50 Most Popular Classic Cocktails of 2018 (So Far)
We're not all that deep into 2018 yet, but because you can never really collect enough data — it is 2018 — we already have a list of the 50 most popular cocktails around the world for this year according to Drinks International. And while it's kind of nuts to say these are the most popular cocktails of the year only two months into it, we think this at least counts as a glimpse of general trends — plus a good excuse to try some delicious new drinks. via Giphy Below we have the top 10 cocktails according to the survey with corresponding Tipsy videos, plus the rest of the top 50 list further down in the post. The data, which comes via Business Insider, was collected from 106 of "the world's best bars" (whatever that means), and while we're not too surprised by these results, Skyy still thinks the Negroni is going to take over the number one spot before the year's out. 1. Old Fashioned The Old Fashioned is an acquired taste for sure, but apparently, a ton of people have acquired it. It's a simple whiskey drink made a little sweeter with some sugar, but with a fat, clear cube of ice and some little aromatic garnishes, it's still sexy as hell. https://www.youtube.com/embed/uN4c6tCYjcE See recipe. 2. Negroni The Negroni is Skyy's go-to drink, because its combo of gin, campari, and sweet vermouth is smoother than some silk underwear. Side note: Try drinking a Negroni in your underwear to achieve maximum chill. https://www.youtube.com/embed/453oMWxxlzU See recipe. 3. Whiskey Sour Honestly, how in the world is the Whiskey Sour not the number one drink on this list? There's just no better pucker on the planet than the one that comes from sipping on a properly made Whiskey Sour. https://www.youtube.com/embed/mST_o5gJISs See recipe. 4. Dry Martini For all you classy folks who use the verb "yachting" and put bow ties on your dogs or whatever, the Dry Martini is your drink. Check out one of our favorite variations of it in the clip below in between discussing geopolitcs and pork futures. https://www.youtube.com/embed/guD9vS5ZNpo See recipe. 5. Daiquiri The Classic Daiquiri was created at the beginning of the 20th century, and it's held on as one of the most popular cocktails 'cause it's just as tasty as it is simple. Plus the word "daiquiri" just sounds like a good time on the beach, doesn't it? https://www.youtube.com/embed/KQ6Hsk_MznE See recipe. 6. Margarita The Margarita is so damn popular, there's a pretty good chance you're drinking one right now as you go through this list of drinks. We think it'll crack the top five before the year's up 'cause there's no tastier taco-accompanying cocktail. https://www.youtube.com/embed/TXOvn29p9ms See recipe. 7. Manhattan You feel like you're just a little bit better than everybody else in the bar when you have a Manhattan in hand, right? It's classy, it's delicious, you can throw it in somebody's face and still look regal AF. https://www.youtube.com/embed/-H8pwVPRG0s See recipe. 8. Moscow Mule If you only know the Moscow Mule by its signature copper cup, get a little of this tasty drink in your mouth ASAP. It kicks like a donkey, but it's still got flavors as majestic as a well-groomed horse. https://www.youtube.com/embed/3lbMZHYRZgE See recipe. 9. Espresso Martini The Espresso Martini is pretty much the ultimate pick-me-up. Forget about the Red Bull and vodka, the Espresso Martini will get you buzzing and buzzed like no other cocktail can. https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZAgk9eWhKKc See recipe. 10. Mojito Rounding out the top 10 is the mojito, which most definitely deserves its spot near the top. When this little sparkling slice of island heaven is muddled to perfection, there's no rum cocktail that can beat it. https://www.youtube.com/embed/mIPMeIady3w See recipe. 11. Aperol Spritz 12. Boulevardier 13. Sazerac 14. Bloody Mary 15. Penicillin 16. Gin Fizz 17. Vieux Carre 18. Mai Tai 19. Pisco Sour 20. Dark 'n' Stormy 21. Vodka Martini 22. Amaretto Sour 23. Blood & Sand 24. Sidecar 25. Tom Collins 26. Cosmopolitan 27. Aviation 28. French 75 29. Champagne Cocktail 30. Gimlet 31. Piña Colada 32. Rob Roy 33. Vesper 34. Bellini 35. Zombie 36. Ramos Gin Fizz 37. Americano 38. Corpse Reviver 39. Mint Julep 40. Old Cuban 41. Bramble 42. Clover Club 43. White Lady 44. Caipirinha 45. Black Russian 46. Hanky Panky 47. Paloma 48. Brandy Julep 49. Sangria 50. Cuba Libre What do you think about this top 50 cocktail list? How are these rankings going to change as we get deeper into 2018? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, people!