Details: This poster shows a chart of drink recipes. Each column is a different type of liquor: rum, vodka, whisky, gin, liqueur, and tequila. The drinks go from mild to hard as the chart goes up. At the bottom it says Towers of Power. Drink Knowledgeably.
A cocktail is a style of mixed drink. Originally a mixture of distilled spirits, sugar, water, and bitters, the word has gradually come to mean almost any mixed drink containing alcohol. A cocktail today usually contains one or more types of liquor and one or more mixers, such as bitters, fruit juice, fruit, soda, ice, sugar, honey, milk, cream, or herbs. Cocktails became less popular in the late 1960s and 1970s as other recreational drugs became common. In the 1980s cocktails once again became popular, with vodka often substituted for gin in drinks such as the martini. In the 2000s, traditional cocktails and gin are starting to make a comeback.