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 Mixers Hibiscus Ginger Beer
95 points
Brilliant dark pink color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry, hibiscus, pickled ginger, and honey with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, amusing, medium-long finish revealing overtones of hints of watermelon, currant, and spicy ginger. A distinctive ginger mixer with bright cherry-like flavors; an effortless way to bring creative flavor to your party.
Fever-Tree Sparkling Cucumber Cocktail Mixer
95 points
Clear color. Aromas of celery and cucumber with a satiny, vibrant, moderately sweet light body and a warming, engaging, medium-length fresh bitter lemon, gentle, balanced quinine, pressed flowers, and sea salt finish. A fresh, balanced Tonic that’s never too bitter; a lovely salinic lift on the finish keeps us coming back for another sip of this elevated, contemporary tonic.
95 points $4.99
Fever-Tree Premium Ginger Ale Cocktail Mixer
93 points
Straw yellow color. Aromas and flavors of hints of honey and crystalized ginger with a supple, vibrant, off-dry light body and a silky, interesting, medium-length finish with impressions of hints of sweet gingersnaps, vanilla, and hints of rosemary. An easy Ginger Ale for adults; drier than expected, distinctively herbal and highly mixable.
93 points $4.99
Spicegrove Roselle & Ginger Spicy Hibiscus Drink
92 points
Best Buy
Deep garnet color. Lush aromas of ginger, brown spices and lime follow though to a supple, fruity medium-full body with earthy hibiscus and peppery crystallized ginger notes lingering on the long, mouthwatering finish. A wonderfully balanced and rich spicy hibiscus tea that will be very versatile on its own or as a mixer.
92 points $6 Best Buy
Stirrings Simple Mai-Tai Mixer
91 points
Tasted as a Mai Tai cocktail. Cloudy peach color. Tropical aromas of pineapple juice, ripe papaya, hints of cherry, and almond pastry with a round, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a silky, nuanced, medium-long lime sorbet and hints of coconut finish. This juicy, simple mixer makes easy-to-love rum cocktails; mix with high quality aged rum for the best flavor.
91 points $6.99
Fever-Tree Distillers Cola Cocktail Mixer
90 points
Bronze color. Aromas and flavors of cedar, carob, brown sugar, licorice, allspice, and clove with a velvety, vibrant, medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length finish with touches of prune chutney, spiced dates, and hints of chocolate. An upgraded cola for the contemporary drinker.
90 points $4.99
Stirrings Simple Margarita Mixer
90 points
Tasted as a Margarita cocktail. Pale golden green color. Citrusy aroma of lime pop with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length orange glaze and powdered sugar finish. Use this mixer to create effortlessly balanced Margaritas at home; this one really lets the agave flavors shine through.
90 points $6.99
Tres Agaves Strawberry Margarita/Daiquiri Mixer
90 points
Best Buy
Tasted as a Margarita cocktail. Pale pink color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry puree, hint of coconut, grenadine, and guava with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, engaging, breezy finish that shows notes of strawberry popsicle finish. Solid, true-to-life strawberry flavors make this mixer an excellent choice for strawberry daiquiris that let the rum shine.
90 points $10 Best Buy
Tres Agaves Bloody Mary Mixer
89 points
Best Buy
Tasted as a Bloody Mary cocktail. Rich red color. Aromas of tomato puree, red bell pepper, hints of horseradish, black pepper, and celery with a thick, lively, salty light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-length peppercorns and smoke finish. A nicely spiced bloody mix with a kick.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Fever-Tree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit Cocktail Mixer
88 points
Light red color. Aromas and flavors of fresh Ruby Red grapefruit peel with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish. Pure, all-natural grapefruit flavor shines in this balanced, grown up grapefruit soda.
88 points $4.99