Since most of us are missing our local bartenders as much as our friends and family during the ongoing pandemic, many of us have taken to our kitchens in an attempt to make our favorite drinks ourselves. But while G&Ts and vodka sodas are great every now and again, where do we turn when we’re craving something a little more complex? Enter: the “drinkstagrammer” — or drinks Instagrammer.

These bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts have made names for themselves by sharing photos of whimsical drinks and helpful tips with their followers. So, at a time when we need inspiration more than ever, VinePair has collected a list of our 15 favorite drinkstagrammers, whom you should follow right now.

@highproofpreacher

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Back from a long weekend in the forest, without WiFi or cell reception. With sheltering in place + most of my clients pivoting hard to lean into the digital world, these last few months have been insane and I’ve been constantly connected 📲 It felt amazing to just rest, read and fully relax for a few days. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Also, based on all of your responses after sharing a video of my dog Pip on my IG story, apparently you want me to focus on corgi content instead of cocktails 🤔🐕 Can’t say that I blame you. Swipe for a look at sleepy vacation Pip. 🔊✌🏽 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #highproofpreacher

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Jordan Hughes, also known as High-Proof Preacher, is a Portland-based mixologist and self-proclaimed “visual storyteller.” He’s also contributed delicious cocktails to VinePair’s recipe library, like the El Murcielago Cocktail and the Viking Colada.

@join_jules

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It’s fri-yay aka time for an 𝐀𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐥 𝐒𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐳! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Instead of dreaming for the day we can get back into some of our favorite restaurants safely (because who knows when that will be)… let’s bring the Friday happy hour cocktails right into our home! After creating recipes for the past 4 months now, there’s a lot to choose from on our website! My personal favorite to celebrate the beginning of the weekend on a hot day is of course the Aperol Spritz. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ But on a serious note, I can't believe that 4 months ago COVID lockdown hit in the US and that actually made me really start taking Join Jules seriously. It was the only way to turn a sour situation into a good one I guess. But, I do hope these cocktails have helped cure the oh so missed happy hours and that you look forward to so many more to come… (I'm looking at you 𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧)!! Let's just say this, it's only the beginning of Join Jules 𝘞𝘰𝘰𝘩𝘰𝘰! (𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘮 𝘴𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘴… okay okay I'll stop).⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝐍𝐨𝐰, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭'𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐠𝐨-𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥? 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰!

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Join California-based Julianna McIntosh in making cocktails that taste as delicious as they look. McIntosh creates out-of-this-world drink recipes, and — along with her mother — she runs a television show called “Bringing it Home” that delves into the stories behind the food we eat.

@thecollectress

 

Ashtin Berry is more than just a sommelier and bartender. She’s also an activist and educator, as well as the founder of #americastable. Expect delicious drinks recipes, inspiring videos, and educational posts that explore how race and privilege play out in the drinks industry and beyond.

@onedrinkaday

 

Aussie Hee Chung is here to help you up your garnish game. His posts include easy drink recipes (including lots of delicious G&Ts), garnish how-tos, and more. Check out his garnish e-book here.

@joanna.lin

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Honored to be featured in @aberlour_us’s campaign for #internationalwomensday. Sharing my advice for fellow hustlers: “When you stand up for yourself, you stand up for all women. So lead by example, know your values, own your confidence, and don’t be apologetic for who you are and what you want to achieve.” #louderthanwords #readysetjo . . . . . #aberlour #aberlourwhisky #whiskylover #whiskyadvocate #whiskytasting #whiskylife #whiskyblogger #scotch #sevenfiftydaily #totc #whiskymagazine #scotchwhisky #singlemaltscotch #liqpic #50bestbars #worldsbestbars #greenwichvillage #thespaniard #pernodricard #womenwhowhiskey #womenwhowhisky #womeninhospitality #womenempowerment #womenentrepreneurs #entrepreneurlife #womeninbusiness #womenshistorymonth

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Joanna Lin is a cocktail connoisseur, photographer, and artist. Her feed includes a balanced combination of feel-good and politically driven content. Expect entertaining posts, such as this animation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo drinking a Negroni, and mixology action shots. More recently, Lin has also shared Black Lives Matter protest photos and drawings.

@cocktailbandits

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Our first in-person event since the lockdown would involve Tequila, of course. 🥃 Today is #NationalTequilaDay and we are celebrating with @patron by hosting a pop-up at @tacoboychs from 4PM to 6PM. Come say, ‘Hi’ and try our cocktail of the day, recipe listed below: ‘Blacker the Berry’ 1.5 oz of Patron Blanco 1 oz of BlackBerry Purée 🍇 Jamaican Bitters Limeade @drinkhooch Garnish: Sage leaf & Blackberries 🌱 Add Patron and blackberry puree to mixing tin full of ice. Secure lid then shake passionately. Strain mixture into chilled glass. Carefully add Limeade soda until glass is full. Lovingly add sage and blackberry garnish. #GentleLadySips 💃🏽🍹✨ Photo by: @tacoboychs #cocktailbandits #cheers #celebrate #curlyladieswhotalkcocktailsdaily #southernlibationist #tequila #tequilacocktail #agave #willtravelforbooze #patron #blackberry #limeade #drinkhooch #hooch #curls #curlsandcocktails #cocktailsdaily #dailycocktails #smiles #popup #tacoboychs #wearecharleston #charlestonsc #tequiladay #authors #holyspiritschs

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Charleston mixologists Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves are the “Cocktail Bandits.” Their feed is full of drinks inspo, tasting videos, and more. Their book, “Holy Spirits!”, teaches readers about Charleston cocktail culture.

