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Cheap and Easy Cocktail Recipes You Absolutely Need

Cheap and Easy Cocktail Recipes You Absolutely Need


Here's the thing, dear readers: We get that the world of mixology is well, a little convoluted. And complicated. And downright stressful for the inexperienced and well, penny-pinching cocktail lover. What's a guy or gal to do if you can't afford the fabulous cocktails you see on your Instagram, Twitter, blogs, and general food porn? (No, just us?)

Click here for the Cheap and Easy Cocktail Recipes You Absolutely Need (Slideshow)

That's why we particularly love Elana Lepkowski, her cocktail blog Stir and Strain, and her series dedicated to the "low-rent" cocktails. What does that entail? Some cocktails you never thought you'd be drinking after the age of 19 — er, 21. Cocktails made with some outrageously insane, but cheap, ingredients that will surprise you. After all, Lepkowski has no poor taste in cocktails (her blog was recently just named one of Serious Eats' best cocktail blogs).

So why does Lepkowski use ingredients like Emergen-C or a PBR in her cocktails? "The Low-Rent Cocktails came to fruition one night discussing college-age cocktail recipes," Lepkowski says. "My husband is not a cocktail writer, but years ago he offered up a weekly 'low-rent cocktail' recipe for his college paper. Only half a joke, the recipes were tacky, budget-conscious, and unashamedly lazy."

With her husband's permission, Lepkowski riffed on the idea to come up with some cheap, easy, and surprisingly delicious cocktails. "I’ve borrowed and continued the concept as a service for those who have never owned a bar spoon, a julep strainer, or a bottle of bitters; for the sort whose liquor cabinet starts at Malibu Rum, ends at Popov Vodka, and has nothing in between," she says. After all: "When you can’t be bothered to make a good drink... well, you still need a drink."

Think it's impossible to make a good cocktail on a budget? Lepkowski just might surprise you. Click ahead to see Lepkowski's "low-rent cocktails" — who knows, you may just be inspired to whip up a cocktail tonight, you cocktail newbies.


23 Easy Mocktail Recipes to Try In 2021

Don't be fooled by the myth that mocktails are merely a substitution for a "real" drink. These non-alcoholic cocktails can shine on their own&mdashespecially if you follow these colorful, exciting, delicious recipes, which come straight from bartenders, drink experts, and brands like Mocktail Club. From the refreshing to the sophisticated, there exists a mocktail for every occasion and every palate. Maybe you're abstaining from alcohol for a month maybe you're taking a night off maybe you just want to mix it up with a non-alcoholic favorite drink&mdashwhatever your mocktail needs, these recipes have you covered. We might not know what to expect from 2021, but at least these 23 tasty mocktails can guarantee it&rsquoll be hangover-free.

Ingredients:

1 oz. Coconut cream like Coco Lopez

Mix coconut cream, heavy cream, and pineapple juice in a blender. Add ice and blend for 15 seconds. Serve in a 12 oz glass and garnish with fresh pineapple and a cherry.

Ingredients:

1 oz. Freshly squeezed lemon juice

Fill a cocktail shaker with Lyre&rsquos American Malt Non-Alcoholic Spirit, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white. Seal and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Add in scoop of ice and shake for 10 more seconds. Strain into coup glass. Garnish with lemon zest and serve.

Courtesy of YOURS Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Ingredients:

8 oz. Water¾ cup Sugar1 cup Blueberries

4 oz. Freshly squeezed lime juice

In a small sauce pot over medium-high heat, make a ginger simple syrup by combining water, ¾ cup sugar and ginger. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.

Mocktail Directions:

In a food processor add blueberries and lime juice. Puree until smooth, then press mixture through a fine mesh sieve to discard solids. In a bowl with a pour spout, add blueberry mixture and cooled simple syrup to taste and stir to combine. Fill two glasses with ice. Divide mixture evenly into glasses. Top off with seltzer.

Courtesy of Simply Organic

Ingredients:

Pour the ZYN into a cup with ice and add the cranberry juice and sparkling water. Stir to get a good mixture and garnish with lime.

