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Top 12 Vegan Cocktails to Drink

Unfolding a new chapter in mixology, vegan cocktails redefine the art of ethical indulgence. 

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These concoctions, a tapestry of luscious fruits, herbs, and plant-based spirits, offer a guilt-free sip of liquid artistry. They beckon conscious consumers to savor delightful drinks that respect the planet. Whether you’re atop a rooftop celebrating life or nestled fireside contemplating its mysteries, vegan cocktails find their place. Their allure lies in the vibrant symphony of flavors, echoing the richness of nature, setting a unique precedent in mixology that harmonizes creativity and compassion.

Vegan Bloody Mary

Vegan Bloody Mary
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Savor the Vegan Bloody Mary, a cocktail that effortlessly blurs the lines between sipping and snacking. Tomato juice, lime, and vegan Worcestershire sauce create a savory, umami-laden base, reminiscent of spicy gazpacho. What sets it apart are the garnishes – from pickles to olives, even a full-on salad. Some places take it further, skewering their entire breakfast menu over the glass. Best enjoyed during brunch or as an unconventional in-flight treat, this drink hits the spot with its satisfying, salty bite. Plus, it’s easily made at home, allowing you to customize it with a range of fun, plant-based garnishes.


Vegan Espresso Martini

Vegan Espresso Martini
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Crafted for the discerning palate, the Vegan Espresso Martini delivers a delightful fusion of bold flavors. It seamlessly blends the robust notes of freshly brewed espresso with the subtle sweetness of Tia Maria liqueur, elevated by the smoothness of vodka. The optional addition of unsweetened cashew milk creates a creamy indulgence, while a touch of maple syrup complements the bitterness of the coffee. What sets this martini apart is its simplicity, relying on common ingredients that effortlessly harmonize. 


Vegan Pina Colada

Vegan Pina Colada
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Savor the Vegan Piña Colada, a tropical delight that transports your taste buds to paradise. Its creamy coconut rum infusion blends harmoniously with the vibrant freshness of pineapple juice. The velvety texture of unsweetened coconut cream adds a luxurious twist, while optional coconut sugar imparts a delightful sweetness. What sets this concoction apart is its simplicity; just a handful of common ingredients blend into a symphony of flavors. Best enjoyed on a balmy evening, this vegan classic captures the essence of a sun-kissed beach, making every sip a mini vacation for your senses.


Vegan White Russian

Vegan White Russian
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The Vegan White Russian presents a luscious blend of vodka, vegan coffee liqueur, light coconut milk, and cashew milk. This cocktail boasts a velvety richness, with the coffee liqueur offering deep, roasted notes that dance harmoniously with the creamy coconut and cashew milks. The best versions of this cocktail shine when the ingredients are impeccably chilled, and the balance is just right – not too sweet, not too strong. What sets it apart is its cruelty-free twist on the classic White Russian, making it a delightful choice for those embracing a vegan lifestyle. 


Elderflower Grapefruit Gin and Tonic

Elderflower Grapefruit Gin and Tonic
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This vegan delight, the Elderflower Grapefruit Gin and Tonic, is a symphony of flavors. The floral allure of elderflower liqueur, commonly featuring the renowned St. Germain, gracefully dances with the zesty embrace of grapefruit juice. When paired with the herbal intrigue of rosemary, this cocktail reaches its zenith. The addition of gin and a splash of tonic water balances the medley beautifully, offering a harmonious contrast of sweet and bitter. Best savored on sun-kissed afternoons, it distinguishes itself with its simplicity, making it a versatile and crowd-pleasing choice for gatherings or solitary moments of indulgence.


Peach & Rosemary Bourbon Cocktail

Peach & Rosemary Bourbon Cocktail
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Crafted to perfection, the Peach & Rosemary Bourbon Cocktail offers a harmonious blend of flavors. The sweet allure of peach simple syrup, born from organic cane sugar and succulent peaches, mingles with the robust notes of bourbon or whisky. Fresh lemon juice adds a zesty kick, while a sprig of rosemary lends a fragrant twist. Served over ice and garnished with a slice of peach, it’s a captivating sipper that strikes the ideal balance between sweet and spirited. Best enjoyed during balmy summer evenings, this cocktail stands out for its simplicity, yet it’s the peach’s skin that infuses it with a beautiful blush hue, setting it apart from the rest.


