20 Songs About Cocktails

What’s better than sipping on a delicious cocktail on a warm summer day? Listening to some great tunes about them, of course! Here are twenty of our favorite songs about cocktails that are sure to get you in the mood for happy hour. Keep the party going all night long with this fun and festive playlist!

1. “Absinthe” by The Damned

Starting off the list is this dark and moody track by The Damned. “Absinthe” is a song about the notorious liquor that is also labeled as seduction in a glass.

The lyrics paint a picture of a wild night out, complete with hallucinations and blackouts. If you’re looking for a song that perfectly captures the feeling of being drunk and disorderly, this is the one.

2. “Sangria” by Blake Shelton

Who doesn’t love a good bottle of sangria? This party-starter of a song will have you craving the fruity drink in no time.

Blake Shelton’s catchy tune is all about a man who finds the lips of his lover taste just like the Spanish beverage. We have a feeling this one will be stuck in your head all summer long.

3. “Jamaican Rum” by Phil Lynott

For the rum lovers out there, this song is for you. Phil Lynott’s ode to the liquor is a smooth and sexy track that will make you want to pour yourself a glass (or two).

The lyrics talk about how the rum makes the singer feel “warm all over” and we can’t help but agree. It was released in 1980 as part of his Solo in Soho album.

4. “Gin and Juice” by Snoop Dogg

This next song is an ode to the OG party drink, gin and juice. Snoop Dogg’s 1993 classic is all about kicking back and getting wasted with your friends.

It’s the perfect song to blast at a summer BBQ or pool party. So pour yourself a tall glass and enjoy! This track was also featured in the movie “Down to Earth”.

5. “Rum and Coca Cola” by Calypso Rose

“Rum and Coca Cola” is a classic song that was originally performed by The Andrews Sisters in 1944. It’s since been covered by many artists, but we love this version by Calypso Rose.

The Trinidad-born singer puts her own spin on the track, giving it a fun and festive vibe. If you’re looking for a song to get you in the mood for carnival, this is it!

6. “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffet

Did you ever have one of those days where everything goes wrong? You know, the kind of day where you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, and nothing seems to go your way?

Yeah, Jimmy Buffet knows how you feel. In his 1977 ode to tequila-based misery, he tells the tale of a man who’s lost everything and the only thing that seems to make him feel better is margarita.

7. “Jagerbomb” by Tequila Mockingbyrd

This Aussie hard rock band knows how to party, and their 2016 anthem “Jagerbomb” is the perfect song for anyone who likes to let loose with a few shots of Jagermeister. The song is all about debauchery and excess, and it’s sure to get you pumped up for a night of drinking!

8. “Whiskey Fever” by Dorothy

This bluesy, hard-hitting track from Dorothy’s 2016 album Rockisdead is all about drinking too much whiskey.

The lyrics paint a picture of a woman who’s lost herself in the bottle, and it’s a powerful reminder that alcohol addiction is no joke. It may be a bad habit, but it’s one that’s hard to break.

9. “It’s Martini Time” by Reverend Horton

A fun and upbeat track from Reverend Horton Heat’s 1996 album It’s Martini Time is all about, you guessed it, martinis!

The song is a celebration of the classic cocktail, and it’s sure to put a smile on your face. If you’re up for a challenge, try making your own martini while listening to this song.

10. “Champagne Rosé” by Quavo feat. Madonna and Cardi B

Madonna and Cardi B in a track about pink champagne? We’re here for it! The luxurious life of drinking champagne is detailed in this fun, flirty song.

This iconic collab is sure to get you in the mood to pop some bottles with your besties. It was released in 2018 as part of Quavo’s album, Quavo Huncho.

11. “Tequila Slammer” by Klute

Are you a party animal who loves to drink tequila? Then this 1996 banger by UK drum and bass artist, Klute, is the perfect song for you.

“Tequila Slammer” is all about getting rowdy and letting loose on the dance floor. So make sure to give it a listen the next time you’re looking to get your party on.

12. “Brandy & Coke (Trampled Under Foot)” by Led Zeppelin

This next track talks about the damage that alcohol can do to a person. “Brandy & Coke (Trampled Under Foot)” is a deep cut from Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti album, released in 1975.

It’s a dark and bluesy song that details the narrator getting wasted and losing track of time and the things he’s doing.

13. “Cocktails For Three” by Terry Allen

This next song is a bit more light-hearted. “Cocktails For Three” is a country tune from Terry Allen’s 1979 album, Lubbock (On Everything).

You might think that the lyrics are about three friends grabbing a drink together, but they’re actually about a man fantasizing a threesome. It’s a fun, naughty song for your night out playlist.

14. “Cosmopolitan” by Nine Black Alps

“Cosmopolitan” is a 2005 rock song by British band, Nine Black Alps. It’s a fast-paced, high-energy track that’s perfect for moshing out to at a bar.

The lyrics are about a guy trying to pick up girls at a club. You can find this on their Everything Is album which can be streamed on all music platforms out there.

15. “Cocktails For Two” by Art Tatum

The next song on our list is “Cocktails For Two” by Art Tatum. This classic jazz song was released in 1934 and has been covered by many artists over the years.

It’s a fun and upbeat track that’s perfect for sipping on cocktails with your special someone. So make sure to give it a listen the next time you’re out on a date night.

16. “Sangria Wine” by Camila Cabello

Here’s an ode to the fruity, Spanish wine-based cocktail that’s practically required drinking for any summer BBQ or party.

Camila Cabello’s catchy 2018 single “Sangria Wine” is all about letting loose and enjoying the moment with a refreshing glass (or pitcher) in hand. You can find it on her album of the same title.

17. “Scotch and Soda” by Manhattan Transfer

This track does not only mention the classic mixed drink by name, but it’s also said to be written about the effects of drinking it.

“Scotch and Soda” was released in 1976 as part of the Manhattan Transfer’s album, Coming Out. This now has over 90k views on Youtube so go check it out and see what the fuss is about.

18. “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes

This 1979 bop is about a guy who’s grown tired of his current relationship and decides to place a personal ad in the newspaper in hopes of finding something new.

He ends up meeting his own wife at the bar, who was also looking for a change. They share a piña colada and the rest is history. You can find it on his Partners in Crime album.

19. “Barley & Grape Rag” by Rory Gallagher

This Irish blues rock song is an ode to the classic Guinness and whiskey combo. “Barley & Grape Rag” was released in 1976 as part of Rory Gallagher’s Calling Card album. If you’re a fan of bluesy tunes, be sure to give this one a listen.

20. “Tequila Sunrise” by Eagles

Wrapping up the list is this classic Eagles tune from 1973. “Tequila Sunrise” is a perfect song for when you’re feeling under the weather and need a little something to pick you up.

The lyrics describe the feeling of being stuck in a rut and how a shot of tequila can help you forget your troubles and enjoy the moment. If you’re looking for a song to get you out of a funk, this is the one.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are quite a few songs about cocktails out there! Whether you’re looking for something to dance to or simply want to reminisce about your last tropical vacation, these tunes are sure to do the trick. So grab your favorite drink, put on some tunes, and enjoy! Salud!