Courtesy of Jill Merkel, Registered Dietitian for ZYN Curcumin Beverage

Ingredients:

2 oz. GT&rsquos SYNERGY Living in Gratitude Kombucha

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Add rock ice to an Old-Fashioned Rocks Glass. Stir in GT&rsquos SYNERGY Living In Gratitude Kombucha and Organic Cider. Add two dashes of Angostura Bitters. Decorate with a Cinnamon Stick and Orange Peel.

Ingredients:

Rim a lowball glass with cinnamon and sugar. Add ice, a dash of bitters, Bright Chai Syrup, and top with very cold DRY Fuji Apple Botanical Bubbly. Garnish with an apple slice.

Courtesy of DRY Botanical Bubbly

Ingredients:

2 drops El Guapo Love Potion No. 9 Bitters

Fresh mint sprig, for garnish

Directions:

In a rocks glass filled with ice, gently stir together Big Easy Prickly Pear Tepache and floral bitters, like El Guapo Love Potion No. 9. Squeeze a lemon into mocktail. Garnish with mint.

Ingredients:

In a wine glass, combine 7-10 juniper berries with 1-2 star anise. Using a paring knife or a peeler, peel one large section of the cucumber and line the wine glass with the peel. Peel a large section of the grapefruit and twist the rind into the glass, then rub the peel on the outside and inside of the glass before lining the glass with the peel. Fill the glass with ice and add 200mL of quality tonic water, such as FeverTree, and pour in a 5mg vial of ALT. To finish, garnish with one large rosemary sprig and stir the drink well using the sprig to maximize the aromatics.

Courtesy of ALT and Employees Only LA

Ingredients:

1/4 tsp. Freshly grated ginger

1/2 tsp. Freshly squeezed lemon juice

Handful of iceLemon slices, for garnish

In a shaker, muddle the ginger, lemon juice, and mint leaves and then pour in Zevia Cola and shake. Fill a fresh glass with ice and strain mixture then garnish with a slice of lemon.

Courtesy of Modest Marce for Zevia

Ingredients:

1 bottle Thistle Balanced Beet Juice

Add juice and water to a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add cinnamon sticks, cloves, and orange slices. Let simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 5 minutes before serving, add in the bottle of cider, and serve.

Ingredients:

Muddle fresh mint leaves, juice of 1 lime wedge, and fresh cranberries together in a tall glass. Add in simple syrup, cranberry juice, and ice. Pour in soda water to fill the remainder of the glass and stir. Garnish with leftover mint leaves and cranberries.

Ingredients:

1 oz. Little Spoon's Beet Banana Mango Babyblend

Add the seeds and mint leaves to the bottom of a champagne flute. Add Beet Banana Mango followed by the sparkling cider, stir, and serve.

Ingredients:

1 oz. Myrtle-infused simple syrup

To make the syrup, simmer 8 oz myrtle leaf, ¾ cup sugar, and 8 oz. water for 20 minutes. Let cool and strain through a fine-mesh sieve.

Add Seedlip Garden, prickly pear puree, myrtle simple syrup, and fresh lime into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake hard for 15 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass full of ice and top with soda water.

Courtesy of Garibaldi and Jeff Josenhans

Ingredients:

In a cocktail shaker combine the mint, half lime, sugar cube, a splash of lime juice, and simple syrup. Mash together. Add the 100% Cacao fruit and shake well with the ice. Pour into a glass 3/4 of the way, leaving some space for the soda. Add soda and enjoy.

Courtesy of Blue Stripes Cacao

Ingredients:

2 oz. Water1 oz. Simple syrup

Combine simple syrup with all other ingredients except the tonic in a shaker and shake for 30 seconds to mix. Pour into ice filled glass and top with tonic water. Garnish with a lime wheel or a sprig of mint.

Courtesy of Revae Schneider, Founder Simplicité Co.

Ingredients:

1 oz. Fresh blood orange juice

Combine coconut water, blood orange juice, lime juice, and pineapple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain over crushed ice into a highball glass and fill with Perrier. Garnish with blood orange, pineapple, and ground nutmeg.

Courtesy of Perrier and @Apartment_Bartender

Ingredients:

3.4 oz. Grapefruit Kombucha

Muddle five mint leaves in the bottom of a highball glass before adding crushed ice. Pour in the Artet, top with kombucha, and garnish with the remaining mint sprigs.

