7 High-End Cocktail Mixers

They'll impress your friends (even if you don't really know what you're doing)

A well-composed cocktail at home starts with a stocked bar. While vodka sodas and gin and tonics are classic pairings, high-end cocktail mixers are an easy way for you to elevate your bartending game and impress your guests, even if you don't really know what you're doing.

Infused with exotic flavors and ingredients, these cocktail mixers take the hassle out of creating fancy cocktails at home. Leave the complicated zesting, twirling and measuring to the mixologists.

Whether you prefer a touch of sugar or spice, start taste-testing to discover your new favorite. Here are seven high-end cocktail mixers for easy home entertaining. 

① Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. - Small Batch Tonic

Perfect to pair with your favorite gin or vodka. Real cane sugar provides a slight sweetness to any cocktail.

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② Bittermilk - Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour

Ingredients like bourbon barrel-smoked Georgia honey, lemon juice and orange peel ensure any cocktail made with this mixer will be anything be ordinary.

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③ Tippleman's - Burnt Sugar

A sugary base provides hints of bitterness and sweetness to any drink. The makers at Tippleman's suggest adding it to aged spirits.

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④ Addition - Szechuan Pepper Cocktail Spice

This mixer comes as a recommendation from our food editor here at TT. He loves its complex flavors of citrus and heat.

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⑤ Shrub & Co - Spicy Ginger

Move over, ginger beer and ginger ale, we've found your new replacement.

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⑥ Owl's Brew - Salted Caramel Toddy

Classic flavors of salty and sweet marry nicely in this salted caramel mixer. The makers suggest using it to add a hint of sweetness to whiskey, rum, brandy or Champagne.

Photo: Courtesy of Owl's Brew

⑦ Cocktail Crate - Sriracha Margarita Craft Mixer

If you love heat, then this Sriracha-based mixer is exactly what your tequila needs.

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