15 Must-Try Common Cocktails

Get ready to embark on a flavor-filled journey into the world of common cocktails!

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These beloved libations are the life of the party, the star of the show, and the go-to choice for cocktail enthusiasts everywhere. 

Whether sipping a refreshing Mojito on a sunny beach or enjoying a sophisticated Martini at a swanky lounge, these popular cocktails are common choices for good reason. 

So, whether at a bustling bar, a lively rooftop party, or simply unwinding at home, raise your glass and toast to the classics that never fail to deliver a good time. 

Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail that boasts the rich and bold flavors of whiskey, muddled sugar, and aromatic bitters. 

Bourbon Old Fashioned Cocktails

Served over ice in a rocks glass, it offers a smooth and robust taste with a hint of sweetness. 

The Old Fashioned is a must-try for whiskey enthusiasts looking to savor the essence of tradition and craftsmanship.

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The Margarita is a vibrant and tangy cocktail that combines the zesty flavors of tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur

margarita drink recipe

It delivers a perfect balance of citrusy freshness and a touch of sweetness. 

The Margarita is a beloved choice for its refreshing nature and ability to transport you to a tropical paradise.

I love a salted rim, but you can also try sugar or tajin for a bit of spice! 

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Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule is a refreshing and invigorating cocktail that combines vodka, spicy ginger beer, and a squeeze of lime. 

moscow mule

With its unique combination of ingredients, the Moscow Mule is a go-to drink.

Whether you’re lounging by the pool or at a bustling bar, this easy-to-make, and visually appealing cocktail adds a spark to any occasion.

You can enjoy this cocktail year-round!

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The Martini is the epitome of elegance and sophistication.

Vesper Martini Martini cocktail garnish with lemon twist

Made with either gin or vodka and a hint of dry vermouth, it delivers a smooth and refined flavor profile. 

Loved for its timeless allure and versatility, the Martini is a drink that embodies the art of sipping and indulging in the finer things in life.

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This classic cocktail combines whiskey, sweet vermouth, and a dash of bitters, resulting in a smooth and complex flavor. 

Homemade Rye Bourbon Manhattan with a Cherry Garnish

Adored by whiskey enjoyers, the Manhattan drink demands attention and rewards the senses. 

Whether enjoyed at a swanky bar or during a special occasion, this timeless cocktail is a testament to the art of mixology and an invitation to indulge in refined pleasures.

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The Gimlet is a timeless cocktail that perfectly balances tangy and sweet.

Alcoholic Lime and Gin Gimlet with a Garnish

With gin or vodka and lime juice, it offers a zesty flavor profile. 

The simplicity of the Gimlet’s ingredients and preparation make it an easy choice for those seeking a quick and enjoyable cocktail. 

This classic libation is a great option for casual get-togethers or anytime you want something light and tasty.

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The Mojito is a vibrant and invigorating cocktail that captures the essence of summer. 

mojito cocktail

Made with rum, fresh mint leaves, lime juice, and a touch of sweetness, it offers a refreshing and herbaceous flavor profile. 

It is a popular choice for those seeking a taste of the tropics and a moment of pure relaxation.

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Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary is a bold and savory cocktail that combines vodka with tomato juice, spices, and various flavorings. 

Classic Bloody Mary Recipe

Served over ice in a tall glass with an array of garnishes, it offers a unique and robust taste experience. 

Bloody Mary is a beloved choice for brunch enthusiasts for its complex flavors and the ability to customize the garnishes.

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The Daiquiri is a delightful and refreshing cocktail that brings a taste of the tropics to your glass.

Classic Lime Daiquiri Cocktail with a Garnish

This vibrant libation combines rum, fresh lime juice, and a touch of sweetness. 

It offers a perfect balance of tangy citrus and smooth rum flavors, making it suitable for sun-kissed beaches and warm island vibes.

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Whiskey Sour

The Whiskey Sour is a classic cocktail that celebrates the harmonious combination of whiskey, fresh lemon juice, and a hint of sweetness. 

Whiskey Sour cocktail recipe

Enjoyed for its timeless appeal and smooth sipping experience.

With a straightforward recipe, this drink can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home or at your favorite bar. 

Savor the flavors of the Whiskey Sour and let its simplicity be a testament to the beauty of well-balanced ingredients.

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The Mimosa is a sparkling and celebratory cocktail that adds a touch of fun to any occasion.

mimosa made with champagne and orange juice

This delightful drink combines champagne or sparkling wine with freshly squeezed orange juice. 

It is popular for toasting special moments and enjoying leisurely mornings. 

With just a few ingredients, this libation can be effortlessly prepared.

So raise your glass, clink it with a loved one, and let the Mimosa be a sparkling companion to your cherished memories.

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Amaretto Sour

The Amaretto Sour is a timeless cocktail that showcases the nutty and aromatic flavors of Amaretto liqueur.

cocktail of amaretto sour with dehydrated clementine and rosemary

Combined with zesty lemon juice, it creates a delightful balance of sweetness and tartness. 

With a few easy steps, you can create this indulgent cocktail and take a moment to savor its luscious flavors. 

The Amaretto Sour is a delightful companion that will envelop you in its sweet and tangy embrace.

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The Paloma is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that captures the spirit of Mexico in every sip. 

Paloma Cocktail tequila fresh grapefruit juice as a common cocktail

This invigorating libation combines tequila, grapefruit soda, and a squeeze of lime, resulting in a perfect balance of tartness, sweetness, and a hint of bitterness. 

It is a popular choice for summer gatherings and celebrations, served over ice in a highball glass. 

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The Negroni is a sophisticated and complex cocktail that appeals to the discerning palate.

negroni cocktail recipe

Combining equal parts of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, it offers a harmonious blend of herbal, sweet, and bitter flavors

While its preparation may require some skill and attention, the reward is an exquisite liquor that invites you to indulge in the depths of its flavors. 

So take a sip of the Negroni and experience a symphony of tastes that will leave a lasting impression.

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Espresso Martini

The Espresso Martini is a luxurious and stimulating cocktail that combines the rich flavors of coffee with the elegance of a classic martini.

espresso martini common cocktail

It features vodka, coffee liqueur, and a shot of freshly brewed espresso.

A favorite among coffee lovers and cocktail enthusiasts, this sophisticated drink rewards you with a sublime balance of flavors.

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