Ingredients:

2 ½ oz. Lyre&rsquos American Malt

Combine maple syrup, Lyre&rsquos American Malt, and a splash of hot coffee in a mug. Stir to dissolve maple, add remaining ingredients and top with whipped cream. Serve in an Irish coffee mug with a grated orange zest garnish.

Ingredients:

4 oz KeVita Raspberry Lemon Master Brew Kombucha2

4 oz.White granulated sugar

8 oz. Water (for the simple syrup)

8 oz. Fresh squeezed lemon juice

24 oz. Cold water (to dilute)

Puree the raspberries using a blender or food processor. Add a touch of water to help get a smooth texture. Squeeze the raspberry puree through a mesh strainer into a large pitcher to remove the seeds.

Make your simple syrup by placing sugar and 1 cup of water into a pot and bringing to a simmer. Stir until the sugar completely dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool. Juice 5-7 lemons to make a cup of juice.

Combine lemon juice, simple syrup, 3 cups of cold water, and KeVita Raspberry Lemon Master Brew Kombucha into the pitcher with the raspberry puree. Stir then refrigerate your pitcher of lemonade for 30 minutes. Garnish with lemon wheel and fresh raspberries.

Ingredients:

Mix lemon juice, cranberry juice, cherry amarena syrup, ginger syrup, and apple spice syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Top it off with Pellegrino and mix. Pour into a tall glass and add the cinnamon dusted cherry and lemon wheel for garnish.

Courtesy of Civico 1845 for the Little Italy Association of San Diego&rsquos JOY! Virtual Cocktails and Mocktails

Ingredients:

To make the Berry Syrup, bring 3 cups of mixed berries of your choice and 1 cup sugar to a boil. Turn down heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool, smash berries with a fork and strain.To make the Berry Mint Cranberry Mimosa Mocktail, muddle the berry syrup with mint. Shake with lime juice, simple syrup and ice. Strain into flute and top with Topo Chico.

Courtesy of Pendry San Diego

Ingredients:

2 Dashes of serrano bitters

Combine lime and pineapple juices, beet syrup, and serrano bitters in a shaker. Shake and strain into Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with a lemon twist.


50 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

When it comes to culinary convenience, slow cookers always take first place. After all, being able to leave meals to cook unsupervised is a huge plus in any busy household. You can use your slow cooker year-round, but we especially love it in the cooler months. Is there anything better than waking up to a warm bowl of homemade oatmeal or ending your day with a comforting bowl of chili or slow-cooked meat? It's comfort food season, after all.

This is the time to make the most of your slow cooker, and we've got 50 creative ways you can use it. That's why we've curated a list of slow-cooker meals that are cheap, easy, versatile, and can be enjoyed at every meal. Crock Pots aren't just for dinner—you'll love cooking warm breakfasts and lunches with these recipes, too.

Don't believe us? Take a look for yourself. Let these recipes sit and simmer all day, so you can focus on more important things.


35 Easy Cocktail Recipes for your next Party!

We’ve compiled 35+ simple drink recipes to recreate for you and your guests at your next party! The majority of the cocktail recipes found below are 3 ingredients or less, require minimal technique and equipment.

Don’t have a fancy mixing glass? No worries, stir your drink down within the glass itself.

Don’t have a long barspoon? Simply use a knife or end of a wooden spoon to mix away!

All you really need is a cocktail shaker (or alternative!), a jigger (or measuring cup) and a few basic ingredients to get started on a drink recipe. Why not pick up a bottle of rum and mix up a Pina Colada!

Old Fashioned Tommy’s Margarita Japanese Slipper Breakfast Martini
Gimlet Tom Collins Rusty Nail Kamikaze
Strawberry Daiquiri Lemon Drop Sidecar Mint Julep
Sex on the Beach Godfather Americano Margarita
Fruit Tingle Negroni Espresso Martini Southside
Classic Daiquiri Mudslide Caipirinha Caipiroska
Manhattan Cuba Libre Collins Black Russian
Moscow Mule Cosmopolitan Mango Diaquiri Midori Splice
Pina Colada White Russian Toblerone

Frosé

Listen, the heart wants what it wants, my friend. Our lockdown cravings have taken us to some wonderfully basic places and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

This cocktail recipe, which makes two glasses of frosé, comes from Salvatore Russo, head of wine at Heliot Steak House in London's West End.

