You’re following Crock-pot cooks and Instant Pot aficionados. You can’t stay off the IG feed of your favorite dessert bloggers. But something’s missing, and that something is booze.
Yes, there are entire blogs devoted to alcoholic libations, and you needed them in your life yesterday. Trust us when we say there ain’t nothing wrong with getting your cocktail on. You work hard. Who would begrudge you a little grown-up spritzer at the end of the day?
To help get you started, we tracked down some of the best cocktail bloggers to follow in 2018. So, cheers!
A Bar Above
Pineapple brûlée cocktail? God, yes. Husband-and-wife team Julia and Chris Tunstall are the boozehounds behind this informative blog. As a career bartender, Chris knows his stuff, and it shows in everything from the cocktail recipes featured on the site to discussions about mixology.
While A Bar Above was likely created primarily as a resource for professional bartenders, you’ll fancy yourself one when you start whipping up libations like the haymaker and the peach unicorn.
You’ll come to Ashley Rose Conway’s blog for the booze. And you’ll stay, well, for the booze — but also because the photos of said spirits are straight-up dreamy AF.
In Conway’s own words, her aim with Craft & Cocktails is to create “original, seasonal & approachable cocktails to make at home.” So, if you’re looking for libations that will blow the minds of your BFFs at your next get-together, consider this blog your cocktail bible.
Anyone who describes themselves as “three parts woman, one part gin” sounds like good people to us — a suspicion that can clearly be confirmed by the fact Caroline Childerley has chosen to share her love of gin (and the best cocktails made using it) with the rest of us.
While her Insta feed features more lifestyle content, you can find an entire section of her blog devoted to beautifully boozy drink recipes, like Meyer lemon margaritas with rosemary-infused simple syrup.
Friends Julie Kinch and Debbie Fraser don’t have the largest social media following yet, which boggles the mind if you spend any amount of time on their blog. These moms, cocktail creators and recipe testers serve up seriously amazing drink inspo on the regular (not to mention drool-inducing food recipes, too).
Their style is unpretentious and fun but to the point — they know how busy life is! And this isn’t just “mom fare” either. These women take chances at the bar, and it pays off big time. Bacon-infused vodka, anyone?
If cocktail-ing were a degree, Prairie Rose would have a doctorate. In addition to formal training at Wine & Spirit Education Trust, this LA-based cocktailista has mastered mixology by slinging drinks in restaurants and bars all over the country.
You can expect her blog to deliver on some of the hottest at-home drinking trends, as well as profiles of different distilleries and industry experts around the world.
If the fact that Kate Richards’ blog is called Drinking with Chickens doesn’t make you like her instantly, we probably can’t be friends. As for Kate, we’d love to be her BFF and sit in her garden, getting sloshed while surrounded by live poultry.
Considering New Hampshire native Amy Traynor is a professional photographer, it comes as no shock that the photography on her blog is pure perfection. When she started experimenting with spirits and crafting her own unique concoctions, she decided to combine her two passions by creating this recipe-heavy blog.
If you’re the type who likes to get straight to the point, you’ll love Traynor — and especially her Instagram, which features cocktail recipe after cocktail recipe after cocktail recipe. You get the point.
We love pretty pictures. We love booze. We especially love pretty pictures of booze (that we’ll hopefully soon be imbibing), and Carla Camerieri over at Thirsty Camel Cocktails does a bang-up job of sharing a steady supply of adult beverage inspiration.
Plus, her posts are always insightful and easy to read, which is the icing on the cake. Or the cherry on the cocktail, as it were.
Has your home bar seen better days? If so, you need Stir and Strain in your life. Host Elana Lepkowski forever has the 4-1-1 on the best bar trends and must-have accessories — not to mention the most on-trend alcoholic beverages.
In addition to posting her own distinctive recipes and adaptations (she has an entire collection called the “Low Rent Cocktails”), Elana also posts riffs on the classics.
We can all agree that combining houseplants and alcohol into one blog is genius, right? Plants Don’t Wine’s Traci has come up with quite possibly the most inventive concept for a cocktail blog, and we’re not ashamed to admit we’re unabashedly obsessed.
Think of it as a two-fer: You get to bookmark recipes for delicious adult libations while also learning how to keep your houseplants alive. See? Genius.
The name of the blog pretty much sums it up here — at Beautiful Booze, you will, in fact, find beautiful booze. Host Natalie came up with the idea to start the site when she got frustrated by the lack of recipes for the at-home bartender. While plenty of cocktail bloggers have since sprung up, she’s had time to build an impressive arsenal of drinks to choose from on the blog.
Bonus? She’s a consummate traveler, so you can feed your wanderlust while you quench your thirst.
It’s simply impossible to visit Arsenic Lace and not feel happy. The entire blog feels like the backdrop of some ephemeral dream — one in which the booze is vibrant and free-flowing.
Although Natalie Jacob covers more than just cocktails on Arsenic Lace, she boasts enough alcoholic treats to qualify for inclusion on our list. Plus, we’ll honestly use any excuse to get a quick pick-me-up from her page.