Martinis, mojitos, margaritas, and oh-so-much more: our favorite tried-and-true drink recipes for every variety of booze.
An entrancing mixture of brandy, lemon juice and orange liqueur.
The signature drink of Peru.
This tiki drink packs a punch.
An individual-sized portion, spiked with a mixture of light Puerto Rican rum and brandy.
A potent mix of applejack, tangy grenadine, and lemon juice flavored with a dash of Peychaud's bitters.
Rich and mildly creamy, with mellow whiskey flavors, sweet fruitiness, and just a hint of anise.
The combination of gin, lemon juice, and Champagne brings out the best in each.
A "broken" Negroni with sparkling wine instead of gin.
Sparkling, tropical luxury.
This bourbon and sparkling wine punch gets a delicate, fresh flavor from grapefruit and rosemary-laced Aperol.
A slightly floral fizzy drink with bourbon and lemon.
Tart rhubarb and sweet, red strawberries are the perfect foil for fresh basil in this pretty cocktail.
A pour of sparkling wine unites the flavors of fresh grapefruit juice and spicy ginger liqueur.
Crisp and bitter, dependably delicious, and remarkably difficult to foul up.
A classic that deserves reviving.
This long, tall cooler is one of the great joys of summer.
Think of it as your summer Negroni.
The Martini is way more flexible than you might think.
A garnish of green olives makes a surprisingly delicious partner for this tangy, slightly bitter mix.
A little sweet, a little bitter, a little fresh, and a little too easy drinking.
Capture a delicate balance of rich, spicy, sweet, and bitter flavors in this homemade sweet vermouth.
A bracingly bitter two-ingredient shot for hardcore amaro lovers.
A lighter, mellower Negroni, made with Aperol and Lillet.
Gimlet, meet Negroni.
It may be low-alcohol, but this minimally adorned vermouth-based cocktail definitely doesn't skimp on flavor.
Tangy hibiscus tea is steeped with rosemary, which helps to draw out the woodsy side of mezcal in this cocktail.
A slightly savory mezcal drink made with a few drops of sesame oil.
Savory mezcal works wonders in a spicy Last Word.
This surprisingly light-bodied drink captures hints of meat, salt, and anise.
An earthy and cinnamon-y mezcal drink, made with Aperol and fresh lemon.
Americano meets Paloma.
A softly frothy drink with mezcal, pomegranate, and harissa.
Mezcal gets friendly with cranberry and basil.
Taste the tropics, not ice water.
An old-school daiquiri is pure and simple.
Lime juice cuts the sweetness of ginger beer and Gosling's Rum.
Vacation in a glass.
Don't let that ripe berry flavor fool you, there's plenty of rum here, too.
The traditional recipe your guests expect when you shout, "Sangria!"
This sparkling sangria makes use of the French aperitif Lillet Rosé, which comes already flavored with sweet and bitter orange peel and fruit liqueurs.
Sangria meets the Aperol spritz.
Rosemary and gin add a layer of herbal complexity to this white sangria.
Red wine, Campari, cranberry syrup, and bourbon make for a sangria that's bold, bitter, and delicious.
Fresh watermelon adds delicate sweetness, and a squeeze of lime heightens the tartness of the white wine in this sangria.
A bold, fruit-chunk-free sangria flavored with fresh ginger and cardamom.
A fizzy sangria that's light enough to serve at brunch.
The perfect margarita is all about fresh, crisp flavors, barely tempered by sweet triple sec.
These margaritas are perfect for entertaining, since you have to mix them up and stick them in the freezer the night before anyway.
Grapefruit and lime bring acidity balanced by tequila's vegetal verve, Campari's bitterness, and a hint of salt for focus.
Margaritas are better when you make them with fresh fruit.
A thirst-quenching margarita made with ripe cubed melon and a touch of elderflower liqueur.
A super-easy pitcher drink made with beer, tequila, and frozen limeade concentrate.
Tequila works surprisingly well with the bitter flavors of Campari in this easy pitcher cocktail.
Drink like James Bond.
Light, bright, and easy.
Get out your copper mugs for this tasty vodka and ginger beer combo.
Neutral vodka lets rhubarb and ginger ale shine, with added brightness from fresh lime juice.
This summer vodka cocktail is light, not too sugary, and eminently day-drinkable.
Sugar gets all the attention when it comes to sweetening cocktails, but a homemade honey liqueur will give an exotic new flavor to your drinks.
This vodka drink offers a tart and herbal start to your day.
The crowd-pleasing classic, done right.
This drink blends bourbon, lemon juice, and honey syrup for a whiskey-laced spin on the Bee's Knees.
Scotch and amaretto combine in this 1970s favorite.