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Cocktails (and other Mixed Drinks)

A cocktail must contain at least one spirit.  Not all of these drinks do; the ones that don't are more correctly classed as "mixed drinks".

Added to gin to make pink gin Click to show or hide the answer
A form of claret cup (claret, with herbal flavourings, honey and sugar, or soda water and sugar); alternatively made with gin, cucumber, lime and mint; named after an English country house Click to show or hide the answer
Sparkling wine (prosecco) and peach purée (juice) – invented at Harry’s Bar, Venice (a favourite haunt of Ernest Hemingway, among others) around 1940 Click to show or hide the answer
B & B: Brandy and Click to show or hide the answer
Guinness and bitter Click to show or hide the answer
Vodka and coffee liqueur (typically Kahlua or Tia Maria). Add cola for a "tall Black Russian" Click to show or hide the answer
Tomato juice, vodka, lime juice, Worcester sauce and salt Click to show or hide the answer
Principal spirit in a champagne cocktail Click to show or hide the answer
Mint julep: base (also includes sugar and water, and fresh mint leaves) Click to show or hide the answer
Gin (or latterly vodka), vermouth, orange juice Click to show or hide the answer
Champagne and orange juice Click to show or hide the answer
Black Velvet: Guinness and Click to show or hide the answer
"Poor man’s Black Velvet": Guinness and Click to show or hide the answer
Cola, rum (dark or white) and lime juice: named after the battle–cry of the freedom fighters during the Revolutionary War, which ended in 1898, in the country where it is said to have been invented around 1900–2 Click to show or hide the answer
Rum, lime juice and syrup or sugar; named after a Cuban town Click to show or hide the answer
Beer and gin Click to show or hide the answer
Other Collinses use other spirits; John Collins uses Click to show or hide the answer
Four parts gin and one part vermouth, served with a pickled pearl onion Click to show or hide the answer
Gin and lime juice Click to show or hide the answer
Mixed with Vermouth to make a Dry Martini Click to show or hide the answer
Mixed drink: gin, lemon juice, and sugar, ice, carbonated water – similar to a Tom Collins, but that doesn't have the carbonated water Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Buck or Mule (see Moscow Mule): antiquated name for a mixed drink of a spirit (traditionally gin), citrus juice and Click to show or hide the answer
Added to whisky to make a whisky mac Click to show or hide the answer
Crème de menthe, crème de cacao, cream Click to show or hide the answer
Vodka, orange juice and Galliano; said to be named after an American surfer Click to show or hide the answer
Whisky and soda (or ginger): original recipe for Click to show or hide the answer
Brandy or whisky, and ginger ale, with a long spiral of lemon peel draped over the edge of the glass Click to show or hide the answer
Dry white wine and cassis (crème de cassis – blackcurrant liqueur) – formerly known as blanc–cassis, but renamed after a former mayor of Dijon, France (d. 1968), who popularised it by offering it to twinning delegations Click to show or hide the answer
Added to whisky to make a whisky sour Click to show or hide the answer
1.5 parts each of vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and triple sec; 2.5 parts sour mix (e.g. lemon juice); 3 parts gomme syrup; and a splash of cola Click to show or hide the answer
Four parts whisky, one part vermouth, and a dash of bitters Click to show or hide the answer
Tequila, triple sec, lime juice Click to show or hide the answer
White rum, sugar, lime, sparkling water, mint: traditional Cuban "highball" Click to show or hide the answer
Vodka, ginger beer and lime juice Click to show or hide the answer
Bourbon or rye whisky, crushed sugar lump, Angostura bitters Click to show or hide the answer
Triple sec (liqueur): flavoured with Click to show or hide the answer
Rum, pineapple juice, coconut milk Click to show or hide the answer
Gin, grenadine, cream, egg white Click to show or hide the answer
Claimed by both Peru and Chile as their national drink: made from local brandy (which is where its name comes from), lemon or lime juice, syrup, egg white and Angostura bitters Click to show or hide the answer
Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters Click to show or hide the answer
Drambuie, scotch whisky Click to show or hide the answer
Red wine, orange/lemon juice, iced soda, sometimes brandy (popular in Spain) Click to show or hide the answer
Vodka, orange juice, sugar Click to show or hide the answer
Vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, cranberry juice; or, vodka, Chambord (raspberry liqueur), Midori Melon Liqueur, pineapple juice, cranberry juice Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Brandy, orange liqueur (usually Cointreau or Grand Marnier), lemon juice Click to show or hide the answer
Gin, cherry brandy, pineapple juice (etc.): said to have been invented by a barman in Raffles Hotel in the early 20th century Click to show or hide the answer
Half lager, half cider Click to show or hide the answer
White wine and soda Click to show or hide the answer
White crème de menthe, and a spirit (traditionally brandy) Click to show or hide the answer
Gin, lemon juice, syrup or sugar, ice Click to show or hide the answer
Tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning (i.e. a Bloody Mary without the vodka) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Gin, Cointreau, lemon juice Click to show or hide the answer
Vodka, coffee liqueur (typically Kahlua or Tia Maria), and cream (i.e. a Black Russian with cream) Click to show or hide the answer

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