25 Top Cocktails of 2018

As another year comes to a close, we look back on the drinks that garnered the most attention from Imbibe readers over the past 12 months. Hailing from some of the country’s best bartenders, these drinks captured the hearts and minds of readers for good reason: they’re delicious! Check out our top cocktails of 2018 below.

Honeyed Coffee Gin & Tonic
Cold-brew and honey boost the classic G&T.

Mezcal Ancho Paloma
A spicy, smoky take on a classic.

Panic Button
A jewel-toned beauty for fans of bourbon and bitters.

Prairie School’s Toronto
The New York Sour gets a Canadian twist.

Hazy Jane
Yogurt proves a versatile ingredient in this tangy, savory cocktail.

The Departed
A touch of smoke brings depth to this bittersweet rum cocktail.

Naked and Famous
A modern classic made with mezcal.

Jamaican Negroni
Two kinds of rum means double the fun.

Wipeout
A bittersweet symphony of flavors defines this cocktail from Death & Co. Denver.

Mermaids Milk
Escape to the tropics with this breezy blend.

Jungle Booby
A Jungle Bird variation that makes tequila the star of the show.

Meauxbar Rum Cocktail
The Hurricane cocktail, all grown up.

Breakfast Bramble
Move over Mimosa—there’s a new drink at the brunch table.

Mezcal Avocado Margarita
A unique twist on the classic.

Toast and Marmalade
Orange jam and bourbon mimic the tried-and-true combo.

Don the Beachcomber’s Kona Cocktail
A classic tiki recipe recently unearthed by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry.

Iron Ranger
A tiki drink made with high-proof bourbon.

Sakura
A bright and frothy combo of gin, hibiscus, lemon and egg white.

Highwayman
A sultry mix of smoke, fruit and spice.

Slick Watts
Blackberry liqueur deepens the flavors of this bourbon cocktail from Better Luck Tomorrow.

Dead Rabbit’s Real Irish Punch
Perfect for your next fall gathering.

Loud Speaker
A brandy cocktail with a spark of gin.

Bitter Giuseppe
A modern classic with Cynar, sweet vermouth, lemon and orange bitters.

Sun-Risa from Ghost Donkey
Hot pepper and hibiscus warm up a sunrise.

PPP Pisco
The South American spirit meets pineapple, lemon and pomegranate.


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