45 Fresh and Healthy Mexican Recipes

Here’s a collection of our most popular Mexican recipes! Whether you are looking for Cinco de Mayo recipes, easy vegetarian meals, tasty Mexican appetizers, authentic Mexican classics, or fresh and tasty side dishes, you’ll find inspiration here.

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Here's a collection of our most popular Mexican recipes! Whether you are looking for Cinco de Mayo recipes, easy vegetarian meals, tasty Mexican appetizers, authentic Mexican classics, or fresh and tasty side dishes, you'll find inspiration here.

30 Best Salmon Recipes

Looking for delicious, healthy salmon dinner ideas? Here are our 30 Best Salmon Recipes, including oven-baked salmon recipes, healthy salmon salads, grilled salmon recipes, and our favorite Asian Salmon recipes.

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Looking for delicious, healthy salmon dinner ideas? Here are our 30 Best Salmon Recipes, including oven-baked salmon recipes, healthy salmon salads, grilled salmon recipes, and our favorite Asian Salmon recipes.

25 Mediterranean Diet Snacks

Beat hunger the Mediterranean way! Here’s a guide to delicious and nutritious Mediterranean diet snacks packed with protein, healthy fats,…

Beat hunger the Mediterranean way! Here’s a guide to delicious and nutritious Mediterranean diet snacks packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber to keep you satisfied between meals.

Mediterranean Diet snacks: hummus dip in bowl with veggie toppings and pita chips.

The Mediterranean diet has been called one of the healthiest in the world, focusing on whole grains, olive oil, and lots of fruits and vegetables. Luckily, it’s also a deliciously satisfying way to eat: we know from experience! We’re married cookbook authors and experts in the Mediterranean diet style of eating and living. What to reach for in between meals when hunger strikes? Here are some of our top ideas for snacking that fit into this philosophy.

What’s the Mediterranean diet?

The Mediterranean diet has been called one of the best diets in the world according to US News and World Report. This way of eating and living derives from the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea, like Italy and Greece. It’s not a strict diet, but more a set of guidelines. We’ve been eating this way for over a decade and can confirm: we’ve never felt better! Here’s how the Mayo Clinic defines the Mediterranean diet:

  • Daily consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and healthy fats (like olive oil)
  • Weekly consumption of fish, poultry, legumes (beans & lentils), and eggs
  • Moderate portions of dairy products
  • Limited intake of red meat and added sugar

Why eat this way? According to a study by The American Journal of Medicine, “the Mediterranean diet is arguably the best-studied and most evidence-based diet to prevent not only cardiovascular disease, but also other chronic diseases, as it has become the standard for healthy eating.” If that’s not a reason to give it a try, we’re not sure what is!

Let’s see what Mediterranean diet snacks look like

American-style snacks often center around packaged granola bars, crackers, and chips: processed foods with refined sugars and flours. Instead, Mediterranean diet snacks prioritize whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and nuts and seeds. Per the Cleveland Clinic, here is what snack foods for the Mediterranean diet should look like:

  • Whole grains like oats, quinoa, barley, and so forth. Prioritize whole wheat or whole grain bread.
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Yogurt in moderation
  • Milk and natural or light cheeses in moderation, like cottage cheese, ricotta and goat cheese (per the Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic)
  • Eggs in moderation (1 egg per day)
  • Olive oil (instead of butter)

Per the New York Times, dark chocolate eaten in moderation works on the Mediterranean diet! Notice that eggs and dairy should be eaten at a minimum, as well as added sugars. Make sure to balance them with what you eat in the rest of the day.

It’s all about the lifestyle

The Mediterranean diet is all about eating these types of snacks in combination with an active, connected lifestyle. The philosophy originated based on the longevity of people in the Mediterranean, and researchers observed more than just eating habits. Here’s what’s important in addition to food:

  • Stay active and exercise regularly.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Reduce the amount of stress in your lifestyle.
  • Actively participate in community: be invested and engaged in the people around you.

Integrate community, physical activity, and these healthy snack ingredients into your life, and it’s a formula for Mediterranean diet living. And now, let’s get to the recipes!

25 Mediterranean diet snacks

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Mediterranean Diet Snacks

25 Mediterranean Diet Snacks


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6

Description

Hummus dip is a quick and easy Mediterranean diet snack! Top a platter with cucumber, tomatoes, olives and feta cheese, then dip with pita chips.


Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups hummus (10 to 15 ounces)
  • ½ cup chopped English cucumber
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup canned artichoke hearts, chopped
  • ¼ cup Kalamata olives, chopped
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 handful fresh parsley or dill, chopped
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • Pita chips made with whole wheat pitas, for serving

Instructions

  1. Prepare the vegetables as noted above.
  2. Spread the hummus on a large plate, bowl or platter. Top with the cucumber, onion, tomatoes, artichokes, olives, feta cheese, and chopped herbs. Drizzle with olive oil, if desired. Serve with pita chips. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for 3 days.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Diet
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Mediterranean Diet snacks, snacks on Mediterranean diet

65+ Best Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

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20 Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes

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Try these Mediterranean diet breakfast recipes, delicious and vibrant ways to start the day inspired by this heart-healthy way to eat! Fuel your day with fresh flavors and feel-good ingredients.

Mediterranean diet breakfast recipes

Want to start your day with the Mediterranean diet? We, Sonja and Alex, are married cookbook authors and experts in the Mediterranean style of eating and living. This diet has been called one of the healthiest in the world, focusing on whole food ingredients and lots of fruits and vegetables. Luckily, it’s also an incredibly delicious and satisfying way to eat: we know from experience!

But how to start the day with this philosophy? We’ve researched the best Mediterranean diet recipes to jump start your morning.

What’s the Mediterranean diet?

The Mediterranean diet has been called one of the best diets in the world according to US News and World Report. This way of eating and living derives from the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea, like Italy and Greece. It’s not a strict diet, but more at set of guidelines. Here’s how the Mayo Clinic defines the Mediterranean diet:

  • Daily consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and healthy fats (like olive oil)
  • Weekly consumption of fish, poultry, legumes (beans & lentils), and eggs
  • Moderate portions of dairy products
  • Limited intake of red meat and added sugar

Mayo Clinic stresses that the Mediterranean diet is plant-based, not meat based. Why eat this way? According to a study by The American Journal of Medicine, “the Mediterranean diet is arguably the best-studied and most evidence-based diet to prevent not only cardiovascular disease, but also other chronic diseases, as it has become the standard for healthy eating.”

What does a Mediterranean diet breakfast look like?

When it comes to a Mediterranean diet breakfast, this way to eat focuses on whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and nuts and seeds. It’s a stark contrast to the typical dairy, eggs, meat, and sugar found in an American-style breakfast. Per the Cleveland Clinic, here is what breakfast foods for the Mediterranean diet should look like:

  • Whole grains like oats, quinoa, barley, and so forth. Prioritize whole wheat or whole grain bread.
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Yogurt in moderation
  • Milk and natural or light cheeses in moderation, like cottage cheese, ricotta (per the Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic)
  • Eggs in moderation (1 egg per day)
  • Olive oil (instead of butter)

You’ll notice there is no mention of bacon or sausage here, which can be common in American breakfasts. Eggs and dairy should be eaten at a minimum: make sure to balance them with what you eat in the rest of the day!

It’s all about the lifestyle.

The Mediterranean diet is all about the lifestyle. This eating philosophy originated based on the longevity of people in the Mediterranean, and researchers observed more than just eating habits. So, simply eating Mediterranean diet breakfast recipes is not all there is to it! Here’s what’s important in addition to food:

  • Stay active and exercise regularly.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Reduce the amount of stress in your lifestyle.
  • Actively participate in community: be invested and engaged in the people around you.

For example, you may want to eat meals with people in your community. Or, share this list of Mediterranean diet recipes with others so you can each cook them in your separate homes. And now, let’s get to the recipes!

20 Mediterranean diet breakfast recipes

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Mediterranean diet breakfast recipes

Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings

Description

This breakfast quinoa bowl is a hearty and healthy Mediterranean diet breakfast recipe! Load up this whole grain with tasty toppings.


Ingredients

For the quinoa

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (not dry!) 
  • ½ cup milk of choice (dairy or oat milk for vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt

For the toppings

  • Fresh berries (we used blueberries and raspberries)
  • Sliced almonds
  • Coconut flakes
  • Roasted salted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • Nut butter

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa in advance, following the instructions in How to Cook Quinoa. Refrigerate until serving or proceed to Step 2.
  2. Place the quinoa, milk, cinnamon, maple syrup and kosher salt in a saucepan. Heat for 3 to 4 minutes over medium heat until warmed though, stirring occasionally.
  3. Transfer to 2 bowls. Top each serving with berries, sliced almonds, coconut flakes, pepitas, and a drizzle of nut butter. Serve immediately. Leftover breakfast quinoa stores for 4 to 5 days refrigerated; warm gently before serving.

