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A cocktail is a mixed drink typically made with a distilled beverage (such as, gin, brandy, vodka, whiskey, tequila, cachaça or rum) that is mixed with other ingredients. If beer is one of the ingredients, the drink is called a beer cocktail.

Cocktails contain one or more types of liqueur, juice, fruit, sauce, honey, milk or cream, spices, or other flavorings. Cocktails may vary in their ingredients from bartender to bartender, and from region to region. Two creations may have the same name but taste very different because of differences in how the drinks are prepared.

This article is organized by the primary type of alcohol (by volume) contained in the beverage. Further organization details about the article are as follows:

  • Cocktails marked with "
    " are designated as "IBA Official Cocktails" by the International Bartenders Association, and are some of the most popular cocktails worldwide.
  • Expanded articles are linked. Cocktails without separate articles are listed below, along with their primary ingredients and notable facts.[1]
  • This article is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all cocktails or every variation thereof, and cocktails for which sufficient information is not available are not included.














Cocktails with fortified winesEdit

The following drinks are technically cocktails because fortified wines are a mixture of distilled spirits and wine.

Wine cocktailsEdit

A Champagne cocktail with a raspberry garnish

Wine variation cocktailsEdit

The following drinks are technically cocktails unless wine is secondary by volume to a distilled beverage, since wine is a fermented beverage not a distilled one.

Sparkling wine cocktailsEdit

Champagne cocktailsEdit

Red wine cocktailsEdit

Mulled wine steeping (Swedish glögg)

White wine cocktailsEdit

Cocktails with a liqueur as the primary ingredientEdit

Chocolate liqueurEdit

  • Chocolate martini

Coffee liqueursEdit

A B-52

Coffee-flavored drinks

Cream liqueursEdit

A liqueur containing cream, imparting a milkshake-like flavor

Crème de menthe – green

An intensely green, mint-flavored liqueur

Crème de menthe – white

A colorless mint-flavored liqueur

Fruit liqueursEdit


Manzana verde

A clear apple-flavored liqueur


One of several orange-flavored liqueurs, like Grand Marnier, Triple Sec, or Curaçao

Other fruit flavorsEdit

Midori liqueur

A clear, bright-green, melon-flavored liqueur

Herbal liqueursEdit

Anise-flavored liqueursEdit

  • Ouzo

Licorice-flavored liqueurs

  • Sambuca

Nut-flavored liqueursEdit

Almond-flavored liqueurs

Whisky liqueursEdit

Other liqueursEdit

Less common spiritsEdit


Historical classes of cocktailsEdit

  • Bishop
  • Cobbler – traditional long drink that is characterized by a glass ​34 filled with crushed or shaved ice that is formed into a centered cone, topped by slices of fruit
  • Collins – traditional long drink stirred with ice in the same glass it is served in and diluted with club soda, e.g. Tom Collins
  • Crusta – characterized by a sugar rim on the glass, spirit (brandy being the most common), maraschino liqueur, aromatic bitters, lemon juice, curaçao, with an entire lemon rind as garnish

  • Daisy – traditional long drink consisting of a base spirit, lemon juice, sugar, and grenadine. The most common daisy cocktail is the Brandy Daisy. Other commonly known daisies are the Whiskey Daisy, Bourbon Daisy, Gin Daisy, Rum Daisy, Lemon Daisy (the non-alcoholic variant), Portuguese Daisy (port and brandy), Vodka Daisy, and Champagne Daisy.
  • Fix – traditional long drink related to Cobblers, but mixed in a shaker and served over crushed ice
  • Fizz – traditional long drink including acidic juices and club soda, e.g. Gin Fizz
  • Flip – traditional half-long drink that is characterized by inclusion of sugar and egg yolk
  • Julep – base spirit, sugar, and mint over ice. The most common is the Mint Julep. Other variations include Gin Julep, Whiskey Julep, Pineapple Julep, and Georgia Mint Julep.
  • Negus
  • Punch
  • Rickey – highball made from usually gin or bourbon, lime, and carbonated water
  • Sangria
  • Shrub
  • Sling – traditional long drink prepared by stirring ingredients over ice in the glass and filling up with juice or club soda
  • Smash
  • Sour
  • Toddy

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ IBA Official Cocktail Archived 2015-03-07 at the Wayback Machine.. International Bartender Association. Retrieved March 24, 2007.
  2. ^ Jay Jones. "Pall Mall Cocktail". Imbibe Magazine. 

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