Every State’s Most Popular Cocktail​​ (US)

Ready for a fun fact? Tequila-based drinks are the top choice in 22 states. Meanwhile, coastal states like California and New York favor Martinis as their preferred happy hour drink. Other states have varied favorites, with drinks like Cosmos and Piña Coladas making appearances on their top drink lists.

The fact that each U.S. state has its own top cocktail of choice is indeed fascinating and highlights the diverse and unique preferences of people across the country. This phenomenon can be attributed to several factors that influence the drink choices in different regions, such as cultural heritage, climate and geography, local ingredients, tourism, lifestyle and trends, and historical significance.

To find out your state’s favorite happy hour order, continue reading below to discover the top drink in each state:

  1. Alabama: Piña Colada
  2. Arizona: Piña Colada
  3. Alaska: Old Fashioned
  4. Arkansas: Bloody Mary
  5. California: Martini
  6. Colorado: Margarita
  7. Connecticut: Piña Colada
  8. Delaware: Bloody Mary
  9. Florida: Margarita
  10. Georgia: Margarita
  11. Hawaii: Piña Colada
  12. Idaho: Piña Colada
  13. Illinois: Margarita
  14. Indiana: Margarita
  15.  Iowa: Martini
  16.  Kansas: Bloody Mary
  17.  Kentucky: Margarita
  18.  Louisiana: Margarita
  19.  Maine: Piña Colada
  20.  Maryland: Margarita
  21.  Massachusetts: Martini
  22.  Michigan: Margarita
  23.  Minnesota: Piña Colada
  24.  Mississippi: Martini
  25.  Missouri: Margarita
  26.  Montana: Cosmopolitan
  27.  Nebraska:  Bloody Mary
  28.  Nevada: Margarita
  29.  New Hampshire: Margarita
  30.  New Jersey: Margarita
  31.  New Mexico: Margarita
  32.  New York: Martini
  33.  North Carolina: Margarita 
  34. North Dakota: Martini
  35.  Ohio: Margarita
  36.  Oklahoma: Piña Colada
  37.  Oregon: Margarita
  38.  Pennsylvania: Piña Colada
  39.  Rhode Island: Margarita
  40.  South Carolina: Margarita
  41.  South Dakota: Cosmopolitan
  42.  Tennessee: Margarita 
  43.  Texas: Margarita
  44.  Utah: Bloody Mary
  45.  Vermont: Piña Colada
  46.  Virginia: Margarita
  47.  Washington: Margarita
  48.  West Virginia: Martini
  49.  Wisconsin: Bloody Mary
  50.  Wyoming: Old Fashioned

List courtesy of topagency.com, which compiled the data from online retail trends, GPS tracking at bars, and survey responses from 1,000 Americans.

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