11 Amazing Cocktails Anyone Can Make

Whether you're a cocktail connoisseur or like to keep your drinks simple. Why not try something new with these 11 amazing cocktails?
Two glasses of amazing cocktails with a slice lemon and mint leaves in them. the glass is rimmed with salt.

2 amazing cocktails - mojitos in glasses with lemon and mint garnish

We asked, you voted. These cocktails were recommended by our Facebook community (of over 400,000 Spring Chickens!).

Do you love hosting parties but don't know how to make fancy cocktails that will impress your guests?

Don't worry, you're not alone. Many people find themselves in the same situation.

There are so many amazing cocktails to choose from we thought we would ask our Spring Chicken Facebook community which ones are the best and the easiest to make. Luckily, they came up with some brilliant suggestions from posh cocktails to simple mixed drinks, so there’s something for everyone.

For the semi-pro mixologists among you or those simply looking for an easy alternative to your standard tipple, these amazing cocktails will give you something to try out this weekend. All cocktails are best served in the sun!

1. Pina Colada

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The piña colada is the best summer drink. To make this fruity cocktail, you’ll need pineapple juice, coconut cream, crushed ice, and light rum (leave out the rum if you want it virgin). Blend it all up and you’re set!

Or if you are a traditionalist why not use a good old-fashioned cocktail shaker? Now kick back in your hammock and turn up Rupert Holmes’ Escape.

Find Dorothy Kern’s full recipe here

2. Porn Star Martini

Porn Star Martini Cocktail | Joel Fraser

A relative newcomer to the world of amazing cocktails, the Porn Star Martini was born in Douglas Ankrah’s Townhouse bar in London back in 2002. Since its inception, it has taken the cocktail world by storm and quickly established itself on every cocktail menu from London to Singapore. If you can get over the name, it’s a winner on the tastiness front.

For this flirty cocktail, you’ll need vanilla vodka, passoā, passionfruit juice, lime juice, and a shot of prosecco on the side. Shake the first four ingredients together then float half an upturned passionfruit if you’re feeling professional.

Find Kris Barton’s full recipe here

3. Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail | Shev

The Long Island iced tea doesn’t mess around, no matter the version you choose. For this recipe, you’ll need tequila, white rum, vodka, gin, triple sec, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and coca cola. Yes, that’s five different shots of alcohol…

Hold onto your hat, you’re in for a rollercoaster ride!

Find Garrett McCord’s full recipe here

4. Strawberry Daiquiri

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A strawberry daiquiri is a great way to make the most of strawberry season. Blend together a combination of fresh and frozen strawberries, sugar syrup, light rum, and lime juice.

This fruity combo is perfect for the summer season and looks good with summer frocks to boot!

Find Miss in the kitchen’s recipe here

5. Mojito

How to make a Mojito Cocktail | Jamie Oliver

This Cuban cocktail asks for rum, mint, lime, sparkling water and sugar. Start by crushing lime and mint leaves together, then add sugar and the remaining lime and crush again. Top off with rum and sparkling water. Super-refreshing, if a little lethal…

Definitely, one to tick off the amazing cocktails menu sooner rather than later.

Find Brandy’s full recipe here

6. Harvey Wallbanger

Harvey Wallbanger

To make this famous 70s drink, you’ll need vodka, fresh orange juice, and Galliano. Combine the ingredients in a tall glass and you’re ready to go back in time.

Don't forget to dust off your platform shoes and get those disco balls spinning!!

Find VinePair’s full recipe here

7. Sex on the Beach

EASY Sex on the Beach Cocktail

Sex on the Beach is a classic cocktail made with peach schnapps, vodka, orange juice and cranberry juice. Another ‘disco cocktail’, that is a classic for good reason. Mix together and pour over ice. Just be careful how you offer it round at parties…

Find Mix That Drink’s full easy cocktail recipe here

8. Margarita

Margarita Cocktail | Jamie Oliver

The margarita is a drink that polarizes opinion, with many people arguing over the correct ratios of tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and agave syrup.

The only thing I can say for certain is that it packs a punch. Don’t forget to salt the rim of your glass for the proper taste of Mexico!

Find Liquor.com’s full easy cocktail recipe here

9. Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon | The Friday Cocktail

A cocktail that stands out from the crowd, the blue lagoon is easy to make but exciting to look at. Combine vodka, blue curaçao and lemonade, pour over ice, and garnish with a twist of lemon.

Find Robin Gagnon’s full easy cocktail recipe here

10. Tequila Sunrise

Tropical Sunrise

Sweet and punchy, with those photo-perfect layers of colour, the tequila sunrise is made by adding tequila and orange juice to a glass filled with ice, then pouring grenadine over the top to create the colour gradient.

Find Liquor.com’s full recipe here

11. White Russian

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The decadent White Russian is made by adding Kahlúa liquor and vodka to a glass of ice and pouring cream over the top. It’s strong and sweet and tastes better late at night.

Find Kahlúa’s own recipe here

Whether you’re a cocktail novice or a seasoned pro, we hope you’ve found something new to add to your repertoire.

We agree with our Spring Chickens and think these 11 amazing cocktails are quick and easy enough for anyone to make at home.

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