According to TheMost10.com, the most frequently ordered mixed drinks include Mint Juleps, Long Island Iced Teas, Margaritas and Mimosas. Cosmopolitans and Mojitos are also very popular, and many establishments also have signature cocktails or drinks for which they are known.
One of the most popular mixed drinks is the Mojito, which is prepared by muddling a handful of mint leaves, half a lime and a spoonful of white sugar until the mint produces a strong odor. Using a cocktail shaker, the mint mixture is added to 8 ice cubes, 2 ounces of Rum, 1 1/2 ounces of Sweet and Sour Mix and then vigorously shaken up and down 20 times. The drink is strained into a glass, leaving back the ice cubes. A splash of club soda and 5 fresh mint leaves top off the Mojito.
Mimosas are a simple half and half combination of cold orange juice and chilled champagne or sparkling wine.
Cosmopolitans became popular in the 1980s and are often credited with the increased popularity of mixed drinks. The Cosmo combines 2 ounces of citron vodka, 1 ounce of orange liqueur, a dash of lime cordial and 1 ounce of cranberry juice, shaken with ice. It is recognized by its bright pink color.