From cold brew to Jägermeister, 2015 was a great year for watching bartenders experiment with bold flavors. The only thing better than that? Trying our hand at mixing up those delicious drinks at home! Here are the top 20 most popular cocktail recipes of the year—aka, the recipes that were most clicked on by visitors to imbibemagazine.com.
Black Hole Sun
This cold-brew coffee cocktail from Houston bartender Bryan Hutchinson adds a little extra oomph to the traditional Old Fashioned recipe.
In this Jägermeister cocktail, Portland, Oregon, barman Sean Hoard (and co-owner of The Commissary) highlights the trademark herbs and spices of Jäger with a blend of citrus, ginger and pear brandy.
Think of this refreshing cooler as a whiskey sour with ginger and soda.
Champagne Whiskey Punch
Whiskey with raspberries, lemon and sparkling wine? What are you waiting for?
Clarified Milk Punch
You’d never guess at first glance that milk is a main ingredient in the punch, but thanks to a little liquid alchemy—based on acid’s curdling effects when mixed with dairy—this milk-rich punch can be clear as day.
Cucumber Gin & Tonic Popsicles
What’s better than a classic G&T? One frozen in popsicle form!
Jalapeño ups the spice while cucumber cools things down in this summery Margarita.
The El Camino
In search of the ultimate strong sipper? This mezcal and rye whiskey cocktail ought to cure what ails you.
This dreamy milkshake from Los Angeles’ G&B Coffee is bolstered by a double dose of espresso.
Flame of Love
Vodka and Fino sherry collide in this simple sipper.
Fly By Night
Scotch and ginger find sweet harmony in this bitters-boosted cocktail.
Good ‘Ol Boy Brown Butter Bourbon
Put a little elbow grease into making this brown butter whiskey cocktail, and you’ll be sipping the benefits for weeks to come.
Hawaiian Queen Bee
This island-ready cocktail combines fresh pineapple, two rums and honey syrup.
Artichoke-based Cynar lends a steady herbaceous hand to this updated Mint Julep recipe.
Milk Maid Cocktail
Cucumber and coconut combine in this “greatest hit” tequila cocktail from The Whistler.
Gin, juice and a squeeze of minty, cucumber freshness flavor this lowball sipper.
Parson’s Negroni Slushy
Who doesn’t love a boozy slushy, especially one that’s inspired by the Negroni?
This summery twist on the classic Brown Derby will make the Bourbon lover in your life very happy.
Summer Streets Negroni
The Penrose’s special Negroni Week 2015 cocktail pushes vermouth to the forefront, supported by a hint of gin, Campari, fresh citrus and warm honey.
Gin, lemon and orgeat bring the Negroni into the realm of the near-tropical.