As a bartender, I’ve seen it all. From the classics to the trendy, I’ve mixed up countless drinks. But, there’s something special about a tall cocktail.
It’s the perfect mix of refreshing and satisfying. A tall cocktail is more than just a drink, it’s an experience.
Picture this: You’re sitting on a rooftop bar, the sun is setting, and you’re surrounded by the city skyline. You’re sipping on a cool, crisp cocktail that’s perfectly garnished with a slice of fruit.
The first sip is like a cool breeze on a hot summer day. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day at work or to kick off a night out with friends.
But, not all tall cocktails are created equal. Some are too sweet, some are too strong, and some just don’t hit the spot.
That’s why I’ve taken it upon myself to find the best tall cocktail recipes out there. These are the drinks that will make you forget about your worries and transport you to a state of pure bliss.
So, whether you’re a seasoned cocktail drinker or just starting to explore the world of mixology, you’re in the right place.
Get ready to discover the best tall cocktail recipes that will make your taste buds dance and leave you wanting more.
1. Winter Mojito
The Winter Mojito is a refreshing twist on the classic cocktail, perfect for those who love a little winter flavor in their drinks. This cocktail combines dark rum with a simple syrup infused with herbs like sage, rosemary, and thyme, giving it a distinctly wintery feel.
The addition of lime juice and soda keeps it light and refreshing, making it a perfect choice for any season. If you’re looking for a unique and flavorful cocktail to add to your repertoire, the Winter Mojito is definitely worth a try.
2. Raspberry Vodka Mojito
The Raspberry Vodka Mojito is a refreshing and fruity twist on the classic mojito cocktail. Made with Pinnacle Vodka, fresh raspberries, mint, and lime, this cocktail is perfect for hot summer days or any occasion that calls for a tall and delicious drink.
The addition of raspberries gives the cocktail a sweet and tangy flavor, while the mint and lime add a refreshing kick. Pinnacle Vodka is a great choice for this cocktail, as it is affordable and comes in a variety of flavors to suit any taste. If you’re looking for a fun and easy cocktail to make at home, give the Raspberry Vodka Mojito a try.
3. Dark ‘N’ Stormy
The Dark ‘N’ Stormy is a classic cocktail that has been around for ages, and for good reason. Made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and ginger beer, this cocktail is simple yet delicious. The sweetness of the rum, with its caramel notes, perfectly complements the spiciness of the ginger beer.
What’s great about this cocktail is that it’s easy to make, with no shaking required. Just build the ingredients in a highball glass and stir if you’re feeling fancy. It’s perfect for parties or a night in with friends. If you’re looking for a refreshing and tasty cocktail, the Dark ‘N’ Stormy is definitely worth a try.
4. White Wine Spritzer
The White Wine Spritzer is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for an afternoon or cocktail party sipper. Made with just three simple ingredients, this cocktail is a great way to enjoy a glass of wine without worrying about the aftermath the next day. The wine spritzer is made up of wine and club soda or sparkling water, and is best served extremely cold.
Adding a segment of lemon rind or any citrus will not only make your glass distinguishable but also add a zesty flavor to the cocktail. If you’re looking for a low-calorie and refreshing cocktail to sip on for a long afternoon, the White Wine Spritzer is definitely worth trying.
5. Blueberry Mojitos
Blueberry Mojitos are the perfect summer cocktail to beat the heat. This refreshing drink is made with fresh blueberries, mint, white rum, and club soda. The combination of sweet blueberries and tangy lime makes for a deliciously fruity and minty flavor that will leave you wanting more.
The fizzy club soda adds a refreshing touch to the cocktail, making it the perfect drink to sip on a hot summer day. If you’re looking for a cocktail that’s easy to make and sure to impress your guests, then the Blueberry Mojito is definitely worth a try.
6. Chambord Bellini
The Chambord Bellini is a must-try cocktail for those who love sweet and bubbly drinks. Made with Prosecco and Chambord Liqueur, this cocktail is a perfect blend of French and Italian flavors. The sweet and fruity taste of Chambord Liqueur complements the light and refreshing taste of Prosecco, making it an ideal drink for any occasion.
