50 Best Party Drinks Of All Time For All Seasons

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'Tis the season for those holiday calories! It's officially socially acceptable to walk around with a drink in your hand at all hours of the party. If you're forced to be around coworkers or family you haven't seen in a while, this may be a necessity.

But don't worry, because we've crafted a list of the best party drinks all year-round, so when the party stops or you have a couple of girlfriends coming over, you know just what to pull out. We've got a mix of tequila, the best-frozen mojito ever, and even some daiquiri recipes that will wow.

So grab your pitches and squeeze those limes because we've got some incredible recipes coming your way.

1. Pineapple Rum Punch

This punch will pick you up and cool you down during those hot summer months. We can just see ourselves now drinking one of these at our next BBQ.

  • Pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup of Malibu Rum
  • 3 cups of Canada Dry Ginger ale
  • 3 cups pineapple juice

2. Moana Island Fruit Punch

If an island getaway isn't in your travel plans, bring the island to you! This Moana-inspired drink will have you feeling like you're riding the waves in Hawaii.

  • 4 oz mango juice
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup
  • 3 tbsp teal sanding sugar
  • Ice
  • 4 oz fruit punch
  • 2 oz coconut water

3. Shark Bite

Yum! This unique drink will bring life to any party! If you're looking for that "wow" factor, consider adding this drink item to your menu.

  • 3 drops Grenadine
  • 1 1/2 oz sour mix
  • 3/4 oz Captain Morgan spiced rum 
  • 1/2 oz blue Curacao
  • 3/4 oz light Rum

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4. Beergaritas​

A true classic. Who needs store-bought beergaritas when you can make them fresh right at your own home? This recipe is easy to make over and over again!

  • 1 lime
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 (12 oz) can frozen Limeade
  • Ice
  • 8 oz Tequila
  • 2 (12 oz) bottles of Corona light

5. Fruit Tingle

This drink is something off of the streets of New Orleans. The spectacular colors are just an ounce of what the flavor of this cocktail actually holds.
  • 90 ml lemonade
  • 30 ml blue Curacao
  • 1 dash Raspberry cordial
  • 30 ml vodka

6. Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

This adorable cocktail is the perfect addition to a bridal shower or gender reveal party. We love the garnish of blueberries and fresh mint to give the drink a more elegant feel.

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups lemonade
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup blueberry vodka

7. Mermaid Lemonade

These gorgeous blue colors are making us wish we were drinking one of these instead of being at the office right now.

  • 4 lemon slices
  • 2 cup lemonade
  • 2 cup ice
  • 8 Maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 1/4 cup blue Curaçao

8. Melon Mimosa

These Melon Mimosas are perfect for a midday brunch or a spooky Halloween dinner.

  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Simple syrup
  • 4 oz Champagne
  • 2 ounces Midori​

9. Autumn Sparkling

'Tis the season for all the apple cider you can drink. This is the perfect holiday drink for you and your party guests to sip on all night long.

  • 1 oz raw sugar
  • 2 oz apple cider
  • 1 1/2 oz Cognac/brandy
  • 2 1/2 oz Prosecco​

10. Cranberry Clove Margarita 

Craft up these adorable cranberry margaritas for your white elephant gift party. Your friends may love these more than their gift.
  • 6 oz fresh lime juice
  • 6 oz clove simple syrup
  • 2 tbsp whole cloves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 oz 100% cranberry juice
  • 4 oz sparkling water
  • 6 oz tequila
  • 1 cup water

11. Peppermint Mocha White Russian

If you have the in-laws-in town for the holidays this may be your go-to drink! Mix the Kahlua in with the ingredients below and set out to impress your parents for years to come.

  • 1 whipped cream
  • 2 oz milk
  • Candy canes
  • 1 1/2 oz Peppermint Kahlua
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka

12. Pomegranate & Cranberry Cocktail

The two best fruits combined to bring you an incredible drink. We love the taste of sweet and sparkly in this tasteful number!

  • 1/2 Lime
  • 1 Pomegranate
  • 1 Pomegranate arils
  • 1 Berry flavored sparkling water
  • 1 Ice
  • 3 oz Gin

13. Pink Senorita

Did someone say taco night? Switch out your basic margarita with the Pink Senorita. It will pair great with your tacos and queso, and your friends may need this recipe as well.

