Margaritas, piña coladas and daiquiris can move aside.
The nation’s favourite cocktail has been revealed and it has a caffeinated kick, rather than a fruity one.
New data shows an espresso martini reigns supreme as the UK’s most popular cocktail choice – according to the Just Eat for Business’ Cocktail Championship.
The coffee-based cocktail was found to have the highest average rating compared to the number of reviews left on BBC Good Food – making it the standout favourite.
A mojito placed second, followed by a piña colada in third and a sex on the beach in fourth position.
The study also revealed that vodka is the most popular spirit, while citrus is the go-to fruit accompaniment in both alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks.
Research also showed that demand for black Russians and bloody marys is falling – as these drinks were reported as the lowest in the rankings.
This is slightly surprising considering a black Russian has a similar coffee and vodka make up to an espresso martini.
If you’re keen to try and make the nation’s favourite cocktail for yourself, we have two recipes below – one for traditionalists and another with a slight twist.
1. Put all the ingredients in shaker.
2. Shake with ice.
3. Double strain in coupette glass.
4. Garnish with three coffee beans.
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