17 Cocktail Instagram Accounts to Follow

Wet your whistle with these boozy Instagram mixology accounts

17 Cocktail Instagram Accounts to Follow
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If you're looking to shake (or stir) things up in your Instagram feed, we've gathered some of the best cocktail accounts for your viewing pleasure. From tiki drinks to classic cocktails to endless riffs on the gin and tonic, these bartenders, photographers, stylists, and enthusiasts have you covered. You'll be inspired to mix up some creative creations at home (most include recipes)—or at least head to happy hour. 21+ only, please!

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    @theweekendmixologist

    @theweekendmixologist
    @theweekendmixologist.

    The Weekend Mixologist posts perfectly delicious looking cocktails with recipes to boot. He focuses on classic cocktails with a twist and keeps thing simple, with drinks like a Japanese Swizzle and a Coffee Old Fashioned.

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    @theglassclass

    @theglassclass
    @theglassclass.

    For some extra-creative concoctions, check out The Glass Class. Bar consultants and mixologists in their own right, they post original recipes and scenes from hip bars in Cyprus and Greece, including drink-mixing shots.

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    @thecocktail.blog

    @thecocktail.blog
    @thecocktail.blog.

    Morten Krag of The Cocktail Blog is a Denmark-based home bartender. He makes classy, colorful cocktails that skew herbal and effervescent. They're perfect for a spring day, like this gin drink called The Last Pink.

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    @guerillamixology

    @guerillamixology
    @guerillamixology.

    Guerilla Mixology is a Vienna-based outfit that makes what they call "cocktail art." And with stark backgrounds, brightly-lit neon tipples, and impressive action shots, we'd call it art, too.

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    @cocktail_journey

    @cocktail_journey
    @cocktail_journey.

    Cocktail Journey follows the ultra-creative creations of an Italian mixologist working in London. It's more of an aspirational follow, since he tends to use unconventional ingredients and presentations, but it's sure to inspire your tastebuds.

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    @servedbysoberon

    @servedbysoberon
    @servedbysoberon.

    Matthias Soberon, a Belgium-based home bartender, doesn't shy away from fresh and fruity drinks. Sometimes things get downright tropical, like this blend of rum, pineapple, ginger, and lime.

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    @onedrinkaday

    @onedrinkaday
    @onedrinkaday.

    Do you like gin and tonics? Do you like G&Ts a lot? Then you'll want to follow One Drink a Day. With endless variations on the beloved classic cocktail, it's all about fun garnishes like sculpted fruit and colorful ice cubes.

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    @thetipsymuse

    @thetipsymuse
    @thetipsymuse.

    San Francisco-based The Tipsy Muse is a cocktail enthusiast and photographer. Her ultra-elegant photos feature drinks from mixologists and events, as well as her own creations, like this refreshing hibiscus margarita.

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    @moodymixologist

    @moodymixologist
    @moodymixologist.

    There's a reason Amy Traynor's photos are shared a lot. Her drinks are so perfectly styled they're almost too pretty to drink. Almost. She includes recipes with her posts, and you can find more on her blog, Moody Mixologist.

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    @welcometomybar

    @welcometomybar
    @welcometomybar.

    Federico Capilli takes moody shots of unique cocktails made by Amsterdam-based bartenders, or at his own (very well-stocked) home bar. His fun shots of mixologists in action will have you scooting to the closest cocktail bar after work.

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    @whats.marisa.drinking

    @whats.marisa.drinking
    @whats.marisa.drinking.

    What’s Marisa Drinking is a rainbow of bright and cheery beverages, with a focus on lighter spirits like gin, as well as fruity, refreshing mixers. Pictured is the bright pink Valentine's Gimlet, featuring fresh lime juice, orchid syrup, and grenadine.

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    @theamateurmixologist

    @theamateurmixologist
    @theamateurmixologist.

    Matt's concoctions on The Amateur Mixologist are anything but amateur — his truly creative combinations and simple but impactful garnishes are nothing short of masterful. He includes recipes, even for his often-complicated mixers and foams.

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    @cheerstohappyhour

    @cheerstohappyhour
    @cheerstohappyhour.

    Toronto-based Brenton of Cheers to Happy Hour posts a combination of at-home concoctions and picture-perfect drinks from cocktail bars. All are sophisticated and balanced, and include a recipe (even the bar ones).

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    @thepatronsaintofgin

    @thepatronsaintofgin
    @thepatronsaintofgin.

    With seemingly endless variations on gin cocktails, Belinda of The Patron Saint of Gin makes all of her mixtures with a generous dose of whimsy. Her drinks are often garnished with little flowers or even a candy sprinkle rim, just begging for a sip.

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    @scottishmixology

    @scottishmixology
    @scottishmixology.

    This Glasgow-based mixologist starts with classic cocktail recipes and gives them a twist, sometimes Scottish-inspired and sometimes not. With infused spirits and homemade syrups, it's all but guaranteed that Scottish Mixology's drinks taste as good as they look.

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    @gastronomcocktails

    @gastronomcocktails
    @gastronomcocktails.

    Jay and Leah of The Gastronom mix up cocktails that you'll want to enjoy before, during, and after a meal. They even make boozy foods from time to time, like brandied cherries and homemade amaretto marshmallows, all with recipes.

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    @gardencocktails

    @gardencocktails
    @gardencocktails.

    Garden Cocktails' Instagram page is exactly as the name suggests—garden-inspired cocktails in a lush, NYC balcony setting. All drinks would be perfect for a day or evening outside, like this mid-winter coconut margarita with lemon, grapefruit, and coconut water.