10 Alcoholic drink recipes you need to try

Here at insider spotlight we are all about simplifying. We made it our job to gather the most popular drinks trending right now, and make it easy for you to find them. I made sure to research which drinks have been tried the most, and which drinks people favored the most. My names Tony Covey I am a part-time bartender and I know what it takes to make a great tasting drink. I will also be ranking these drinks, supplying the recipes, and showing video how to’s.  Be sure to share this post if it brought any value to you. Here is a list of drink recipes you need to try.

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(10) Jolly Rancher Vodka 

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This recipe is special because of all the options you have. You can choose which type of vodka and what flavor jolly rancher you like the most. The best part is that once you created this you can use it for other drinks. Also this recipe is interchangeable with warhead sour candies! Who could resist vodka infused with delicious candy.

What You Need
  • Big Bag Of Jolly Ranchers
  • Favorite Vodka
  • 5 Cute Jars
  • Funnel
How to Make
  1. Start by sorting the jolly ranchers by color and unwrap them
  2. Put your favorite color ranchers in the jar untill it reaches about half full
  3. Use funnel and pour in Vodka to the top
  4. Let sit in Refrigerator over night
  5. Take out and enjoy
Video Guide


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(9) Jello Shots 

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The classic jello shot is perfect for any casual party or event. All you need are a few ingredients and you are on your way to a delicious treat. Whats great about this recipe is that it’s completely customizable and the sky is the limit.

What You Need
  • 1/2 Cup Flavored Vodka
  • 1 Jello Packet
  • 1 Small Plastic Container
  • 1 Measuring Cup
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1 Cup Cold Water
How To Make
  1. Empty 1 jello packet into a bowl and add 1 cup boiling water
  2. Stir for about 2 minutes, or until jello is fully mixed in
  3. Add 1/2 cup vodka and 1 cup cold water and stir
  4. Pour mix into plastic containers
  5. Refrigerate overnight or at minimum 3 hours
  6. Take out and enjoy
Video Guide


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(8) Vodka Gummy Bears

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These tasty gummy bears pair perfectly with vodka. Yet another simple recipe that is great for parties and social gatherings. Just be careful not to eat them to fast.

What You Need
  • Favorite Vodka
  • Gummy Bears
  • Big Bowl
How To Make
  1. Pour enough vodka to submerge the gummies in a large bowl
  2. Set gummies in a fridge overnight to soak up the goodness
  3. Take out and portion the gummies
  4. Enjoy
Video Guide


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(7) Fishbowl Punch

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This might be an odd one but man is it a good one. Great for multiple people to enjoy at once. Impress your friends and have a little fun creating your own little boozy ocean. Just be sure to use a clean fish bowl. All credit goes to Michelle P for creating such an amazing drink. Visit her blog listed in the sources below.

What You Need
  • 10 oz Vodka
  • 10 oz Coconut Rum
  • 6 oz Blue Curacao Liqueur
  • 12 oz Sweet-And-Sour Mix
  • 20 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 32 oz Lemon-Lime Soda
  •  3 Small Fish Bowls (Each Holding 4-5 Cups Volume)
  • 1 Box (6 oz) Nerds®
  • 12-16 Swedish Fish™ Candies
  • Lemon, Lime And Orange Slices, For Garnish
  • Drinking straws
How To Make
  1. Mix liquors, sweet-and-sour mix, pineapple juice and soda in a large container
  2. Cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve
  3. To serve, divide the Nerds® candy between the three fish bowls and place at the bottom of the bowl (like gravel!)
  4. Add ice, and arrange the fish around the outsides of the fish bowls, using the ice to hold the fish in place against the glass
  5. Carefully add the punch mixture, dividing equally between bowls
  6. Top each with fruit slices and additional lemon-lime soda (if desired). Serve with straws
  7. Enjoy
Video Guide

This is not the exact recipe but a great representation for visual learners.



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(6) Adios Mother Effa

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They Don’t call this one the a.m.f for no reason. It’s a spin-off the classic long island. So you know its going to be loaded with booze. This is a great drink to ask for at bars because its pretty simple to make and tastes great. Plus you sound kinda cool when you ask for it.

What You Need
  • Tall Collins Glass
  • .5 oz Rum
  • .5 oz Gin
  • .5 oz Vodka
  • .5 oz Clear Tequila
  • .5 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz Sweet Sour
  • 1 oz Sprite
  • Ice
  • Cherries And Lemon Slices
How To Make
  1. Fill Cup with ice
  2. Combine liquids
  3. Stir
  4. Garnish glass with fruit
Video Guide


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(5) Hippie Juice

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This drink has got to be one of the tastiest drinks out there. What makes it so great is the fruit infusion after you let it sit in the fridge for a while. This recipe is great to make in big quantities. Cool off with this summertime drink.

