a short mixed drink
an appetizer served as a first course at a meal
A mixed alcoholic beverage.
They visited a pub noted for the wide range of cocktails they serve.
A mixture of other substances.
"Scientists found a cocktail of pollutants in the river downstream of the chemical factory."
"now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music" - The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Origin: many unproven stories exist. The word first appeared in 1806 (see citation below). The non-drink sense is by extension of the drink sense.
a beverage made of brandy, whisky, or gin, iced, flavored, and sweetened
a horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in his veins
a mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward
a species of rove beetle; -- so called from its habit of elevating the tail
A cocktail is an alcoholic mixed drink that contains three or more ingredients—at least one of the ingredients must be a spirit, one sweet/sugary and one sour/bitter. Cocktails were originally a mixture of spirits, sugar, water, and bitters. It is now often used for almost any mixed drink that contains alcohol, including mixers, mixed shots, etc. A cocktail today usually contains one or more kinds of spirit and one or more mixers, such as soda or fruit juice. Additional ingredients may be sugar, honey, milk, cream, and various herbs.
The numerical value of cocktail in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of cocktail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.
Ice is very much important to the cocktail; how it can be built, how much space it takes up in a glass, the way it’s going to keep your cocktail cold, or its flavor.
We created a cocktail-inspired beverage to quench consumers' demand for more variety, mixology and easy, convenient cocktail solutions. MIXXTAIL'S bold cocktail taste makes it the perfect pregame in a bottle.
Compared to the US or the UK, we didn't have a cocktail culture in France, you had to go to a luxury hotel, one of the city's famous 'palaces,' to drink a good cocktail. The first wave of 'street cocktail bars' arrived about five years ago, and now the scene is exploding here in Paris.
A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman with a sheet on his back and mask on his face. They are both more or less what the law declares them lawbreakers, destroyers of constitutional rights and liberties and ultimately destroyers of a free America.
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- còctelCatalan, Valencian
- cocktail, seos, sekoitus, drinkkiFinnish
- coquetel, cocktailPortuguese
- cocteil, cocktailRomanian
- коктель, коктейльRussian
- cocktail, koktajl, koktejlSlovene
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