Drink

To make this pretty pink drink, remember this mnemonic device: Very Cute Little Cocktail. That’s V for vodka, C for Cointreau, L for lime, and another C for cranberry.

Using just three ingredients—light rum, fresh lime, and simple syrup—this cocktail shows how good the classics can be.

Our best margarita recipe is refreshing, strong, and tart. The secret? Good tequila, the right orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, and finding the ideal balance.

A classic whiskey cocktail made with bourbon and mint is even more fragrant when you flavor your simple syrup.

For this adaptation of a classic Cuban cocktail, you don't need a muddler. Tear the mint, then stir with lime juice, sugar, white rum, and soda water.

This refreshing sherry and watermelon cocktail gets a spicy kick from ginger kombucha.

The best gin and tonic is all in the technique, because the most important ingredient in a G&T is not really the gin, or even the tonic. It’s carbonation.

This two-ingredient cocktail is best served over a nice, large chunk of ice.

This refreshing summer cocktail is finished with a bright and briny pickled green tomato.

This 5% ABV sherry colada is incredibly tasty and still has wonderful complex flavors that keep it from being candy.

The virgin piña colada already exists. It’s pretty much just coconut cream, lime, and pineapple juice. This version of the nonalcoholic piña colada goes further, though, in search of balance and complexity.

The classic negroni is an anytime cocktail. With equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, the Italian aperitivo is bittersweet, herbal, and a cinch to mix.

With its winning combination of coconut, pineapple, and rum, this piña colada recipe is creamy, just sweet enough, and utterly refreshing.

This mai tai cocktail recipe stars two types of rum, with orange juice, lime juice, orgeat, and Cointreau for a fruity but balanced take on the original.