As the sun shines brighter and the days grow longer, who can resist the temptation of a refreshing drink in hand?
Drinks House 247, the alcohol wizards, have conducted an amazing study! The researchers analyzed Google search data from every state over the past year to uncover the most desirable cocktail trends.
Oh, the anticipation! Each region has its own favorites, that's a given, but can you guess the one thing that unites us all? It's our love for a classic, timeless treat - the Old Fashioned! The power of a well-crafted classic cocktail that transcends borders and brings us all together.
Battle Of The Cocktails: Old Fashioned Versus Margarita
In a showdown of mixology preferences, the Old Fashioned steps up as the undisputed champion, conquering nine states! From Alaska to South Dakota, this classic cocktail satisfies hearts and tummies coast to coast.
I see the Old Fashioned is the King of the Cocktails.
However, the Margarita is not backing down! With a solid eight-state showing, it's proving to be a timeless favorite. You can enjoy this flavorful drink throughout Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, and several other states.
Sounds nice! In the eastern states, there is such genuine passion for Margaritas.
Alabama is on the hunt for its ultimate Bellini, a smooth blend of peach purée and sparkling wine. The mere excitement as they search high and low for this bubbly delight!
Cool Down With Daiquiris
It is time to visit New Mexico! Paloma a tequila-based beverage that refreshes like a summer breeze. And South Carolina wakes up with a vibrant Tequila Sunrise, setting the perfect tone for a day of adventure.
But Wyoming has a soft spot for the creamy White Russian, a rich and velvety concoction that'll make you feel like royalty. Cheers to that! Now in Louisiana, the Daiquiri is the drink of choice, cooling individuals down with its icy flavor.
And over in sunny Hawaii, the Mai Tai takes top billing, bringing a taste of paradise to every sip. But the real superstar trio? The Cosmopolitan rocks in Nevada, Rhode Island, and Utah. It draws crowds with its perfect blend of vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and fresh lime juice.
A party in a glass! But don't forget the umbrellas and the tiny little paper umbrellas! That's what makes it a party in a glass! Heading south, we find West Virginia and Wisconsin, where the Bloody Mary claims a legion of loyal fans.
This bold and spicy cocktail is the perfect brunch companion, guaranteed to cure any lingering grogginess.
And guess what drink popped up again - Daiquiri! It's the life of the party in Louisiana and the talk of the town in Lone Star State, Texas.
Double the Daiquiri, double the fun! Also, the Long Island Iced Tea is #1 in Iowa, Montana, and Oklahoma. This potent blend of vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, and a splash of cola will surely get any party started in a whirlwind!
California, Virginia, And Washington's Negroni Obsession
Kentucky keeps it classic, like a suave secret agent with a Martini in hand. Meanwhile, Colorado, Michigan, and Mississippi sip on the flavorsome Mimosa adding some zing to their days.
Arkansas and Georgia have their own game plan, opting for the superb Mojito!
But gear up for what is sure to be an exciting contest - the mighty Moscow Mule! It's stealing the spotlight as the third most popular cocktail across the nation.
Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, and North Carolina bow to the Mule's copper mug charm!
New York and its West Coast compatriot, Vermont, embrace the Italian classic, the Negroni. It's like a sweet and bitter dance for the tongue!
And surprise, surprise - California, Virginia, and Washington can't get enough of it. From the classic Martini to the tangy Mojito and the invincible Moscow Mule, each state's pick tells a flavorful tale of its own. Cheers to the exciting world of cocktailology - where every gulp is a mint experience!
But remember, if you have too many of these fresh experiences, you might end up with a hangover like no other!
The Founder's Perspective
Reza Zadeh, founder of Drinks House 247, commented on the findings:
“The study reveals not just the diversity of cocktail preferences across the United States but also shines a light on the underlying alcohol of choice.
From the cosmopolitan appeal of the Cosmopolitan in Nevada, Rhode Island, and Utah to the classic allure of the Martini in Kentucky, it's clear that vodka is the country's most universally favored base liquor. This shows that each state enjoys its special cocktail, but a shared love for that versatile liquor binds them."