200+ Popular Cocktail Names & Recipes!

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

Cocktail names

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 modern classics from New York City. Yep, there’s just about everything in this list!

Here’s our master list of cocktail 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 Cocktails A to Z, with Photos.

*Indicates the most common and popular cocktails.

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.

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Bourbon Cocktails

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

Rum Cocktails

These rum cocktails pair this liquor with fruity, tropical flavors. See also Best Rum Cocktails.

Tequila Cocktails

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

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.

Vermouth Cocktails

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

Cointreau Cocktails

Cointreau makes a mean margarita and a smooth Sidecar. See also Best Cointreau Cocktails.

Campari Cocktails

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

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Amaretto Cocktails

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

St Germain Cocktails

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

Rye Whiskey Cocktails

This flavor-filled whiskey brings a spicy finish to these cocktail names.

Scotch Cocktails

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

Cognac Cocktails

Cognac is a unique liquor, but it makes for standout mixed drinks.

Cocktails with Bitters

Got a bottle of bitters? Here are all the cocktails you can use it in:

Other Cocktail Names

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

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

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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