When the Eras Tour began on March 17, Taylor Swift fans put down St. Patty’s inspired Guinness, and green, white, and orange flags wasting no time dedicating their evening to the icon that is Taylor Allison Swift. While some have spent months creating outfits and planning their 2023 schedules around Swift’s tour route, other die-hard fans who unfortunately didn’t score tickets are turning to TikTok to see what they’re missing.

While some Swifties have been throwing Swift-themed parties and hosting nights dedicated to the artist’s discography for years, we wanted to explore the relatively new TikTok trend of “Eras”-themed cocktail nights. To celebrate the beginning of the tour, invitees bring a unique cocktail inspired by each of Taylor’s 10 studio albums.

Here’s a list of 10 classic cocktails I think pair perfectly with your favorite Taylor Swift Albums.

Juliana Wharton

Taylor Swift — McGraw Mule

“When you think Tim McGraw / I hope you think of me.”

- 2 ounces Tennessee Whiskey (an ode to Taylor's home-state)

- ½ ounce Lime Juice

- Ginger beer

- Mint or fresh herb of your choice 


1. Add whiskey and lime juice to a mule mug 

2. Fill with ice and top with ginger beer

3. Add herb garnish

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Fearless (Taylor’s Version) — The “Untouchable” Spicy Margarita

“Untouchable / Burning brighter than the sun.”

- 2 ounces tequila

- 1 and ½ ounces lime juice

- ½ ounce triple sec

- Jalapenos 

- Tajin 

- Lime wheel

- Jalapeno  


1. Chill glass, rim with Tajin, and set aside

2. Add jalapenos to the shaker and muddle

3. Add tequila, lime juice, and triple sec to shaker and shake

4. Strain into Tajin rimmed glass over fresh ice

5. Garnish with lime and jalapeno 

Juliana Wharton

Speak Now — “Enchanted” Gin Sour

“I’ll spend forever wondering if you knew / I was enchanted to meet you.”

- 2 ounces Empress Gin (turns the cocktail purple, of course) 

- 1 ounce lemon juice

- Simple syrup 

- 1 egg white (optional)


1. Add Empress gin, lemon juice, a dash of simple syrup, and egg white to shaker

2. Shake without ice to develop the egg white foam (skip this step if you aren't using egg white) 

3. Add ice and shake again 

4. Strain into a fresh glass

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Red (Taylor’s Version) — The“Starlight” Spritz

“It was the best night / never would forget how we moved.”

- 1 and ½ ounces Campari

- 3 ounces prosecco

- 1 and ½ ounces soda water


1. Stir Campari with ice

2. Top off with prosecco and soda water

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1989 — The “Shake it Off” Martini

“I stay out too late / got nothing in my brain / that’s what people say.”

- 2 and ½ ounces vodka or gin

- ½ ounce dry vermouth

- ½ ounce olive juice

- Green olives 


1. Add desired liquor, vermouth, and olive juice to a shaker 

2. Shake until chilled

3. Garnish with a skewer of olives (Just imagine sipping this shaken martini at bar in New York City) 

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Reputation — Old Fashioned “Getaway Car”

“Knew it from the first old fashioned / we were cursed.”

- 3 ounces of your favorite bourbon

- 1 ounce sugar

- 1 ounce water 

- 3 dashes bitters

- Orange peel


1. Muddle sugar, water and bitters in your glass

2. Add bourbon and stir

3. Add a large ice cube 

4. Garnish with an orange peel

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Lover — “Cornelia Street” Cosmo

“We were in the backseat / drunk on something stronger than the drinks in the bar.”

- 2 ounces of your favorite vodka

- 1 ounce cranberry juice 

- ¾ ounce lime

- ¾ ounce triple sec

- Lime or orange wedge 


1. Combine vodka, cranberry juice, lime and triple sec to shaker with ice

2. Shake until chilled 

3. Garnish with lime or orange

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Folklore — “Betty” Collins (She’s Tom Collins’ younger sister)

“Dancing in your levis/drunk under a streetlight”

- 1 ounces gin 

- 1 ounce lemon juice 

- ½ ounce simple syrup

- Club soda

- Lemon wheel 


1. Add gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a glass with ice 

2. Top off with club soda

3. Garnish with lemon wheel

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Evermore — “Champagne Problems” Spritz

“Dom Perignon / You brought it.”

- 3 ounces of champagne

- 1 ounce of elderflower liqueur 

- Sparkling water 

- Gold edible glitter (if you're feeling fancy) 


1. Add elderflower liqueur to glass with ice 

2. Add champagne 

3. Top off with sparking water 

4. Garnish with gold edible glitter

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Midnights — “Midnight Rain” Dark N Stormy

“He was sunshine / I was midnight rain.”

- 2 ounces of your favorite rum 

- ½ ounce lime juice

- 5 ounces ginger beer

- Lime wedge 


1. Add rum and lime juice to glass with ice 

2. Top with ginger beer 

3. Garnish with lime wedge