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.

1
Alabama

bubbly bellini cocktail with a peach
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Bellini

2
Alaska

white russian cocktail in glass
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White Russian

3
Arizona

jack and coke, cocktail in class on table
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Jack and Coke

4
Arkansas

mojito in glass, with ice, sugar and lime
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Mojito

5
California

pink palomas, three glasses with grapfruit

Paloma

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6
Colorado

two glasses of mimosa, with lemon
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Mimosa

7
Connecticut

coquito, four small glasses with cinnamon
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Coquito

8
Delaware

manhattan cocktail with cherries
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Manhattan

9
Florida

pina colada in glasses with green straws
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Piña Colada

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10
Georgia

mimosa cocktails, oranges and lavender
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Mimosa

11
Hawaii

mai tai cocktail with cherry, in a glass on wooden table
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Mai Tai

12
Idaho

hot buttered rum cocktail with cinnamon
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Hot Buttered Rum

13
Illinois

glasses of mimosa near champagne bottle
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Mimosa

14
Indiana

a woman holding glass of tequila sunrise cocktail
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Tequila Sunrise

15
Iowa

fuzzy navel cocktail on wooden table
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Fuzzy Navel

16
Kansas

chilled colorful wine coolers in ice box
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Wine Cooler

17
Kentucky

Wine cooler Bottles with Ice in a Bucket
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Wine Cooler

18
Louisiana

strawberry daiquiri cocktail by ocean
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Daiquiri

19
Maine

rusty nail cocktail with lemon garnish
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Rusty Nail

20
Maryland

closeup of champagne being poured into mimosa
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Mimosa

21
Massachusetts

painkiller cocktail with pineapple
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Painkiller

And if you're wondering which state consumes the most alcohol, check out This Is the Drunkest State in America.

22
Michigan

seven and seven cocktail, cocktail with ice on table
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7 and 7

23
Minnesota

white russian cocktail in glass, on table, alongside coffee beans
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White Russian

24
Mississippi

old fashioned cocktail with cherry and orange peel
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Old Fashioned

25
Missouri

three margaritas, lime, cherry, orange
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Margarita

26
Montana

darky and stormy cocktail with lime
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Dark N' Stormy

27
Nebraska

moscow mule cocktail with lime
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Moscow Mule

28
Nevada

shirley temple with cherry and ice
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Shirley Temple

29
New Hampshire

spicy margarita with jalapeno and chips
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Margarita

30
New Jersey

pina colada, cocktail with pineapple, little umbrella
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Piña Colada

31
New Mexico

pina colada with pineapple and coconut, near beach
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Piña Colada

32
New York

vodka fizz, cocktail with tonic and rosemary
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Vodka Fizz

And if cocktails aren't your preferred beverage, check out Drinking This Much Wine a Day Is Good for Your Brain, Study Finds.

33
North Carolina

closeup mimosa cocktail with garnish
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Mimosa

34
North Dakota

sex on the beach cocktail, cheery and orange garnish
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Sex on the Beach

35
Ohio

beer, shandy cocktail with lemon
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Shandy

36
Oklahoma

two bellini cocktails with peach
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Bellini

37
Oregon

glasses of lemon drop martini on metal tray
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Lemon Drop Martini

38
Pennsylvania

Bottles of multi-color wine cooler drinks with ice on white background
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Wine Cooler

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39
Rhode Island

dark and stormy cocktail in glass with lime
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Dark N' Stormy

40
South Carolina

gin fizz cocktail with lemon and ice
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Gin Fizz

41
South Dakota

screwdriver cocktail with orange on table
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Screwdriver

42
Tennessee

Composition with tasty mimosa cocktails on table
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Mimosa

43
Texas

margarita cocktail, salt on glass rim, chips and salsa
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Margarita

And if you prefer a trendier beverage, This Is the Most Popular Hard Seltzer in America, According to Data.

44
Utah

highball cocktail with lime, ice, glass, white background
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Rickey

45
Vermont

cosmopolitan glasses with lime on rim
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Cosmopolitan

46
Virginia

mojito in glass on wooden plank near beach
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Mojito

47
Washington

mix of mojitos, with different fruits on table
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Mojito

48
West Virginia

cocktail with cream, white russian with ice cubes
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White Russian

49
Wisconsin

old fashioned cocktail with fruit peel and large ice cubes
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Old Fashioned

50
Wyoming

long island iced tea, cocktail in glass with lime on table
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Long Island Iced Tea

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