Margaritas Are Now the Most Popular Drink in America
According to a new survey, the most popular cocktail in America is now . . . the MARGARITA.
It’s true. Here are the five most popular cocktails in the country . . .
- Margarita . . . 60% of people have ordered one at a bar or restaurant in the past three months.
- Daiquiri, 44%.
- Pina colada, 36%.
- Long Island iced tea, 33%.
- Mojito, 29%.
The survey also found that one out of four Americans have ordered a cocktail at a bar or restaurant in the past few months, and paid an average of $8.72 for one.
Cocktail trends have really changed over the past 10 years . . . I’m pretty sure no one was talking about mixologists or cotton candy-flavored vodka in 2004. So what drinks have managed to stay popular for the entire decade?
A real estate blog called Estately figured out the most popular cocktail in every state. And they did it by looking at which cocktails got the most Google searches in each state from 2004 to 2014.
There are some very clear trends. Cosmopolitans are the most popular in five states in the northeast and NOWHERE ELSE . . . Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Mint juleps are popular in southern states, and of course, Kentucky.
The only state where mojitos are number one is Florida . . . sazeracs are only number one in Louisiana . . . margaritas are only number one in Texas . . . and mai tais are only number one in Hawaii.
Manhattans are number one in New York, although we’re thinking it’s possible that’s just because people keep Googling places in Manhattan, which skews the numbers.