13 Eurovision Cocktails to Enjoy in 2024

May 09, 2023 by

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Are you ready to add some extra sparkle to your 2024 Eurovision viewing party with Malin Åkerman and Petra Mede as your on-air hosts, live from Malmö Arena? Look no further than these delicious and easy-to-make Eurovision cocktails 

Whether you’re rooting for your favourite country or simply enjoying the spectacle of it all as the competition heats up in Sweden, these festive drinks are sure to add some fun and flair to your night. So, gather your family and friends, turn up the volume, and get ready to be #UnitedByMusic. 

1. Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz cocktails

If you’re looking for refreshing and bubbly Eurovision cocktails, an Aperol Spritz is the perfect choice. This classic Italian cocktail combines the bittersweet taste of the iconic red liqueur with crisp Prosecco and soda water, creating a light and citrusy drink that’s perfect for sipping while cheering on your favourite Eurovision performers. With its bright orange hue and effervescence, an Aperol Spritz is sure to add some sparkle to your night. 

Make it with: Aperol

2. Old Fashioned

Top view of rich Old Fashioned Cocktails with Orange peel garnish

Eurovision-themed cocktails do not come any more classic than the Old Fashioned. This slow sipper is very easy to pour and makes a great accompaniment for viewing party snacks like roasted nuts, a generous charcuterie board, briny olives, and buttery cheese straws. 

Make it with: Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon Whiskey

Read next: 11 Elegant Canapés for Your Next Cocktail Party 

3. Negroni

Negroni Cocktails

For a Eurovision cocktail with some iconic flair, try a classic Negroni. It is bold, sophisticated, and full of flavour – just like the Eurovision performers themselves. It is the ideal drink to add a touch of elegance and excitement to your Eurovision viewing experience—whether you are hosting a party or simply enjoying the show from the comfort of your couch. 

Make it with: Campari and Cinzano Vermouth Rosso

Also see: 20 Negroni Variations for Negroni Week 2024

4. Mojito

Mojito cocktail with mint and lime garnish

Be sure to add the refreshing and minty Mojito to your Eurovision cocktail ideas. A sweet, sparkly sip with a crunchy muddle, it comes together effortlessly using white rum, lime, mint, sugar, and a little soda water for a fizzy finish. We suggest pairing it with Cuban sandwiches or ceviche and nachos.   

Make it with: Trois Rivières White Rum

5. Aviation

Three Aviation cocktails on a table in a greenhouse on a sunny day, flanked by purple orchids

Eurovision cocktail recipes with a little dramatic edge, anyone? The Aviation cocktail is one we like to shake up whenever we’re in the mood for something sultry yet whimsical. Featuring the heady sweet-yet-sour flavour combo of gin and cherry liqueur, this striking cocktail also has a singular hue thanks to the addition of Crème de Violette. It is a unique choice and always a showstopper. 

Make it with: Bulldog Gin,

6. Paloma

Two Virgin Palomas served in a garden setting

The pretty Paloma is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that always goes down a treat. To make a batch, use our handy pitcher guide to calculate quantities, and combine tequila, fresh grapefruit juice, lime juice, and agave nectar in a pitcher and mix. When you serve it to your guests, add 90ml of the pre-made Paloma to a glass over ice, and top it off with club soda. A salted rim is a nice touch and fresh grapefruit rounds it off perfectly.

Make it with: Espolón Tequila Blanco

7. French Martini

Two frothy pink French Martinis garnished with fresh raspberries placed on a silver serving platter on a table covered in a white tablecloth with a bowl of fresh raspberries and one more French Martini in the foreground

Sweet, smooth, sophisticated, and perfect for impressing at your 2024 Eurovision cocktail party, the French Martini is a very approachable drink finished with a creamy foam top for an extra indulgent serve. This oh-so-suave cocktail is so fruity it’s like a dessert in a glass and pairs wonderfully with a platter of Prosciutto, well-aged gouda cheese, fig jam, and sliced baguette. 

Make it with: SKYY Vodka 

8. Cuba Libre

Two Cuba Libre cocktails served in a tall glasses with ice, lime and mint garnish

Eurovision cocktails don’t get simpler than the popular Cuba Libre. Made with a classic combination of white rum, coke, and lime, it’s a refreshing cocktail that captures a festive party spirit and is loved around the world. 

Make it with: Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum

9. Bellini

Peach Bellini from above with half a peach and mint

Eurovision-inspired cocktails with a hint of fruity sparkle? Don’t mind if we do!  Our recipe for Bellini includes peach-infused vodka as well as Prosecco. It’s a little feistier than the classic, taking the alcohol content to just over 15 % ABV. If you are looking for a low-proof cocktail for a lighter serve, then just skip the vodka. 

10. Clover Club

Top view of Clover Club cocktail with Raspberry garnish

The Clover Club Cocktail is a fantastic all-rounder drink that suits just about any occasion. Tangy, frothy, bright pink, and just lovely to look at, it is an excellent option for an after-dinner drink and pairs well with easy-to-eat dessert bites like candied nuts or fruity cake pops. 

11. Ramos Gin Fizz  

Hands clinking together Ramos Gin Fizz Cocktails

Velvety, citrusy, and sweet, the Ramos Gin Fizz has a gorgeous frothy texture and a picture-perfect foamy head. This classic cocktail hails from the 1880s but has made a big comeback lately, and we love it for its retro-cool vibe. 

12. Purple Reign 75

Purple Reign 75 with edible flowers

The Purple Reign 75 cocktail is a regal and visually captivating twist on the classic French 75. This elegant drink combines the herbaceous flavours of gin, lemon juice, and champagne with a touch of floral sweetness and a mesmerising purple hue. To create the purple colour, you need to sprinkle in a bit of magic (or lavender syrup and butterfly pea flower extract).

Read next: Ultimate Guide to Edible Flowers for Cocktail Garnishes

13. Mai Tai

Grand Mai Tai cocktail served on the rocks with fresh pineapple and pineapple frond garnish

Of all the brilliant Tiki drinks out there, the classic Mai Tai cocktail is probably one of the most famous. The traditional Mai Tai recipe uses five ingredients: two types of rum, orange liqueur, lime juice, and sugar syrup. This rum-based Tiki drink is on the IBA’s official list of cocktails—and for good reason. It’s a time-honoured clinker that never disappoints.

Make it with: Grand Marnier


The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 will take place in the Malmö Arena on Saturday 11 May with Semi-Finals on Tuesday 7 and Thursday 9 May. Swedish broadcaster SVT, together with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), will organise the contest thanks to Loreen's historic win in Liverpool in 2023.

Famous singers are generally not allowed to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest because the rules stipulate that all participants must be amateurs. Specifically, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which organizes the contest, states that performers must not have signed a recording contract that has been released commercially, and they must not have been a lead vocalist in a commercially released track that has charted in the top 50 of their country's music charts. This rule is meant to ensure that the contest is fair and gives emerging artists the opportunity to gain exposure and recognition.

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