Top 10 most popular cocktails

2. Espresso martini

two espresso martinis

For coffee lovers everywhere, the espresso martini is the classic coffee flavour cocktail of choice. Use freshly brewed espresso and a dash of coffee liqueur for a real flavour hit. This sophisticated drink, with its distinctive, frothy top layer, is sure to impress. If you don’t have a martini glass to hand, try our reverse espresso martini with a splash of Baileys and espresso.

3. Mojito

Two glasses filled with ice, mint and mojito cocktail

A minty mojito is the perfect drink for a hot summer’s afternoon. Mix together some white rum, sugar, zesty lime and cooling soda water for a winning drink no-one will turn down. Learn the bartender’s tricks for making the best mojito, like choosing rum and muddling ingredients. We guarantee a single sip of this latin-inspired tipple will transport you to a sun-drenched beach.

Get that holiday feeling with our six mojitos you can make in minutes.

4. Pina colada

Pina Colada

Try a taste of the tropical with our fun and fruity piña colada. This irresistible blend of creamy coconut, smooth white rum and tangy pineapple is a retro classic for a reason, and is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. Garnish with as many kitsch umbrellas, colourful straws and pineapple slices as you can. Fancy something a little lighter? Try our crystal colada with coconut water and Brazilian cachaca.

5. Sex on the beach

Peach schnapps served in two glasses of sex on the beach cocktails

6. Passionfruit martini

two passionfruit martini cocktails

Celebrate in style with our prosecco-based passion fruit martini. Break out the cocktail shaker and combine passion fruit pulp with vodka, passoa, (a fruity passion fruit liqueur), lime juice and a simple sugar syrup. Serve in a swanky martini glass and top with half a passion fruit. This impressive looking cocktail is simple to make, so you can look like an expert with minimal effort.

7. Classic negroni

negroni (classic)

Dark and delicious, the classic negroni has just three key ingredients and is a staple on all good cocktail menus. Simply mix together equal parts gin, vermouth and campari for a boozy taste sensation. This punchy, slightly bitter drink is our ideal dinnertime aperativo. Feeling daring? Try one of our delicious variations, like our softer sherry negroni or a prosecco-topped negroni sbagliato.

Discover our top tips on how to make the perfect negroni.

9. Cosmopolitan

A cosmopolitan with a lime wheel garnish

What’s in a cocktail name? The origins of a cosmopolitan may be disputed, but we can all agree it is the perfect balance of sweet and sour flavours, with a deliciously fresh hint of citrus. The recipe is easily adapted if you fancy a twist, too – add a splash of champagne to your finished cocktail, or try replacing the vodka with tequila if you’re a fan. Serve in the obligatory martini glass and let the good times roll! Check out our 10 best vodka cocktail recipes for more inspiration.

10. Pimm’s

A glass of Pimm's cocktail

It wouldn’t be British summertime without a glass of fruity Pimm’s punch. Make a pitcher for your next gathering with friends, and add plenty of mint leaves, cucumber, orange and strawberries for a fruitier flavour. Turn this sensational summer cup into a Pimm’s slushie to keep everyone cool or add a splash of juice and a sprinkling of seeds to make our pomegranate Pimm’s.

Check out our guide on how to make perfect Pimm’s and our 7 new ways with Pimm’s for cakes, bakes and iced Pimm’s lollies.

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