mix·​ol·​o·​gy | \ mik-ˈsä-lə-jē \

Definition of mixology

: the art or skill of preparing mixed drinks

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Other Words from mixology

mixologist \ -​jist \ noun

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There are few places right off of Broadway that focus on mixology and serve great drinks; the Southern is one of them. Kristin Luna, Condé Nast Traveler, "14 Best Bars in Nashville," 27 Feb. 2018 There’s a gorgeous and indulgent mixology menu, but the charming bartenders are also happy to mix up something unique just for you. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Denver’s Coolest Bars, Restaurants, and Shops Are All in This One Neighborhood," 6 Nov. 2018 Wine tastings, cooking events, mixology creations and magical dining experiences all maximize Hawaii’s natural bounty. The Seattle Times, "Winter getaway: Stay and play in Kaanapali, Maui," 15 Aug. 2018 Inside the shop, amidst marble floors and murals of the French countryside, oak shelves boast craft liquors, cocktail books, and barware to inspire at-home mixology. Marie Salcido, Sunset, "We’re Crushing on This Art Nouveau-Style Speakeasy," 22 Jan. 2018 Our mixology and barista class are two of the most popular activities…and many friendships begin with a conversation over a beverage. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Andaz Costa Rica," 14 June 2018 Little Green Devil, Pasta Moon Chef-owner Kim Levin’s Italian cuisine entices many to this mainstay in downtown Half Moon Bay, and head bartender Maynor Yoc shows equal artistry in mixology. Jeanne Cooper, SFChronicle.com, "Where to watch the sunset with a cocktail around Half Moon Bay," 11 July 2018 Tastings will take place in Barn 8, the farm's restaurant, with classes for beginners, experts and those interested in mixology, Argo said. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "21c owners hope to save historic horse farm by luring bourbon tourists," 25 June 2018 During its Mango Madness Festival, guests experience interactive classes on cooking and mixology, a five-course mango-themed dinner and many other opportunities to taste the exotic flavors of different mango varieties. New York Times, "5 Getaways With Local Food Festivals That Are Worth the Trip," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of mixology

1872, in the meaning defined above

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