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COCKTAIL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cocktail mean? 

COCKTAIL (noun)
  The noun COCKTAIL has 2 senses:

1. a short mixed drink
2. an appetizer served as a first course at a meal

  Familiarity information: COCKTAIL used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COCKTAIL (noun)


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Meaning:

A short mixed drink

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("cocktail" is a kind of...):

mixed drink (made of two or more ingredients)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cocktail"):

old fashioned (a cocktail made of whiskey and bitters and sugar with fruit slices)

pink lady (a cocktail made of gin and brandy with lemon juice and grenadine shaken with an egg white and ice)

Sazerac (a cocktail made with bourbon with bitters and Pernod and sugar served with lemon peel)

screwdriver (a cocktail made with vodka and orange juice)

sidecar (a cocktail made of orange liqueur with lemon juice and brandy)

sour (a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar)

stinger (a cocktail made of made of creme de menthe and brandy)

planter's punch (a cocktail made of rum and lime or lemon juice with sugar and sometimes bitters)

gin and it (a cocktail made of gin and sweet vermouth)

martini (a cocktail made of gin (or vodka) with dry vermouth)

Bloody Mary (a cocktail made with vodka and spicy tomato juice)

bullshot (a cocktail made with vodka and beef bouillon or consomme)

daiquiri; rum cocktail (a cocktail made with rum and lime or lemon juice)

gimlet (a cocktail made of gin or vodka and lime juice)

grasshopper (a cocktail made of creme de menthe and cream (sometimes with creme de cacao))

Harvey Wallbanger (a cocktail made of vodka or gin and orange juice and Galliano)

manhattan (a cocktail made with whiskey and sweet vermouth with a dash of bitters)

margarita (a cocktail made of tequila and triple sec with lime and lemon juice)

White Russian (a cocktail made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and milk or cream)


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Meaning:

An appetizer served as a first course at a meal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("cocktail" is a kind of...):

appetiser; appetizer; starter (food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cocktail"):

fruit cocktail (a mixture of sliced or diced fruits)

crab cocktail (a cocktail of cold cooked crabmeat and a sauce)

shrimp cocktail (a cocktail of cold cooked shrimp and a sauce)


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