List of cocktails

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

Cocktails usually 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.
  • 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 cross-referenced. Cocktails without separate articles are listed below, along with their primary ingredients and any notable facts.[1]
  • This article is not intended to be comprehensive list of all cocktails or every variation thereof, and cocktails for which sufficient information is not available are not included.


[edit] Cocktails with absinthe

[edit] Cocktails with beer

Cocktails made with beer are classified as beer cocktails.

[edit] Cocktails with brandy or cognac

[edit] Cocktails with cachaça

[edit] Cocktails with gin

A martini is a classic
gin-based cocktail.

[edit] Cocktails with rum

This fruity, blended Piña Colada is typical of many rum-based cocktails.

[edit] Cocktails with sake

An American produced bottle of Ginjo-shu Sake.

[edit] Cocktails with tequila

Margaritas are commonly served cocktails at many Tex-Mex restaurants.

[edit] Cocktails with vodka

A Bloody Mary cocktail, with fancy garnish.

[edit] Cocktails with whiskey/whisky or bourbon

A classic 2:1 Manhattan, made with Canadian whisky, sweet vermouth, bitters, and a cherry

Spelling: the Irish spell "whiskey" with an "e", but the Scottish spell "whisky" without the "e" (often simply referred to as "Scotch" outside of Scotland). Americans generally spell whiskey with an "e", but distinguish between Tennessee whiskey and Bourbon whiskey. Canadians generally spell "whisky" without the "e".

[edit] Cocktails with wine, sparkling wine, or port

A Champagne cocktail with a Raspberry garnish

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

[edit] Cocktails with less common spirits

[edit] Historical classes of cocktails

  • Bishop
  • Cobbler — a traditional long drink that is characterized by a glass 3/4 filled with crushed or shaved ice that is formed into a centered cone, topped by slices of fruit
  • Collins — a 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 (e.g. Irish Coffee), brandy, maraschino liqueur, aromatic bitters, lemon juice, curacao, with an entire lemon rind as garnish
  • Daisy— a traditional long drink consisting of a base spirit, lemon juice, sugar, 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 — a traditional long drink related to Cobblers, but mixed in a shaker and served over crushed ice
  • Fizz — a traditional long drink including acidic juices and club soda, e.g. Gin Fizz
  • Flip — a 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.
  • Negu
  • Punch
  • Sangaree
  • Sling — a traditional long drink prepared by stirring ingredients over ice in the glass and filling up with juice or club soda
  • Smash
  • Sour
  • Toddy
  • Shrub

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. ^ IBA Official Cocktail. International Bartender Association. Retrieved March 24, 2007.
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