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
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
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
Owl’s Brew Pink and Black Cocktail Mixer
92 points
$9.99
Best Buy
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.
Awards: 2017 Best Specialty Cocktail Mixer
92 points $9.99 Best Buy
On-Time Mixers Bloody Mary Mix
92 points
$7.99
Best Buy
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