Whether you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve or just looking for a fancy drink to enjoy, the Chambord Bellini is definitely worth trying. So, if you’re a fan of sweet and bubbly cocktails, give the Chambord Bellini a try and experience the delicious blend of French and Italian flavors.
7. Orange Creamsicle Cocktail
The Orange Creamsicle Cocktail is a creamy and citrusy summer drink that is perfect for outdoor entertaining. This cocktail is made with Tanqueray Gin infused with Sevilla orange, which adds a botanical complexity to the drink.
The combination of freshly squeezed orange juice and evaporated milk sweetened with vanilla syrup gives the cocktail a fruity and well-balanced taste. This cocktail is a boozy and fruity version of the traditional Dominican drink, Morir Soñando. The Orange Creamsicle Cocktail is a refreshing and delicious drink that is perfect for warm summer days.
8. Strawberry Mojito
The Strawberry Mojito is a refreshing and fruity twist on the classic mojito cocktail. Made with fresh strawberries and lemon juice, this cocktail is perfect for warm weather and tastes like a delicious strawberry lemonade.
The addition of white rum and soda water gives it a kick, while a touch of mint adds a subtle freshness to the drink. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to try a new and exciting take on a classic cocktail. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed!
9. Strawberry Moscow Mule
The Strawberry Moscow Mule is a refreshing twist on the classic Moscow Mule, with the addition of muddled strawberries. It’s perfect for those who love vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice, and want to add a little something extra to their drink.
The cocktail can be made with either fresh muddled strawberries or strawberry syrup, and is perfect for those who want a mocktail. The key to making a great Strawberry Moscow Mule is to use a good quality ginger beer that has enough spice to cut through the sweetness of the strawberries.
10. Tom Collins
If you’re looking for a classic cocktail that’s been around since the 1800s, then the Tom Collins is a must-try. This tall drink is named after a made-up character from a popular hoax in 1874, and it quickly became a favorite among bar-goers.
The drink is made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and soda water, giving it a refreshing and citrusy taste. It’s perfect for a hot summer day or a night out with friends. The Tom Collins is a great option for those who enjoy a classic cocktail with a fun backstory. Give it a try and see why it’s been around for over a century.
11. White Rum Pineapple Cocktail
The White Rum Pineapple Cocktail is a refreshing and fruity drink that is perfect for a sunny day at home or for a virtual cocktail party with friends and family. Made with Bacardi white rum, this tall drink is easy to make and can be enjoyed as a single drink or in a sharing jug for parties.
The cocktail is a great combination of tropical flavors and citrus, with pineapple juice and limoncello adding a nice twist to the classic white rum cocktail. The drink is light, fruity, and perfect for sipping in the safety of your own garden or backyard. If you’re looking for a new cocktail to try, the White Rum Pineapple Cocktail is definitely worth a taste.
12. Pink Lemonade Vodka Cocktail
The Pink Lemonade Vodka Cocktail is a refreshing and tropical drink that is perfect for summer parties. Made with KINKY Pink Liqueur and Kinky Vodka, this cocktail has flavor notes of mango, blood orange, and passion fruit. Its beautiful pink color adds to the appeal of the drink, making it a hit with guests.
The cocktail is easy to make and can be served in a large pitcher or lemonade jar. It is perfect for sipping by the pool or in the backyard. If you’re looking for a delicious and fruity cocktail that’s sure to impress your guests, the Pink Lemonade Vodka Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
13. Planters Punch
Planters Punch is a refreshing and sweet cocktail that is perfect for any summer gathering. This tall cocktail is a blend of tropical flavors, with the main alcohol being dark rum. The recipe is simple, with just a few accessible ingredients, making it easy to make by the glass or pitcher. While the origins of the cocktail are somewhat clouded, it is believed to have been created in Jamaica and has been enjoyed for over a century.
The addition of sparkling water and grenadine gives this cocktail a fizzy kick, making it perfect for hot summer days. Whether you’re hosting a tiki-themed party or just looking for a refreshing drink to cool down with, Planters Punch is a must-try cocktail that is sure to impress your guests.
14. Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz
The Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz is a refreshing and delicious tall cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Made with a homemade pear and vanilla simple syrup, gin, and soda water, this cocktail is sweet, gorgeous, and easy to make. The pear and vanilla flavors blend perfectly together, creating a unique and delightful taste that is sure to impress your guests.
The addition of a vanilla sugar rim and a thinly sliced pear garnish adds a touch of elegance to the drink. If you’re looking for a pretty cocktail recipe filled with juicy pears and vanilla bean, the Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz is a must-try.
15. White Rum Elderflower Cocktail
The White Rum Elderflower Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make tall drink that is perfect for summer days. This cocktail combines the beautiful floral flavors of elderflower cordial with the strong and versatile taste of white rum. The addition of fresh lemon and mint gives the drink a juicy and earthy taste that is sure to tantalize your senses.
This cocktail is a great option for those who want to try something new with white rum, as it is a strong spirit that can be used in many different ways. If you are looking for a refreshing and delicious cocktail to enjoy in the sunshine, the White Rum Elderflower Cocktail is definitely worth a try!
16. Vodka Lemonade
Vodka Lemonade is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that’s perfect for summer. It requires just a few ingredients and can be made in a big batch for easy entertaining.
The cocktail is flavored using lavender simple syrup, which gives it a unique twist, but you can use any kind of simple syrup you like. It’s a must-try for anyone who loves a good tall drink.
17. Sex on the Beach
“Sex on the Beach” is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed by millions for ages. It features vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice. Some recipes also add a little grenadine to the mix. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a fruity and refreshing drink. It’s a great choice for a summer day or a night out with friends.
While the classic recipe is a must-try, there are also many variations of this cocktail that you can experiment with. Whether you prefer pineapple or mango, there’s a Sex on the Beach recipe out there that will suit your taste. So, if you’re looking for a fun and delicious cocktail to try, give Sex on the Beach a chance.
18. Citrus Mint Mojito
The Citrus Mint Mojito is a refreshing summer cocktail that combines white rum, mint, lime juice, and club soda with the tangy flavors of citrus fruits and brown sugar.
It’s easy to make and perfect for sipping by the pool or on the beach. The addition of club soda gives it a bubbly finish, making it a perfect drink for a hot summer day.
19. Strawberry Prosecco Slushie
The Strawberry Prosecco Slushie is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail made with Italian Prosecco, frozen strawberries, orange juice, and honey. It can be made in a blender with frozen fruit, and the recipe can be easily multiplied to make more than one drink.
The slushie is perfect for any occasion and a great way to use up leftover Prosecco. It’s a must-try for anyone who loves fruity and refreshing drinks.
20. Blue Hawaii Cocktail
The Blue Hawaii Cocktail is a tropical drink that will transport you straight to the beach. This beautiful blue-green cocktail is a perfect blend of rum, vodka, and blue curacao liquors, mixed with sweet and sour and pineapple juice. The drink is fruity, refreshing, and just slightly sweet, making it a perfect choice for those who prefer less sweet cocktails.
The cocktail was first invented in 1957 by a famous bartender named Henry Yee in Honolulu’s Kaiser Hawaiian Village at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort. The Blue Hawaii Cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves tropical drinks and wants to experience a taste of Hawaii.
21. Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas
The Spicy Jalapeño Margarita is a twist on the classic margarita that packs a punch with its jalapeño lime simple syrup.
It’s made by boiling jalapeño peppers with water, sugar, and lime peel to create a smooth and spicy syrup that perfectly complements the tequila, orange liqueur, and freshly squeezed lime juice. It’s a must-try for anyone looking for a bold and flavorful cocktail.
22. Cuba Libre
Cuba Libre is a classic cocktail that originated in Cuba and is also known as a Rum and Coke with a twist. This refreshing drink is made with fresh lime juice, dark aged rum, and Coke, which gives it a unique flavor that sets it apart from a regular Rum and Coke.
The lime juice adds a tangy taste that cuts through the sweetness of the drink, making it perfect for hot summer days. The Cuba Libre is a simple yet delicious cocktail that can be made in just a few minutes, making it a perfect choice for any occasion. If you’re looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail, the Cuba Libre is definitely worth a try.