  • 1 Lemon, wedge
  • 4 Lemon, Slices
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 Salt, Coarse
  • 2 cup Pink lemonade
  • 2 cup Ice
  • 1 cup Tequila
  • 1/4 cup Triple sec

14. Orange Cranberry Spritzer

Sometimes the best drinks don't include alcohol, and that's okay. Serve this during your holiday party for a drink aimed at all ages.

  • 4 cups 100% cranberry juice
  • 2 cups Pulp-free orange juice
  • 4 cups Schweppes ginger ale
  • 1 Cranberries in place of ice, Frozen
  • Orange slices for garnish, optional

15. Cranberry Lemon Mocktail

Display this drink for your party guests to grab-and-go! You can even have some vodka sitting out for guests to add a shot of for a little extra something.

  • 1 (8 oz - 10 oz) bag cranberries + more fresh cranberries if making sugared cranberries, frozen or fresh
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 (17 oz) sparkling ice classic lemonade drinks
  • 1 cup Water

16. Blackberry Cranberry Moscow Mule

These Moscow Mules are adorable! Now, all that's missing is our copper mug.

  • 1/2 cup Blackberries
  • 1 Blackberries
  • 1/2 cup Cranberries, fresh
  • 1 Cranberries
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Mint
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 12 oz Ginger beer
  • Ice
  • 4 oz Vodka

17. Grapefruit Gin and Tonic

We love a good Gin and Tonic. Now, how about we mix it up with a dash of grapefruit for flavor?

  • 1 small sprig Rosemary, fresh
  • 1 Optional garnishes- juniper berries
  • 1 1/2 oz Grapefruit juice, fresh
  • 6 oz Tonic water
  • 1 Ice
  • 1 oz Elderflower liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz Gin

18. Raspberry Peach Italian Cream Soda

Cream sodas is the beverage of our childhood. Set out this nostalgic drink of your dinner guests to take a trip down memory lane.

  • 1 Raspberries & peach, Fresh
  • 2 tbsp Torani peach flavored syrup
  • 2 tbsp Torani raspberry flavored syrup
  • 1 Whipped cream
  • 1 Club soda
  • 1 tbsp Half-and-half
  • Ice

19. Kiss Me Quick Cocktail

Plan your next Galentine's Day dinner with with cute cocktail. Who needs a man when you can take a sip of this?!

  • 8 oz of Fresh Raspberry Sauce, Divided
  • 4 oz of Vanilla Cake Vodka, Divided
  • 8 oz of Pineapple Juice, Divided
  • 1 cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 2 cups of Water
  • 12 oz fresh Raspberries

20. 7UP Punch

If we're being honest, you probably made this drink all the time in college. Throw Sherbet in champagne and Prosecco, you name it.

  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice
  • 2 liter Canada dry ginger ale
  • 2 liter Lemonade
  • 1/2 gal Raspberry sherbet
  • 2 L 7UP® or Diet 7UP®

21. Black Magic

Add a little mystery to your life with this drink! Actually curious because I didn't know black vodka existed...

  • 3/4 oz Lime juice, Freshly Squeezed
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 Ice
  • 2 1/2 oz Vodka, Black
  • Wilton Edible Pearl Dust In White

22. Watermelon Margarita

This drink is what Jolly Rancher dreams are made of. This bad boy takes a cool 24 Watermelon jolly ranchers to make — and boy will it be worth it!

  • 24 Watermelon jolly ranchers
  • 1 1/2 cup Lime juice
  • 3/4 cup Simple syrup
  • 1 Ice cubes
  • 3 cup Silver tequila

23. Pineapple Coconut Mojito

If you're a fan of La Croix, you'll love this yummy drink. Add some La Croix, Lime Juice, and a dash of Rum and you'll be ready to party all day long.

  • 2 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1/2 cup La croix lime sparkling water
  • 1 6- oz can Pineapple juice
  • 4 oz Rum
  • 1/2 cup Coconut water

24. Alabama Slammer

Once you take a sip of an Alabama Slammer, you'll surely get the reason this drink has its name.

