Whether it’s a funny name or simply an unconventional set of ingredients, funny cocktails have a way of sparking joy and putting a smile on your face.
The following cocktail recipes are whimsical and clever. Furthermore, most only require a handful of ingredients. Some funny cocktails, like the Beetlejuice Cocktail or Baby Yoda Margarita, hint at childhood joys, while others, like The Blackberry Raven Cocktail, are new spins on grown-up drinks.
So simple and refreshing, the Salty Dog Cocktail is a vodka and grapefruit drink with a salted rim that gives you a punchy, sour note in every taste. Although it’s got a funny name, it’s a classic combination of citrus and vodka without the residual sweetness of orange juice, making it unexpected and fun.
The perfect sip for the Baby Yoda lover in your life, this adorable cocktail looks just like everyone’s favorite Star Wars baby, with lime wedges for ears and big blueberry eyes. Of course, the flavors are all your standard margarita, but the presentation, complete with Baby Yoda’s robe, is what really sets this cocktail apart.
This Blackberry Sage Margarita is just the right thing to sip when the mercury drops. Full of grown-up, chilly-weather flavors and an excellent effect from the dry ice, it’s spooky and delicious. The drink gets its ruby color from silver tequila and blackberries, and the dry ice takes the presentation up several notches.
This drink was inspired by “Orange is the New Black” and is a boozy and fruity sip featuring cranberry and orange juice, amaretto, Triple Sec, and vodka. The amaretto balances out the more assertive flavors nicely, lending the whole thing an almond-adjacent taste that’s super appealing.
A fun twist on a classic spring and summertime drink, this Blackberry Mojito is ideal for fancy brunches or simply sipping on the patio on a hot July day. Start with some white rum, simple blackberry syrup, and several blackberries to muddle at the bottom, add mint leaves, and finish with club soda. It’s tart and tasty.
A fun cocktail with a cheeky name, the Hanky Panky Cocktail is a gin-based sip with a lot of character from the sweet vermouth. It’s slightly bitter, heavy on the citrus, and full of flavors that are unexpected and familiar at the same time. Plus, it’s just fun to say the name when offering one to your guests.
This delicious but funny cocktail has a devilish name and will surely be a hit at your next Halloween party. It’s got a festive, ruby hue and gets its kick from rum and amaretto. Pomegranate juice, orange juice, and seltzer round things off nicely. You can also play with the portions to taste.
This fully adult drink will definitely bring out the kid in everyone. Beetlejuice Cockails are colorful drinks with a touch of unexpected flavors like melon and raspberry. Expect a refreshing, cooling beverage with just the right amount of tart kick at the end. Make unique cocktails so that the liquors don’t separate within the glass.
This recipe uses Lambrusco, a type of Italian red wine, and is an utterly sophisticated spin on your typical after-dinner drink. Pair the Lambrusco with sake and Chambord for a fruity, lush foundation. Lychee juice and a touch of lemon add balance, lightness, and some tropical flair. Delicious.
You certainly don’t have to be a grumpy old man to enjoy this drink. The pleasing combination of Ginger Ale and bourbon will appeal to almost anyone, and a squeeze of lime ties it all together. The Ginger Ale lightens up the bourbon, playing off the sweetness of the liquor, and you can add lime to taste.
Sweet tea Prosecco Cocktails are an inspired combination of light, bubbly Prosecco or champagne, your favorite tea, vodka, honey, and Grand Marnier. It’s fruity, slightly earthy from the tea, and full of celebratory fizz from the champagne. Serve ice-cold and garnished with lemon.
This herbaceous and citrusy drink has a funny name but is a simple, elegant presentation of fine ingredients and spirits. It’s gin-based, with a splash of simple herb syrup featuring garden favorites like mint, thyme, rosemary, and basil. Lemon juice ties the whole thing together beautifully.
Naked Lady Cocktails are a light peach hue, spiked with plenty of rum, vermouth, lemon, and apricot brandy. The combination is super potent and has many flavors going on, but surprisingly they don’t compete with each other. Instead, the apricot brandy shines through in every tasty sip.
This super fruity, naughtily-named cocktail is the perfect summertime pleaser with only four ingredients. Since three of them are alcoholic, it’s undoubtedly a potent cocktail, but you can tailor it to your tastes. It’s also colorful, thanks to the floating topper of blue raspberry vodka on top. Garnish with strawberries for extra appeal.
Although this cocktail is a bit difficult to master, it will likely become one of your all-time favorites once you do. A combination of very strong absinthe, gin, and a touch of orange juice and grenadine, it’s a citrus-heavy, strong cocktail that you can actually light on fire before drinking.
A bright purple, sparkly drink featuring blue raspberry vodka and strawberry lemonade, Unicorn Kisses Cocktail is a tart, sweet, magical drink perfect for your next girl’s night in. Plus, you can decorate it in all sorts of cute ways, with edible pearls or even glitter.
These flavorful, funny cocktails will be a hit at your next party or get-together with friends. No matter if you’re in the mood for a drink that reminds you of a childhood classic or something off-the-wall beautifully infused with flavor, there’s a cocktail out there for you.
Is there an off-the-wall, outrageous, and delicious cocktail we missed? Let us know in the comments below.
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 Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.