About WikiProject Mixed Drinks
On April 12, 2006, some Wikipedians formed a project called WikiProject Cocktails to better organize information in articles related to cocktails. In December 2006, the scope of the Project expanded to include both alcoholic and non-alcoholic mixed drinks and the drinkware associated with such beverages. On January 17, 2007, the name of the WikiProject was changed to the Mixed Drinks WikiProject (or WikiProject Mixed Drinks in Wikipedia's standard reverse naming scheme).
This page and its various sub-pages contain many goals, guidelines, suggestions, and observations made by Project Participants and others interested in mixed drinks. It is hoped that this Project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians as we all work to improve and expand the English Wikipedia and its sister projects. For more information on WikiProjects in general, please refer to Wikipedia:WikiProject and Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Guide.
To help, whether you become a Participant or not, please see our To-Do List for the list of things that Project Participants have identified as needing to be done. Thank you in advance for any assistance you provide in helping make Wikipedia a better place for everyone.
On April 10, 2009, the logo of this WikiProject was changed to a similar logo to avoid a potential copyright violation issue discovered on Wikimedia Commons. To avoid any murky copyright issues, Willscrlt created a new logo for the WikiProject in SVG format.
In December 2009, WikiProject Mixed Drinks was converted from a stand-alone WikiProject to a Task Force under its parent WikiProject Food and drink.
This WikiProject strives to list and categorize many notable alcoholic and non-alcoholic mixed drinks (most notably "cocktails") and related drinkware). It is neither an attempt to create a bar manual (Wikibooks already has a nice bartending manual under development) nor a list of every known mixed drink on the planet. Instead, it is an attempt to create a useful, in-depth topical reference on currently and historically popular mixed drinks. Non-alcoholic mixed drinks are shared with our sister WikiProject Soft Drinks, though we are primarily responsible for maintaining the quality of such articles.
Please list any merge or split article proposals here.
Some Project Participants may enjoy working on special projects. One such special project is taking good-quality photographs (original works that are freely licensed) of the various drinks listed. Another special project is temporarily adopting one stub and becoming a super sleuth, tracking down as much information as possible about a drink, writing a good article, and documenting all sources used within the article. See Special Projects below for more information.
Please visit the Cleanup Project page for all the details and information on what you can do to help.
Starting in December 2006, the primary project of the WikiProject Mixed Drinks is a Wikipedia-wide search, identification, categorization, cleanup, merge, and purge of all cocktail-related articles (which also includes beer mixes, wine mixes, shooters, non-alcoholic mixed drinks, and cocktail mixers). It is a very big job, but it would be so much easier for everyone if you could help a little.
- Cross-referencing cocktails, beer cocktails, and wine cocktails by liquor used as well as alphabetical by drink.
- Alphabetical lists are better handled by creating a category and tagging all related articles with the category tag. Manual lists have to be constantly maintained or the list becomes quickly outdated. Categories are self-generating. I see the same is already being done with some of the liquors. --Willscrlt 04:05, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
- Rather than adding every cocktail known to man, work on expanding the number of quality articles available from the list and merge very tiny stubs (essentially recipe-only entries) back into the master list. --Willscrlt 04:05, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
- Creating a useful list of reference guides.
The hierarchy for mixed drink articles at Wikipedia within this Project is explained on the Hierarchy of Articles and Categories page.
Ideally, each Project-related article should include much or all of the following information: one or more photographs representative of the drink; suggestions for when and how the drink is commonly enjoyed (e.g., special occasions, after work, at sporting events, etc.); popularity and distribution of the drink worldwide; interesting (sourced) bits of trivia related to the drink; a list of ingredients and briefly the methods used to properly prepare, mix, and serve the drinks; the origin and history of each drink, including the (sourced) creator and date of creation; the mixed drink supplies (including drinkware) used to prepare the drinks; and anything else (sourced) that enhances the reader's understanding of the drink.
The highest priority is given to general informational articles on the topics of mixed drinks and the various lists of mixed drinks the Project maintains. Secondary priority is given to highly notable drinks, such as the IBA Official Cocktails, which are popular worldwide, along with the drinkware used with such drinks. Also at that priority are articles that do not focus on drinks directly, but expand into people and places notable for their contributions to or connections with mixed drinks. Third priority is given to less notable drinks, drinkware, people, and places. While at a relatively lower priority, the workload is high, because these articles usually require additional investigation to determine if there is enough information to justify an entire article, or if the article should be combined with another topic, only listed in passing on one of the mixed drink lists, or omitted entirely.
As of January 7, 2007, the highest priority within the Project is building a usable Assessment Department to assess and identify articles within the Scope of the WikiProject. Another high priority is to complete the Project Style Guide, which establishes standards that articles within the Scope of this WikiProject should meet. Helping to bring all such articles into compliance with the standards, along with assessing them, is the goal of the Cleanup Project that runs from December 2006 through February 28, 2007.
Model mixed drink articles
These are some of the best articles within the scope of our Project.
Good mixed drink articles
While not quite model articles, these incorporate many of the preferred features.
Good alcoholic beverage articles which include cocktails
In certain cases it makes sense to combine the few notable mixed drinks along with their primary alcohol.
DYN (Did you know?), article improvement drive, collaboration of the week, deletion sorting, featured articles and candidates, featured pictures and candidates, featured lists and candidates, and peer reviews.