Mixed Drinks

A List of the Most Ordered Mixed Drinks at a Bar

Mixed drinks are the most commonly made drinks in the bar. They are drinks that come from the alcohol stored in the ‘rail’ or ‘well’ – the area beneath a bartender’s section where the most commonly used liquor is stored, namely Vodka, Whiskey (Scotch and/or Rye), Rum, and Gin. They are served in a rocks glass unless specified (sometimes customers will ask for a tall glass if they want a weaker drink) and are usually mixed with only one kind of mix, such as: cola, ginger ale, 7-up etc…

Well drinks are ordered so frequently that a bartender might use nothing but their rail spirits the whole night. And many of these drinks have a nickname so they’re easier to shout out in a loud club. We have listed the shortened names beside the recipe ingredients below.

Keep in mind that it’s important to remember bar etiquette when ordering at a bar or club. And that protocol, so as to speed up service and not confuse the bartender, is to order your drinks by the alcohol first and the mix second.

Vodka Drinks
Vodka and Cranberry Juice – Vodka Cran
Vodka and 7up/Sprite – Vodka 7
Vodka and Orange Juice – Vodka Orange / Screwdriver
Vodka and Club Soda – Vodka Soda
Vodka and Coke
Vodka and Diet Coke – Vodka Diet
Mixed Drinks Recipes - Vodka OJ
Rum Drinks
Rum and Coke
Rum and Diet Coke – Rum and Diet
Rum and 7up/Sprite – Rum and 7
Rum and Ginger Ale – Rum and Ginger
Mixed Drinks Recipes - Rum and Coke
Rye Drinks
Rye and Ginger Ale – Rye and Ginger
Rye and 7up/Sprite – Rye and 7
Rye and Coke
Rye and Diet Coke – Rye and Diet
Rye and Water
Mixed Drinks Recipes - Rye and Coke
Gin Drinks
Gin and Tonic
Gin and Club Soda – Gin and Soda
Gin and 7up/Sprite – Gin and 7
Gin and Ginger Ale – Gin and Ginger
Gin and Orange Juice – Gin and Orange
Mixed Drinks Recipes - Gin and Tonic
Scotch Drinks
Scotch and Soda
Scotch and Water
Scotch and Coke
Mixed Drinks Recipes - Scotch and Coke


You can check out our other pages on Drink Recipes, like Cocktails, Martinis, Shooter Recipes, Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes, And everybody’s favourite Tequila Recipes.
We also have Video Tutorials on how to make popular drink recipes like the Cosmopolitan, White Russian, Blue Hawaiian, Kamikaze, Hurricane, and the Bloody Caesar.