Mixed drink

A mixed drink is a beverage in which two or more ingredients are mixed. Some contain liquor, others are non-alcoholic. A "spirit and mixer" is any combination of one spirit with one non-alcoholic component, such as gin and tonic, whereas a "cocktail" generally comprises three or more ingredients.


Some popular types of mixed drinks are:

  • Cobbler, a beverage made with wine or sherry, citrus juice, and sugar
  • Cocktail, narrowly a mixture of liquor, sugar, water, and bitters/citrus; more broadly any mixed drink containing three or more flavors.
  • Alcopop, a mixed drink with relatively low alcohol content, often with fruit flavor and sweet carbonated soda
  • Crusta, a liquor and citrus drink served in a glass frosted with sugar
  • Cup, a mixture of wine and other ingredients, typically fruit juice and a carbonated beverage, similar to a Wine cooler
  • Fix, a mixture of liquor, citrus, and sugar
  • Fizz, a fix with a carbonated beverage added
  • Flip, an alcoholic mixed drink incorporating beaten egg, especially one made with liquor or wine, sugar, and egg, topped with powdered nutmeg and served hot or cold. Also used to describe a sailor's drink made from beer mixed with rum or brandy, sweetened and served hot
  • Highball narrowly a mix of liquor and one flavor served over ice in a tall glass topped with soda water, more generally any mix of two ingredients served on ice in a tall glass.
  • Julep, a sweet drink of liquor and aromatics, specifically mint
  • Punch
  • Pousse-café, various liqueurs arranged in colored layers
  • Shrub, a mixed drink made with vinegar-syrup
  • Sour
  • Sling, originally American, a drink composed of spirit and water, sweetened and flavoured [1]




See also


Collections of related articles are categorized under the following topics:

  • Category:Alcohol-related lists
  • Category:Mixed drinks
  • Category:Alcoholic beverages
  • Category:Soft drinks


  1. OED sling, n.5
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