@thegrandiosebartender

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For those of you who don’t personally know me, my name is Anthony Bates and (I think) I am more than a person who slings cocktails! I’m currently taking over @liquor’s Instagram today so you can find me there shooting the s***! Besides perfecting my Mai Tai – I’m really into reading, music, and definitely art… I love to see people be creative and express themselves artistically! I’m a introvert at times so I like to express myself through different forms of creativity wether I’m the creator or in collaboration with someone else. Here’s me on NYE at @undercote with a cocktail by @beaub.knowin …..I felt like Super Fly this day lmao… I hope everyone is having a great 4th and enjoying themselves! Illustration by: @jenchiascreative

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Harlem local Anthony Bates is a private bartender and a mixologist at The Polo Bar in New York. His bio reads “Heavy Drinker, Heavy Thinker,” and his feed reflects this, with bright recipes, fun illustrations, and educational captions.

@theweekendmixologist

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– A P P L E    W O O D 1½ oz Apple Brandy ¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice ½ oz Maple syrup Top with @sanpellegrinodrinksus Tonica Oakwood Add all ingredients except the Tonica to a shaking tin and then add ice. Shake well and strain over ice into a Collins glass. Top with Tonica Oakwood and garnish with fresh apple slices. – I had so much fun back in January on location in New York with @sanpellegrinodrinksus . We are excited to announce the launch of their new mixers! Here’s a recipe I created to feature the dry and spiced flavors of their delicious Tonica Oakwood. Cheers friends! . #AppleWood #SanPellegrino #TonicaOakwood #SanPellegrinoSparklingDrinks #TimeForTaste Sponsored Ad

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Barlow Gilmore makes and photographs creative libations that are almost too pretty to drink. This dedicated mixologist even carves his own ice!

@whats.marisa.drinking

 

Marisa’s feed, full of rainbow cocktails, is the definition of #Instagrammable. The Australian drinks creator posts recipes that are colorful, garnished to perfection, and simple enough to make at home.

@thecocktailsnob_

 

Though she’s a self-proclaimed cocktail “snob,” Camille’s page is fun and approachable. She’s a New York-based cocktail writer and happy-hour enthusiast (she even created the hashtag #happyhourathome), and her feed is full of exciting cocktail recipes and helpful advice for home bartenders.

@bon_vivantito

 

Tyler Zielinski is a mixologist and drinks writer. He’s contributed many classic and original cocktails to the VinePair recipe library, and his Instagram feed is full of beautifully photographed cocktails and helpful how-to videos.

@danmagro

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✨"Tartlet" 🍓 1.5oz Reposado // 3 Strawberries, muddled // 2oz Lemon Juice // 0.5oz Lime Juice // 1oz Simple Syrup // Pinch of Salt // Brut Sparkling Wine // Sour Candy Rope, for garnish⁣ on a @rawrutes tree pick of course!⁣⁣ 🍓⁣⁣⁣⁣ Petite but with a sucker of a sour punch! I was obsessed with sour candies when I was younger and wanted to emulate that mother pucker of a smack when you take that first bite…but boozy.⁣⁣⁣ 🍓⁣⁣⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ #contest #supercall #mixology #cocktailporn #happyhour #cocktails #bartender #drinks #bartenderlife #craftcocktails #imbibegram #libations #liqpic #eeeeeats #drinkporn #eaterla #california #foodandwine #fwx #buzzfeast #bareaders #thekitchn #delish #boozytalk #BAReaders #FeedFeed #drinkstagram #tequila #sourpunch @sourpunchcandy @thefeedfeed.cocktails

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Dan Magro is a West Hollywood-based mixologist, host of Sip&Stream, and author of “Suck It Up: Extraordinary Cocktails for Everyday People.” His cocktails are bright, fun, and always topped with impressive garnishes.

@apartment_bartender

 

Elliott, an apartment bartender and cocktail recipe developer, has a feed full of colorful recipes and more. Check out his highlights for tips on everything from using bitters in cocktails to building a cocktail book library

@ivymix

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I really really miss @leyendabk and on days like today with May just around the corner I miss our patio the most. May has always been our biggest month with the weather being perfect combined with our anniversary and Cinco de Mayo. This year we were going to do a huge party for our five ( 5️⃣❗️) year anniversary as well as my book launch. Instead we won’t. Instead, rather than being in Leyenda’s backyard mixing up drinks and hanging out with the whole neighborhood, I will just post them on social media. Like this one— featured in my book with link in BIO!—Cereza Picante: With this drink, I wanted to create an exceptionally fruit-forward fall-like sour that highlighted spice and smoke to compliment its fruity notes. The result is what its name advertises: one spicy cherry. 1 oz Jalapeño @siembraspirits Valles blanco tequila 1/2 oz @delmagueymezcal Vida 3/4 oz @cherryheering 3/4 oz lime juice 1/4 oz simple syrup Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and Luxardo cherry flag. . Photo by @Shannonshootscocktails

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New York-based Ivy Mix is an author, bar owner, and drinks educator. Mix is the owner of Leyenda — a Latin cocktail bar in Brooklyn — and the author of “Spirits of Latin America,” a cocktail book full of diverse Latin American cocktail recipes. Follow her for educational Instagram lives, cocktail recipes, and more.

@holycityhandcraft

Based in Charleston, S.C., Miguel is a drinks creator and photographer. His feed is full of fancy yet approachable recipes you’ll want to recreate again and again. He’s also an expert cocktail party host and ice carver.