Drink Recipes

Learn how to mix like a pro with our classic cocktail recipes, then try creative new favorites dreamed up by our test kitchen. We've also got kid-friendly options like punch, smoothies, lemonade, and nonalcoholic versions of your boozy favorites. Here's a toast to the well-prepared host!

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Aperol Jasmine Spritz

A make-ahead, big-batch cocktail that's fizzy and refreshing. It's a riff on the Jasmine, a classic gin cocktail, and the popular Aperol Spritz and is just right for sipping before dinner on a summer's day.

Lemon Mezcal Margarita

Say hello to summer's new go-to drink. Instead of the traditional lime juice used in a margarita, we went with lemon juice to soften the smokiness of the mezcal. It's light and refreshing enough for a pool party but has a little edge thanks to its salt and pepper rim.
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Iced Passion-Fruit Green Tea

Drinks that quench the whole crowd, kids included, are a hot commodity on a summer day. This fruity, iced green-tea is pretty enough to serve at a nice brunch or sip casually by the pool. It's also a cinch to make but allow at least two hours for chilling before serving.
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Irish Coffee

Rating: 3 stars 29
Irish coffee is the perfect finale to a St. Patrick's Day feast.

Turmeric-Mango Smoothie

Packed full of spice and sunshine, that's this tropical mango smoothie (pictured center). The golden color of the fruit is boosted by fresh turmeric, an inflammation-fighting superfood. The pinch of black pepper doesn't just add pep; it contains a compound, piperine, that helps the body absorb curcumin, the antioxidant found in turmeric.

Our Top 10 Most-Pinned Smoothie Recipes

As nutritious as they are delicious, these blended drinks will become your new favorites. 
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Banana-Oat Smoothie

Rating: 4 stars 901
Get a healthy start with lean protein from milk and yogurt, plus fiber from oats and banana.

Banana-Blueberry Smoothie

Rating: 3.5 stars 344
Whip up this three-ingredient healthy smoothie recipe with just three ingredients—nonfat plain yogurt, banana, and frozen blueberries. Feel free to substitute the blueberries with any other frozen fruit you like.

Iced Watermelon-Lemon Tea

Pureed watermelon adds a summery twist to the classic Arnold Palmer combination of iced tea and lemonade. The sprightly thirst-quencher is also wonderful spiked with vodka.

Summer Sangria

Rating: 3.5 stars 230
This wine punch is just right for summer parties. It's such a crowd pleaser, you may want to make 2 batches at a time.
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Inspiration and Ideas

17 Vodka Cocktails You'll Want to Make Again and Again
The smooth, easy-to-quaff liquor plays well in classic drinks like martinis and vodka tonics, as well as more elaborate newfangled cocktails. Here are our favorite recipes.
Cucumber Lemonade

Fresh cucumber juice makes classic lemonade even more refreshing.