Cheers to Colorful Cocktail Recipes

Raise a glass to color with DIY drink recipes inspired by some of your favorite Sherwin-Williams paint hues. Not only are these some of the best-looking cocktails (and mocktails!) around, they’re also easy to make, even easier to drink and the perfect reward for a painting project well done. Enjoy.

Orange-colored margarita in a glass next to a Sherwin-Williams Adventure Orange SW 6655 color card

Recipe Inspired by Adventure Orange SW 6655

Adventure Orange Margarita

Craving a vacation but can’t get away? Drop the paintbrush, grab the cocktail shaker and take your taste buds on a colorful journey without leaving home. Thanks to the chili powder and orange zest, this brightly colored drink is guaranteed to make your next happy hour an adventure to remember.


  • 1 tbsp. sea salt  
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder 
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest 
  • 2-1/2 oz. tequila 
  • 1-1/2 oz. triple sec 
  • 3 oz. fresh orange juice 
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice 
  • Orange slices


Run an orange wedge around the rim of each glass. Dip in the mixture of salt, chili powder and orange zest. Combine tequila, triple sec, orange juice and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well, pour over ice, and garnish with orange slices.

TIP: To make it a mocktail, swap in lemon-lime soda for the tequila and orange juice for the triple sec.

Creamy, green milkshake in a mug next to a Sherwin-Williams Lucky Green SW 6926 color card

Recipe Inspired by Lucky Green SW 6926

Lucky Minty Milkshake

On St. Patrick’s Day, or any day, this groovy, green ice cream drink is just as refreshing as a newly painted room. No luck required, just follow the simple recipe to enjoy this mocktail (or cocktail!), perfect for lads and lassies alike.


  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream (2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3 or 4 drops green liquid food coloring
  • Whipped cream and matcha powder, for garnish


Blend the ice cream, milk, peppermint extract, vanilla and food coloring in a blender until smooth. Pour into serving glasses. Garnish with whipped cream and matcha powder.

TIP: To give this mint milkshake a boozy kick, double the ice cream, then swap in 2 oz. of crème de menthe for the peppermint extract and 4 oz. of vanilla vodka for the vanilla extract.

Light brown iced Mexican coffee in a mason jar next to a Sherwin-Williams Iced Mocha SW 9092 color card

Recipe Inspired by Iced Mocha SW 9092

Iced Mexican Coffee

Ready to cool down after wrapping up that summertime painting project? Kick back and relax with this caffeinated, cool-looking cocktail. For those of you who love color (and who doesn’t?), here’s a tip: stir slowly. Watching the colors gently blend is almost as delicious as the drink itself.


  • 1 cup chilled dark roast coffee
  • 3/4 oz. coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. tequila (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch brown sugar
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 1 glass or mason jar half-filled with ice
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Cinnamon stick


Combine coffee-flavored liqueur, tequila, cinnamon, brown sugar and chili powder in the ice-filled glass. Add the coffee and a swirl of chocolate sauce. Stir slowly then garnish with a cinnamon stick.

TIP: To make it a mocktail, omit the tequila, and swap the coffee-flavored liqueur for milk, cream or half and half.

Frozen, blended piña colada in a tall cocktail glass next to a Sherwin-Williams Pineapple Cream SW 1668 color card

Recipe Inspired by Pineapple Cream SW 1668

Creamy Pineapple Piña Colada

Whether your summer plans include rolling out a beach towel or rolling on a few coats of paint, this simple Piña Colada recipe perfectly complements your colorful style. Ready to take your palette on a tasty, tropical vacation? Grab a blender and get started.


  • 2 cups cubed frozen pineapple
  • 4 oz. white rum
  • 2 tbsp. turbinado sugar
  • 2 oz. unsweetened coconut milk or coconut cream
  • 1 cup ice
  • Splash of dark or spiced rum
  • Pineapple wedges (for garnish)


In a blender, combine the frozen pineapple, rum, sugar, coconut milk and ice. Blend until creamy and smooth. Pour into two 10 oz. glasses, top with a splash of dark rum and garnish with pineapple wedges for flair!

TIP: To make it a mocktail, swap the rum for pineapple juice or water.

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  1. I love your brand of paint its very uplifting for me. I wanted my new home to be uplifting and colorful which it now is due to Sherwin paint. I am trying to show you a before and after photo how do I do it. Tracey

    Tracey Bernard
    • Sherwin-Williams logo

      Hi Tracey! We’d love to see your home. Feel free to send it to us on Facebook or upload any pictures to our #SWColorLove gallery.


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