Understanding of cocktail is still in the process of development let alone many of those drinks, which are considered to be a cocktail. Nowadays, almost every mixed drink is considered to be a cocktail including long drinks, which originally were high balls on the point of view of embedding technique.
A true classic cocktail consisted of two or three components: the basic liquor, a modifier, aromatics and a flavor. A basic liquor in classic cocktail is 50% of all the drink or more. Besides, the volume of all the drink is 75-90 sm. Now all the mixed drinks are considered to be cocktails.
Classification of cocktails on size and strength
There are the following types of cocktails in accordance with size and strength:
Hot drinks. They may be of any size and different strength.
Long drinks. Contains from 16 to 30 cl.