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This list of cocktail names has everything from common cocktails to fancy and unique alcoholic drinks! There’s something for everyone here.

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Looking for a drink? There are so many great cocktails to choose from! While the art of the cocktail had its heyday in the 1920’s, the oldest cocktails stem back even to the mid-1800’s. There are gin cocktails and bourbon cocktails, drinks with niche liqueurs and easy two-ingredient cocktails. There are classic cocktails from Italy and Brazil and craft cocktails from New York City. Yep, there’s just about everything in this list!

Here’s our master list of alcohol drink names, from common to unique. They’re listed by alcohol type, and are listed under multiple categories if they have multiple liquors. The best way to use this cocktail names list? Control F to search for the liquor you’re looking for.

Want to see photos of cocktails instead? Go to All Cocktails with Photos.
See also: Master List: Types of Alcohol.
*Indicates the most common and popular cocktails.

List of drinks!

Gin Cocktails

These gin cocktails mix up this popular liquor in a myriad of ways. See also Best Gin Cocktails.

Vodka Cocktails

Got vodka? These cocktails highlight the best of this neutral-flavored liquor. See also Vodka Cocktails or 2 Ingredient Vodka Drinks.

Cocktail list

Bourbon Cocktails

Bourbon whiskey is common in cocktails! Here are all the best ways to use it. See also Best Bourbon Cocktails and Best Whiskey Cocktails.

Rum Cocktails

These rum cocktails pair this liquor with fruity, tropical flavors. See also Best Rum Cocktails, Dark Rum Cocktails, Malibu Drinks, and Guide to Malibu Rum.

Tequila Cocktails

Tequila is perfect in a margarita. But it’s much more than that, too! See also Best Tequila Cocktails or 2 Ingredient Tequila Drinks.

Common cocktails

Champagne & Prosecco Cocktails

Who can resist bubbles? These cocktail names feature sparkling wine. See also Best Champagne Cocktails.

Beer & Wine Cocktails

Use wine or beer to mix up some tasty cocktails and mixed drinks. See also Best Wine Cocktails and Beer Cocktails.

Vermouth Cocktails

Vermouth is the most popular backup character in cocktails! See also Best Vermouth Cocktails.

Triple Sec & Cointreau Cocktails

Cointreau makes a mean margarita and a smooth Sidecar. See also Guide to Cointreau, Best Cointreau Cocktails or Triple Sec Cocktails.

Campari Cocktails

This Italian bitter features in some of the most classic of all cocktails. See also Guide to Campari or Campari Cocktails.

Cocktail names list

Amaretto Cocktails

This Italian liqueur has a famous almond flavor. See also Guide to Amaretto or Best Amaretto Cocktails.

St Germain Cocktails

This newcomer to the cocktail scene is a beautifully floral elderflower liqueur. See also Guide to St Germain and St Germain Cocktails.

Irish Whiskey or Rye Whiskey Cocktails

This flavor-filled whiskey brings a spicy finish to these cocktail names. See also Best Whiskey Cocktails, Rye Whiskey Cocktails, Irish Whiskey Cocktails, Irish Whiskey Guide or Rye Whiskey Guide.

Irish whiskey

Rye Whiskey

Scotch Cocktails

Scotch is unique in cocktails, but it’s also uniquely delicious. See also Best Scotch Cocktails.

Brandy & Cognac Cocktails

Brandy or Cognac (French brandy) make standout mixed drinks. See also Best Cognac Cocktails, Best Brandy Cocktails, and Classic Hennessy Cocktails.

Absinthe Cocktails

This licorice-flavored liquor was banned for almost 100 years, but is now back in good graces. See also Quick Guide to Absinthe and Classic Absinthe Cocktails.

Amaro Cocktails

Amaro, a family of Italian bitters, are seeing a surge in popularity. See also Amaro Cocktails, Fernet Branca, Fernet Branca Cocktails, Averna, Cynar, and Amaro Nonino.

Kahlua Cocktails

This Mexican coffee liqueur has inspired a list of tasty drinks. See also Guide to Kahlua and Kahlua Cocktails. You can also use Tia Maria in any of these drinks.

Maraschino Liqueur Cocktails

This cherry flavored liqueur plays back up in many classics. See also Maraschino Liqueur Cocktails.

Cocktails with Bitters

Got a bottle of bitters? Here are the top cocktails that feature bitters! See also Guide to Bitters and Orange Bitters Cocktails.

Other Cocktail Names

These cocktails are made with unique liqueurs or ingredients that are worth buying for the adventurous home bartender.

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