Notes

Note that the prep time assumes pre-cooked quinoa.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Diet
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Mediterranean diet, Mediterranean diet breakfast

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40 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

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Go for these healthy breakfast ideas to start your day right! These easy breakfast recipes are full of nutritious ingredients.

Healthy breakfast scramble with veggies in a skillet.

Are you stuck in a rut in the mornings? It can be hard to find wholesome options to start the day. But as two cookbook authors, we’ve made it our mission to find the best ways to incorporate healthy breakfast recipes into your life! Maybe it’s a cozy bowl of oatmeal topped with peanut butter and jelly, or a breakfast scramble full of colorful vegetables. There are so many tasty ways to incorporate nutritious whole foods into your morning.

What is a healthy breakfast?

But first, let’s define what the term “healthy” means when it comes to breakfast. According to Harvard Health Publishing, the best way to start the day is with nutrient-dense whole foods like fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. In general, breakfasts with low glycemic load foods are best, since meals that don’t spike blood sugar result in improved cognitive performance and more sustained energy.

What does this look like in terms of foods? Here’s what Harvard recommends as some examples of healthy breakfast foods:

  • plain yogurt with fruit and nuts
  • oatmeal with fruit and nuts
  • whole wheat or rye toast with nut butter
  • eggs with vegetables
  • black beans and a corn or whole wheat tortilla.

This preference for fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds for breakfast is also the same philosophy as the Mediterranean diet, deemed the best diet in the world by US News and World Report. Try these top 20 Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes for more healthy breakfast inspiration.

The recipes you’ll find below are build around the philosophy of nutrient-dense whole foods first. They all vegetarian, with many vegan and gluten-free options. You’ll find only a few healthy pancakes recipes, which include high concentrations of whole foods ingredients.

And now, our top 40 healthy breakfast recipes to try!

A few more breakfast ideas…

Need a few more healthy breakfast recipes? Here are some more non-recipe ideas for busy mornings:

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Banana baked oatmeal

40 Healthy Breakfast Ideas: Baked Oatmeal & More!


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 to 8

Description

This banana baked oatmeal is the ideal healthy breakfast! It’s full of good-for-you ingredients and so delicious, everyone will want seconds.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup pecan pieces (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup mashed banana or 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 ¾ cups milk of choice (dairy, almond or oat)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • For serving: Banana slices, almond butter or peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.*
  2. Butter an 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the rolled oats, pecan pieces, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, and kosher salt.
  3. Dump the dries into the prepared pan. 
  4. Mash the bananas. In the same bowl, whisk together the bananas, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Drizzle the milk mixture over the oats. Stir lightly with a fork to make everything gets evenly incorporated.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until the top is nicely golden and the oat mixture has set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  6. Before serving, spread the top with almond butter or peanut butter (or a combination) and top with banana slices. Store leftovers refrigerated for up to 1 week: reheat in a 300 degree oven or microwave until warm.

Notes

*Make ahead instructions: do not make the entire pan in advance and refrigerate overnight because the oats will absorb all the liquid. You can mix up the wets and dries separately and store in separate containers (with the wets refrigerated), then pour them together in the morning and bake.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Healthy breakfast recipes

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20 Spring Cocktails to Enjoy the Season

Sip on sunshine with these refreshing spring cocktails! These drinks are bursting with seasonal flavors like citrus, herbs, and floral…

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Sip on sunshine with these refreshing spring cocktails! These drinks are bursting with seasonal flavors like citrus, herbs, and floral notes.

Spring Cocktails

Once the days start getting longer and the sunshine returns, it’s time to embrace the energy of the season! As two certified mixologists and home cocktail experts, we love celebrating each season with new food and drinks. So out with the cozy, spiced winter drinks: here is our top list of spring cocktails!

These spring drinks make the most of seasonal flavors with a focus on ingredients like citrus, herbs, and flowers including lemon, mint, lavender, elderflower and strawberry. They feature spirits like gin, vodka, and mixers like bubbly Prosecco, versus winter and fall spirits like bourbon and dark rum. It’s an explosion of flavor, life and color with these drinks: and we can’t wait for you to try them all!

And now, 20 spring cocktails to try!

