Mixers are non-alcoholic beverages that are added to a drink containing liquor.

Carbonated drinks

Tonic water – It’s a carbonated soft drink in which quinine is dissolved. Add it to your gin for the perfect summer night refresher. Fever-Tree do a good premium tonic water.

Fever Tree Tonic Water

Fever Tree Tonic Water

Lemon-lime soda – Soft drink with lemon and lime flavour, i.e. Sprite and 7Up.

Ginger ale – Ginger-flavoured soft drink.


Orange juice, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, tomato juice and pineapple juice are all popular mixers, and make great cocktails.

Other mixers

Half-and-half in the US, or Half cream in the UK – It’s a simple blend of equal parts whole milk and light cream.

One last chapter to finish your home bar…

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