180ml rosé wine (the fruitier the better)

120ml rosé vermouth (Belsazar is Russo's favourite)

A large handful of fresh strawberries

Throw it all into your blender, blitz until slushy, and then pour into a large glass. Spoon optional.


Easy Party Drink Basics

Most cocktail drinks consist of four basic parts. Whether you are making margaritas, martinis, daiquiris, or other popular cocktails and mixed drinks, each element makes a different contribution to a drink&aposs flavor. Basic cocktail components:

  • Basesਊre the spirits, or liquor, in a mixed drink. Common cocktail bases include bourbon, vodka, gin, brandy, rum, and tequila.
  • Modifiers (or mixers) will enhance your party drink without overpowering it. Popular mixers include vermouth, tonic, club soda, mild or sweet fruit juices, sparkling wines, and soft drinks.
  • Accentsਊre strongly flavored ingredients. Common party cocktail accents are lemon, lime, bitters, grenadine, and complex liqueurs.
  • Garnishes add color, flair, and a bit of flavor to cocktails. Olives, cherries, and citrus curls or wedges are a few traditional cocktail garnishes.

Basic cocktail recipe:

  • 2 parts of any base (spirit)
  • 1 part modifier or mixer, such as fruit juice
  • 1 part accent, such as a flavored liqueur or simple syrup
  • Garnish

In general, the base is the first ingredient placed in a glass, shaker, or pitcher. Add the modifiers, accents, and ice to the container shake or stir as the drink recipe requires. Add garnishes to the finished cocktail just before serving.


Negroni

The Negroni has become a go-to drink at bars for many cocktail enthusiasts, and it’s easy to stir up this bitter cocktail at home. Gin, Campari and sweet vermouth come together to create a drink with depth and character. Use a stronger-flavored gin to combat the aggressive Campari, and you’re in for a delightful cocktail.


Brandy Drinks

Sidecar

Why are margaritas—which are just sours made with tequila, Cointreau, and lime—so much more popular than Sidecars, which are the same thing, except with cognac and lemon? We're not sure, but if you like a good margarita, we urge you to give the brandy version a try. It's warm and mellow and delicious, especially if you use a nice cognac.

Japanese Cocktail

You may have heard that cognac is on the rise in the cocktail world today, but this drink is no newbie. (You could have read about it back in 1862, when Jerry Thomas wrote his guide for bartenders.)

The Japanese Cocktail is rich and nutty, thanks to the mix of smooth cognac and orgeat (a tasty almond syrup), plus bitters. If you can't find orgeat near you, you can order it online or make your own at home.


Our List of Cocktails with Blue Curacao

Now let’s dive right into our list of cocktails with Blue Curacao.

Blue Lagoon

Ingredients

  • Vodka 50ml / 1.7oz.
  • Blue Curacao 20ml / 0.7oz.
  • Lemonade 100ml / 3.4oz.
  • a slice of lemon
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Lemonade to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Lemonade to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Fruit Tingle

Ingredients

  • Vodka 50ml / 1.7oz.
  • Blue Curacao 20ml / 0.7oz.
  • Grenadine 5ml / 0.2oz.
  • Lemonade 100ml / 3.4oz.
  • a slice of lemon
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, Grenadine, and Lemonade to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, Grenadine, and Lemonade to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Barbados Sunrise

Ingredients

  • White Rum 20ml / 0.7oz.
  • Blue Curacao 30ml / 1oz.
  • Grenadine 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Orange Juice 100ml / 3.4oz.
  • a slice of lemon
  • Add Ice, White Rum, Blue Curacao, Grenadine, and Orange Juice to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.
  • Add Ice, White Rum, Blue Curacao, Grenadine, and Orange Juice to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Summer Seen

Ingredients

  • White Rum 50ml / 1.7oz.
  • Pineapple Juice 50ml / 1.7oz.
  • Mango Juice 50ml / 1.7oz.
  • Lime Cordial 50ml / 1.7oz.
  • Blue Curacao 25ml / 0.8oz.
  • Lemon Juice 25ml / 0.8oz.
  • a slice of lemon
  • Add Ice, White Rum, Pineapple Juice, Mango Juice, Lime Cordial, Blue Curacao, and Lemon Juice to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.
  • Add Ice, White Rum, Pineapple Juice, Mango Juice, Lime Cordial, Blue Curacao, and Lemon Juice to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Mermaid Mule

