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25 Best Birthday Cocktails

Make your birthday celebration even merrier with these sweet and scrumptious birthday cocktails.

So, how about you dabble with mixology and serve your friends some of these tasty bevies?

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There are thousands of choices online, so I’ve narrowed it down for you. You can thank me later.

Birthday Cake Martini with Sprinkles

Whether it’s a small gathering or a large party, these sweet libations will be a guaranteed hit.

From simple and classic to creamy and dreamy to fruity and fancy, they’ll surely add excitement to any celebration.

This year, make your birthday extra special with these delectable cocktails! You deserve it.

1. Birthday Cake Martini

Let’s get your birthday party started with this birthday cake martini. From the name itself, you already know it’s a certified hit.

What better way is there to celebrate another year than with a birthday cake… in cocktail form?

This cocktail has a blend of chocolate liqueur, cake-flavored vodka, and half-and-half. It’s a sweet, feel-good dessert cocktail worthy of a special occasion.

To give it more pizazz, add a few drops of food coloring and serve it in a glass rimmed with colorful sprinkles.

2. Chocolate Cake Shot

It may not look it, but this shooter tastes exactly like a slice of chocolate cake, but in liquid form. 

Don’t let its transparent look fool you. This shooter is far from basic.

With a mix of hazelnut liqueur (that tastes just like Nutella), vanilla vodka, sugar, and simple syrup, it definitely lives up to its name.

It’s served with a lemon wedge, which you may not think would go well with the drink, but it absolutely does.

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3. Raspberry Champagne Float

This raspberry champagne float is fun, fizzy, and fantastic. 

Pour your favorite brand of champagne over a scoop of raspberry sherbet or sorbet and call it a day. This is what I call a party in a glass.

This champagne float is meant to be enjoyed initially with a spoon. Then, when the sherbet melts into the champagne, go ahead and sip away.

What a delightful dessert and cocktail in one!

4. Boozy Creamsicle Float

If you have a summer birthday, this creamsicle float is the way to go.

Orange soda, whipped cream vodka and vanilla ice cream combine to create a sweet and luscious dessert cocktail. 

If you’re a fan of orange creamsicles, good news: this float tastes exactly like them!

It’s so good you should consider serving it to kids as well. Just skip the vodka and you’re all set.

Cozy and Warming Irish Coffee

5. Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is a sweet blend of coffee, whiskey, and Irish cream topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

It’s a luscious and relaxing cocktail that will warm you up on a cold evening, so if your birthday falls on a chilly day, this is the recipe for you.

6. Bellini

Bellini is a bright and bubbly bevy made of peaches and Prosecco.

Think of bellini like a mimosa, but instead of champagne and orange juice, you’ll combine white wine and peach juice.

It’s a 2-ingredient recipe, so yes, it’s embarrassingly easy to make. But it’s so darn delicious, it tastes like it calls for pro-bartending skills!

7. Paloma

While margaritas are arguably the most popular Mexican cocktail, the Paloma deserves the spotlight just as much.

A mix of tequila, lime juice, and grape soda, this cocktail is a refreshing tipple. It has a perfect balance of sweet, tart, and oaky flavors from the tequila. 

So, while margaritas are great, you definitely should give the Paloma a try, as well.

8. Rose Wine Spritzer

Pop and pour your favorite bottle of rose in a wine glass and mix it with a bit of Sprite to get a fun and bubbly wine spritzer.

This cocktail is as refreshing as can be.

You’re free to choose what carbonated drink to add, but if you like your wine sweet, Sprite and ginger ale are your two best bets.

9. Blue Lagoon

I mean, how refreshing does this cocktail look? Just by staring at it, I can already feel the wind blowing through my hair.

This breezy beverage is a blend of vodka, lemonade, and blue Curacao, which is what gives its unique flavor and beachy hue.

If you’re not familiar, blue Curacao is a liqueur flavored with the dried peel of laraha, a species of bitter orange that grows in the island of… you guessed it – Curacao.

Mint Grapefruit Mimosa

10. Mimosa

This isn’t just your typical champagne and orange juice mimosa, folks! There is so much more to this version.

A blend of prosecco, grapefruit, honey, and mint, this might just be your newest favorite kind of mimosa.

The balance of sweet, tart, and fruity creates a beautiful harmony of flavors, while the mint leaves make it oh, so refreshing.

11. Salted Caramel Coffee Cocktail

Give me anything flavored with salted caramel and I’ll be your instant friend. This cocktail is no exception.

This salted caramel coffee cocktail is a combination of hot coffee, salted caramel Kahlua, caramel ice cream, and finished off with a dollop of whipped cream.

There’s just something truly mouthwatering about the sweet and salty flavor profile. For some reason, I can’t resist it!

12. Pina Colada

If you’re craving refreshing tropical flavors, this pina colada will surely hit the spot. 

A puree of pineapple, white rum, and coconut milk, this cocktail is a simple 3-ingredient recipe, but man, it’ll definitely whisk you away to the tropics.

It’s sweet and refreshing with just the right amount of booze to make you relaxed.