  • 1 Orange
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine
  • 3 oz Orange juice
  • 1 Ice
  • 1 oz Amaretto
  • 1 oz Sloe gin
  • 1 ounce Southern Comfort

25. Bluewater Breeze

This refreshing cocktail is the perfect tanning buddy while laying by the pool.

  • 1 tbsp Cream of coconut
  • 1/4 cup Pineapple juice
  • 1 shot Coconut rum
  • 1 tbsp Curacao, blue
  • 1 shot Vodka
  • 1 cup Coconut water

26. Pink Elephant

This drink is prettier than me and we can only imagine how it tastes. Love any cocktail with lemonade, so it must be a winner!

  • 1 squeeze Lime
  • 1 slice Lime
  • 1 Fentimans Rose Lemonade
  • 1 shot vodka

27. Jack Frost Cocktail

A holiday drink, indeed! This Jack Frost frozen drink is the cherry on top of your holiday party.

  • 1 Corn syrup or honey, Light
  • 1 Coconut, Flaked
  • 1/2 cup Cream of coconut
  • 1 cup Pineapple juice
  • 8 cups Ice
  • 1/2 cup Curacao, blue
  • 1/2 cup Vodka or light rum

28. Ginger Pomegranate Smash

Have your guests build their own Ginger Pomegranate drink on at your bar. Your guests will love the interaction and you'll love the drinks!

  • 1 cup Pomegranate juice
  • 2/3 cup Ginger beer
  • Ice
  • 2/3 cup Vodka

29. Raspberry Slushy

Need something to set out for the littles at your house? This concoction will have them thinking you're the coolest adult in the world!

  • 2 cups Raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cups fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 3 cups water
  • Up to 2 liters Sprite

30. Sunset Rum Punch

While the ingredients of this one are a bit on the longer side, we promise it's worth the wait. With a variety of fruit flavors and a dash of Ginger beer, this drink will not disappoint.

  • 1 tbsp Pineapple chunks
  • 1 tbsp Grenadine
  • 1/4 cup Ginger beer
  • Ice
  • 1 tsp Maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 oz Elderflower liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Grapefruit rum
  • 1/2 oz Pineapple rum

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31. Raspberry Crush

Mason jar and all, this drink will set the tone for any kind of party you have. If you're looking for something on the sweeter side, this drink is for you.

  • 6 oz Raspberries
  • 1 can Cran-raspberry juice concentrate, frozen
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Simple syrup
  • 3 (6 oz) cans of Pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • 2 liters Seltzer water
  • 2 cans Water

32. Soul Taker

Shake up this drink for your girlfriends before a fun night out. You may not even need to open a bar tab after all!

  • 1 oz Amaretto
  • 1 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Vodka

33. Simple Party Punch

If guests are on their way over and you don't have a cocktail ready, here is a last minute (and easy) cocktail you can whip up in no time.

  • 5 Oranges
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle Ginger ale
  • 1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle Orange juice
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle Fruit punch

34. Blood Orange Mimosa

Blood orange is the flavor of the year. Your friends will love the tangy flavors of citrus topped with fresh mint!

  • 2 Blood oranges
  • 1 cup Freshly squeeze blood orange, juice
  • 1 Mint, Fresh
  • 1/8 cup Chambord liqueur
  • 2 750mL bottles Of fruity, sweet champagne​

35. Orange Frappe

Anything Sherbet and pineapple has us in! Make a spiked smoothie for your and your friends any time of year and it won't go to waste!

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  • 1 6oz can Pineapple juice concentrate
  • 1 qt Orange soda
  • 1 qt Sherbet, orange
  • 1/2 gal Vanilla ice cream
  • 1 quart 7up 

36. Frosty Hawaiian

This looks (almost) too good to drink! The layer of pineapple coconut juice really takes this drink to the next level. Speaking of, can we get seconds?

  • 3 oz Pineapple coconut juice
  • 1 Ice
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao

37. Hallowine Sangria

Did someone say Sangria? Take your Sangria up a notch with this easy-to-make recipe!

