Cocktails are alcoholic drinks made by mixing one or more spirits with other ingredients, such as juices, syrups, and bitters. They can be served shaken or stirred, over ice or straight up, and in a variety of glassware. Cocktails can be customized to suit personal taste preferences, and are often garnished with fruit, herbs, or spices to enhance the drink’s flavor and appearance. Cocktails are popular for social gatherings and can be enjoyed in both casual and formal settings.