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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 Martini to the popular Margarita, we all have our favourites – but which blends would make the list of the world’s favourite 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.

On the world stage, the Mojito emerged as the most talked about cocktail, being a national favourite in some 60 countries – from Belgium to Croatia, Gabon to Jamaica. And the Aperol Spritz proved almost as popular around the globe, coming in second place on our list.

Elsewhere, a couple of left-field cocktails snuck into the top 10, including the Caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil, and the Boilermaker, a beer-based cocktail that’s popular in several African nations. This is surprising, given that some popular cocktails here in the UK didn’t make the list, including the Espresso Martini and the Long Island Iced Tea.

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 the rest of the world? Which aperitifs do you prefer? Let us know by joining in the conversation over on the Scenic UK Facebook page.