As a bartender, I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting drink recipes to add to my repertoire.
And when it comes to crafting cocktails, there's one color that never fails to catch my eye: yellow.
Yellow is a bright and cheerful hue that exudes warmth and happiness.
It's the color of sunshine, daffodils, and lemons – all things that bring joy to our lives. And when it comes to cocktails, yellow can be just as delightful.
Whether you're in the mood for something sweet and fruity, or something a little more complex and sophisticated, there's a yellow cocktail out there for you.
From classic drinks like the Margarita and the Sidecar, to modern twists like the Yellow Bird and the Golden Cadillac, yellow cocktails are a true crowd-pleaser.
So if you're looking to add a little sunshine to your next happy hour, look no further than these delicious and refreshing yellow cocktail recipes.
Whether you're hosting a party or just looking to unwind after a long day, these drinks are sure to brighten up your day and put a smile on your face. So grab your shaker and let's get mixing!
1. Yellow Bird Cocktail
The Yellow Bird Cocktail is a sweet and sour drink made with rum, Galliano liqueur, triple sec, and lime juice. The Galliano liqueur adds a unique complexity with notes of vanilla and licorice, while the orange liqueur gives it a citrusy kick.
It's a sophisticated cocktail that's great for happy hour or a signature drink. If you're looking for a unique and tasty cocktail, the Yellow Bird is definitely worth a try.
2. Yellow Parrot Cocktail
The Yellow Parrot Cocktail is a forgotten classic that deserves a comeback. This potent and unusual cocktail is a blend of absinthe, apricot liqueur, and yellow Chartreuse. While the powerful anise flavor of the absinthe is still prominent, there are also herbal and fruity flavors that add plenty of complexity and relief.
However, the intensity of the flavors requires enough dilution to avoid it coming across as too sweet or too strong. The cocktail benefits from plenty of dilution, making it a perfect drink to stir with plenty of ice for longer than usual. The Yellow Parrot Cocktail is a must-try for those who enjoy a unique and complex cocktail experience.
3. Honey & Hearth Cocktail
If you're a bourbon and yellow chartreuse fan, you'll love the Honey & Hearth Cocktail. This bright and herbaceous cocktail has a boozy kick with notes of smoke and spice.
It's the perfect cocktail for those who love gin as well. Adapted with permission from The Daisy in New York City, this cocktail is a must-try for any cocktail enthusiast. Trust us, you won't regret giving this one a shot.
The Yellowjacket is a twist on the classic Bees Knees cocktail, made with gin, lemon, and honey syrup. This version adds a burst of herbal flavor with the addition of Yellow Chartreuse, a sweet and boozy liqueur made with a secret blend of 130 plants. The result is a complex and intriguing cocktail with flavors of honey, flowers, and spice.
This drink is perfect for those who want to try something new and exciting, and the Yellow Chartreuse adds a unique twist to the classic Bees Knees. If you're looking for a cocktail that will impress your guests and tantalize your taste buds, the Yellowjacket is definitely worth a try.
5. Pansy Gimlet
The Pansy Gimlet is a sweet and floral cocktail that is perfect for those who love a tangy taste. This yellow-colored cocktail is made with gin, pansy simple syrup, and lemon juice, which makes it an easy cocktail to master. The bright and cheerful color of this cocktail is sure to make you fall in love with it from the first sip to the last.
The Pansy Gimlet is a perfect example of how you can change up a classic cocktail with just one ingredient. The pansy simple syrup adds a soft floral flavor to the cocktail, which pairs perfectly with the juniper and citrus flavors of the gin. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves a sweet and tangy drink with a floral twist.
6. Lemon Vodka Cocktail
The Lemon Vodka Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that is perfect for a warm summer day. Made with fresh lemon juice, vodka, and a simple syrup, this cocktail is light and citrusy with a touch of sweetness.
The addition of sparkling water adds a bit of fizz, making it a great choice for those who enjoy a little bit of effervescence in their drinks. If you're looking for a cocktail that's easy to make and perfect for sipping on a hot day, the Lemon Vodka Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
7. Limoncello Margarita
The Limoncello Margarita is a refreshing and zesty twist on the classic Margarita. This cocktail swaps out the traditional Cointreau for Limoncello, a lemon-based liqueur, and lime juice for lemon juice. The use of Reposado Tequila adds a smooth and subtle flavor to the mix.
The homemade Limoncello option adds an extra kick to the cocktail, making it a potent and flavorful choice. This cocktail is perfect for summer evenings and is sure to impress your guests with its unique and delicious taste. Give it a try and experience a new take on the classic Margarita.
