Cocktails

Whether you're hosting an office party or friendly gathering, mixed cocktails are a must. Get the party started with these easy mixed cocktail recipes, including peach bellinis, cucumber mojitos, and gin and tonic.

Lime and Cucumberita

Diabetic Living
Total: 10 mins

Summer Mint Julep

Better Homes and Gardens

Once you make the simple syrup, this drink is a breeze to put together.

Total: 5 mins

Orange Mint Juleps

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Serve this drink in traditional silver mint julep cups or crystal glasses.

Twinkling Ginger Champagne Punch

Better Homes and Gardens

Ginger adds a peppery bite to this sparkling drink. For a nonalcoholic version, skip the vodka and champagne and use the ginger syrup with sparkling water or sparking cider.

Apple Martinis

Better Homes and Gardens

Stronger than your average apple martinis, these drinks combine vodka and vermouth, which is tempered with the sweetness of apple juice. Mix up a pitcher to serve when entertaining.

Total: 10 mins

Simply Sweet Syrup

Better Homes and Gardens

Infuse the syrup with vanilla, fresh herbs, or lemon-ginger for a delightful syrup to serve with fresh fruit, cake, or beverages.

Watermelontinis

Diabetic Living
Total: 10 mins

Fresh Mandarin-Lime Soda

Parents

Citrus is a perfect flavor to brighten dreary winter days. Try this DIY soda during the holiday season at an open house or dinner party with friends.

Ginger-Infused Vodka

Better Homes and Gardens

For a no-fuss sensation, give martinis and other cocktails a spicy flavor with vodka pepped up with fresh ginger.

Peppermint White Chocolate

Parents

Tired of the same old hot cocoa? This tasty twist on the old classic will warm you right up. It has a sweet, bright flavor that will have your kids begging for seconds.

Frozen Strawberry-Mango Margaritas

Better Homes and Gardens

This frosty drink is a must at summer parties. Serve with chips and fresh salsa.

Cool Dude Drinks

Better Homes and Gardens

Mosey on up to the counter for a mug of this fruity lemon-flavor drink.

Total: 15 mins

Pomegranate Sparklers

Better Homes and Gardens

Find ruby red pomegranate seeds in the refrigerated section of many markets. Use them as edible baubles on Christmas cocktails, including this one with sparkling wine.

Cucumber White Sangria

Midwest Living

Garden flavor infuses this refreshing make-ahead white wine cocktail. Entertain guests all summer long with this just-sweet-enough sip.

Continental Martini

Better Homes and Gardens

This spirited drink gets its color and a bit of sweetness from raspberry liqueur.

Total: 5 mins

Hot Spiced Cider

Parents

Perfect for warming up on a cold day, this tangy cider is a holiday favorite. If you're planning for a party, double the ingredients and heat in a slow cooker.

Cranberry-Ginger Fizz

Parents

Cranberry juice, ginger syrup and seltzer combine to make this fizzy pink refresher. Serve it as a family-friendly drink with optional alcoholic add-ins.

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