This Is the Most Popular Cocktail in Your State, According to Data
From mimosas to margaritas, here's what those near you love drinking.
Maybe you're more of a wine drinker, a beer person, or you prefer your liquor straight up. But for many Americans, part of the fun of drinking is mixing things up to create a delicious cocktail. As many of us were stuck at home during the last year and venturing out to bars became less and less common, we turned to at-home cocktails to shake things up and make a bad situation a little more enjoyable. There's no denying the fact that Americans drank a lot this past year: A recent survey of American adults conducted by the RAND Corporation and published in JAMA Network Open found that during the week ending March 21, 2020, national alcohol sales were up 54 percent from the same week in 2019 and online sales surged 262 percent.
Now, a new survey conducted by Upgraded Points is shedding more light on what exactly people have been drinking and where. Upgraded Points followed Google Trends search data and determined that search interest for "cocktail recipes" in March 2020 was nearly double what it was in March 2019, aligning with those aforementioned sales figures. They also looked at search data from Mar. 2020 to Mar. 2021 to determine the most popular cocktail in each state, based on the most searched recipes. The comparisons were conducted throughout the warm months (March through September) and cold months (October through December) to take into consideration seasonal preferences, explains Alex Miller, the founder of Upgraded Points. Read on to find out how mixed drink preferences vary from coast to coast, and which cocktail is most popular in your state. And if you're more of a beer person, This Is the Most Popular Beer in America, According to Data.
Jack and Coke
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Hot Buttered Rum
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7 and 7
Dark N' Stormy
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Lemon Drop Martini
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Dark N' Stormy
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Long Island Iced Tea
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