Die Wörterbuchdefintionen u. Beispiele zeigen mE, dass eine pos.-neutrale Verwendung durchaus möglich ist. Hauptsache ist die bunte, wilde Mischung.
1 : something (such as a food or drink) that is concocted from various elements : something prepared or devised by combining different ingredients an elaborate concoction
This concoction is a cross between hot chocolate and a grasshopper, a mixed drink that gets its minty kick from crème de menthe.— Kim Steckler
… the disc offers quite an unusual concoction of old and new songs that are surprisingly cohesive.— Jon Hetman
2 : the act of process of concocting something
One of these young men had a rare faculty in the concoction of gin-cocktails.— Nathaniel Hawthorne
1A mixture of various ingredients or elements.
- ‘a concoction of gables, shingles, stained glass, and towers inspired by English medieval houses’ (...)
- ‘The New Yorkers said that, while it was first thought the attacks relied on high end military grade explosives, they later proved to be homemade concoctions made of mundane ingredients.’ (...)
- ‘His main beverage is a unique concoction of ingredients deemed healthy in Japan: raw egg, sesame seeds, unpolished rice, parched bean flour, green tea leaves, vinegar and yogurt.’
- ‘Amid these chemical concoctions we find elements significant to the cosmos, allowing me to offer a view of the periodic table through the lens of an astrophysicist.’
- ‘Instead, inventive Russians got busy distilling their own heady and often fatal alcoholic concoctions using ingredients like toothpaste or shoe polish.’
- ‘Her grandmother often took her to the city to find special ingredients for her concoctions.’
- ‘Language has the authority of being a concoction - its elements familiarly charged, their composite a chance to see with fresh eyes the range and weight of our possibility.’
- ‘Those elements are a potent concoction and they make editorial cartooning a singular and indispensable part of American journalism.’
- ‘Place this ingredient into the concoction last, otherwise something deadly might occur.’ (...)
- ‘All in all, the show was a fine concoction, with first-class ingredients and impeccable presentation.’
A concoction is something that has been made out of several things mixed together.
...a concoction of honey, yogurt, oats, and apples. [+ of]