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Cocktail Recipes

Spirits that are enjoyable by themselves also shine once mixed with fruit, ice, soda and other ingredients. Alcoholic concoctions from martinis to daiquiris are the staples of a night on the town, but can be easily put together at home too. See GAYOT's selection of cocktail recipes and books for both classic cocktails and variations.

Check out GAYOT's Top 10 Classic Cocktails to find the perfect recipe for your favorite drink

Top 10 Classic Cocktails
From the martini to the Bloody Mary, the Sazerac to the mint julep, GAYOT's Top 10 Classic Cocktails has the best recipes for your favorite classic cocktail.

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A classic gimlet with gin, lime juice and crushed ice

The Gin Gimlet
Named after a corkscrew-like tool called the gimlet, this nifty gin cocktail is quick, easy to mix up and always tastes fabulous.

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The Negroni by Gary Regan explores the history of the iconic cocktail, with recipes and lore

The Classic Negroni
Explore this iconic cocktail's Italian roots and American connections (hint: it was born from a drink called the Americano) in Gary Regan's new book. Then try whipping up different kinds of Negroni drinks and desserts from his varied recipes.

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Stand proud and start off your night with a White Russian made with Kahlúa

The White Russian
Like your coffee with a twist? Try this Kahlúa cocktail that blends coffee, vodka and cream. What's not to love!

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Floral Elixir Company Floral Infusions for Cocktails, Teas & Sodas come in five botanical flavors

Floral Elixir Company Floral Infusions for Cocktails, Teas & Sodas
Made from real flower extracts, these natural artisanal mixers give a refreshing botanical twist to your spirits-based cocktails, teas and more.

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Bungalow 23 uses ingredients from all over the globe to create their mixers

Bungalow 23 Cocktail Mixers
Made from fresh, hand-selected ingredients, choose one of three handcrafted flavors, such as Blueberry Lemon Drop, to mix some complexity into your boozy concoction.

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Pop the Cherry Punch is made with Grey Goose Cherry Noir

Grey Goose Cocktails
We visited Grey Goose headquarters in France and tasted some of their finest cocktails. Check out these recipes, including a Dry-Aged Martini and Pop the Cherry Punch.

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Fever-Tree Mixers come in many different flavors, including Bitter Lemon, Club Soda and Indian Tonic Water

Fever-Tree Premium Mixers
Designed to be mixed with premium spirits, these mixers are made with all-natural ingredients, including pure cane sugar and quinine from the cinchona, a.k.a. fever tree.

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Top 10 Cocktails List from Gayot

Top 10 Cocktails
Crafted cocktails are all the rage now. Our top ten list consists of the best artisanal libations from all over the U.S., and even includes a recipe for each drink.

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Cocktail Recipes

10 Cane Canitas

10 Cane Daiquiri

Abuelo Sparkler

Agavero Mexican Cosmopolitan

Apple Julep

Appleton Classic Daiquiri

Appleton Classic Mai Tai

Autumn Thyme

Bacardi Bat Bite

Bacardi San Miguel

Belvedere Vodka Black Cherry and Rose Martini


Blavod Black Widow


Blueberry Pancake Spritzer

Boston Cream Pie Cocktail

Cabana Brasilian Wax

Cabana Caipirinha

Camarena Lime

Canton 75

Carbonated Margarita

Charbay Angéle Green Tea Cooler

Chartreuse Swizzle


Classic Cosmopolitan

Classic Daiquiri

Classic Manhattan

Classic Martini

Classic Sazerac

Claret Swizzle

Crustacean's The Beverly

Devil's Bellini

Dewar's Smash

Diamond Mojito

Dry-Aged Martini

Fox Rose Fizz

German Manhattan

Gin 'n' Juice

Gosling's Dark'n Stormy

Gran Centenario's Gran Treacle

Gran Centenario Rosangel Margarita

Grand Eduardo Margarita

Grey Goose's Inaugural Partini

Grey Goose French Negroni

Grey Goose's Political Partini

Grey Goose's The Emmy Jubilee

G'Vine Cosmo

Herb's Cilantro Herbarita

Hula Girl

Imperia's Grapefruit Juliet

Irish Coffee

Jer-ne's Blueberi Moscow Mule

Kir Royale

KissyomamaLast Tango in Modena

Level's Primo Vodka & Tonic

Lichido Daiquiri

Lichido Peachy Lychee

Lo-Cal Colada

Lotus Santa Maria

Lucy Leave

Maestro Dobel's The Hot Margarita

Mandarin Fizz

Maple Bacon Negroni

Mariposa Mule

Maui Rum Mojito

Mount Gay Rum Punch

Original Margarita

Partida Agave Nectar Margarita

Pisco Nuevo

Pop the Cherry Punch

Prickly Pear Crown Jewel

The Rose Hinted Glass

Ron Zacapa Centenario's Improved Wisecracker

Royal Air Force

Russell's Rye Manhattan

Saffron Fleurtation

Sazerac Cocktail

SKYY Infusions Pineapple's Hawaii-Themed Cocktails

SKYY Infusions Vampire Blood

SKYY Infusions Yankee Doodle

SOHO Bubbling Lychee-Grapefruit Martini

Springbok Frozen

Summer Sour

St-Germain Can-Can Martini

Tequila Tezon Baja Gold

Tito's Favorite Bloody Mary

Tommy Bahama Cuba Libre

Tommy Bahama Planter's Punch

Ultimate Caipirinha

VeeV's Rainforest on the Rocks

Watermelon Sangria

White Russian

Wild Turkey Irish Honey

Wild Turkey Thanksgiving 101

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Peach Julep

Xanté Berry

X-Rated Flirtini

X-Rated Tickled Pink

X-Rated Winter Wanderlust


Cocktail Books


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