Mixed Drink Types

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While the Mixed Drink is simply any (hopefully tasty) combination of spirits, juices, mixers, etc. There are a variety of different types of mixed drinks which have evolved over the years which attempt to categorize the specifics of how such a drink is constructed. One of the most popular today, is the Cocktail. Originally defined as "Spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters", such a designation would allow a customer to walk into any bar and as for a "gin cocktail" or "brandy cocktail" and the bartender would know precisely what they wanted. While many of these different drink categories have fallen out of use, the following is a relatively complete list of what some of the different types of mixed drink that were being ordered:

Name Ingredients Method Service
Alexander Spirit, Crème de Cacao, Cream Shaken, Served Up
Buck Spirit, Ginger Ale, Lemon Juice Served over Ice
Cobbler Wine or Spirit, Sugar, Fruit Shaken, Served over pellet ice
Cocktail Spirit, Sugar, Water, Bitters Shaken or Stirred, Served Up or On The Rocks
Collins Spirit, Citrus Juice (lemon), Sweetener, Soda Served in an ice filled glass
Cooler Spirit, Soda Served in an ice filled glass Garnished with a long spiral of citrus peel
Crusta Spirit, Sugar, Water, Lemon Juice, Bitters Shaken, Served Up in a sugared rim glass Garnished with a long spiral of citrus peel
Daisy Spirit, citrus juice, grenadine (or raspberry syrup) Stir in ice filled glass Top with soda water (optional)
Egg Nog Spirit, eggs, milk, sugar Served cold or with hot water added
Fix Spirit, citrus juice, sugar (or flavored syrup), water Served in a glass of crushed ice garnished with fruits and berries
Fizz Spirit, citrus juice, sweetener Shaken and strained into an iceless glass topped with soda water
Flip Spirit or Wine, sweetener, egg Shaken with ice then served up garnished with nutmeg
Frappe Any drink served over finely crushed ice Stir well to frost glass exterior
Highball Spirit, Soda or other carbonated beverage poured into ice filled glass
Julep, Spirit, sugar, mint served over finely crushed ice
Mist Spirit or liqueur served over finely crushed ice
Mull Wine, Spices heated and served in a mug garnish with grated nutmeg
Neat Spirit or liqueur pour into iceless glass
Negus Wine, Spices, Hot water served in a mug garnish with grated nutmeg
On The Rocks Mixed Drink or Spirit or liqueur poured into an ice filled glass
Posset Wine or ale, egg (optional), sugar, spices, boiling hot milk served in a mug garnish with nutmeg and/or cinnamon
Pousse Café Various liqueurs float one layer on top of the other
Puff Spirit, Milk, Seltzer
Punch Spirit, Citrus, Sugar, Spice, Water Mixed with ice Usually served in a large bowl
Rickey Spirit, Lime Juice, Soda, Sweetener (optional) stir in an ice filled glass
Sangaree Wine or Ale, Spirit, Water (optional), Citrus Juice, Sweetener, Spices Served either Hot or Cold
Well Drink