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.


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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 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.



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.



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 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.



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.



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.



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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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


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.


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.