Ingredients

  • Vodka 40ml / 1.4oz.
  • Blue Curacao 10ml / 0.3oz.
  • Lime Juice 5ml / 0.2oz.
  • Ginger Beer 120ml / 4.1oz.
  • a slice of lime
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, Lime Juice, and Ginger Beer to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime.
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, Lime Juice, and Ginger Beer to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime.

Blue Hawaii

Ingredients

  • White Rum 20ml / 0.7oz.
  • Vodka 20ml / 0.7oz.
  • Blue Curacao 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Pineapple Juice 90ml / 3oz.
  • a slice of lime
  • Add Ice, White Rum, Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Pineapple Juice to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime.
  • Add Ice, White Rum, Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Pineapple Juice to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime.

Blue on Blue

Ingredients

  • Vodka 30ml / 1oz.
  • Coconut Water 20ml / 0.7oz.
  • Blue Curacao 10ml / 0.3oz.
  • Cranberry Juice 90ml / 3oz.
  • a slice of lime
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Coconut Water, Blue Curacao, and Cranberry Juice to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime.
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Coconut Water, Blue Curacao, and Cranberry Juice to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime.

Blue Margarita

Ingredients

  • Tequila 40ml / 1.4oz.
  • Blue Curacao 30ml / 1oz.
  • Lime Juice 30ml / 1oz.
  • a slice of orange
  • Add Ice, Tequila, Blue Curacao, and Lime Juice to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Margarita Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of orange.
  • Add Ice, Tequila, Blue Curacao, and Lime Juice to a Margarita Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of orange.

Sex in the Driveway

Ingredients

  • Peach Schnapps 30ml / 1oz.
  • Blue Curacao 30ml / 1oz.
  • Vodka 60ml / 2oz.
  • Sprite 100ml / 3.4oz.
  • a slice of lemon
  • Add Ice, Peach Schnapps, Blue Curacao, Vodka, and Sprite to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Ingredients

  • Tequila 45ml / 1.5oz.
  • Blue Curacao 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Pineapple Juice 60ml / 2oz.
  • a Maraschino cherry
  • Add Ice, Tequila, Blue Curacao, and Pineapple Juice to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

Blue Monday

Ingredients

  • Vodka 60ml / 2oz.
  • Blue Curacao 10ml / 0.3oz.
  • Triple Sec 10ml / 0.3oz.
  • a Maraschino cherry
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Triple Sec to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Old Fashioned Glass.
  • Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Triple Sec to a Old Fashioned Glass.
  • Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

Electric Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • Vodka 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • White Rum 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Tequila 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Gin 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Blue Curacao 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Sour Mix 30ml / 1oz.
  • Sprite 30ml / 1oz.
  • a slice of lemon
  • Add Ice, Vodka, White Rum, Tequila, Gin, Blue Curacao, Sour Mix, and Sprite to a Old Fashioned Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Deep Blue Martini

Ingredients

  • Vodka 60ml / 2oz.
  • Blue Curacao 25ml / 0.8oz.
  • Sour Mix 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Pineapple Juice 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • a twist of lemon
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, Sour Mix, and Pineapple Juice to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Cocktail Glass.
  • Garnish with a twist of lemon.
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, Sour Mix, and Pineapple Juice to a Cocktail Glass.
  • Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Berry White

Ingredients

  • Raspberry Vodka 45ml / 1.5oz.
  • Creme De Cacau 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Blue Curacao 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Triple Sec 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Lime Juice 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • a slice of lime
  • Add Ice, Raspberry Vodka, Creme De Cacau, Blue Curacao, Triple Sec, and Lime Juice to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Cocktail Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime.
  • Add Ice, Raspberry Vodka, Creme De Cacau, Blue Curacao, Triple Sec, and Lime Juice to a Cocktail Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime.

