A great way to find cocktail inspiration, new recipes and keep up-to-date on the latest mixology trends is by following the right people. And there’s no better platform than Instagram to turn to for drinks inspiration. With photography that makes each drink seem like a work of art, Instagram allows us to get a glimpse at the latest creations from the world’s top trained mixologists, as well as those who have expertly mastered the craft at home.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite mixology accounts to follow on Instagram that are filled with tips, inspiration and mouth watering cocktail recipes you can try at home. Happy sipping!
Passionfruit Margarita Cocktail. Photo @drinksanddan
1. Drinks & Dan
Showcasing original cocktail recipes as well as contemporary twists on the classics, get ready to scroll through mouth wateringly good photos on Drinks & Dan’s feed. From exotic Negronis to boozy iced lattes, Dan shows us just how fun mixology can be.
Devil’s Margarita Cocktail. Photo @thehobbydrinkchef
2. The Hobby Drink Chef
AJ, better known as The Hobby Drink Chef, crafts vibrant cocktails with flavours and colours that pop. A great resource for those looking to expand their cocktail skills, his feed is an inspiration for many.
The M-M-Manky Panky Cocktail. Photo @ginfluencers
As a gin-centric account, Ginfluencer’s feed is filled with inspired ingredients, fresh garnishes and gorgeous glassware celebrating all things gin. Sharpen your skills by trying out one of the many gin cocktail recipes featured on their account.
Jungle Firebird Cocktail. Photo @cocktails_for_breakfast
4. Cocktails For Breakfast
Based in the UK, Ant offers up recipes and beautiful shots of the cocktails he crafts. Expect original and tiki takes on the classics, while bright and fun colours make the drinks stand out.
Planters Punch Cocktail. Photo @thecocktailsnob_
5. The Cocktail Snob
Camille is a bartender, author and cocktail blogger based in NYC who posts her incredible creations on Instagram. Expect lots of delicious-looking inspiration on her feed, with some truly brilliant cocktail recipes to choose from.
Talk Tiki To Me Cocktail. Photo @thebittergringo
6. The Bitter Gringo
Cocktail maker and photo taker, Jonathan documents his delicious cocktail creations and has us scrambling to try make them ourselves. Fill your feed with a selection of his unique recipes and hit that follow button because these are the cocktails you’ll want to try at home.
The Pursuit Cocktail. Photo @danny_mcmaniel
7. Danny McManus
Danny uses unique ingredients and presentations to showcase his cocktail creations. His account boasts a curated collection of recipes and he loves sharing his thoughts and ideas - a great chance for us to see inside the mind of a brilliant bartender.
The Green Room Cocktail. Photo @sheshedcocktails
8. She Shed Cocktails
Exploring classic cocktails and fruity, tropical creations, Helen posts vibrant photos that wouldn’t look out of place in a cocktail book. A brilliant recipe resource, she shares and celebrates all things mixology by making cocktails for her family and friends. A must-follow.
Mezcal Margarita Cocktail. Photo @ice_and_alchemy
9. Ice and Alchemy
Cocktail superstar Josh Suchan’s account goes beyond the recipe and offers short video demonstrations. He also offers virtual mixology classes to help you up your home cocktail game.
Last One Standing Cocktail. Photo @theweekendmixologist
10. The Weekend Mixologist
Filled with skilful, creative mixology and tantalising cocktails, Barlow’s account explores the classic techniques that go into making our favourite drinks.
Tonka Tiki Tonga Cocktail. Photo @scottishmixology
11. Scottish Mixology
If beautiful photos of amazingly crafted cocktails are your thing, then look no further than Scottish Mixology. Packed with polished shots of his cocktail creations, Jack’s account is filled with creative cocktail recipes with a tartan twist.
Peach and Rhubarb Daiquiri Cocktail. Photo @chembo_cocktails
12. Charles Emberson
Jam-packed with gorgeous cocktail shots, Charles’ account is a library of photos and recipes sharing his incredible creations. His signature photography style makes sure he stands out from other mixologists on Instagram.
Blackberry Cobbler Cocktail. Photo @cocktail_contessa
13. Cocktail Contessa
Known for her innovative whiskey cocktails, Heather’s on a mission to make everyone a whiskey drinker, one cocktail at a time. Her incredible mixology skills and knack for flavour means whiskey has never looked or tasted so appealing.
Clever Strawberry Cocktail. Photo @cheerstohappyhour
14. Cheers To Happy Hour
If you’re an at-home drinker, Brenton’s account is a must-follow. Here you’ll find botanical drinks filled with shrubs, flowers and fruit, ideal for sipping on a sunny afternoon. Why not try out some of the recipes and see for yourself
Back Burn Negroni Cocktail. Photo @theamateurmixologist
15. The Amateur Mixologist
Matt’s account is filled with a wealth of gorgeous cocktails and beautiful garnishes. Follow him on Instagram for inspiration, recipes and tips from an award-winning home bartender.
The Pineapple Bramble Cocktail. Photo @holycityhandcraft
16. Holy City Handcraft
Miguel’s account is one of the best on Instagram for cocktail inspiration, recipes and tips. We particularly love his contemporary take on the classics, which he puts his own innovative stamp on to really kick his cocktails up a notch.
17. The World's 50 Best Cocktails
If mouth-watering drinks are your thing, then we have just the feed for you. Showcasing the incredible skills of Instagram’s best mixologists, this account regularly features their latest original creations.
The Bronx Cocktail. Photo @just_imbiber
18. Francesco Braun
One of the best accounts in the business for all things booze-related, Francesco’s account will shake up your motivation and inspire you to become the mixologist you’ve always wanted to be. Packed with flavour inspiration, his carefully curated feed is worth a follow.
Boulevardier Cocktail. Photo @highproofpreacher
19. High-Proof Preacher
Showcasing his ability to not only create beautiful cocktails, but to show his impeccable photography skills, Jordan is shaking things up with his diverse account. Known for his impressive cocktails, he’s recognised for his unique approach to mixology.
The Vesper Cocktail. Photo @thecocktail.blog
20. The Cocktail Blog
The Cocktail Blog shares instructional cocktail recipes showing step by step how to craft them at home. The account is run by Denmark-based mixologist, Morten Krag, whose Instagram feed is filled with awe-inspiring fruity creations and pops of colour.
Old Fashioned Cocktail. Photo @denverbarkeep
Tyler’s account shares delicious cocktail recipes and his posts are filled with his insights. His style is classy and curated, and each cocktail he posts comes with detailed instructions.
Coffee Cocktail Challenge. Photo @stevethebartender
22. Steven Roennfeldt
Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a newcomer starting from scratch, level up your knowledge by following the accounts you can learn a thing or two from. Steve The Bartender is one of the best and most creative mixologists on Instagram and his account is the ultimate resource for cocktail inspiration.