It’s five o’clock somewhere – and to celebrate Global Cocktail Day online retailer IWOOT has undertaken some research to uncover the UK’s favourite cocktail.

To determine the rankings, the team looked at the previous 12-months of Google Search Data and calculated the monthly average for each cocktail. These average totals were then stacked up against one another to determine the winning beverage.

Coming in at number five is the Cuban classic, Mojito. Made from a combination of lime juice, rum, soda water and, of course, fresh mint, this is one of the most popular summer cocktails. Perfect for sipping out in the sunshine.

In fourth place, is the Cosmopolitan otherwise known as the Cosmo. Made from a combination of vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice and fresh lime, this cocktail is both delectably sweet and sour flavour. This classic cocktail shot to mainstream fame thanks to the hit series Sex and the City with the drink being the main character, Carrie Bradshaw’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) go-to cocktail.

If you like Piña Colada, you’ve made it into the top three. Taking third place, this Puerto Rican classic is made from pineapple juice, rum and coconut served either blended or over ice. This creamy cocktail is the perfect holiday companion.

Coming in second place is the Espresso Martini. Made using freshly brewed espresso coffee, with coffee liqueur, vodka and always three coffee beans to garnish. But why three coffee beans? The three beans actually represent health, wealth and happiness making for the perfect round table toast.

Taking first place as the UK’s most popular cocktail of choice is the Porn Star Martini. This popular cocktail is made with vanilla vodka, Passoã, passionfruit juice and lime juice served with a shot of Prosecco. A hot topic surrounding this cocktail is the correct way to drink it. Are you a pourer or a shotter? Well, neither is the correct way to drink. Instead, the traditional way is to take a bite of fresh Passion Fruit, then sip the cocktail and finish by shooting the Prosecco to clean the palate.

Take a look at the full breakdown over on the IWOOT Blog:

The UK’s most popular cocktails:

  1. Porn Star Martini (108k Monthly Google Searches)
  2. Espresso Martini (92k Monthly Google Searches)
  3. Piña Colada (71k Monthly Google Searches)
  4. Cosmopolitan (66k Monthly Google Searches)
  5. Mojito (57k Monthly Google Searches)
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