Allrecipes Magazine Drinks Recipes

Browse thirst-quenching drink recipes that have been featured in the magazine over the years.

Staff Picks

Best Lemonade Ever

Rating: 4.76 stars
This is a very refreshing drink!
By Jo

Simple Syrup

Rating: 4.87 stars
Simple syrup is a commonly used ingredient in many cocktails and other drink recipes. It's also easy to make!

Mai Tai

Rating: 4.53 stars
Two flavors of rum combine with pineapple juice and orange juice to make a yummy, fruity drink.

All Natural Strawberry Lemonade

Rating: 4.66 stars
This is a tart, tasty lemonade with a sweet kick, perfect for the cook with garden access during the summer months. You'll need a blender with a 'puree' or 'high pulse' setting. Garnish with any leftover strawberries.

Perky Pineapple Sipper

This delicious drink is inspired by the flavors of a 1960s cocktail, the Mr. Bali Hai, which usually requires simple syrup, pineapple juice, and three bottles of booze (two rums and a coffee liqueur). For a neat cheat, I coffee-washed a gold aged rum and made the simple syrup right in the shaker. Garnish with pineapple fronds and lime wedges.

Lola's Horchata

Rating: 4.42 stars
A very easy way to make great horchata!

Grasshopper Cocktail

Rating: 4.78 stars
This cocktail is like a chocolate after-dinner mint in a glass. Skip dessert and go straight for a grasshopper.

Beer Margaritas

Rating: 4.75 stars
Who would believe that beer would be the perfect solution to eradicating fluorescent green margaritas? Well, it is! Best to use not-so-micro brews to avoid an overpowering beer flavor. Use the limeade can to measure the ingredients, and adjust with extra water if the mixture seems too sweet. Straining the pulp is always a good idea, unless, of course, you like pulp!

Brazilian Lemonade

Rating: 4.72 stars
This recipe for 'lemonade' actually uses limes. It is best served immediately.

Juli's Easy Freezer Slushies

Use this easy formula: 4 cups fresh fruit, 3/4 cup vodka, 3 tablespoons each of either white or brown sugar, water, and lime juice, and an optional wild card addition for summer-ready freezer slushies. This recipe features a cherry-peach flavor with two more variations listed below. To serve, massage bags to soften and add 1/2 cup lemon-lime or grapefruit soda to each bag. Makes 4 (12-ounce) cocktails.

Electric Lemonade

Rating: 4.86 stars
Just in time for summer... A sweet and tangy vodka drink perfect for the outdoor gathering.

Healthy Green Juice

Rating: 4.43 stars
Great healthy drink for detoxing after the holidays or whenever you have overdone it. Worth it to buy the organic celery, even if you buy conventional for everything else. Adjust fruit and veggie amounts to suit your personal taste. More apple equals a sweeter drink. Store any extra in a glass jar in the fridge for up to a day. Shake before drinking.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rosemary-Ginger Cocktail

"Such an easy, refreshing and complex drink. Great to make a pitcher of them in advance." – chrisader

Beer Margaritas

Watch how to make these delicious Beer Margaritas.

Ginger Lemonade

Rating: 4.62 stars

What a great twist on lemonade. Freeze some of this into ice cubes to use in the drinks, so it won't be diluted!