Direct: when the ingredients are mixed directly in the glass, within these we have the subcategory of pousse-coffee, which are layered mixtures.
Refreshed: put ice in the glass and mix the ingredients in the shaker with the help of a stirrer or a dancing spoon.
Agitated: classic shaker preparation, for example the Pink Panther.
Frozzen: They are the cocktails prepared in the blender with crushed ice, to obtain a consistency similar to that of an ice cream, for example: daiquiri or margarita.
Flambéed: they are the combinations whose preparation catches fire.