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The UK’s Favourite Cocktail – A 2017 Survey Of Our Favourite Tipple

The UK’s Favourite Cocktail – A 2017 Survey Of Our Favourite Tipple

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Whether you’re relaxing on a beach on holiday, enjoying weekend drinks with your friends in a swanky bar or just having a go at mixing up your own concoctions in your kitchen, we think it’s safe to say that we all love a cocktail in the UK. But here comes the big question; what’s your favourite cocktail?

Of course, we wanted to know the answer to that very question, so with that in mind, we ran a survey in January 2017 which revealed that the UK’s favourite cocktail was indeed the irresistibly refreshing Mojito – the delicious Cuban highball that consists of mint, white rum, zesty lime, sugar and soda water.

The winner of the UK's favourite cocktail went to the zesty and refreshing Mojito

 

The UK’s Favourite Cocktails – 2017

Drink Rank 2017 Change Rank 2015
Mojito 1st +2 3rd
Pina Colada 2nd -1 1st
Long Island Iced Tea 3rd +5 8th
White Russian 4th +12 16th
Cosmopolitan 5th - 5th
Black Russian 6th +11 17th
Dark & Stormy 7th +12 19th
Martini 8th -4 4th
Screwdriver 9th +9 18th
Sex On The Beach 10th +4 14th

 

A similar survey was conducted back in the summer of 2015 by long haul travel specialists Hayes and Jarvis, who reported that the most popular cocktail in the UK was the mighty Piña Colada, which this year slipped down to the position of number two!

 

The Pina Colada was voted the UK's most popular cocktail in 2015

 

The UK’s Favourite Cocktails – 2015

1. Piña Colada

2. Margarita

3. Mojito

4. Martini

5. Cosmopolitan

6. Whiskey Sour

7. Manhattan

8. Long Island Iced Tea

9. Singapore Sling

10. Cuba Libre

Interestingly enough, the popularity of the Long Island Iced Tea increased quite drastically since the 2015 survey and moved up five positions to number three this year, whilst the Margarita was one of the least popular cocktails with under 1% of the votes and has been knocked off the top ten completely! However, the overall winner of most unpopular cocktail was the Appletini which received just 0.5% of the votes!

Long Island Iced Tea has grown in popularity since 2015

 

Men's Top Three Cocktails

1. Long Island Iced Tea

2. Sex on the Beach

3. Screwdriver

Women's Top Three Cocktails

1. Piña Colada

2. Mojito

3. Martini

Martini's were favoured by females and made it into this year's top 10 most popular cocktails

 

Furthermore, when the results were broken down specifically by gender, Long Island Iced Tea was voted number one by male participants, whereas the survey revealed that females selected the Piña Colada as their favourite cocktail. With these gender demographics combined however, Mojito came out on top, indicating that the Mojito was the most popular drink enjoyed by both sexes and overall winner of this survey.

Favourite Cocktails by Age

25 and under

1. Martini

2. Cosmopolitan

3. Long Island Iced Tea

Ages 26 – 45

1. Mojito

2. Piña Colada

3. Long Island Iced Tea

46 and over

1. Sex on the Beach

2. White Russian

3. Screwdriver

Sex on the beach was voted favourite cocktail in the over 46 category

Breaking down the results even further by age range showed yet more variety in terms of the UK’s favourite cocktail. For the under 25’s, the Martini was the most popular, whilst the 26 – 45 age bracket chose the Mojito as their favourite. The 46 and over category went old school and selected the classic Sex on the beach as their number one cocktail. Long Island Iced Tea was voted the third most popular cocktail in both the under 25’s and the 26 – 45 age brackets, making it a strong contender throughout the survey.

Southern

1. Mojito

2. Long Island Iced Tea

3. Piña Colada

Northern

1. Martini

2. Sex on the Beach

3. White Russian

London

1. Cuba Libre

2. Black Russian

3. Pisco Sour

Cuba Libre was London's favourite cocktail

Statistics were also analysed based on survey participant’s location and revealed that Southerner’s voted for the Mojito as their favourite, whilst up North the Martini won first position. What is surprising is that participants from London selected the Cuba Libre as their favourite cocktail, which didn’t make the overall top ten, yet received a whopping 16% of the votes!

But the overall winner of the UK’s favourite cocktail 2017 was of course the brilliant Mojito, which proved to be a massive hit with everyone thanks to its deliciously minty and refreshing taste. If all this talk of cocktails has got you feeling thirsty, then why not have a go at mixing up your very own Mojito at home? It’s super easy to make and tastes amazing, so follow our easy steps below and enjoy a bit of delicious sunshine right here in Ol’ Blighty!

Five Easy Steps to Make the Perfect Mojito

Ingredients

50ml of White Rum

1 dash of Soda Water

2tsp Caster Sugar

Two Wedges of Lime

A small handful of Mint Leaves

Crushed Ice

Method

• Place the lime wedges into a highball glass, pressing down on the lime to extract the juices, before mudding together with the caster sugar

 • Next, crush your mint leaves using a rolling pin and add it into the glass containing the lime juice and sugar, ensuring you muddle it together   well

• Fill the glass with crushed ice ¾ of the way, before pouring in the white rum and adding just a dash of soda water

• Using a bar spoon, stir your mixture well to ensure that all the ingredients are well combined

• Finally, add a little more crushed ice and a sprig of mint to top it all off with and voila! Your delicious Mojito is ready to be enjoyed!

The Mojito was voted your overall favourite cocktail in the UK 

If you'd like the chance to learn how to mix up your own cocktails professionally, then why not arrange a cocktail making experience for you and the rest of the girls on your upcoming hen party? It's the perfect way to spend time with your best friends, have a laugh and learn some handy cocktail making tips along the way! This activity is available in plenty of locations up and down the UK, so what are you waiting for? Get your cocktail making hen party booked today!