Olympics Cocktails

The Olympic Games only happen every four years, so it’s worthy of celebrating with some Olympics cocktails! Cheer on the athletes with festive drinks representing Team USA and countries around the world.

Layered desserts in clear cups, featuring blue, white, and red gelatin topped with whipped cream and red, white, and blue sprinkles, are arranged on a marble surface.

About these Olympics Drinks

The Olympics only happen every four years, so they are worthy of celebrating! (Well, every two years when you count the Winter Games!)

Cheer on these world-class athletes with a drink representing your country’s team. The Games go on for two weeks, so there’s plenty of time to try them all. Sip them during the Opening Ceremony or while you watch your favorite event. (Gymnastics and ice skating, over here!)

These red, white and blue cocktails would be perfect for cheering on Team USA — and other countries with the same color flags, like France and the United Kingdom.

champagne pouring into a french 77 cocktail

When to enjoy Olympic Cocktails

The Olympics take place every four years and each time it is hosted by a different country. In 2024, the Summer Olympic Games will be held in Paris from July 26 to August 11, and you’re going to want some French wine or an Elderflower French 75 to celebrate.

There are summer and winter competitions, which alternate every two years. (So after the Summer games, there will be Winter games in two years, and the Summer games will roll around in four years.)

The next few host cities are already lined up, too:

  • 2026: The next Winter Olympics will be held in Milan, Italy.
  • 2028: The Summer Olympics will be held in Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2030: A host country for the Winter Olympics is yet to be determined. (And likely announced in 2024.)
  • 2032: The Summer Olympics is back in Brisbane, Australia.

Olympics Drinks

Now, let’s move on to the drinks! Who are you rooting for?

Start things off with a Greek cocktail to celebrate the origins of the Olympic Games, such as this lemon mint ouzo drink.

These drinks from around the world can be enjoyed anytime, but they’d be extra fun for an Olympics watch party or to enjoy for your own Olympic games with your friends and family.

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A French 75 with a lemon garnish.
France: French 75
It wouldn't be French without champagne! The French 75 combines gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar for a sophisticated and bubbly cocktail. This elegant drink is a fitting tribute to the 2024 host country.
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Layered desserts in clear cups, featuring blue, white, and red gelatin topped with whipped cream and red, white, and blue sprinkles, are arranged on a marble surface.
United States: Red, White and Blue Jello Shots
Red, White and Blue Jello Shots are a vibrant and festive choice to cheer on Team USA. Layered with patriotic colors, these shots are perfect for adding a touch of American spirit to any Olympic celebration.
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Close-up of a Paloma cocktail with a salted rim, garnished with a lemon wedge and mint leaves, against a white background.
Mexico: Paloma Cocktail
The Paloma is a refreshing blend of tequila and grapefruit, and it's the unofficial drink of Mexico, making it the perfect cocktail to toast to Mexico’s Olympic athletes. Its tangy and invigorating flavors are ideal for summer.
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a glass of thai iced tea with a layer of cream on top
Thailand: Thai Iced Tea
Thai Tea, with its blend of strong black tea, spices, and sweetened condensed milk, served over ice, is a refreshing choice just like the one you find in Thai restaurants.
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A Classic Negroni cocktail with a red drink and orange peel.
Italy: Negroni
The Negroni, with its bold blend of gin, vermouth, and Campari, is a timeless Italian aperitif. Its robust and bittersweet flavor is perfect for toasting Italy’s prowess in the Summer Olympics.
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A Pimms Cup cocktail garnished with a cucumber on a spear and mint sprig sits on a white plate with another Pimms Cup behind.
United Kingdom: Pimm’s Cup
The Pimm's Cup is a quintessentially British cocktail made with Pimm's No. 1, lemonade, and an assortment of fresh fruits and herbs. This light and fruity drink is the official drink of Wimbledon, too.
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A pitcher of sangria next to two full glasses and the wine cork.
Spain: Red Wine Sangria
Light and refreshing, Sangria is a fruity wine drink enjoyed across Spain. You can make it with red or white wine and whatever fruit you have on hand. And, it'll feed the whole crew.
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South Africa: Milk Tart Liqueur
Milk Tart Liqueur, inspired by South Africa’s traditional dessert, blends creamy textures with a hint of cinnamon. This unique and sweet cocktail is perfect for celebrating South Africa’s participation in the Olympics.
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9
a whipped coffee in a glass on a wood board
South Korea: Dalgona Coffee
Whipped Coffee, or Dalgona Coffee, is a trendy and frothy beverage made with instant coffee, sugar and milk. It has a smooth and creamy texture and is perfect for watching live matches in the morning, thanks to time zones.
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10
Two glasses of iced Hugo Spritz with gold-colored utensils on a white surface.
Austria: Hugo Spritz
Enjoyed across Austria, the Hugo Spritz is like a trip to the alps in springtime. It's made with elderflower liqueur, sparkling wine, soda water and mint, and is a delightful and aromatic cocktail.
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an iced irish coffee cocktails with coffee beans and a green tea towel
Ireland: Irish Coffee
Irish coffee is a must in Ireland, but this Iced Irish Coffee is perfect for sipping during the summer games. It combines strong coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar and cream over ice. Maybe this invigorating and cooling drink will give a little luck to the Irish athletes.
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A group of Bloody Caesars with lemons and celery.
Canada: Bloody Caesar
The Bloody Caesar, a Canadian twist on the Bloody Mary, combines vodka, Clamato juice, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. This savory and spicy cocktail is perfect for celebrating the Great White North.
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Germany: Radler
The Radler is mix of beer and juice, and it's a refreshing and light choice for hot summer days. It's basically a beer mimosa. This favorite is ideal for celebrating Germany.
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Brazil: Brazilian Lemonade
Brazil: Brazilian Lemonade
This Brazilian lemonade is so refreshing and perfect to cool off a hot day! It's so easy to make with just 2 ingredients, and delicious for summertime sipping.
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India: Mango Lassi
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India: Mango Lassi
A cool and creamy Mango Lassi is a must in India with its refreshing blend of mango, yogurt and spices. Its sweet and tangy flavors are excellent on hot summer days.
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Sweden: Aquavit Sour
Sweden: Aquavit Sour
Swedish Aquavit is a versatile spirit that can be used for many types of cocktails, and it's perfect in the classic sour recipe. Enjoy this fruity and herbaceous peach cocktail with hints of caraway and dill all summer long.
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A sparkling beverage being poured into a tall glass.
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Japan: Sparkling Sake Cocktail
This Sparkling Sake Cocktail is a bubbly and bright sipper to celebrate Japan. Starring its signature sake rice wine, it tastes like springtime but works from winter to summer.
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