  • 1 cup Blackberries, fresh
  • 2 Oranges
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 24 oz Club soda
  • 1 cup Orange juice
  • 2 750-milliliter bottles Cabernet sauvignon
  • 1/4 cup Orange liqueur

38. Watermelon Mule

You can make mules any time of year you please. If you're a fan of watermelon this mule will be your new go-to. Throw some chunks of watermelon in and garnish on top of blasts of fruity flavors.

  • 2 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Watermelon
  • 1 oz Lime juice
  • 1/2 cup Ginger beer
  • 1 cup Ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka

39. Hollywood Martini

This is so Gossip Girl of us! If only Serena could see you sipping on this now....

  • 1 dash Pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz Raspberry liqueur, black
  • 3 oz Vodka

40. Gummy Bear

Who doesn't love a good gummy bear cocktail?! After you finish your drink off, there's more. You can also try to pre-soak your gummy bears if you're looking to party all night long.

  • 1 oz Cranberry juice
  • 1 oz Peach schnapps
  • 1 1/2 oz Raspberry vodka

41. Apple Martini

A true classic. Kick your dry martini up a notch with some lemon juice and green apple schnapps!

  • 1/4 oz Lemon juice
  • 1 oz Apple schnapps, green
  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka

42. Strawberry Daiquiri

Daiquiris are truly legendary. You can even serve with or without alcohol, too!

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 4 oz light rum

43. Frozen Mango Daiquiri

If you're a fan of mangos, you'll be a fan of this frozen drink. Who said daiquiris only have to have strawberries?!

  • 1 1/2 cups Mangoes, frozen
  • 3 tbsp Lime juice, fresh
  • 4 tsp Sugar
  • 2 cups Ice cubes
  • 3 oz Rum
  • 1 oz Triple sec

44. Ultimate Sangria

Get your mixing gloves on and get ready for the ultimate sangria. You'll need a lot of extra ingredients to pull this off, but the sweet taste of sangria will make it all worth it!

  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Pear
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup Agave nectar
  • 2 sticks Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Ginger ale
  • 1/4 cup Brandy
  • 1/4 cup Grand marnier
  • 1 bottle Red wine, dry

45. Basic Sangria

On the other hand, if you don't have the time or patience to make something so extravagant you can also keep it nice and simple with this recipe below!

  • 1 lemon wedges
  • 1 orange wedges
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups ginger ale or club soda
  • 1 1/2 oz Brandy
  • 1 bottle red wine

46. Grapefruit Rosemary Spritzer

A sweet mocktail that won't leave you with that hungover feeling the next morning. And you can have as many as you want without feeling regret.

  • 1 sprig Rosemary
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 4 tbsp Rosemary syrup
  • 1 Rosemary syrup
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Grapefruit juice
  • 1 Soda water
  • Ice
  • 1/2 cup Water

47. Blueberry Rum

Something sweet with a pop of blueberries. If you're looking to be extra-festive you can make your own ice out of fun little trays to take the drink to the next level.

  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1 Blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 Lemons cut into smaller, fresh wedges
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 cup Cane sugar, organic
  • 10 12 oz cans Sparkling water
  • Ice
  • 1 750 ml bottle Rum, white
  • 1 cup Water

48. Mojito

You can't have a list of the best drinks without a Mojito! Use this recipe or add more flavors like Lavender or strawberries depending on your mood.

  • 2 Limes
  • 10 Mint, small fresh leaves
  • 1 oz Simple sugar syrup
  • 3 oz Club soda
  • 1 Ice
  • 2 oz Rum, light

49. Frozen Mojito

If you're a fan of the classic Mojito, then you'll absolutely love the frozen one. This beverage is great to serve at the pool with friends or during a backyard BBQ.

  • 8 Mint, fresh leaves
  • 2 oz Lime juice, fresh
  • 4 oz Cream of coconut
  • 4 cups Ice
  • 4 oz Coconut rum

50. Tequila Cocktail

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YUM! If Tequila is your poison, don't shy away from this super simple recipe. 

  • 3 oz Cucumber, fresh juice
  • 1 Lime and cucumber, wedges
  • 1 1/2 oz Lime juice
  • 1/4 Sugar/ stevia
  • 3 oz Club soda
  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila

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