There are limitless possibilities for cocktail ingredients beyond those listed on this page, from orange juice, coffee, tea and cola to eggs, cream, Worcestershire sauce and honey. Visit our recipes section to explore the mysterious ways that ingredients combine into perfect cocktails.
The term "cocktail" has a highly debated origin, with a highly debated etymology. Does it refer to a coquetier, a small egg cup? Is it somehow derived from cock-tail, the term for a horse's docked tail? There are at least seven theories to explain the origin of the term.