Watermelon-Basil Mezcal Margarita

Watermelon-Basil Mezcal Margarita
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Vibrantly green basil dances in harmony with the smoky allure of mezcal or tequila in the Watermelon-Basil Mezcal Margarita. This exceptional vegan cocktail derives its uniqueness from the infusion of fresh watermelon juice, delivering a luscious, sun-soaked sweetness that complements the earthy notes of mezcal perfectly. With a dash of zesty lime juice to brighten the ensemble, it’s a masterpiece of balance and taste. What sets this drink apart is its simplicity; just a handful of fresh, readily available ingredients. 


Sweet Bourbon Peach Smash

Sweet Bourbon Peach Smash
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Embrace the harmonious blend of bourbon’s smoky allure and the natural sweetness of ripe peaches in the Sweet Bourbon Peach Smash. With a delightful fusion of bourbon, grenadine, and a touch of zesty lemon, it offers a tantalizingly complex taste that’s balanced to perfection. What sets it apart is the exciting kick of ginger beer, which elevates the cocktail to new heights. Its simple ingredients, like fresh yellow peaches, make it best enjoyed on balmy summer evenings when the fruit is at its peak. This vegan delight effortlessly marries the robust notes of bourbon with the lusciousness of peaches, delivering a one-of-a-kind cocktail experience.


Spicy Mango Sake Rum Cocktail

Spicy Mango Sake Rum Cocktail
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This Spicy Mango Sake Rum Cocktail is an explosive fusion of flavors that sets it apart from the usual drinks. It marries the rich, velvety notes of Koloa Kaua’i Reserve Rum with the delicate essence of Hakutsuru sake, creating a unique depth of taste. The sweet embrace of mango liqueur and mango juice lends a tropical twist, while a hint of fresh lemon juice adds a zesty spark. What truly elevates this cocktail is the Hawaiian chili water and the Hibiscus Chili seasoning, which infuses a tantalizing heat and an exotic floral dimension. Best enjoyed on sultry summer evenings, it’s the perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and unexpected, making it a standout vegan delight.


Grapefruit Eastside Cocktail

Grapefruit Eastside Cocktail
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The Grapefruit Eastside Cocktail is a vibrant symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. Crafted with Empress 1908 Gin, known for its mesmerizing purple hue and botanical finesse, this cocktail marries the earthy notes of juniper, rose, coriander seed, and butterfly pea blossom. Freshly muddled cucumber and exhilarating mint create a refreshing base, while a delicate splash of homemade simple syrup imparts a gentle sweetness. A squeeze of zesty lime and a burst of fresh grapefruit juice elevate this cocktail to perfection. Garnished with crisp cucumber slices, a grapefruit wedge, and a sprig of mint, it’s a delightful concoction best savored on a sunny afternoon, offering a unique and vibrant twist on classic mixology.


Burnt Blood Orange and Ginger Gin Smash

Burnt Blood Orange and Ginger Gin Smash
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This vegan delight, the Burnt Blood Orange and Ginger Gin Smash, is an explosion of bold and zesty flavors that will awaken your taste buds. Start by torching sugar-sprinkled blood oranges until they’re tantalizingly caramelized, setting the stage for an exquisite taste journey. Muddled ginger, mint leaves, and lime wedges add layers of complexity, releasing their vibrant essences. As you squeeze in the juice of four blood oranges and blend with gin and ice, the result is a sensational fusion that’s best savored outdoors during warm summer evenings. What truly sets it apart is the harmonious marriage of citrusy zing and fiery ginger, creating a cocktail that’s both simple and sensational.


Negroni Sbagliato

negroni sbagliato cocktail

A Negroni Sbagliato, a delightful twist on the classic Negroni, bursts with a bittersweet symphony. Campari’s bold, herbaceous kick, sweet vermouth’s velvety richness, and the sparkle of Prosecco unite in perfect harmony. The best ones balance these elements meticulously, creating a mouthwatering interplay of flavors. What sets this cocktail apart is its surprising fizz, giving it a playful edge. Best enjoyed during sunset soirees or celebratory brunches, Negroni Sbagliato’s unique blend of ingredients is sure to captivate your taste buds with its fizzy, flavorful allure.


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12 Vegan Cocktail Recipes

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
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Enjoy the vibrant world of vegan cocktails with these delicious and refreshing recipes.

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Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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