2017 Cocktail Recipes | Top Five

This post has the top five 2017 cocktail recipes!  Each of these cocktails are as delicious as the next one!  But I’m especially excited about #1.

Half of a bar with bottles on shelves and a colorful painting on the wall

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I got the top five 2017 cocktail recipes from a Google search. Am I surprised by any of these delicious cocktail recipes? Not really, but #3 is a seasonal cocktail so that was a bit of a surprise. Each of these cocktails is delicious and some are even classics.

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I usually write my top 5 recipes for the prior year around April, so I’m a little late this year!

I love knowing what the top cocktail recipes are for any given year!  If you want to take a gander at the list for 2016, click here.

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On to the top five 2017 cocktail recipes


Two glasses of the sour cocktail, front one garnished with maraschino cherries and the other with dark cherries

Whiskey Sour

I’m so glad that this cocktail is on the list. It’s such a classic and I’m glad it’s getting the attention it deserves. My mother loved the whiskey sour and when I previously wrote about this cocktail, I named it the wicked good whiskey sour.

Why did I name it wicked good?

Because I’m from Massachusetts and when we like something, we say it is wicked good!


fruit added red wine sangria with a small glass bowl of it in the background


I love sangria.  It’s fruity, is a beautiful deep color and is delicious!  It’s one of those cocktails that goes with sitting by the pool as you sip it.  The link above is a recipe for a single glass of red wine sangria.

The photo below is my white wine sangria recipe!  Which kind of sangria do you prefer?

Strawberries on the side of the glasses of sangria with fruit and a pitcher in the background

Moving right along, let’s see what else is in the top five 2017 cocktail recipes, shall we?!


A short glass mug in front of the tall mug filled with the golden cocktail with the anise and lemon wheels as garnish

The Hot Toddy

This hot toddy is so delicious and perfect for when you are feeling under the weather. But you will soon realize that you do not have to be feeling ill to enjoy this delightful cocktail!  It’s warm, soothing and lovely to sip no matter how you feel!


Two glasses of the mojito with limes and mint in the background

The Mojito

The mojito is a real interesting cocktail. It is refreshing and tasty and although it looks fancy and time consuming to make, it is super easy!

I have blogged about a few different versions of the mojito. The one above which is the classic mojito, and the one below which is the ruby red grapefruit mojito.

A ginger and grapefruit mojito on a black table with coasters in the background

Both of these mojitos are delicious.

The classic mojito is made from rum and lime juice and has a classic, refreshingly clean taste.

The ruby red version has three variations. There is grapefruit vodka instead of rum, grapefruit juice instead of the lime juice and ginger infused simple syrup instead of the plain simple syrup. So, it has a nice balance of sweet and sour but with a little spice to it, which makes it a very refreshing cocktail.


Drumroll please . . . . . . . .

Classic margarita glass in front of a short glass with salt and lime in the back

Cadillac Margarita

Okay, I lied. Number one on the list of 2107 top five cocktail recipes is actually the regular margarita, but I chose to commemorate it with my most popular margarita recipe: the Cadillac margarita.

I’m so happy that the margarita is number one this year, especially since it didn’t even make it in the top five list from last year.

The margarita is such a delightful and popular cocktail.

People always want me to make this Cadillac margarita for them because of how delicious it is. I use premium liquor and it tastes simply amazing. Not only is it my most popular post but it’s my favorite margarita, hands down.

The recipe below is for the regular margarita. I still call for premium ingredients, but I leave out the Grand Marnier, which is what makes the above margarita a Cadillac margarita.

Here’s to 2017! Cheers!

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Half of a bar with bottles on shelves and a colorful painting on the wall

Margarita on the Rocks

This margarita uses premium ingredients and is not only delicious but refreshing.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Cocktails
Keyword: Margarita on the Rocks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 270kcal


  • 2 ounces Patron Silver tequila (or any other tequila)
  • 1 ounce Cointreau (or triple sec)
  • 2 ounces lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup ( 1/2 to 1 ounce)


  • lime wheel (cut a slit in it so you can put it on a glass)
  • salt for rim (optional)


  • If wanted, wet rim of glass with some simple syrup and dip it in some salt
  • Fill cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice
  • Add tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and simple syrup
  • Cap shaker and shake for 30 seconds.  Pour contents
  • Pour contents in glass without touching the salted rim
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin C: 17mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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  1. I love the ruby red grapefruit mojito. I’m such a fan of grapefruit juice – love them in mimosas. But I need to try grapefruit vodka. Can I get that at the local liquor store? I guess Absolut will have it?

    1. Thanks so much Shadi! I believe that citrus is the ingredient that makes a cocktail refreshing!

  2. My favorite is Mojito- best summer cocktail to my mind. But your Cadillac Margarita looks so good and fresh, need to try it 🙂 Great compilation!

  3. I do love a good Margarita! I am surprised the Hot Toddy made it as a Top 5 – I didn’t realize they were that popular!

  4. Wow, great list of cocktails. I think my favorite is a French 75, but I’d happily drink any of your top five too!

  5. What a delightful post! Thank you. It was fun to read and learn from. It’s a great list and I’m so happy the margarita made #1 in 2017!! Yay!

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