Despite being a single country, the 50 states of the great U.S. of A. still make up a very diverse place — a
melting pot jungle juice of people and cultures. So it’s no surprise that when consumer review website Versus Reviews took a tally of the most popular cocktails in each state, results varied widely. Well, kind of. Check out the breakdown below and see for yourself.
Mental Floss picked up on the chart of popular cocktails, noting that Versus came to its conclusions based on which cocktails were most searched on Google in the last 12 months in each respective state. And apparently people in disparate parts of the country are OK with a Tequila Sunrise, although in OK, people prefer a Long Island Iced Tea. The Moscow Mule also pops up throughout the country, but seems to generally be more popular in the northern half — maybe that drink is a bit easier to handle considering folks’ hands may simply be frozen to the copper mug.
The Mojito and the Margarita also made plenty of appearances as top picks, although the Old Fashioned, sadly, was only the most popular in a single state: Wisconsin. But you know what? We salute you, Wisconsin, for standing out, and getting down and dirty with that bitter, whiskey flavor.
On the other end of the spectrum, there were the Whiskey Sour and Long Island Iced Tea, which are apparently the Regina Georges of the cocktail world. Each was the most searched for in six states, with the Whiskey Sour claiming Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming and the Long Island Iced tea taking the top spot in Connecticut, Iowa, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.
But drinking isn’t a popularity contest, right? Or is it?! Let us know in the comments!