Mixed drinks, also called Bar drinks, or cocktails, are going to vary in popularity from region to region and even bar to bar. In South Florida and Puerto Rico rum drinks like the mojito (made with white rum, sugar, lime, soda water and crushed mint) are going to be popular. Whereas in the American South, the Mint Julep (made with water, bourbon, mint and sugar) is a popular drink. In Singapore, if you visit the Long Bar at Raffles, you must order a Singapore Sling (original recipe of gin, Cherry Heering, Fresh Pineapple juice and Benedictine).
The basic ingredients of any cocktail are the same, but the portions of the ingredients will vary from place to place.
The main ingredient of the cocktail is an alcoholic liquid. This is sometimes called the base of the cocktail. This main ingredient can make up to 75 percent or more of the total of the bar drink.
The next ingredient is the major ingredient that gives the drink its character like sweet, sour, fruity, etc.. This is sometimes called the modifier.
Additional flavoring or coloring agents are the smallest part of a drink and are used sparingly and only to add attractive color and to smooth, or balance out, the flavor of the other two main parts of the mixed drink.
So, in no particular order:
Daiquiri: a mix of White rum, Lime juice, bar syrup.
Cosmopolitan: a mix of Vodka, Triple Sec, Lime juice, Cranberry juice.
Grasshopper: a mix of Green Creme de Menthe, White Creme de Cocoa, Vanilla Ice Cream.
Jack and Coke: a mix of Jack Daniels Whiskey and Coca-Cola.
Kamikaze: a mix of Vodka, Triple Sec and Lime juice.
Long Island Iced Tea: a mix of Vodka, Gin, White Rum, Tequila, Triple Sec, Lemon juice, Coca-cola.
Manhattan: a mix of American Whiskey, sweet vermouth, bitters, garnished with a cherry
Martini: a mix of gin and vermouth and garnished with an olive or onion.
Mai Tai: a mix of Light rum, Dark Rum, Pineapple juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, Grenadine, Triple Sec.
Old Fashioned: a mix of American Whiskey, bar syrup, bitters, garnished with a cherry and lemon peel.
Rum and Coke: a mix of Well Rum and Coca-Cola of course.
Screwdriver: a mix of Vodka and orange juice, sometimes served at breakfast.
Seven and Seven: a mix of Seagram’s 7 and 7-up
Sex on the Beach: a mix of Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Grenadine, orange juice
Sidecar: a mix of Cognac, lemon juice, Triple Sec, garnished with lemon peel.
White Russian: a mix of Vodka, Kahlua and cream or milk.
Zombie: a mix of Light Rum, Amber Rum, Dark Rum, Cherry Bourbon, Triple Sec, Fruit Punch, Pineapple juice.
Always drink responsibly.