Even though we’re always on the lookout for the creative modern drink recipes to make at home, when looking back on 2022, we found that the most popular cocktail recipes on Imbibe’s site weren’t actually the new ones we shared this year. Instead, the cocktails that were the most searched for on our site were classics, modern classics, and a whole lot of Negroni riffs including, not surprisingly, the Negroni Sbagliato, which landed the top spot. Here are the 20 most popular cocktail recipes of the year.
A rich classic that blends gin with a bouquet of herbs and spice from Chartreuse and vermouth.
This brooding counterpart to the classic Manhattan uses Averna in place of sweet vermouth.
This relative of the Negroni subs in bourbon for gin.
An elegant combination of Cognac and Chartreuse.
A San Francisco classic featuring green Chartreuse and pineapple juice.
Julie Reiner’s house version of the classic gin cocktail.
Mezcal meets maraschino liqueur, Campari, lime, and orgeat.
If you’re a fan of the classic Last Word, this citrusy cocktail will hit the spot.
Italy’s classic heads for some Caribbean sun in this variation that swaps in a fruity Jamaican rum.
Whiskey drinkers will delight in this modern classic.
A bright and bubbly variation on the classic Negroni.
A citrusy, frothy update on the classic Negroni.
A tequila-based relative of the Negroni.
One of the most beloved tropical gin cocktails.
The flaming favorite of drinkers around the world.
Campari and star anise coexist harmoniously in this Negroni riff.
Like a bittersweet cocktail? Then you’re sure to love this modern classic.
For its version of the Prohibition-era cocktail, Detroit’s Sugar House uses Wray & Nephew overproof in the place of the white rum.
A beguiling take on a classic recipe that adjusts the proportions for modern tastes.