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Top Cocktail Ingredients

Name the most popular ingredients used in cocktails.
According to this site. Ingredients are not necessarily alcoholic.
Not including ice
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Last updated: August 28, 2018
First submittedJuly 7, 2010
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Rank
Ingredient
1
Vodka
2
Rum
3
Orange Juice
4
Gin
5
Triple Sec
6
Grenadine
7
Cream / Milk
Rank
Ingredient
8
Lemon Juice
9
Pineapple Juice
10
Soda Water / 7-Up
11
Irish Cream
12
Tequila
13
Whisky
14
Lime Juice
Rank
Ingredient
15
Amaretto
16
Cranberry Juice
17
Coffee Liqueur
18
Blue Curacao
19
Peach Schnapps
20
Sugar
21
Brandy
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Level ∞
Jun 2, 2013
Improved based on user comments!
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Level 32
Jun 14, 2013
Where's the ice ;)
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Level 71
Jun 14, 2013
In the preliminary comments. I guessed ice too.
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Level 28
Jun 12, 2016
Ice does not belong with alcohol.
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Level 39
Oct 5, 2016
You're clearly taking part in the wrong quiz in that case!
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Level 36
Jun 14, 2013
Cool quiz.
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Level 76
Jun 14, 2013
Grenadine!
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Level 32
Jun 18, 2013
How did Vermouth not make the list?
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Level 69
Dec 2, 2015
I was really shocked with this.
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Level 35
Jun 19, 2013
I went to "According to this site", did not see the list and this site was for the UK.
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Level 63
Mar 12, 2016
So all the quizzes have to be American?
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Level 73
Apr 29, 2014
Could you accept club soda for soda water/seven up?
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Level 52
Sep 2, 2014
soda water is carbonated water not 7 up which is sweet - though I'm not sure what club soda is, maybe they're the same?
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Level 77
Nov 10, 2015
Club soda = soda water. They're not the same as 7-Up or sprite, both of which are sweet.
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Level 65
Sep 24, 2015
I tried sprite and it didn't come up! I think it's the same thing
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Level 72
Aug 19, 2016
I am equally alarmed that tonic water was grouped together with seltzer/club soda and 7Up. For as different as club soda and 7Up are, tonic water is that much MORE dissimilar. If you don't believe me, try your next 7&7 with tonic water… or your next gin and tonic with seltzer water. These three clear mixers are so very NOT interchangeable!
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Level 77
Apr 8, 2017
I have a medical condition which prohibits me from ingesting quinine. I'm not a drinker but if I ordered a 7&7 and a bartender made it with tonic water we'd both be in a world of hurt.
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Level 55
May 15, 2014
It's been too long since college.
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Level 44
Aug 8, 2014
Bitters and vermouth, yes.
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Level 52
Sep 2, 2014
It accepted Kahlua for coffee liqueur - could you add Tia Maria perhaps?
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Level 49
Jan 17, 2015
apparently whtever this site just uses juices and triple sec and no ice, cola or bitters... or anything at all remotely close to mixing drinks. And yes I saw the no ice after I typed ice. since first thing that goes into most cocktails is ice. no hot sauce, salt, or anything even remotely close to the mixed drinks I have had :)
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Level 36
Jul 10, 2019
I said cola too
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Level 46
Jan 27, 2015
Surprised not to see bitters or Campari. Blue curacao - you could have given me 15 minutes longer and I would not have come up with that.
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Level 66
Jan 24, 2020
It was the first thing I thought of oddly, dont know why, but I didnt try it! Thought it was too obscure and maybe only used in 1 cocktail.

I never would have come up with coffee liqueur. Missed amoretto too, but there atleast was a chance of getting that if I had 5 more minutes :)

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Level 54
Apr 5, 2015
can sparkling water or something be accepted for soda water?
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Level 43
Jul 25, 2015
aren't triple sec and blue curaçao the same thing?
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Level 68
Aug 17, 2015
No. Triple sec is clear & blue curaçao is (surprise surprise) blue. There's also orange curaçao, or at least there was when I was tending bar.
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Level 68
Aug 17, 2015
I understand that the ingredients were sourced from another Website, but... Soda water is club soda. It's not plain water & it's not 7-Up or Sprite or any clear sweetened soda. Tonic water or quinine water is not soda water; it's a completely different beast. I tended bar for three years & definitely used cola, water, tonic water, sours mix, & ginger ale way more than Irish cream, brandy, amaretto, blue curaçao, coffee liqueur, & grenadine.
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Level 72
Aug 19, 2016
Agree. I argued this very point on an earlier comment.
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Level 77
Jan 5, 2016
My brain isn't working today - I could only think of Amadeus for Amaretto, and Blue Caribbean for Blue Curacao. Also found it interesting that schnapps wasn't accepted, but peach was.
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Level 45
Feb 15, 2016
Is no one drinking Vermouth any more!?
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Level 72
Aug 19, 2016
I think modern society doesn't realize that all those vodka drinks they are drinking these days and calling "martinis" are really supposed to have vermouth in them :-)
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Level 45
Jun 21, 2017
seltzer or club soda for soda water?
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Level 70
Oct 17, 2017
Surprised not to see vermouth. Even more surprised to not see itty bitty umbrellas
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Level 66
Dec 17, 2018
lol at the umbrellas haha
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Level 44
Aug 24, 2018
aaaaand vodka number 1
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Level 66
Dec 17, 2018
I got amaretto but it was accepted. I guess I typed an extra r (which should stll be accepted imo, would still be pronounced the same) Can anyone tell me what the difference is between irish cream and other cream?
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Level 54
Jan 6, 2019
Good quiz but I was really surprised that lime juice and sugar are not in the top 5.
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Level 69
Mar 6, 2019
Not QM's fault, but the source is trash. No vermouth(s), no bitters (of either the Campari/Aperol or Angostura/Peychaud's categories), no tonic, no ice, no absinthe, no cachasa, no mint, no triple sec, no onion/olive/zest, no sugar, no salt, etc., etc., No surprise, then, that only a couple of their most popular cocktails are drinkable.
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Level 36
Jul 10, 2019
Sugar is on the list
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Level 81
Nov 13, 2019
Really have to question this source, especially since it is no longer available. Triple Sec is used more than Lemon or Lime juice? No cola listed? I assume bourbon is included in Whisky (which by spelling would be Scotch or Canadian)
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Level 45
Nov 13, 2019
tomato juice---bloody mary!
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Level 28
Nov 13, 2019
I wrote Rhum because i'm french
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Level 65
Jan 16, 2020
please allow vermouth for triple sec or cointreau
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Level 66
Jan 24, 2020
Vermouth is something totally different. Cointreau is accepted, it is a brand of triple sec, which is an orange flavoured-liqueur.

The base of vermouth is wine, and the same plant used to make absinth is used to make vermouth.

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Level 53
Jan 24, 2020
You're seriously not allowing oj as a type in for orange juice? Everyone calls it that!