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Drink mixer

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– Caffeinated beverages
Caffeine masks depressant effects of alcohol
– Energy drinks like Red Bull
– Sweetened iced tea brands like Lipton BRISK
– Various caffeinated alcoholic drinks

– Carbonated mixers and sodas
– Sparkling water enhances drink appearance
– Bitter lemon with quinine and lemon
Cola brands like Coca-Cola
Ginger ale and ginger beer
– Lemon-lime soda brands like 7 Up

– Dairy products
Milk products counteract alcohol burn
Cream and half and half
Ice cream for texture
– Various dairy additions in alcoholic drinks
– Opaque appearance due to dairy content

– Juices
– Fruit juices common in rum-based cocktails
– Orange and cranberry juice
Coconut milk and water
– Grapefruit and lemon juice
– Various fruit and herb-flavored juices

– Prepared mixes
– Pre-made mixes simplify drink preparation
– Ingredients homogenized for storage stability
– Mixes for popular cocktails like Margarita
– Mixes for Bloody Mary and Mojito
– Mixes for Mudslide and Strawberry Daiquiri

Drink mixer (Wikipedia)

Drink mixers are the non-alcoholic ingredients in mixed drinks and cocktails. Mixers dilute the drink, lowering the alcohol by volume in the drink. They change, enhance, or add new flavors to a drink. They may make the drink sweeter, more sour, or more savory. Some mixers change the texture or consistency of the drink, making it thicker or more watery. Drink mixers may also be used strictly for decorative purposes by changing the color or appearance of the drink. They also simply increase the volume of a drink, to make it last longer.

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