Mixed Drinks



A mixed drink is a beverage in which two or more ingredients are mixed. Some mixed drinks are alcoholic beverages; others are non-alcoholic.

A cocktail is an alcoholic mixed drink that contains two or more ingredients - at least one of the ingredients must be a spirit. An IBA Official Cocktail is one of many cocktails selected by the International Bartenders Association (IBA) for use in the annual World Cocktail Competition (WCC) in bartending:




A Mojito is traditionally made of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, sparkling water and mint. The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or yerba buena, a mint variety very popular in the island.






A Cosmopolitan is a cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice or sweetened lime juice. Informally, it is referred to as a Cosmo.





A Margarita is a Mexican cocktail consisting of tequila mixed with triple sec and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt on the glass rim.





The Bacardi cocktail is made primarily with Bacardi rum, lemon or lime juice and grenadine syrup. It is served as a "pre-dinner" cocktail.





Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, lime juice, and sugar or other sweetener.






The Black Russian is a cocktail of vodka and coffee liqueur (usually five parts vodka to two parts coffee liqueur, per IBA specified ingredients) and sometimes mixed with Cola.





A White Russian is a sweet cocktail made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream served with ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Cream is often substituted by other ingredients, the most common of which are milk, half and half, Baileys Irish Cream, and vanilla soymilk.





Godfather a cocktail made with Amaretto liqueur and Scotch. All ingredients are poured directly into old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes.




A Bloody Mary is a popular cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice, and usually other spices or flavorings. It has been called "the world's most complex cocktail.





The piƱa colada is a sweet, rum-based cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with a pineapple wedge or a maraschino cherry or both.





Sex on the Beach is a cocktail that has many variations. There are two general types:


  • The first type is made from vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice. This is an International Bartenders Association Official Cocktail.
  • The second type is made from vodka, Chambord, Midori Melon Liqueur, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice.

The ingredients are shaken together with ice in a shaker and are served in a highball glass. Sometimes they are mixed in smaller amounts and served as a shooter.


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