Cheers! This is New Jersey’s most popular cocktail, study says
Let’s face it, the Garden State gives us plenty of reasons to want a drink.
High property taxes.
Insane out of state drivers.
Pretty much every single politician in Trenton.
So what helps calm the nerves of New Jerseyans at happy hour? A new study revealed just that. Topagency.com released the top cocktail for every state, did your favorite make the list?
New Jersey’s favorite drinks are:
5. Bloody Mary
I’m not surprised this brunch staple made the top five. Think about it: the main ingredient is tomato juice and we pride ourselves on the Jersey tomato!
4. Old Fashioned
Whiskey, sugar, bitters, and an orange peel. Simple recipe and it certainly helps take the edge off.
3. Pina colada
I found this one surprising because I feel like I rarely see these on a drink menu outside of a tropical location, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a sucker for a nice Pina Colada. Top it off with a tiny umbrella and now it’s a party!
A classic. I’ll have it shaken, not stirred.
And the number one drink for New Jerseyans according to the study? *Imagine a drumroll here*
In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with a margarita. Frozen or on the rocks, it’s sure to be refreshing.
As it turns out, New Jersey is not alone in favoring a margarita, 21 other states had it as their top choice.
How did they determine this?
Topagency.com “analyzed digital commerce trends in 2022, and used a combination of GPS tracking data from bars and a survey of 1,000 Americans, to determine the frequency of visits to these establishments and the most popular cocktails in the United States.”
As for our neighbors?
New York’s top choice is NOT (as I would have guessed) a Manhattan, but a martini. Pennsylvania prefers a Pina Colada. Just thinking out loud here, but if I were to live in PA, I’d need something a little stiffer than a Colada.
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Kylie Moore. Any opinions expressed are Kylie's own. You can follow Kylie on Instagram.