Ready-to-drink and mixer company Funkin Cocktails has crunched the Google data on the most searched-for cocktail recipes around the world.
The Margarita topped the search list in 30 countries, including the UK, US, Canada and Australia, as well as France, Spain and Germany, Japan and Vietnam. There are around 546,280 online searches for Margarita recipes worldwide per month.
The classic Margarita includes:
- 45ml tequila
- 25ml lime juice
- 15ml Cointreau
- 5ml sugar syrup
- Salt rim
There are many stories about who made the first Margarita, with many attributing its creation to Carlos “Danny” Herrera at his restaurant Rancho La Gloria, halfway between Tijuana and Rosarito, Baja California. Danny mixed the drink for customer and former Ziegfeld dancer Marjorie King in 1938, as she was apparently allergic to many spirits, but not tequila.
The Mojito – white rum, fresh lime juice, sugar, mint leave and soda water – came in second as the most popular cocktail in 26 countries, with 302,840 searches monthly. It was the most-searched-for cocktail recipe in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland; as well as in Eastern European countries Slovenia, Serbia, Poland, Latvia, Georgia and Estonia.
- WHITE RUSSIAN
- PORNSTAR MARTINI
- PIÑA COLADA
- MOSCOW MULE
- VODKA MARTINI
Nicolas Gomez-Gonzalez at Funkin Cocktails said: ‘It’s fascinating to see the differences across the globe for which cocktails are the favourite around each country. There definitely seems to be a theme in the most popular cocktails: refreshing with a hint of something tropical, to feel like you’re being whisked away to warmer climates with every sip.’
More data on the world’s most popular cocktail recipes by country can be found in this interactive map.