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

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 horseradish, red hot sauce, barbecue ribs, and dill bitters finish. A rich and satisfying bloody mix to to elevate your next brunch.
Awards: 2017 Best Mixer, 2017 Best Bloody Mary Mix
95 points $5.99 Best Buy
Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix
95 points
$4.99
Best Buy
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
Old Forester Salt and Pepper Tincture
94 points
Golden amber color. Savory, smoky aromas and flavors of smoky bbq rubbed meat, smoked paprika and gouda, cigar and pipe tobacco, and barnyard with a round, vibrant, bittersweet medium body and a tingling, subtle, long finish. A wonderfully smoky and savory tincture that will add a great smoked paprika note to classic and innovative cocktails.
Awards: 2018 Best Other Cocktail Mixer
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 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
Old Forester Oleo-Sccharum Syrup
93 points
Pale straw color. Attractive, citrusy aromas and flavors of freshly shaved yuzu and Buddha’s hand, crystallized ginger, lady grey tea, and rosemary with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long lemon meringue pie, spiced melon, and lemon heads finish. A rich syrup that will add attractive layers of complexity to any cocktail.
Awards: 2018 Best Cocktail Cordial
Industry Juice Cold Pressed Lime Juice
93 points
$13
Best Buy
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
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 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
Fat Boy Uncle Walts Bloody Mary Mix
92 points
$5.95
Best Buy
Tasted as a Bloody Mary cocktail. Red color. Spicy aromas of freshly ground black pepper, dried lemon peel, Worcestershire sauce, charcoal smoke, and rich tomato stew with a thick, crisp, salty medium-full body and a peppery, distinctive, long Thai chile, bay leaf, and demi glace finish. A delicious, boldly aromatic, zesty and robust Bloody for steak n’ eggs pairings.
Awards: 2018 Best Bloody Mary Mix
92 points $5.95 Best Buy
Top Note Sparkling Ginger Beer
92 points
$6.99
Best Buy
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