Top Cocktails to Toast an Adult Birthday

Celebrate getting another year older with one of these fun and festive cocktails for an adult birthday!

As a kid you tend to look forward to birthdays with such excitment - anticpation grows as the day approaches that promises lots of presents, goodies and celebrating another year older.

I'm not sure what age it specifically starts happening at - maybe 21st? - where the excitment of birthdays is replaced with more of a dismissive shrug (or, in some cases, an impending doom kind of feeling that you're getting older, not younger). Birthdays just become not so special.

Well, I'm done shrugging my shoulders - birthdays deserve a celebration! No matter the number, year behind you or year that awaits, a birthday is meant to commemorate something very special - you and your life!

One thing many of us old grown-ups who can shrug at birthdays have in common is a love of cocktails. It seems that while we don't get so enthusiastic about our adult birthdays, we do go gaga for a great lookin' sip.

In honor of that all uniting love, I've rounded up a few of my favorite cocktail recipes from our ever-growing collection of drinks. All my choices are one-of-a-kind, but they also all taste great.


  • 80s Babies

    Whether you were actually born in the decade or just lived through it and loved it, celebrate with one of these fun cocktail ideas.

  • Candy Cocktails

    OK, maybe your love of cake went out the door with your last pre-teen birthday, but we're firm believers no birthday is complete without a sweet something. So, in honor of that, we present, candy cocktails.

  • Grown Up Jell-O Shots

    The days of slurping vodka Jell-O shots from a McDonald's ketchup are long gone - you're a grown-up now! Dress these fruity sips up with our easy shot recipes.

  • Love Potion #5

    Just you and your sweetie celebrating this birthday? Keeping it low-key with your favorite is fine, but make sure you toast another year with something sweet and special like this cocktail recipe.

  • Champagne Hibiscus Cocktail

    It's not every day you mix up or order a cocktail with a flower in it, and guess what - it's not every day you get to celebrate a birthday! Our Champagne Hibiscus cocktail requires just two ingredients - pour and enjoy!

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