Mixers are non-alcoholic beverages used to dilute or enhance the flavors of alcoholic beverages, primarily in cocktails and mixed drinks. They are designed to complement and balance the strong flavors of spirits, creating a more enjoyable and well-rounded drinking experience. Common types of mixers include tonic water, soda water, ginger ale, cola, lemon-lime soda, fruit juices (such as orange, cranberry, and pineapple), and various flavored syrups. Mixers can be used to create classic cocktails like the gin and tonic, rum and coke, or vodka cranberry, as well as more complex and creative concoctions. They provide versatility and endless possibilities for crafting delicious and refreshing drinks.