Frostbite

Ingredients

  • Tequila 45ml / 1.5oz.
  • Creme De Cacau 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Blue Curacao 30ml / 1oz.
  • Cream 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • a Maraschino cherry
  • Add Ice, Tequila, Creme De Cacau, Blue Curacao, and Cream to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Old Fashioned Glass.
  • Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.
  • Add Ice, Tequila, Creme De Cacau, Blue Curacao, and Cream to a Old Fashioned Glass.
  • Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

Blue Reality

Ingredients

  • Vodka 45ml / 1.5oz.
  • Apple Juice 150ml / 5.1oz.
  • Blue Curacao 25ml / 0.8oz.
  • a slice of lemon
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Apple Juice, and Blue Curacao to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Blue Bijou

Ingredients

  • Pear Vodka 45ml / 1.5oz.
  • Apple Juice 150ml / 5.1oz.
  • Blue Curacao 10ml / 0.3oz.
  • a blackberry
  • Add Ice, Pear Vodka, Apple Juice, and Blue Curacao to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a blackberry.
  • Add Ice, Pear Vodka, Apple Juice, and Blue Curacao to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a blackberry.

Blue Cosmopolitan

Ingredients

  • Lemon Vodka 45ml / 1.5oz.
  • Cranberry Juice 30ml / 1oz.
  • Blue Curacao 10ml / 0.3oz.
  • Lime Juice 10ml / 0.3oz.
  • a slice of lemon
  • Add Ice, Lemon Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Blue Curacao, and Lime Juice to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Cocktail Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.
  • Add Ice, Lemon Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Blue Curacao, and Lime Juice to a Cocktail Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Blue Andy

Ingredients

  • Vodka 30ml / 1oz.
  • Apple Juice 20ml / 0.7oz.
  • Blue Curacao 20ml / 0.7oz.
  • Lemonade 100ml / 3.4oz.
  • a wedge of lime
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Apple Juice, Blue Curacao, and Lemonade to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a wedge of lime.

Blue Blueberry Fizz

Ingredients

  • Vodka 45ml / 1.5oz.
  • Lime Juice 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Blue Curacao 30ml / 1oz.
  • Simple Syrup 10ml / 0.3oz.
  • 5 blueberries
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Lime Juice, Blue Curacao, and Simple Syrup to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with 5 blueberries.

Blue Dolphin Martini

Ingredients

  • Vodka 45ml / 1.5oz.
  • Blue Curacao 10ml / 0.3oz.
  • Peach Schnapps 10ml / 0.3oz.
  • a slice of lemon
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Peach Schnapps to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Cocktail Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Peach Schnapps to a Cocktail Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Ritz Fizz

Ingredients

  • Amaretto 10ml / 0.3oz.
  • Blue Curacao 10ml / 0.3oz.
  • Lemon Juice 10ml / 0.3oz.
  • Champagne 100ml / 3.4oz.
  • a slice of lemon
  • Add Ice, Amaretto, Blue Curacao, Lemon Juice, and Champagne to a Champagne Flute.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

The Green Gatsby

Ingredients

  • Orange Juice 30ml / 1oz.
  • Blue Curacao 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • A dash of White Rum
  • A dash of Lemon Juice
  • Champagne 100ml / 3.4oz.
  • a slice of lemon
  • Add Ice, Orange Juice, Blue Curacao, White Rum, Lemon Juice, and Champagne to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Champagne Flute.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.
  • Add Ice, Orange Juice, Blue Curacao, White Rum, Lemon Juice, and Champagne to a Champagne Flute.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Polaroid

Ingredients

  • Vodka 30ml / 1oz.
  • Blue Curacao 30ml / 1oz.
  • Sprite 150ml / 5.1oz.
  • a slice of lemon, and a slice of lime to garnish.
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Sprite to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon, and a slice of lime.

Strong Arm

Ingredients

  • Vodka 30ml / 1oz.
  • Blue Curacao 30ml / 1oz.
  • Gin 30ml / 1oz.
  • a Maraschnio cherry
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Gin to a Champagne Flute.
  • Garnish with a Maraschnio cherry.

Purple Mist

Ingredients

  • Vodka 60ml / 2oz.
  • Blue Curacao 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Cranberry Juice 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • a slice of lime
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Cranberry Juice to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Cocktail Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime.
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Cranberry Juice to a Cocktail Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime.

