I have most popular alcoholic beverages, but for mixers and soft drinks I have only cola, tonic, lime juice, and simple syrup. Show me the best classic cocktails.

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found some classic cocktails that can be made using your available mixers and softs. These cocktails have a high rating and are well-known for their timeless appeal.
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Classic cocktails

You asked: classic cocktail recipes with common mixers. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Rum Collins

The Rum Collins is a refreshing and classic cocktail that is perfect for a hot summer day. It has a...

Lime (1), White rum (60ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
4.7 / 5


The Colombo cocktail presents a vibrant blend of citrus and bitter flavors, combining the tartness of fresh lime, orange, and...

Lime juice (30ml), Orange juice (45ml), Lemon Juice (22.5ml), Campari (45ml), Gomme syrup (15ml)

5 ingredients
4.66 / 5

Cuba Libre

A classic from Cuba (the literal translation is “free Cuba”). Invented around the start of the 20th century.

Lime juice (10ml), Cola (120ml), White rum (50ml)

3 ingredients
4.62 / 5

Jose Collins

This drink is served in Eddy Buckingham’s cocktail bar in New York, and is the perfect accompaniment to a poolside...

Lemon Juice (25ml), Soda water (50ml), Tequila (60ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml)

4 ingredients
4.33 / 5

Jack And Coke

The Jack and Coke is a classic American cocktail that combines the bold flavors of whiskey with the sweet, caramel...

Cola (30ml), Whiskey (30ml), Lime (Wedge)

3 ingredients
3.95 / 5

Magic Juice

Magic Juice is a cocktail that blends the warmth of whiskey with the refreshing tastes of cola, lemonade, and a...

Cola (Top up), Lemonade (Top up), Lime Cordial (10ml), Whiskey (60ml)

4 ingredients
3.89 / 5

Special Cuba Libre

The Special Cuba Libre is a twist on the classic Cuba Libre cocktail, traditionally made with cola, lime, and rum....

Cola (Top up), Lime (1), Sugar (2 teaspoons), Aged rum (60ml)

4 ingredients
3.86 / 5


The Cubata is a refreshing and zesty highball cocktail that combines the bright tanginess of lime juice with the sweetness...

Lime juice (22.5ml), Cola (60ml), Gin (90ml)

3 ingredients
3.81 / 5

Jerry & Cola

The Jerry & Cola is a simple twist on the classic rum and coke, utilizing spiced rum to augment the...

Cola (Top up), Lime (2 wedges), Spiced rum (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.69 / 5

John Collins

The John Collins is a refreshing classic cocktail that is a close relative of the Tom Collins, with a history...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Gin (45ml), Soda water (60ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Angostura Bitters (Couple dashes)

5 ingredients
3.55 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are some classic cocktails you can make with cola?

Some classic cocktails that use cola include Cuba Libre, Jack and Coke, and Jerry & Cola.

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How do you make a Rum Collins?

A Rum Collins is made with white rum, lime, soda water, and a teaspoon of sugar. Mix all the ingredients together and serve over ice.

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Can you use tonic water in classic cocktails?

Yes, tonic water is commonly used in classic cocktails like the Gin and Tonic and variations of the Collins cocktail.

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What can you use lime juice for in cocktails?

Lime juice is versatile in cocktails, commonly used in recipes such as Margaritas, Collins, and Daiquiris for its zesty flavor.

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Is simple syrup essential in classic cocktails?

Simple syrup is often used to sweeten classic cocktails like the Daiquiri, Mojito, and various Collins drinks. It helps balance the flavor profile.

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