What does cocktail mean?

Definitions for cocktail
ˈkɒkˌteɪlcock·tail

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cocktailnoun

    a short mixed drink

  2. cocktailnoun

    an appetizer served as a first course at a meal

Wiktionary

  1. cocktailnoun

    A mixed alcoholic beverage.

    They visited a pub noted for the wide range of cocktails they serve.

  2. cocktailnoun

    A mixture of other substances.

    "Scientists found a cocktail of pollutants in the river downstream of the chemical factory."

  3. cocktailadjective

    festive, lively

    "now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music" - The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

  4. Etymology: many unproven stories exist. The word first appeared in 1806 (see citation below). The non-drink sense is by extension of the drink sense.

Wikipedia

  1. Cocktail

    A cocktail is an alcoholic mixed drink. Most commonly, cocktails are either a single spirit or combination of spirits, mixed with other ingredients such as juices, flavored syrups, tonic water, shrubs, and bitters. Cocktails vary widely across regions of the world, and many websites publish both original recipes and their own interpretations of older and more famous cocktails.

ChatGPT

  1. cocktail

    A cocktail is a type of mixed drink typically made with a combination of alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic ingredients such as juice, soda, or fruit garnishes. It can also include various types of spirits, liqueurs, flavorings, and sweeteners. Cocktails are often served in specific types of glassware and can be garnished with fruit slices, herbs, or other decorative items. They are a common feature in many social settings, particularly at bars and parties.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cocktailnoun

    a beverage made of brandy, whisky, or gin, iced, flavored, and sweetened

  2. Cocktailnoun

    a horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in his veins

  3. Cocktailnoun

    a mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward

  4. Cocktailnoun

    a species of rove beetle; -- so called from its habit of elevating the tail

Wikidata

  1. Cocktail

    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.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Cocktail

    Tradition has it that one of Montezuma’s nobles sent a draught of a new beverage concocted by him from the cactus plant to the Emperor by his daughter Xochitl. The Aztec monarch smiled, tasted it, gulped it down with a relish, and, it is said, afterwards married the girl; thenceforward this drink became the native tipple, and for centuries it bore the softened name of Octel. The corruption of Octel into Cocktail by the soldiers of the American Army when, under General Scott, they invaded Mexico, about sixty years ago, was easy.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocktail in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocktail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cocktail in a Sentence

  1. New Mexico:

    I want to apologize for the conduct of my staff on the night of our holiday party, there apparently was a party in a hotel room earlier in the night that was disruptive. None of that should have happened, and I was not aware of the extent of the ruckus and the behavior until just recently. The Republican governor told the paper she might discipline the staffers involved in the incident, but she didn’t provide any details about what disciplinary measures she would take. Chris Sanchez, spokesman for Martinez told the Albuquerque Journal that Martinez had about one cocktail, despite her saying she and her companions, including a disabled sister, were only having pizza and drinking cokes. Sanchez said she was not intoxicated. The audio tapes between Martinez and police were released Friday. Martinez’s critics blasted her alleged actions at the holiday party.

  2. James Monaghan:

    An immediate translation of this strategy to humans is unlikely because a regenerative spike does not occur in humans as it does in Xenopus frogs. Yet, this work is exciting because it shows that endogenous regenerative processes can be enhanced by a short application of a drug cocktail.

  3. Jeffrey Schultz:

    The dichotomy between the monetary policy stances in the U.S. and UK and those in Europe and Japan, coupled with falling commodity prices and a weaker Chinese growth and activity outlook, makes for a rather lethal cocktail for emerging-market currency risk.

  4. Le Nechet:

    In the Czech Republic, I really like L'Fleur, a Paris-inspired place, there's a cocktail served as a pyramid -- as in the Pyramide du Louvre.

  5. Derek Reisfield:

    I remember her in that apartment very well. When I finished school I lived and worked nearby, so I would see her often, we would all gather at my great aunt’s apartment and have a cocktail hour.

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