More spring drinks

Want more spring drinks? I was reminded by Difford’s Guide that spring is the perfect time to use creme de violette if you have it onhand for the classic Aviation! There are also non-alcoholic ideas like lemonades, and it’s fun to whip up a bubbly spritz or two. Here are a few more fun ideas to try:

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Strawberry sangria

20 Spring Cocktails to Enjoy the Season: Strawberry Sangria & More!


Description

Strawberry sangria is a fun fruity drink: the perfect spring cocktail! It’s sweet and bubbly, full of berry flavor and rosé wine.


Ingredients

  • 4 cups whole fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 bottle dry rosé wine, chilled
  • ½ cup triple sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • 1 handful mint leaves
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • Soda water, for serving (optional)
  • For the garnish: Fresh mint, cocktail skewers

Instructions

  1. Reserve 6 strawberries and set aside. Slice the remaining strawberries and place them in a blender. Sprinkle them with the sugar and stir. 
  2. Let the strawberries stand for 20 minutes at room temperature. Then add ½ cup of the wine to the blender and blend until strawberries are fully pureed. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer / sieve into a large pitcher and use a spatula to press the strawberry puree through. Discard the seeds. 
  3. Add the remaining wine and Grand Marnier to the pitcher. Then add the fresh mint, orange and lemon rounds. Slice the 6 reserved strawberries and add them to pitcher.
  4. Stir and refrigerate the pitcher for at least 1 hour, or up to 4 hours. (Don’t go beyond 4 hours or the fruit texture starts to degrade.)
  5. To serve, pour the sangria into ice-filled glasses and top with a splash of soda water (if desired). Add fruit to each glass, preferably on long skewers for easy snacking.

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25 Top Tequila Cocktails

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Here are the top tequila cocktails! These drinks have something for everyone, from the classic margarita to the Mexican mule, tequila sunrise, and more.

Tequila cocktail in glass with lime wedge and salt rim.

Got a bottle of tequila to use up? Tequila is quickly becoming one of the best selling liquors in America. It’s best known for the margarita, but tequila is extremely versatile and stars in many classic cocktails.

This Mexican liquor made from the agave plant is at home in classic drinks like the margarita, Paloma, and Mexican mule. But it’s equally as tasty in a 1920’s style sour cocktail like the Tequila Sour, or a Bloody Maria, a spin on the Bloody Mary. With so many tasty mixed drinks to try…let’s start mixing! Want to start simple? Try these 2 Ingredient Tequila Drinks.

And now: the top tequila cocktails to try!

Types of tequila

The secret to the best tequila cocktails? Buy a good tequila! A cocktail is only as good as the alcohol you use. Look for a mid-price range tequila (or a high end one, if your budget allows). You can buy either blanco or reposado, depending on the drink. Here’s the difference between these types of tequila and when to use them:

  • Tequila blanco (or “new” tequila) has been aged less than 2 months and has a strong, straightforward flavor. Use in easy drinks like the Tequila Sunrise or Frozen Margarita.
  • Tequila reposado (“rested” in Spanish) is aged longer, from 2 to 12 months. It has a more nuanced flavor, with notes of oak and vanilla. Use in classy drinks like the Classic Margarita or Cadillac Margarita.
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25 Top Tequila Cocktails


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink

Description

Combine tequila and grapefruit and you’ve got the classic Mexican paloma cocktail! Here’s how to make this tangy and refreshing drink.


Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila blanco
  • 2 ounces grapefruit juice
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce soda water
  • Flaky sea salt and grapefruit wedge, for the garnish

Instructions

  1. Cut a notch in the grapefruit wedge, then run the grapefruit around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of flaky sea salt.
  2. To the glass, add the tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, syrup and stir until combined.
  3. Fill the glass with ice (clear ice if you want to get fancy!). Top with soda water and serve!
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Tequila Cocktails, Tequila Drinks

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35 Fresh Spring Recipes

These spring recipes highlight all the produce this season has to offer! Browse our fresh ideas for dishes with asparagus,…

These spring recipes highlight all the produce this season has to offer! Browse our fresh ideas for dishes with asparagus, peas, radishes, carrots, and more.

Spring recipes: asparagus pasta on a serving platter with basil leaves and lemon garnish.

When spring rolls around, it’s all we can do not to jump into cooking everything asparagus, radishes, and carrots. Because after a long winter, there’s nothing better than the invigorating crunch of fresh spring produce! Once bright green chives start popping up in our garden, we start looking for the first signs of radishes and looking forward to our local farmer’s market jumping to life.

