Top 10 Well Cocktails You Need to Try

Stay on a budget and still have fun with these tasty well drinks.

Well cocktails are simple mixed drinks, typically combining one or two liquors with a splash of juice or soda.

Kamikaze cocktail, included In the number of official cocktails of the International bartender Association (IBA),

The main difference between well cocktails and common cocktails is the price of the liquor used.

Rather than using a top-shelf bottle, you use inexpensive liquors from the bartender’s “well” (an easy-access row of low-cost liquor).

Read on to learn about some of the most common well cocktails and how to make them at home.


Any time you go out to a bar, you’re likely ordering a well cocktail without even knowing it. The simplicity and low cost of these drinks are a major draw, which also makes them incredibly easy to make at home. 

Which well cocktails are your go-to order? Leave us a comment and let us know your favorite!

Kamikaze cocktail, included In the number of official cocktails of the International bartender Association (IBA),

10 Well Cocktail Recipes

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


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

    Did you make this recipe?

    Be sure to follow @mybartender on Pinterest and tag #mybartender You can also post a photo to our facebook page

    Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

    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 Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

    Cocktail glass filled with tasty sherry cobbler drink decorated with mint, straw and orange slice

    16 Most Popular Sherry Cocktails

    woman with partner at lesbian bars in Chicago

    The Most Popular Lesbian Bars Chicago Has to Offer