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10 Classic Cocktails for a Mixology Date Night

There's no better way to add a twist of fun and flavor to a date night in than by mixing up some delicious cocktails or even mocktails together!

Explore the classic cocktails below or check out this Pinterest board for 2 or 3-ingredient cocktails, whiskey cocktails, colorful drinks, and even mocktails to try for date night.

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The best part? No fancy mixology skills required! With a splash of creativity and a pinch of laughter, you can concoct the most colorful and Instagram-worthy mocktails.

But it not just about the cocktails – its about the two of you. Share stories, try new flavor combinations, and dance around the kitchen as you mix and match ingredients.

1. Coffee Cocktail

If you and your partner love coffee, why not combine your love for coffee and cocktails?

To make a coffee cocktail, combine 2 oz coffee liqueur, 1 oz vodka, 1 oz heavy cream and ice.

In a shaker, add coffee liqueur, vodka, and ice. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice. Slowly pour heavy cream on top of the drink. Garnish with coffee beans or cocoa powder.

2. Martini

The martini is the epitome of elegance and simplicity.

To make this classic cocktail, combine 2.5 oz of gin or vodka with 0.5 oz of dry vermouth. Stir well with ice, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or an olive.

3. Classic Margarita

Transport yourself to a tropical paradise with a refreshing margarita.

Mix 2 oz of tequila, 1 oz of freshly squeezed lime juice, and 0.75 oz of triple sec or Cointreau in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a salt or sugan rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

4. Old Fashioned

For those who appreciate the classics, the Old Fashioned is a go-to choice.

Muddle a sugar cube and a couple dashes of Angostura bitters in a glass. Add 2 oz of bourbon or rye whiskey and ice, then stir gently. Express an orange twist over the glass and drop it in.

5. Mojito

For a refreshing and minty delight, whip up a mojito.

Muddle 6-8 fresh mint leaves and 0.75 oz of simple syrup in a glass. Add 1.5 oz of white rum, 0.75 oz of freshly squeezed lime juice, and ice. Top with club soda and give it a gentle stir. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge.

6. Daiquiri

This cocktail proves that simplicity can be utterly delightful.

Combine 2 oz of white rum, 0.75 oz of freshly squeezed lime juice, and 0.5 oz of simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

7. Cosmopolitan

Embrace your inner Carrie Bradshaw with a cosmopolitan.

Shake together 1.5 oz of vodka, 1 oz of cranberry juice, 0.5 oz of triple sec, and 0.25 oz of freshly squeezed lime juice with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lime twist.

8. Whiskey Sour

The Whiskey Sour is a timeless blend of sweet, sour, and spirit.

Combine 2 oz of bourbon, 0.75 oz of simple syrup, and 0.75 oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a cherry and a lemon wedge.

9. Piña Colada

Indulge in a taste of the tropics with a creamy Piña Colada.

Blend 2 oz of white rum, 3 oz of pineapple juice, and 1 oz of coconut cream with ice until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry.

10. Moscow Mule

Finish off with a zesty Moscow Mule.

Combine 2 oz of vodka, 0.5 oz of freshly squeezed lime juice, and ginger beer in a copper mug filled with ice. Give it a stir and garnish with a lime wheel.

Check out this Pinterest board with more ideas for cocktails and mocktails to mix up for date night at home!


Cheers to love, to creativity, and to many more adventures – both in and out of the kitchen!

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