Our 15 Favorite 1990’s Cocktails to Drink

Step into a time machine and transport yourself back to the vibrant era of the 1990s, where flannel shirts, neon colors, and grunge music reigned supreme.

Mojito 1990s cocktail with fresh lime on wood table

As you embark on this nostalgic journey, why not quench your thirst with a sip of the iconic 1990s cocktails? 

These cocktails are the perfect companions for reliving the glory days of the decade.

Whether you find yourself at a retro-themed party, a throwback bar, or simply craving a taste of ’90s nostalgia, these cocktails will transport you to a time of scrunchies, boy bands, and the unmistakable charm of the era. 

Get ready to sip, sway, and let the flavors of the 1990s take you on a spirited trip down memory lane.


The Cosmopolitan is a sophisticated and tangy cocktail that combines vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, and a squeeze of fresh lime

Cosmopolitan cocktail

Its vibrant pink hue and zesty flavor make it a timeless favorite. 

Enjoy it in a martini glass, garnished with a twist of orange peel. 

The Cosmopolitan is adored for its balance of sweet and tart notes, making it an ideal choice for those who appreciate a touch of elegance and a burst of citrus. 

Indulge in this iconic ’90s classic and transport yourself to the glamorous world of cosmopolitan sophistication.

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Lemon Drop Martini

The Lemon Drop Martini is a refreshing and citrusy delight. It features vodka, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a hint of sweetness from simple syrup

Lemon Drop cocktail

Presented in a sugar-rimmed martini glass, this cocktail exudes a perfect blend of tanginess and sweetness. 

The Lemon Drop Martini is a crowd-pleaser, enjoyed by those who seek a zesty and uplifting cocktail. 

Sip it with style and let the bright flavors dance on your palate. 

With its delightful lemony kick, this cocktail is an alluring choice for any occasion.

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The Appletini is a crisp and luscious cocktail that captures the essence of fresh green apples. 


Made with vodka and apple schnapps, this cocktail delivers a burst of fruity flavor with a hint of sweetness. 

Delivered in a frost-kissed martini glass, it enchants the senses with its vibrant green color. 

The Appletini is a popular choice among cocktail enthusiasts who appreciate the bright and invigorating taste of apples. 

Indulge in this playful and spirited concoction, and let its fruity charm transport you to a whimsical ’90s atmosphere.

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Long Island Iced Tea

Brace yourself for a potent and flavorful mix with the Long Island Iced Tea

Cocktail Long Island Iced Tea

This deceivingly innocent-looking cocktail is a powerhouse of spirits, combining vodka, rum, tequila, gin, and a splash of cola for a touch of effervescence. 

Set upon in a tall glass over ice, it packs a punch that delights the adventurous palate. 

The Long Island Iced Tea is beloved for its complexity and ability to transport you to a carefree state of relaxation. 

This bold and boozy concoction is best enjoyed when you’re ready to let loose and embrace the vibrant energy of the ’90s.

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Tommy’s Margarita

The Tommy’s Margarita offers a fresh take on the classic margarita, showcasing the simplicity of tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice, and agave syrup. 

Boozy Refreshing Tommys Margarita Cocktail with Tequila

This stripped-down version eliminates the need for triple sec, allowing the tequila’s true character to shine. 

Nestled on the rocks with a salted rim, this cocktail embodies the spirit of Mexican authenticity.

The Tommy’s Margarita is celebrated for its smoothness and balance, attracting tequila enthusiasts and those seeking a refined yet approachable cocktail. 

Embrace the pure flavors of tequila and lime, and let this cocktail transport you to sun-kissed beaches and lively fiestas.

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Cable Car

The Cable Car is a delightful twist on the classic Sidecar cocktail. 

Cable Car Cocktail garnished with a cinnamon-sugared rim

Made with spiced rum, orange curaçao, and fresh lemon juice, it brings a touch of exotic warmth to your glass. 

This velvety smooth concoction is enjoyed straight up in a sugar-rimmed coupe glass. 

The Cable Car’s blend of spices and citrus lends it a unique and inviting character, making it a beloved choice for those seeking a sophisticated yet approachable cocktail. 

Imbibe in the Cable Car and let its comforting flavors take you on a journey of indulgence and relaxation.

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The Mojito is a quenching Cuban classic that combines rum, fresh lime juice,muddled mint leaves, sugar, and a splash of soda water

mojito cocktail

This vibrant and invigorating cocktail is best enjoyed on a sunny day, lounging by the pool or soaking in the tropical vibes. 

The Mojito’s combination of crisp mint, zesty lime, and the smoothness of rum creates a harmonious symphony of flavors. 

Chilled to a refreshing degree over ice in a highball glass, garnished with a sprig of fresh mint, it offers a cool and revitalizing escape. 