What You Need
  • Pitcher
  • Mason Jar
  • 2 cups Watermelon Vodka
  • 2/3 Cup Triple-Sec
  • 2/3 Cup Coconut Rum
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Strawberries
  • Ice
How To Make
  1. Fill Pitcher with ice about an inch from the top
  2. Pour in 2 cups watermelon vodka
  3. Pour in 2/3 cup triple-sec
  4. Pour in 2/3 cup coconut rum
  5. Fill the rest with pink lemonade
  6. Add strawberries
  7. Mix
  8. Serve in mason jar
  9. Enjoy
Video Guide


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(4) Watermelon Keg

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Your very own keg for super cheap! such a great idea for pool parties and other summertime events. The possibilities are endless with this one. You can put whatever you want in the watermelon. From spiked adult drinks or just plain old lemonade. But here is a recipe for the adults.

What You Need
  • Watermelon Tap
  • 1 Watermelon
  • 3/4 Cup Vodka
  • 6 Mint Leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
How To Make
  1. Start by laying the watermelon on its side
  2. Make two cuts on both ends. About 2 inches deep on one end and a half-inch on the other
  3. Make sure to keep the rind of the bigger end
  4. Set the watermelon upright so the end with the deeper cut is facing up
  5. Scoop out all the watermelon into a bowl
  6. Cut a small hole big enough to insert a tap in the lower bottom half of the watermelon
  7. Insert Tap
  8. Add 3/4 cup vodka to the watermelon in the bowl
  9. Add 6 mint leaves to the bowl
  10. Add 2 Tbsp of sugar to bowl
  11. Blend with a hand blender or transfer into a standard blender
  12.  Pour drink into watermelon keg
  13. place rind lid on top and secure with toothpicks
  14. Serve over ice and enjoy
Video Guide


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(3) Boozy Snow Cones

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Alright for this boozy snow cone the options are limitless. You can add whatever kind of alcoholic concoction you would like. But for this recipe Tipsy Bartender is going to show you how to make a great tasting boozy snow cone.

What You Need
  • Glass Pan
  • Cone Cups
  • Ice Cream Scoop
  • 1 Cup Vodka
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Rum
  • 1/2 Cup Peach Schnapps
  • 1 Quart Cranberry Juice
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Cup Pineapple Juice
  • Favorite Snow Cone Syrup
How To Make
  1. Combine all liquids in a glass pan
  2. Place in freezer 3-5 hours
  3. Take out and start placing frozen mix in cone cups
  4. Pour snow cone syrup on top of frozen mix
  5. Enjoy
Video Guide


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(2) Jungle Juice 

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Hands down this drink mix is one of the best things to bring to a party. It serves so many people and can be made under $30. So if you want quality and quantity definitely try this drink. Jungle juice can be called so many things but in its simplest form it’s just spiked juice with fruit. Also you have free range on what type of fruits you would like to add and liquors. So just add your favorites. For this recipe I am going to be using a top ranked recipe by Drink Mixer. Be sure to check out this amazing blog.

What You Need
  • Large Cooler Chest Or Container
  • 1 L Everclear®
  • 5.25 L(3 1.75L bottles) Vodka
  • 1 Bottle Peach Schnapps
  • 1 Pint Bacardi® 151 Rum
  • 1 Bottle 99 Apples® Apple Schnapps
  • 10 L Sprite® Soda
  • 1 L Sunny Delight® Orange Juice
  • 1 L Triple Sec
  • 1.75 L Bottle Of Gin
  • 1 Bottle DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps
  • 4 Bottles Boone’s Farm® Strawberry Hill Wine
  • 8 L Hawaiian Punch®
  • 2 Containers Orange Juice Concentrate
  • Fruit (As Much As Desired)
  • Dry Ice
How To Make
  1. Combine all ingredients in container
  2. Place dry ice inside container
  3.  Let sit overnight
  4. Serve and enjoy
Video Guide

Here is a link to the recipe video Jungle Juice. The video was not accessible on YouTube but here is one to get a general concept


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(1) The Galaxy Cocktail 

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This drink earns its spot at number 1 for being one of the top best tasting drinks out there. Not only does it taste good but looks amazing. The recipe comes from Tipsy Bartender the number one ranked mixology youtube channel out there. Be sure to check out the channel for more boozy ideas.
What You Need

Bottom & Top Layer

  • 1 oz.  Tequila
  • 3/4 oz. Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz. Lemonade

Middle Layer:

  • 3/4 oz. Blue Curacao
  • 3/4 oz. Grenadine
  • 1/2 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Lemonade
  • Ice
  • Pink Sugar
  • Cyclone Glass
  • Blender
  • Lime Slice
How To Make
  1. Start rubbing a lime slice on rim of your glass
  2. Pour pink sugar on a plate and start rimming glass with sugar
  3. Create top and bottom layer by pouring liquid in a blender and adding ice until liquid and ice are at the same level
  4. Pour out into a pitcher
  5. Repeat step 3 but using middle layer ingredients
  6. Get pitcher of blended beverage and start layering
  7. Add blue layer to glass 1/3 way full
  8. Add purple layer to glass 2/3 way full
  9. Add blue layer 3/3 way full
  10. And there you have it
Video Guide


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