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Before Hidden Power was stripped out of Pokemon, mixed Zeraora with HP Ice was common. Now that it's been removed, most Gen 8 sets I'm seeing are full-blown physical. I've even got an answer on the DB's thread with my recommendation on how to approach it.

However...I now have two Zeraora. One is the Gen 7 non-shiny with the set I posted. The other is my event shiny that I haven't touched since I got it, but I want to. It has the perfect build for a mixed set if that's a reasonable thing to try.

The only question I have is...is it really, still? Should I just make an exact copy of my yellow Zeraora and interchange them whenever I want to, or is there something else I could try? I am looking for something that's at least usable in competitive.

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Volt Switch with zeraora is common, but that's just pivot so I wouldn't really count that as mixed
It can run full Special with a usable 102 Special Attack.  It has access to Thunderbolt, Grass Knot, Volt Switch, and Aura Sphere, but I still believe Physical is better overall.
What do you want to do with this Zeraora? Do you want to battle other people, in-game teams, or something else?
Special isn’t bad, but Mixed is like Class D gangster-liked yucky thing.

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It has a poor special movepool with only 5 different special move types. It really only has 3 use able types, as normal and one dark aren't amazing(the best normal is swift, and best dark is snarl if you wanted to know). Basically, if you're special, you would be only using grass knot(only grass move) aura sphere/focus blast, and thunderbolt/thunder for rain. It wouldn't really be doing much, although it can be useable. In rain, thunder is nice, and it can be a surprise because most are physical. So, although it's special attack stat is actually decent, it's movepool in terms of types is disappointing, and makes it worse than physical although it can be useable, just that you need the right conditions, but it really has no advantage over a physical one.
Oh yeah, and for mixed also a no. Focus miss is worse than close combat, as is aura sphere. Thunderbolt(the non rain option) is worse than plasma fists. The only special moves you might see are volt switch and grass knot. Grass knot can be largely unreliable, due to being a weight based move. Likely the largest ground threat in ou at least, is excadrill, who isnt even weak to grass. It also largely helps against hippowdown, which would likely be brought out to wall physical moves from the common physical zeraoras, as well as hit back with an earthquake. I should also add that grass knot can be helpful, but it isn't worth using a mixed set or a special or mixed set for it, better just to switch. Volt Switch would kinda make a mixed set okay, but as I said, it's as pivot move and isn't really designed to do damage; it's not worth it to invest in special attack just for a pivot move.

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I might do a pivot move, thank you. It's got a hasty nature rn, should I bother changing it or keep it that way?

Also I forgot about Grass Knot even though I acknowledge it in my own Zeraora moveset answer.
@sm 4evr, weight based moves are not a good choice, but still it counters common threat Hippowdown. I don't think it is bad; it counters ton of Pokemon in OU and it also gets Bulk Up.
Oh yea oops I was gonna put it counters hippowdon but forgot