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.
This bourbon and sparkling wine punch gets a delicate, fresh flavor from grapefruit and rosemary-laced Aperol.
The epic, party-starting punch-to-end-all-punches.
Sparkling, tropical luxury.
Rum stands in for gin in this fruity, fizzy French 75 variation.
A frosty version of the classic.
Crisp and bitter, dependably delicious, and remarkably difficult to foul up.
This long, tall cooler is one of the great joys of summer.
The Martini is way more flexible than you might think.
Think of it as your summer Negroni.
A garnish of green olives makes a surprisingly delicious partner for this tangy, slightly bitter mix.
A lighter, mellower Negroni, made with Aperol and Lillet.
A bracingly bitter two-ingredient shot for hardcore amaro lovers.
Capture a delicate balance of rich, spicy, sweet, and bitter flavors in this homemade sweet vermouth.
A little sweet, a little bitter, a little fresh, and a little too easy drinking.
It may be low-alcohol, but this minimally adorned vermouth-based cocktail definitely doesn't skimp on flavor.
Savory mezcal works wonders in a spicy Last Word.
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.
An earthy and cinnamon-y mezcal drink, made with Aperol and fresh lemon.
Bright, tart, savory, and a little smoky, this frozen cocktail is a new favorite.
Mezcal gets friendly with cranberry and basil.
Americano meets Paloma.
This surprisingly light-bodied drink captures hints of meat, salt, and anise.
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.
Don't let that ripe berry flavor fool you, there's plenty of rum here, too.
Vacation in a glass.
The traditional recipe your guests expect when you shout, "Sangria!"
Rosemary and gin add a layer of herbal complexity to this white sangria.
Fresh watermelon adds delicate sweetness, and a squeeze of lime heightens the tartness of the white wine in this sangria.
Sangria meets the Aperol spritz.
This sparkling sangria makes use of the French aperitif Lillet Rosé, which comes already flavored with sweet and bitter orange peel and fruit liqueurs.
Red wine, Campari, cranberry syrup, and bourbon make for a sangria that's bold, bitter, and delicious.
This frozen sangria is a tart and refreshing way to transform a subpar bottle of wine into something special.
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.
A thirst-quenching margarita made with ripe cubed melon and a touch of elderflower liqueur.
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.
An easy tequila cocktail made with celery and cucumbers.
This Campari-tequila drink is bit like sipping candied grapefruit peel.
Drink like James Bond.
Light, bright, and easy.
This summer vodka cocktail is light, not too sugary, and eminently day-drinkable.
Get out your copper mugs for this tasty vodka and ginger beer combo.
You'll be cool as a cucumber sipping this vodka drink.
Neutral vodka lets rhubarb and ginger ale shine, with added brightness from fresh lime juice.
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.