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The World's Favorite Cocktails Revealed


When it comes to cocktails, a little of what you fancy is no bad thing. From a classic Cosmopolitan to the popular Espresso Martini, we all have our favorites – but which blends would make the list of the world’s favorite cocktail recipes? 

At Scenic, we take cocktails seriously. Like wine and beer, cocktails aren’t just a drink; often, their origins are interlinked with the history of people and place, so much so that, over the decades, they’ve become an integral part of local culture and tradition – offering a refined and authentic taste of the region.

If you love cocktails as much as us, join us as we reveal the world’s favorites. Using the power of Google data, we’ve uncovered the most searched-for cocktails in the US, Europe and across the globe, so you can see how your own cocktail inclinations stack up against the rest of the world.

And, as an added bonus, we’ve included recipes for all the cocktails in our shortlist of US favorites – perfect for recreating classic combinations when you’re staying at home.

The World's Favorite Cocktails

From the US to Australia, cocktails are beloved the world over, but is there much difference in the aperitifs people drink in all four corners of the globe? Let’s find out.

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The all-conquering cosmopolitan – darling of the UK, EU and US alike – once again proved the most popular – cementing it as the world’s go-to cocktail. The vodka-based aperitif was most searched in some 53 countries, including a few left-field regions like Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Guyana.

Here’s a look at the 10 most popular cocktails in the world, ranked by the number of countries where they’re most searched.

Do you agree with our lists of the world’s favorite cocktails? Which aperitifs do you prefer? Let us know by joining in the conversation over on the Scenic US Facebook page.

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