10 Must-Try Yellow Cocktails

I take great joy in suggesting yellow cocktails because they bring a splash of sunshine to any table. These drinks, ranging from tangy lemon mixes to sweet, tropical treats, always hit the spot. I enjoy the vibrant colors and the way they add cheer to gatherings. Each recipe is easy to follow and results in a drink that’s both refreshing and visually appealing. The variety means there’s something for everyone, from citrus lovers to those who prefer something milder. I suggest checking out our roundup for your next sunny drink choice.

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Yellow Bird Cocktail

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The Yellow Bird cocktail is a combination of Galliano liqueur, orange liqueur, white rum, and lime juice. This cocktail is neither sweet nor sour. It’s a perfect mix of both! It’s easy to make, requiring only two steps, and should be served in a highball or cocktail glass, depending on the type of party you’re having!


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This drink is a herbal-tasting cocktail perfect for a hot day on the porch. It includes yellow chartreuse, which has flavor notes of honey, flowers, and spice. This cocktail is easy to make. All you need is gin, yellow chartreuse, honey syrup, lemon, and a cocktail shaker. Finish with a lemon twist for garnish to concoct the perfect Yellowjacket!

Yellow Hammer Drink

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Inspired by a popular drink in a bar in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the Yellow Hammer is a mixed drink made in large quantities and served in a pitcher or other large dispenser. You will need vodka, light rum, amaretto, water, pineapple juice, orange juice, and maraschino cherries to get the party started! This recipe is perfect for parties and tailgates! It’s sweet, refreshing, and has a beautiful yellow hue.

Reggae Rum Punch

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For your next tropical get-together, try making this perfectly sippable cocktail! Reggae Rum Punch is a more involved cocktail since it calls for homemade strawberry syrup, but the recipe is easy to follow and includes directions for the strawberry syrup. For this tasty drink, you will need white rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, and strawberry syrup. Finish with mint, some ice, and a pineapple slice, and serve!

Caribbean Sunrise

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You might have heard of this drink as a Tequila Sunrise. This version uses vodka but is equally as refreshing! The recipe calls for vodka, lime juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, and pineapple slices. Layer the grenadine on the bottom for the perfect-looking Caribbean sunrise and the taste of the tropics!

Passion Fruit Mojito

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This recipe is sure to be a hit with mojito lovers! You need fresh passion fruit, mint leaves, light rum, lime juice, granulated sugar, and club soda. Straining the passion fruit makes this recipe moderately difficult, but it’s worth the effort! The recipe calls for enough ingredients to make four servings, so invite the neighbors over for a Saturday and make them this deliciously fruity cocktail!

Pansy Gimlet

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This drink has only three ingredients, so it’s the perfect yellow cocktail to whip up in the kitchen for your guests or yourself! The recipe calls for gin, pansy simple syrup, and lemon juice. You can expect a floral and citrusy cocktail that hits the taste buds with a jolt of sourness, but the florals tame the palette. Try it out!

Lemon Drop Cocktail

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This tangy cocktail is easy to make and sip slowly. It’s kind of like an adult lemonade! You will need vodka, limoncello, fresh lemon juice, cucumber, basil leaves, and cherry bitters. It’s a quick cocktail to make since you only need to muddle the fruits and herbs together, then add the liquor, shake, and strain. It’s best served chilled in a martini glass.

Passion Fruit Daiquiri

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Passion fruit is the perfect tropical and fresh ingredient for a summer drink! Make the passion fruit purée homemade, or buy your own. It’s not an elaborate drink. The recipe only calls for white rum, passion fruit purée, lime juice, and simple syrup. However, the taste is divine and refreshing!

The “Hawaiian Bon Fire” Spicy Pineapple Cocktail

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Nothing says tropical like Hawaii! Try this spicy and fruity cocktail during your next pool or beach day! It sounds complicated, but this recipe is pretty easy to put together. The most involved step is creating the jalapeño infused pineapple juice. Combine the jalapeño infused pineapple juice with mezcal, Malibu rum, fresh lime juice, and Prosecco. Then shake in a shaker and pour into a chilled glass. Enjoy!

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10 Yellow Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: yellow, yellow cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
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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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