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a bad mixer

1. Someone who is not able to converse easily or pleasantly with other people in a social setting or event. I was worried about bringing my girlfriend out to the party—she's a bad mixer when she's around a lot of people she doesn't know. Nah, I'm not going. I'm pretty shy, so I can be a bad mixer at stuff like that. I used to be a bad mixer in social settings, but I'm much better now, after years of teaching and interacting with people all day every day.
2. A non-alcoholic beverage that pairs very poorly with a particular type of alcohol. Let that be a lesson going forward—milk is a really bad mixer with gin. Ugh, this drink is disgusting! You must have used a bad mixer or something. A: "Energy drinks are a bad mixer with alcohol, trust me." B: "Huh, alcohol plus caffeine, what could go wrong?"
See also: bad, mixer
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a good/bad ˈmixer

a person who finds it easy/difficult to talk to people they do not know, for example at a party: Whoever we appoint for this position will be dealing directly with our clients. We are looking for someone who is friendly, a good mixer, reliable and practical.
See also: bad, good, mixer
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Don't ruin good tequila with bad mixers. The mixer is just as important as the tequila in cocktails--especially the Margarita, Brooks said.