List of cocktails

List of cocktails


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 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.

Cocktails with absinthe

Cocktails with beer

Cocktails made with beer are classified as beer cocktails.

Cocktails with brandy or cognac

Cocktails with cachaça

Cocktails with gin

A martini is a classic gin-based cocktail

Cocktails with rum

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

Cocktails with sake

An American produced bottle of Ginjo-shu Sake.

Cocktails with tequila

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

Cocktails with vodka

A Bloody Mary garnished with lemon, celery, olive, cheese, and a cold cut. Served on the rocks in a pint glass.

Cocktails with whiskey/whisky, rye or bourbon

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

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.

Cocktails with a liqueur as the primary ingredient

Chocolate liqueur

Chocolate Martini Duo and trio cocktails#List of Duos and Trios

Coffee liqueurs

Coffee-flavored drinks

Cream liqueurs

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

  • Cricket
  • Locust
  • Stinger

Fruit liqueurs


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

Curaçao - Blue

A clear, blue-colored, orange-flavored liqueur

  • Adios M.F.
  • Blue Eyes
  • Blue Margarita
  • Electric Martini
  • Pornstar


Manzana verde

A clear apple-flavored liqueur

  • Little Apple Slayer

Other fruit flavors

Midori liqueur

A clear, bright-green, melon-flavored liqueur

Berry liqueurs

  • Jump Up — 2cl Vodka, 4cl Blueberry liqueur and 14cl Sprite. Served with ice in a tall glass.

Flower liqueurs

Herbal liqueurs

Anise-flavored liqueurs

Ouzo Licorice-flavored liqueurs Sambuca


Other herbal liqueurs

Tazer Tequila, jagermeister, and lime juice

Nut-flavored liqueurs

Almond-flavored liqueurs

Whisky liqueurs

  • Rusty Nail

Other liqueurs

Cocktails with less common spirits

Bitters (as a primary ingredient)




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, spirit (brandy being the most common), maraschino liqueur, aromatic bitters, lemon juice, curaçao, 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.
  • Negus
  • Punch
  • Sangria
  • 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 — a cocktail made with a fruit syrup, usually with a vinegar base.[2]

See also


  1. ^ IBA Official Cocktail. International Bartender Association. Retrieved March 24, 2007.
  2. ^ Felten, Eric (November 28, 2007). "Chapter 1, Of Ice and Men". How's Your Drink?: Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well (1st ed.). Agate Surrey. pp. 18–21. ISBN 1572840897. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 

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