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Any of various short mixed drinks, consisting typically of gin, whiskey, rum, vodka, or brandy, with different admixtures, such as vermouth, fruit juices, sweet flavorings, or even coffee, and usually chilled.

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An oversize drink of the sour type, normally made with rum or gin. It is served over crushed ice with a straw, and sweetened with a fruit syrup.


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A traditional holiday drink containing a combination of eggs beaten with cream or milk, sugar, and a liquor such as brandy, rum, or bourbon.


Beverages; Cocktails

A tall drink made with either brandy, whiskey or gin, with lemon juice, sugar and soda water. It is served both hot and cold.


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A tall, traditionally rum-based cocktail filled with cracked ice. A stirring rod or swizzle stick is quickly rotated between the palm of the hands to form frost on the glass.


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A partially frozen, often fruity drink. It is usually a mixture of ingredients served over a mound of crushed ice.


Beverages; Cocktails

A tall drink of any liquor served in a collins or highball glass with shaved or crushed ice and garnished with fresh fruit and mint sprigs.


Beverages; Cocktails

The margarita is a cocktail composed of tequila, Cointreau and lime juice, often served with salt on the rim of the glass. It is the most popular tequila-based drink in the United States and is ...

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