Strawberry Margarita

13. Strawberry Margarita

If you love a good Texas Roadhouse strawberry margarita, you’re in for a treat.

This copycat recipe makes an impressive replica of the original margarita, but costs so much less!

Just pour tequila, triple sec, frozen strawberries, limeade concentrate, and sugar into a blender and puree away.

This simple recipe yields such a ridiculously refreshing and flavorful tipple, it’s hard to stop at one glass.

14. Red Velvet Martini

First of all, how pretty is this red velvet martini? 

Its deep crimson hue makes it look so fancy. And the flavor doesn’t disappoint, either. 

A blend of cake, vanilla, and whipped vodka, creme de cacao, Aperol, grenadine, and powdered sugar, this martini is everything you want a cake-turned-cocktail to be.

To complete the red velvet flavor, the glass is rimmed with cream cheese frosting and red sugar crystals. Happy birthday, indeed!

15. Grasshopper Cocktail

While I’m not the biggest fan of green-hued grogs, I do find this grasshopper cocktail enjoyable.

How can I not? This classic cocktail is a blend of creme de cacao, creme de menthe, and cream. 

It’s smooth and creamy with a perfect combination of chocolate and mint. Think chocolate mint milkshake, but for adults.

Created in 1918, this cocktail hit peak popularity in the 1950s and 60s. It eventually fell off the radar, but I think it deserves a comeback!

Boozy Frozen Mudslide

16. Frozen Mudslide

Attention, all chocolate lovers: this cocktail has your name written all over it.

This frozen mudslide is the perfect adult drink that will still bring out the kid in you.

An ice-blended beverage of vanilla ice cream, Baileys, Kahlua, vodka, and chocolate syrup, this cocktail is like a party in your mouth.

17. Kir Royale

Add an air of sophistication to your birthday party with the Kir Royale. This cocktail sounds so fancy – and it is – but it’s also such a breeze to make.

In fact, all you’ll need are two ingredients: chilled champagne and Chambord – a raspberry liqueur.

Just pour those two in a glass and voila.

18. Beach Blossom Cocktail

The name of this cocktail alone is already making me feel so refreshed! 

Also, oh my God, how ridiculously pretty is it, am I right? It’s so charming, I almost don’t want to take a sip.

More importantly, this cocktail is delicious. It’s a mix of white rum, lemon juice, coconut cream, guava syrup, pineapple juice, and orange flower water.

The components create such a wonderfully unique and complex flavor combination. Expect one heck of a tasty tropical treat here.

19. Coconut Lime Daiquiri

If you enjoy the flavor combination of coconut and lime, this daiquiri is calling out your name.

First, let’s take a moment to appreciate how dainty this daiquiri looks. This creamy cocktail looks both simple and stunning in its white hue.

Next, let’s talk about its flavor.

With a combination of coconut cream, lime juice, and coconut rum, this cocktail has a perfect balance of sweet, creamy, and citrusy. It’s tropical heaven in a glass.

20. Key Lime Pie Cocktail

How can you not love this key lime pie in cocktail form? This dessert and drink in one makes for a wonderful summer party cocktail! 

Made with a mix of pineapple juice, lime juice, whipped cream vodka, and Rum Chata, this cocktail is sweet, but not cloyingly so. 

Completing the key lime pie look are a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of graham cracker crumbs.

21. Rosé Lemonade

If you’re the type who can easily finish a bottle of wine, I have great news for you. Stretch it out by mixing it with lemonade!

Your wine will still be tasty, but it’ll take much longer to finish. It’s a great hack, especially if you’re serving expensive wine to a crowd.

22. Sea Breeze Cocktail

Its name itself tells you how wildly refreshing this cocktail is.

The sea breeze is a mix of cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, and vodka with a lime wedge garnish. 

Because of the fruit juices, this cocktail is sweet without being overwhelmingly so.

It’s so refreshing, so don’t be surprised if you sip one glass after another. Don’t forget to drink responsibly!

23. Banana Split Cocktail

Are you the quintessential dessert lover? This is the ultimate cocktail for all you sweet tooths, out there.

Banana liqueur, Kahlua, pineapple juice, and half-and-half unite to make a cocktail reminiscent of a banana split.

Cherries on top complete the banana split vibe.

24. Almond Joy Cocktail

Almonds and coconut combine forces to create one ridiculously tasty cocktail!

It’s a mix of Amaretto, creme de cacao, coconut rum, and cream, with a crushed up Almond Joy bar around the glass rim.

A word of warning: this cocktail is insanely addictive. I’m talking can’t-stop-at-one-glass kind of addictive. 

Fortunately, this cocktail isn’t that strong, so you can enjoy a few glasses and still be okay.

25. Mexican Coffee Cocktail

If you want to be pumped up and energized throughout your party, I highly suggest the Mexican coffee cocktail.

With a blend of freshly brewed coffee, Kahlua, and tequila, this cocktail will make you buzzed, while still being alert at the same time.

And yes, this cocktail is tasty as can be! It’s wonderfully sweet and creamy with a coffee kick.

25 Best Birthday Cocktails

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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