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.
2005, archaeochemist Patrick McGovern of the University of Pennsylvania announced the discovery of 5,000-year-old Mesopotamian earthenware from the banks of the Tigris between Iran and Iraq containing traces of tartaric acid, honey, apple juice and barley. McGovern described this early cocktail as "grog".
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, & 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 " IBA" 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.
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.