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 for Mixers

Q Indian Tonic Water
95 points
Clear color. Attractive aromas and flavors of juniper and sage, citrus pith, quinine, and sandalwood with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, complex, medium-long finish conveying notes of wormwood tea, honeyed lemon, and elderflower and herbs finish. A delicious and vibrant tonic water that is finely balanced and eminently drinkable; makes a spot on G&T.
Fat & Juicy Cayenne Bloody Mary Mix
95 points
$5.99
Best Buy
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 finish that shows notes of horseradish, red hot sauce, barbecue ribs, and dill bitters finish. A rich and satisfying bloody mix to rival any hangover.
Awards: 2017 Best Mixer, 2017 Best Bloody Mary Mix
95 points $5.99 Best Buy
Regatta Light Craft Ginger Beer
94 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of ginger, lime rind, horseradish, and marjoram with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish revealing nuances of pickled cucumber, chalk, and white pepper finish. This ginger beer makes a spicy, balanced Moscow Mule with silky texture.
94 points $5.99 Best Buy
Cutwater Tonic Water Cocktail Mixer
94 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Citrusy, herbal aromas and flavors of delicate quinine, grapefruit and orange peel, and cucumber with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, intricate, long finish imparting notes of grapefruit granita, floral pear, lychee nut, and aloe drink with gentian finish. A delicate savory tonic that will bring out a lot of fruity complexity in a vodka tonic with just enough bitterness to balance.
Awards: 2018 Best Other Cocktail Mixer
94 points $5.99 Best Buy
Crafted Cocktails Bloody Mary Cocktail Mix
94 points
$8.99
Best Buy
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
Bloody Point Mixing Co. Original Bloody Mary Mixer
93 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Tasted as a Bloody Mary cocktail. Opaque dark reddish brown color. Aromas and flavors of spicy tomato sauce, celery salt, worcestershire sauce, and smoked peppercorns with a chunky, bright, saline medium-full body and a warming, medium-long finish with notes of horseradish, olive and peppercorn focaccia, and water chestnut finish. A rock solid, finely balanced Bloody Mary with lingering warmth that is sure to please.
93 points $7.99 Best Buy
Goslings Stormy Ginger Beer
93 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Cloudy straw color. Citrusy, spicy aromas and flavors of lime peel, crystallized ginger, meringue, and turmeric with a round, vibrant, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, layered, very long finish that exhibits elements of Lemonhead candy finish. This ginger beer makes a delicious Moscow Mule with great purity, depth and balance of flavor; the ginger beer integrates beautifully in this.
93 points $6.99 Best Buy
Industry Juice Cold Pressed Lime Juice
93 points
$13
Best Buy
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
Sallie’s Greatest Strawberry + Basil Simple Syrup
93 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Brilliant dark bronze amber color. Delicate, fresh aromas and flavors of strawberry compote, dried strawberries and herbs, and hint of balsamic with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length finish that shows notes of 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
Stirrings Mojito Mixer
92 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Cloudy nearly opaque straw yellow color. Attractive aromas and flavors of fresh lime, slapped mint leaves, and mint cream cookie with a round, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a polished, interesting, long finish imparting notes of creamy key lime custard, toasted meringue, and coconut cream finish. A delightful mojito with great balance and an attractive creamy lime character; a pure and natural tasting mixer that lets the creamy rum character come through.
92 points $6.99 Best Buy