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List of cocktails

A cocktail is a mixed drink typically made with a distilled liquor (such as arrack, brandy, cachaça, gin, rum, tequila, vodka, or whiskey) as its base ingredient that is then mixed with other ingredients or garnishments. Sweetened liqueurs, wine, or beer may also serve as the base or be added. If beer is one of the ingredients, the drink is called a beer cocktail.

Cocktails often also contain one or more types of juice, fruit, 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. Cocktails marked with

are designated as "IBA Official Cocktails" by the International Bartenders Association, and are some of the most popular cocktails worldwide.













Fortified winesEdit

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


A Champagne cocktail with a raspberry garnish

Wine variationEdit

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 wineEdit


Red wineEdit

Mulled wine steeping (Swedish glögg)

White wineEdit

Flavored LiqueursEdit

Anise-flavored liqueursEdit


Chocolate liqueurEdit

  • Chocolate martini

Coffee liqueursEdit

Coffee-flavored drinks

Cream liqueursEdit

A liqueur containing cream, imparting a milkshake-like flavor

Crème de menthe
Crème de menthe – green

An intensely green, mint-flavored liqueur

Crème de menthe – white

A colorless mint-flavored liqueur

Fruit liqueursEdit



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

Nut-flavored liqueursEdit

Almond-flavored liqueurs

Swedish Punsch-flavored cocktailsEdit

Misc. liqueur based cocktailsEdit

Less common spiritsEdit


Historical classes of cocktailsEdit

  • 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 – wine (often port wine), mixed with hot water, oranges or lemons, spices, and sugar
  • Punch – wide assortment of drinks, generally containing fruit or fruit juice; see also punsch
  • Rickey – highball made from usually gin or bourbon, lime, and carbonated water
  • Sangria – red wine and chopped fruit, often with other ingredients such as orange juice or brandy
  • Shrub – one of two different types of drink – a fruit liqueur typically made with rum or brandy mixed with sugar and the juice or rinds of citrus fruit, or a vinegared syrup with spirits, water, or carbonated water
  • Sling – traditional long drink prepared by stirring ingredients over ice in the glass and filling up with juice or club soda
  • Smoking Bishop – type of mulled wine, punch or wassail
  • Sour – mixed drink consisting of a base liquor, lemon or lime juice, and a sweetener
  • Toddy – mix of liquor and water with honey or sugar and herbs and spices, served hot

By mixerEdit


Strawberries can be muddled or puréed and added to many drinks, and they are liquor-friendly, being compatible with, e.g., bourbon whiskey,[1] Cointreau, vodka, tequila, rum, and Champagne,[2] among other spirits and liqueurs and so on.[3]

Some recipes call for a strawberry syrup that can be made using strawberries, vanilla extract, sugar, and water.[4] Some strawberry cocktail recipes do not call for a syrup, but rely on puréed strawberries to play that part.[5]

Strawberries are often mixed with basil.[6] Strawberry is popular in smashes since after the beverage has been drank, the alcohol-infused strawberries can be consumed as well.

Carrot juiceEdit

Carrot juice can be mixed with spirits such as agave spirits, whiskey, tequila, gin, or mezcal. Vodka is sometimes chosen because its neutral taste allows more of the carrot juice taste to shine through. Carrot juice can also be mixed with liqueurs such as amaro. ginger, orange, lemon and honey can be other ingredients in carrot juice cocktails. Turmeric infusions are also common. Examples of drinks made with carrot juice include:[20]

Pineapple juiceEdit

  • Electric shark (rum, blue curaçao, pineapple juice, ginger beer)[26]
  • Jungle Bird (dark rum, campari, simple syrup, pineapple juice, lime juice)[27]
  • Wiki wiki (rhum, mango brandy, lime juice, pineapple juice, cane syrup, kiwi)

Smashed fruitEdit

A smash is a casual icy julep (spirits, sugar, and herb)[28] cocktail filled with hunks of fresh fruit, so that after the liquid part of the drink has been consumed, one can also eat the alcohol-infused fruit (e.g. strawberries). The history of smashes goes back at least as far as the 1862 book How to Mix Drinks.[29] The Old Style Whiskey Smash was an example of an early smash.[30]

The herb used in a smash is often mint, although basil is sometimes used in cocktails that go well with it, e.g. many strawberry cocktails. The name "smash" comes from the idea that on a hot day, one takes whatever fruit is on hand and smashes it all together to make a refreshing beverage.[31] Generally a smash will have crushed ice.[32]


A number of hard lemonades, such as Lynchburg Lemonade (whose alcoholic ingredient is Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey) have been marketed.

Lemon-lime sodaEdit

A lemon-lime soda cocktail is a cocktail made with lemon-lime soda such as Sprite. This includes many coolers. Henry's Hard Soda sold a Henry's Hard Lemon Lime soda.[62]

Apple juiceEdit

Hard cider has been produced by a number of companies, e.g. Woodchuck Hard Cider. Apple-flavored malt beverage products have also been sold my companies like Redd's Apple Ale, but these do not actually contain fermented apple juice.

  • Szarlotka (Żubrówka vodka and unfiltered apple juice)

Grape juiceEdit

Ginger sodaEdit

A ginger soda cocktail is a cocktail with ginger ale or ginger beer. Small Town Brewery produced the 5.90% ABV Not Your Father's Ginger Ale.[98] Coney Island Brewing Co. Henry's Hard Soda produced the 4.2% ABV Henry's Hard Ginger Ale. Others have included Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer (4.8 percent) and Spiced Orange Alcoholic Ginger Beer (4.8 percent), Fentimen's Alcoholic Ginger Beer (4 percent), and New City Ginger Beer (8 percent).[99]


Some cola cocktails are made by the brewer; for example, McAles sells a "hard cola" that is a malt beverage with kola and other natural flavors and caramel color added.[102] Jack Daniel's and Miller Brewing also introduced a hard cola, "Black Jack Cola".[103] Henry's Hard Soda introduced a hard cherry cola.

  • All American (bourbon, Southern Comfort, and Coke)[104]
  • Black Russian (vodka, coffee liqueur, and Coke)


A tonic cocktail is a cocktail that contains tonic syrup or tonic water. Tonic water is usually combined with gin for a gin and tonic, or mixed with vodka. However, it can also be used in cocktails with cognac, cynar, Lillet Blanc or Lillet Rosé, rum, tequila, or white port.[105]

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