemon juice and plenty of ice. It's so simple
This creamy chocolate cocktail with delicate rose flavours is made with chocolate sauce, vodka and a rose liqueur for the perfect dessert cocktail for special occasions like Valentine's Day
Fruit shrubs syrup forms the base of an easy and on-trend cocktail. Make this delicious berry sugar and vinegar syrup. Top with sparkling wine and gin to make cocktails
A sophisticated gin cocktail and a twist on a classic G&T, made with gin, lemon and a homemade green-tea syrup
This fruity punch features ginger and goji berry liquor instead of sugar, and makes a great slimline cocktail recipe option at just 100 calories
This spiced hot chocolate with a shot of gingerbread liqueur is the perfect winter warmer cocktail
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