Here are some of our favorite spring recipes that use the produce of the season. Depending on where you’re located, the following produce may be in season in spring (per the USDA’s Seasonal Produce Guide). You’ll see this produce featured in the recipes below, or click each ingredient to find more recipes on how to use it. We can’t wait to hear what you try!

And now, our top fresh spring recipes!

Want more? Try our 20 Spring Cocktails to Enjoy the Season and 10 Spring Salad Recipes.

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Spring recipes

35 Fresh Spring Recipes


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 to 4

Description

Celebrate spring with asparagus pasta! Lemony roasted asparagus pairs with fresh basil and Parmesan for an irresistible dinner recipe.


Ingredients

For the asparagus

  • 1 pound thin asparagus spears, cut into 2” pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon (zest from half, plus slices from the other half)

For the pasta

  • 8 ounces tagliatelle or fettuccine
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ⅛ teaspoon chopped Calabrian chilis or ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup Parmesan shavings
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoned panko
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Roast the asparagus: Cut off the tough bottom ends of the asparagus and cut it into 2” pieces. Add the stalks to a foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle the asparagus with the olive oil, and add the kosher salt and a few grinds of black pepper.
  3. Slice the lemon in half crosswise. Thinly slice 4 wheels from one half of the lemon, then add them to the baking sheet. Zest the other half of the lemon, sprinkle it onto the asparagus and mix with your hands to coat. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until tender when pierced by a fork at the thickest part. The timing will depend on the thickness of the asparagus spears.
  4. Cook the pasta: Meanwhile, bring a salted pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta to al dente (taste testing a minute or two before the package instructions indicate). Do not drain. 
  5. In the serving bowl, stir together the olive oil, oregano, grated garlic and chilis. When the pasta is done, use tongs to transfer the pasta from the boiling water into the bowl with the oil mixture without draining. Toss with the olive oil mixture until coated. Add the roasted asparagus and toss. (If desired, transfer to a serving platter or individual plates.)
  6. Top with the Parmesan shavings and panko. Add basil leaves and serve immediately.
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: Spring
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Spring recipes

50 Most Popular Cocktails

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Here are the most popular cocktails to make at home! These top drinks are the most searched for on the internet in 2024.

Most popular cocktails, espresso martini

What are the top most popular cocktails? As two certified mixologists and home cocktail experts, we certainly have our opinions. But we wondered: how could we figure out what are the cocktails you‘re most interested in? Home cocktail culture has never been more popular, and is expected to continue to grow.

This list shows the top 50 popular cocktails that are trending on Google this year. These are the drinks you’re most interested in making at home, and some of them surprised us! Some of these cocktails are newer, but many of these drinks have a long history. Are we missing a well-known cocktail? Let us know in the comments.

Wondering the next most popular cocktails in the list? We were going to stop at the top 25, but we got so into it we found the numbers for cocktails 26 through 50! Here are the rankings of most popular cocktails based on Google searches, along with links to the recipe for each drink:

  1. Mint Julep
  2. Lemon Drop Martini
  3. Sidecar
  4. Gimlet
  5. Bellini
  6. Bahama Mama
  7. Irish Coffee
  8. Paper Plane
  9. Gin and Tonic
  10. Cuba Libre, aka Rum and Coke
  11. Mudslide
  12. Hurricane
  13. Dark and Stormy
  14. Strawberry Daiquiri
  15. Chocolate Martini
  16. Boulevardier
  17. French Martini
  18. Aviation
  19. Pisco Sour
  20. Rum Punch
  21. Singapore Sling
  22. Brandy Alexander
  23. Last Word
  24. Grasshopper
  25. Kir Royale

Did we miss anything? Of course there are more great cocktail recipes, but they didn’t hit the top 50 (Gin Fizz in particular surprised us; it happens to be number 51!). Let us know if there are cocktails that surprised you in the rankings. And as always, let us know if you make any of these drinks in the comments below!

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20 Top Tequila Cocktails

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Espresso Martini

50 Most Popular Cocktails


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink

Description

Here are the most popular cocktails to make at home! These top drinks are the most searched for on the internet in 2024.


Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Make the espresso or strong coffee. Place it in the freezer until room temperature. 
  2. Add the vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Shake vigorously until cold.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with coffee beans.

Notes

*Simple syrup rounds out the flavors and makes for a balanced, sweet drink. For a less sweet spin, you can use ¼ oz or make an Espresso Martini without simple syrup entirely.

To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons. 

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Popular cocktails, most popular cocktails

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