Mermaid Lemonade

Ingredients

  • White Rum 60ml / 2oz.
  • Blue Curacao 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Lemonade 120ml / 4.1oz.
  • a slice of lemon, and 2 Maraschino cherries to garnish.
  • Add Ice, White Rum, Blue Curacao, and Lemonade to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon, and 2 Maraschino cherries.

Blue Sunset

Ingredients

  • Pineapple Rum 60ml / 2oz.
  • Blue Curacao 30ml / 1oz.
  • Pineapple Juice 60ml / 2oz.
  • a Maraschino cherry
  • Add Ice, Pineapple Rum, Blue Curacao, and Pineapple Juice to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Cocktail Glass.
  • Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.
  • Add Ice, Pineapple Rum, Blue Curacao, and Pineapple Juice to a Cocktail Glass.
  • Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

The Blue Outlander

Ingredients

  • Tequila 60ml / 2oz.
  • Blue Curacao 30ml / 1oz.
  • Triple Sec 30ml / 1oz.
  • Sprite 120ml / 4.1oz.
  • a slice of lime
  • Add Ice, Tequila, Blue Curacao, Triple Sec, and Sprite to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime.

The Sea Donkey

Ingredients

  • Tequila 30ml / 1oz.
  • Orange Vodka 30ml / 1oz.
  • Blue Curacao 10ml / 0.3oz.
  • Melon Liqueur 10ml / 0.3oz.
  • a slice of lime, and a slice of lemon to garnish.
  • Add Ice, Tequila, Orange Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Melon Liqueur to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Old Fashioned Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime, and a slice of lemon.
  • Add Ice, Tequila, Orange Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Melon Liqueur to a Old Fashioned Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime, and a slice of lemon.

Blue Fruity Rum

Ingredients

  • White Rum 30ml / 1oz.
  • Blue Curacao 30ml / 1oz.
  • Melon Liqueur 30ml / 1oz.
  • Sweet and Sour Mix 50ml / 1.7oz.
  • Apple Juice 60ml / 2oz.
  • a slice of lemon
  • Add Ice, White Rum, Blue Curacao, Melon Liqueur, Sweet and Sour Mix, and Apple Juice to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.
  • Add Ice, White Rum, Blue Curacao, Melon Liqueur, Sweet and Sour Mix, and Apple Juice to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

The Grinch

Ingredients

  • White Rum 30ml / 1oz.
  • Peach Schnapps 30ml / 1oz.
  • Lime Juice 30ml / 1oz.
  • Blue Curacao 30ml / 1oz.
  • Orange Juice 90ml / 3oz.
  • a slice of lemon
  • Add Ice, White Rum, Peach Schnapps, Lime Juice, Blue Curacao, and Orange Juice to a Highball Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

The Fuzzy Leprechaun

Ingredients

  • Vodka 30ml / 1oz.
  • Peach Schnapps 30ml / 1oz.
  • Blue Curacao 30ml / 1oz.
  • Orange Juice 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • Pineapple Juice 15ml / 0.5oz.
  • a slice of orange, and a Maraschnio cherry to garnish.
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Blue Curacao, Orange Juice, and Pineapple Juice to your cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a Old Fashioned Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of orange, and a Maraschnio cherry.
  • Add Ice, Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Blue Curacao, Orange Juice, and Pineapple Juice to a Old Fashioned Glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of orange, and a Maraschnio cherry.

10 Champagne Cocktails That Are So Good You'll Never Stop Saying "Cheers"

These holiday recipes will work for any brunch, lunch, or dinner you have from now until New Year's Day.

Nothing says "it's time to celebrate" like a champagne flute filled with bubbly. Whether you're getting ready for a holiday party (bring on the sparkly outfits!) or playing host yourself, a fizzy drink is the perfect accessory. But just because regular champagne is the traditional star of the holiday season doesn't mean you can't mix things up this year &mdash and by mix things up, we mean create your own delicious champagne cocktail.

To help you step up your holiday game, we've rounded up the best champagne cocktails anyone can make. These recipes include all of the great flavors of the season, from cranberry and rosemary to ginger beer and chocolate stout. Stir them up before a Christmas party, dole them out at New Year's brunch, or kick back with one on any day in between. And for more drink ideas, check out these Christmas cocktail recipes.