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15 Cocktail Recipes to Try Out on your Night Out

Elevate your night out with 15 enticing cocktail recipes, from classics to contemporary favorites, adding fun and sophistication to your social experience.

BY THE CUISINE NETWORK STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS

Nov 7, 2023

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A night out with friends or a special someone is the perfect occasion to explore the world of cocktails. Whether you’re at a bustling bar, a trendy lounge, or enjoying a quiet evening at home, cocktails add an extra layer of fun and sophistication to your social experience. In this compilation, we present 15 enticing cocktail recipes that are worth trying during your night out. From classic concoctions like the Martini and Mojito to contemporary favorites such as the Espresso Martini and the Aperol Spritz, these cocktail recipes offer a delightful spectrum of flavors, each with its own unique character. Whether you prefer a refreshing, citrusy sip or a smooth and creamy finish, this collection has something for everyone. So, whether you’re a seasoned cocktail enthusiast or just starting to explore the mixology world, these recipes will help elevate your night out, making it a memorable and enjoyable experience. Cheers to a night filled with delectable drinks and great company!






Caramel Apple Cider Cocktails

DRINKS & SPIRITS
Caramel Apple Cider Cocktails
August 8, 2023 11:58 am
Ava Robinson
Introduction
These autumnal cocktails combine apple cider, bourbon, and salted caramel for a sweet-and-savory sipper evocative of candied apples. With just 5 easy minutes of shaking and pouring, you can mix up this cozy cocktail.
The key is using real fresh apple cider and quality bourbon for the best…

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DRINKS & SPIRITS
Sailing Through History with the Dark and Stormy: A Nautical Classic
September 13, 2023 8:04 am
Ava Robinson
Introduction
The Dark and Stormy, a classic cocktail with a name that evokes maritime adventure, has been a favorite among sailors and cocktail enthusiasts for over a century. This delightful concoction, with its rich history and distinctive flavors, is a true testament to the art of mixology. Originating…

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Strawberry Basil Smash Cocktails
August 13, 2023 2:52 pm
Ava Robinson
Introduction
The strawberry basil smash cocktail features muddled strawberries and basil paired with bourbon and lemon for a delicious summer sipper. With just 5 minutes of easy muddling, you can mix up this gorgeous blush cocktail.
Muddling releases the strawberry juices and essential oils from…

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Martini Perfection - Gin or Vodka, Your Choice

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Martini Perfection – Gin or Vodka, Your Choice
October 3, 2023 4:47 am
StaffContributor
Introduction: The Martini, often referred to as the “king of cocktails,” has a history as rich and diverse as its flavor. Whether you prefer the botanical depth of gin or the crisp clarity of vodka, a well-made Martini is the epitome of cocktail elegance. In this article, we’ll dive…

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French 75 - Effervescent Gin and Champagne Fusion

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French 75 – Effervescent Gin and Champagne Fusion
October 3, 2023 7:57 am
StaffContributor
Introduction: The French 75, a classic cocktail with a fascinating history, is the epitome of elegance and sophistication. This sparkling concoction combines the crispness of gin with the effervescence of Champagne, resulting in a drink that has delighted cocktail enthusiasts for nearly a century. Named…

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DRINKS & SPIRITS
This contentious beverage might soon become the official state cocktail of Wisconsin.
November 2, 2023 6:53 pm
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Although we haven’t traveled to Wisconsin much, there are a few telltale indicators that you are in the Badger State. Telltale indications include the abundance of cheese curds, hearing several discussions including the term “Lambeau,” or sipping your Old Fashioned and wondering, “Wait,…

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Extract from Vanilla
October 17, 2023 9:14 am
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After combining vanilla beans with vodka or rum and letting it steep for a few weeks, you can use this adaptable extract in baked goods or bottle it to give as a thoughtful and durable Christmas present.
Ingredients:
1 ounce of split down the center vanilla beans (6–12)
1 c. Amber rum or vodka 
Guidelines
Combine…

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RECIPE
Elderflower and Passionfruit Spritz
August 10, 2023 12:53 pm
Ava Robinson
Introduction
This vibrant cocktail combines floral St. Germain elderflower liqueur and tropical passionfruit juice for a sweet-tart summer spritzer. A touch of soda water gives it some fizz.
With just 5 easy minutes of shaking and pouring, you can have this gorgeous blush spritzer ready to serve…

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Spiked Arnold Palmer with Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka
August 13, 2023 2:47 pm
Ava Robinson
Introduction
This fun “John Daly” cocktail combines sweet tea, tart lemonade and flavored vodka for a tasty twist on the classic Arnold Palmer. The sweet tea balances the lemonade’s tartness, while the vodka adds a subtle lemon kick.
With just 5 easy minutes of mixing, you can pour…

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Lychee Grapefruit Sake Cocktails
August 11, 2023 5:37 pm
Ava Robinson
Introduction
This elegant cocktail combines floral lychee and bright grapefruit with smooth sake for a light and lively sipper. With just 5 easy minutes of shaking, you can mix up this beautifully blush cocktail.
The lychee juice provides delicate sweetness, while the grapefruit offers tartness….

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Classic Margarita - Timeless Citrus Elegance

DRINKS & SPIRITS
Classic Margarita – Timeless Citrus Elegance
October 3, 2023 4:05 am
StaffContributor
Introduction
The Margarita, a beloved cocktail with a history as colorful as its flavors, is a timeless classic that continues to captivate cocktail enthusiasts around the world. This iconic drink is renowned for its refreshing blend of tangy lime, the subtle sweetness of orange liqueur, and the bold…

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Mojito Arnold Palmer Cocktails
August 12, 2023 10:22 am
Ava Robinson
Introduction
Arnold Palmer cocktails combine iced tea and lemonade for the perfect refreshing summer drink. This version mixes in the classic mojito flavors of lime, mint and rum for a boozy twist.
With just 5 easy minutes of prep, you can combine 3 delicious beverages into these fun fusion drinks….

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Blackberry Sage Spritzers with Prosecco

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Blackberry Sage Spritzers with Prosecco
August 8, 2023 6:07 pm
Ava Robinson
Introduction
These gorgeous purple spritzers showcase fresh blackberry and sage flavors, balanced by gentle sweetness. A quick honey syrup provides just enough sweetness to complement the berries and botanicals.
With just 10 minutes of easy prep, you can have these stunning cocktails ready for pouring….

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Kumquat Sour Cocktails
August 11, 2023 5:28 pm
Ava Robinson
Introduction
This bright citrus cocktail highlights the unique flavor of fresh kumquats. Muddled kumquats add tartness along with subtle sweetness and complex floral notes. Paired with bourbon, lemon, and honey, you get a beautifully balanced sour drink.
With just 10 easy minutes of prep time, you…

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Mimosa Magic - Bubbly Orange Breakfast Bliss

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Mimosa Magic – Bubbly Orange Breakfast Bliss
October 3, 2023 8:18 am
StaffContributor
Introduction
The Mimosa, a delightful and effervescent cocktail, has been a staple of brunch menus around the world for decades. Its bright and refreshing flavors, coupled with the playful dance of bubbles, make it the perfect companion for a leisurely breakfast or brunch. In this article, we’ll…

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