Top 20 Delicious Beginner Cocktails to Try

There’s an art to mixing a delicious cocktail. Cocktail making, like baking, requires attention to detail, namely, with respect to proportion and exact measurements. While you may l want to leave the minutiae of mixology to the professionals, you can save money and impress guests by mixing your own cocktails.

Boozy Bees Knees Gin Cocktail with Lemon

Every amateur bartender should have a repertoire of basic cocktail recipes. Below, I’ve provided a diverse list of beginner cocktails to help you start your mixology journey.

Beginner Cocktails


Beginner cocktails are both easy to prepare and delicious, encompassing a wide range of tried-and-true classics. Whether you want a tropical rum cocktail or a classy martini, my list of beginner cocktails has something for every occasion.

Let me know which beginner cocktail you enjoyed the most in the comments below.

Boozy Bees Knees Gin Cocktail with Lemon

Top 20 Delicious Beginner Cocktails to Try

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


    1. Pick your favorite recipe
    2. Gather all the needed ingredients
    3. Prep a summer cocktail in less than 5 minutes

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Written by Rocco

Rocco is a Florida State University alumnus with years of bartending and hospitality experience. From slinging hundreds of vodka sodas a night in jam-packed college bars to serving carefully crafted cocktails in upscale restaurants, there’s not much he hasn’t done behind a bar. Now, Rocco shares his knowledge and passion for all things alcohol-related here on My Bartender for bibulous readers everywhere to enjoy.

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