8. Rum Cruiser Cocktail
The Rum Cruiser Cocktail is a delicious blend of coconut rum, amber rum, banana liqueur, pineapple juice, and orange juice. This cocktail is perfect for summer pool parties and backyard entertaining. The drink can be served either shaken up martini-style or blended with ice for an amazing frozen cocktail.
The combination of rum and coconut makes it a refreshing and tropical drink. The cocktail is easy to make and can be garnished with a maraschino cherry and a piece of fresh pineapple. If you are a rum fan, this cocktail is a must-try.
9. Gordon's Sicilian Lemon and Tonic
The Gordon's Sicilian Lemon and Tonic is a refreshing and citrusy cocktail made with Gordon's Gin infused with the zesty flavor of Sicilian lemons. It's perfect for a summer day or a night out with friends.
The addition of lemon makes it the most lemony of all Gin and Tonics. Serve it in a balloon glass for a true European feel. It's a must-try for any gin lover or anyone looking for a flavorful cocktail.
10. The Saturn
The Saturn is a refreshing and fruity tiki cocktail that uses gin instead of rum. It's made with lemon, passion fruit, almond, and spices, and is notable for its use of falernum and orgeat.
The cocktail is frequently served as a frozen blended drink, and its unique garnish resembles the planet Saturn and its rings. If you're looking for a unique twist on the tiki genre, The Saturn is definitely worth a try.
11. Summer Shandy
The Summer Shandy is a refreshing and light yellow cocktail that is perfect for hot summer days. This cocktail is a combination of beer and lemonade, which creates a perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors. The best part about this cocktail is that you can use any beer of your choice, whether it be a hefenweizen, pale ale, or pilsner.
The Summer Shandy is a great option for those who want a small kick without getting too tipsy. This cocktail is easy to make and perfect for any summer gathering. If you're looking for a simple and refreshing cocktail, the Summer Shandy is definitely worth a try.
12. Screwdriver Cocktail
The Screwdriver Cocktail is a classic and popular drink that has been around for a long time. It is a simple yet refreshing cocktail that is perfect for brunch or any occasion. Made with just two ingredients, fresh orange juice and vodka, this cocktail is easy to make and can be customized to your liking.
The name "Screwdriver" comes from the tool that was originally used to stir the drink. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves a good citrusy drink. If you're looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail, the Screwdriver is the perfect choice.
13. Lavender Lemonade Cocktail
The Lavender Lemonade Cocktail is a refreshing and elevated twist on the classic lemonade. This yellow cocktail is made with a homemade lavender simple syrup, freshly squeezed lemonade, and a splash of vodka. The addition of lemon peel to the lemonade creates a rich and creamy flavor that is unlike anything you have ever tasted before.
Lavender is known for its calming properties, making this cocktail the perfect addition to a relaxing summer day. The recipe may have a few steps, but the end result is worth it. If you love lemon and lavender, this cocktail is a must-try.
14. Fresh Mango Lava Flow Cocktail
The Fresh Mango Lava Flow Cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves fruity and refreshing drinks. This tropical cocktail is a twist on the classic lava flow drink, originating from Hawaii, and combines a rum-infused mango puree with a coconut pineapple puree.
The result is a deliciously sweet and tangy drink that tastes like a beach vacation in a glass. The recipe is easy to make with a blender and requires ripe mangos. If you're looking for a drink that will transport you to a tropical paradise, this cocktail is definitely worth trying.
15. Mango Sunrise
Looking for a refreshing and delicious yellow cocktail to enjoy on a hot summer day? Look no further than the Mango Sunrise! This tequila-based cocktail is made with mango juice, lime juice, and agave nectar, and is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy.
Plus, with the added health benefits of mango, you can feel good about indulging in this tasty drink. Whether you're sipping it by the pool or serving it at your next BBQ, the Mango Sunrise is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So why not give it a try and see for yourself why this cocktail is a must-try for any yellow cocktail lover?
16. Frozen Mango Daiquiri
The Frozen Mango Daiquiri is a tropical twist on the classic daiquiri that will transport you to a sunny beach with just one sip. Made with aged rum, real fruit, and no added simple syrup, this frozen cocktail is both refreshing and sweet.
The mango adds a creamy texture and a sweet-tart flavor that is sure to delight your taste buds. Whether you're looking for a summer drink or just need a pick-me-up, the Frozen Mango Daiquiri is the perfect choice. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this deliciously icy cocktail.
17. Pineapple Mojito
Looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail for your next summer gathering? Look no further than the Pineapple Mojito! This cocktail is the perfect blend of sweet and tangy, with the tropical flavor of pineapple and the classic taste of a mojito.
It's also a great option for hosting, as it can be made in a pitcher ahead of time and chilled until ready to serve. So, whether you're lounging by the pool or hosting a backyard BBQ, the Pineapple Mojito is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.