Colourful cocktails are designed to impress. From lighter, pastel hues that are so chic, to vibrant rainbows worthy of Instagram feeds, these cocktails know how to grab everyone’s attention.
So, whether you want to match your cocktails to your party theme or just feel like sipping on something that’s also your favourite colour, here are 10 of our top colourful cocktails that are both tasty and aesthetically pleasing.
The ultra-glamourous Cosmopolitan cocktail is a modern classic that’s pretty in pink. After finding fame on Sex and the City, women all over the world started ordering them in bars to feel just as stylish and sophisticated. Blending together vodka, Cointreau and cranberry, this deliciously sweet drink is popular all year round and is here to stay.
2. Cranberry Daiquiri
For a colourful take on the classic Daiquiri, the Cranberry Daiquiri is ideal. Offering a wonderfully vibrant red shade that will have heads turning in intrigue, this cocktail deserves to be enjoyed on a warm and sunny day. Adding cranberry juice to rum, lime juice and liquid sugar, the Cranberry Daiquiri is a sweet, fruity and refreshing tipple.
3. Gin Proved
Our signature Gin Proved cocktail is floral and delicate with a uniquely beautiful lilac colour that’s perfect for any occasion. Created by our head mixologist, Patrick Pistolesi, in an Alpine chalet, this cocktail combines Tanqueray gin, Bols Parfait Amour liqueur, citric acid and liquid sugar for a tangy-sweet flavour that can be equally enjoyed in summer and winter.
4. Tequila Sunrise
The bold colours of the Tequila Sunrise cocktail will instantly make you think of tropical days on a beach far, far away. Featuring orange juice, tequila and grenadine, this cocktail offers a fun gradient, with the red grenadine sitting at the bottom and blending into a bright orange (like a sunrise!). Tart yet sweet, a Tequila Sunrise always goes down well.
If you want something a little drier with a more bitter flavour profile, but still have an outstanding shade, then the iconic Negroni will be the cocktail for you. An Italian classic, this deep red cocktail perfectly blends equal parts of gin, vermouth, Campari and Angostura Aromatic Bitters for a punchy drink that should be enjoyed just before dinner.
6. Blue Lagoon
The bright blue colour of the Blue Lagoon cocktail is truly stunning and really makes it stand out from the crowd. This eye-catching drink is always a popular choice in holiday resorts and deserving of all the attention. Light, sweet and refreshing, the Blue Lagoon contains a mix of vodka, lemonade and blue curaçao.
Warm and sophisticated the rich Boulevardier is a sophisticated take on the classic bitter-sweet Negroni, with a fiery red shade that’s hard to miss. Combining bourbon with vermouth, Campari and Angostura Aromatic Bitters, the Boulevardier is a unique drink that’s full of bold flavours and colours.
While a green drink isn’t always the most appealing option (spinach smoothie, anyone?), there’s nothing more delicious and indulgent than a Grasshopper, and we guarantee you’ll always want to come back for more. This dessert cocktail features crème de menthe, crème de cacao and heavy cream for a rich, chocolate peppermint flavour.
9. Bloody Mary
The Bloody Mary is one of the most famous cocktails in the world and is perfectly acceptable to enjoy during breakfast or brunch. While it doesn’t have the most common cocktail ingredients, it offers a fresh and spicy flavour with a bright red colour. The original cocktail includes vodka, tomato juice, black pepper, celery salt, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice. However, there are many other variations, including our popular Ghost of Mary Tudor cocktail.
10. Rainbow Paradise
Last but not least, the most colourful cocktail of all, is the Rainbow Paradise. With shades of blue, green, yellow, orange and red, it’s certainly a sight to behold. Adding grenadine to the bottom of a tall glass, this cocktail then carefully layers pineapple juice and coconut rum (Malibu), water and blue curaçao for a flavour and colour that’s out of this world. It can then be garnished with an orange slice or a lime wedge.
Want to try and make all of these colourful cocktails at home? Take a look at our guide on how to build the perfect at-home bar.
Or, if you simply want to enjoy the ease of a ready-made cocktail at home, build a cocktail box featuring 3, 6 or 9 of your favourite drinks.