Whether you’re a fan of rum or simply in need of a rich cocktail, the Mojito is a timeless choice that transports you to the vibrant streets of Havana, where the rhythm of salsa fills the air.

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Sex On The Beach

Indulge in the seductive and fruity allure of the Sex On The Beach cocktail. 

Sex on the Beach cocktail

This playful concoction blends vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice to create a tantalizing balance of flavors. 

Served in a highball glass, it showcases a beautiful gradient of colors that evoke images of sunsets on sandy shores. 

With its sweet and tangy profile, this cocktail is a popular choice for those who enjoy tropical and flirtatious cocktails. 

Raise a glass to carefree moments and let the exotic flavors of Sex On The Beach transport you to a beachside paradise.

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Strawberry Daiquiri

The Strawberry Daiquiri is a luscious and fruity concoction that embodies the essence of summer. 

Strawberry Daiquiri cocktail

Made with fresh strawberries, rum, lime juice, and a touch of sweetness, it delivers a burst of vibrant berry flavors. 

With a cool embrace of ice or on the rocks, this cocktail is a perfect companion for lazy afternoons or lively gatherings. 

The Strawberry Daiquiri’s sweet and tangy notes make it a favorite among those who crave an exquisite and indulgent experience. 

Sip this delightful creation and let the taste of ripe strawberries transport you to a sun-soaked tropical getaway.

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Espresso Martini

For coffee lovers seeking a boozy twist, the Espresso Martini is a true delight. 

espresso martini cocktail

This energizing cocktail combines vodka, coffee liqueur, and freshly brewed espresso to create a harmonious marriage of bold flavors. 

Savored in a martini glass with a frothy coffee bean garnish, it is a favorite among those who appreciate the richness of coffee and a hint of indulgence. 

The Espresso Martini provides the perfect pick-me-up for evening soirées or as an after-dinner treat. 

Immerse yourself in its velvety texture and let the combination of vodka and espresso awaken your senses.

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Blow Job

The cheekily named Blow Job cocktail is a playful and indulgent shot that adds a touch of naughtiness to any gathering. 

blow job shot

This layered concoction combines Irish cream liqueur, amaretto, and whipped cream for a creamy and smooth experience. 

Delivered in a shot glass, it invites you to indulge in a moment of fun and decadence. The Blow Job shot is often enjoyed as a party game or a celebratory cocktail. 

Raise a glass and let this delightful shot create a playful and unforgettable experience.

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The Caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil and a beloved choice for those who appreciate the vibrant flavors of this South American country. 

Brazilian Caipirinha

This soothing cocktail is made with cachaça (a sugarcane-based spirit), fresh lime wedges, and sugar. 

Muddled together and served over ice in a rocks glass, the Caipirinha offers a tangy and slightly sweet taste that reflects the lively spirit of Brazil. 

With its tropical flair and invigorating flavors, it is the perfect companion for warm summer evenings or festive gatherings. 

Immerse yourself in the vivaciousness of Brazil and savor the Caipirinha’s vibrant character.

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French Martini

Indulge in the sophisticated charm of the French Martini. This elegant cocktail combines vodka, Chambord (a black raspberry liqueur), and a splash of pineapple juice. 

Boozy Refreshing Pineapple French Martini with Vodka

Dressed in a classic martini glass, it exudes a sense of refined luxury. 

The French Martini’s fusion of fruity and floral flavors, with a hint of tartness, makes it a favorite among those who seek a touch of Parisian elegance. Enjoy it as an aperitif or as a special treat during cocktail hour. 

Raise your glass to the allure of French sophistication and let the French Martini whisk you away to the romantic streets of Paris.

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Surfer On Acid

Brace yourself for a taste of tropical paradise with the Surfer On Acid cocktail. 

surfer on acid drink served with pineapple garnish

This vibrant cocktail combines Jägermeister, coconut rum, and pineapple juice, creating a harmonious blend of flavors reminiscent of a beachside getaway. 

Enjoyed over ice in a highball glass, it captures the carefree spirit of surf culture. 

The Surfer On Acid cocktail is a popular choice for those seeking a sweet and exotic escape. 

Whether you’re reminiscing about past beach adventures or simply craving a taste of the tropics, this cocktail is sure to transport you to sun-drenched shores with each sip.

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Pineapple Martini

Embrace the tropical vibes with the Pineapple Martini.

Pineapple Martini

This delightful cocktail combines vodka, pineapple juice, and a hint of citrus for a revitalizing and fruity experience. 

Delivered in a chilled martini glass, it exudes a sense of indulgence.

The Pineapple Martini’s tropical flavor profile, with a perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess, makes it a go-to choice for those who enjoy the taste of paradise. 

Sip it poolside or during a summer gathering, and let the flavors of pineapple whisk you away to a tropical oasis.

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Mojito 1990s cocktail with fresh lime on wood table

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Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s
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