About Mixers

Mixers are the nonalcoholic components of various cocktails that have been conveniently packaged so that one just needs to add the alcohol base, and perhaps ice, to make a complete cocktail. We include sodas and bar syrups in this category as well.

The most popular cocktail mixers are margarita and Bloody Mary mixers and in recent years we've noticed a trend towards fresher, more natural tasting ingredients in packaging that requires freezing or refrigeration.

Top Picks and Reviews for Mixers

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Fat & Juicy
Cayenne Bloody Mary Mix
Tasted as a Bloody Mary cocktail. Red color. Aromas and flavors of char grilled tomatoes, bourbon barrel, steak seasoning, and smoke sea salt with a thick, vibrant, salty medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-length horseradish, red hot sauce, barbecue ribs, and dill bitters finish. A rich and satisfying bloody mix to to elevate your next brunch.
95 points $5.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
213683
Zing Zang
Bloody Mary Mix
Tasted as a Bloody Mary cocktail. Opaque garnet brick color. Bright, attractive, vegetal aromas and flavors of tomato vinaigrette, tomato-pepper jelly, spice-herb medley, and roasted lemon with a lively, bone-dry medium-full body and a tingling, complex, long roasted nut, spicy garlic tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and mixed peppercorns finish. A lively and flavorful bloody Mary with great balance and drinkability.
95 points $4.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219631
Crafted Cocktails
Bloody Mary Cocktail Mix
Tasted as a Bloody Mary cocktail. Red color. Spicy aromas of tomate de arbol, barrel aged pepper sauce, vinegar, and jerky with a thick, lively, salty medium-full body and a peppery, delightful, medium-long chipotle pepper sauce, fresh horseradish, pickle juice, and celery salt and brown sugar finish. A tangy and slightly smoky Bloody mix with great vegetal notes.
94 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
222487
Industry Juice
Cold Pressed Lime Juice
Tasted in a Vodka Gimlet cocktail. Hazy straw color. Citrusy aroma of lime peel with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium body and an effortless, delightful, medium-long honeyed citrus and fresh lemonade finish. A delicious vodka gimlet with great fresh tasting citrus notes; the juice really shines here.
93 points $13 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215412
Sallie’s Greatest
Strawberry + Basil Simple Syrup
Brilliant dark bronze amber color. Delicate, fresh aromas and flavors of strawberry compote, dried strawberries and herbs, and a hint of balsamic with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length honeyed strawberries and touch of caramel finish. A very pure, superbly flavorful strawberry syrup that makes a great cocktail.
93 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
209003
Nina’s
Bloody Mary Mix
Opaque dark brick red bronze color. Interesting, lively, spicy, herbal aromas and flavors of lasagna marinara, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and celery salt with a chunky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, breezy finish with notes of olive brine, cracked peppercorn, pizza bread, and hot pickled okra. A very flavorful and balanced spicy Bloody Mary that tastes homemade.
93 points $4.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208704
Bungalow 23
Prickly Pear Margarita
Opaque amber orange color. Lively, complex aromas and flavors of guava, prickle pear, cucumber, and cayenne peppered jicama with a supple, tangy, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of roasted pepper, lime, agave syrup, and celery. An intriguing, delicious and layered margarita.
93 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
222681
Top Note
Sparkling Ginger Beer
Tasted in a Moscow Mule cocktail. Hazy golden amber color. Herbal, green aromas and flavors of ginger chutney and lime and tea leaf with a satiny, tangy, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, appealing, very long crystallized ginger, honey roasted citrus and squash, and radish finish. A rich powerful mule with complex, pure ginger character.
92 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219891
Owl’s Brew
Pink and Black Cocktail Mixer
Tasted as a label-suggested whiskey cocktail. Dusty garnet color. Savory aromas and flavors of tomato paste and basil with a thick, crisp, fruity medium-full body and a captivating, breezy dried berry, rooibos tea, and lemonade finish. A strange savory brew that transforms into an excellent cocktail when combined with whiskey; endless possibilities.
92 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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On-Time Mixers
Bloody Mary Mix
Tasted as a Bloody Mary cocktail. Opaque dark ruby color. Spicy, peppery aromas of sweet bbq rubbed tomatoes, turmeric and cumin, and exotic cracked pepper with a bright, fat body and a searing, appealing, medium-long horseradish and wasabi, chili pepper, and toasty gingerbread and zucchini bread finish. A very thick, very different, very very hot bloody Mary.
92 points $7.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab