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According to Google, the Old Fashioned is America's favorite quarantine cocktail


Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan

Stay-at-home orders have turned us into a collection of eager bakers, curious chefs, excited binge-watchers, hopeful readers and—perhaps least surprisingly—cocktail connoisseurs. Even celebrities the likes of Stanley Tucci and Meryl Streep have been reveling in the relative excitement involved in preparing a lovely cocktail in our bathrobes, without feeling guilty about not having any other plans. 

But what is it that we're actually drinking? According to Google, it depends on the state.

The search giant just released a list of the most "uniquely searched cocktails by state" in the past 30 days. What does "uniquely" mean, you may ask? Each highlighted cocktail is the most searched one within a certain state as compared to the rest of the country. 

It turns out that the most popular drink across the nation is a classic Old Fashioned and we can't say we're surprised: the whiskey concoction is simultaneously simple (to make it, all you really need is some sugar, bitters and the spirit) but just labor-intensive enough to give us a stronger sense of satisfaction when preparing it than, say, sipping on a glass of Merlot would. Needless to say, the Old Fashioned reminds us of the evenings we used to spend at the neighborhood bar.

Below, find the state-by-state breakdown. Warning: you'll likely find yourself standing by your at-home bar as you approach the end of the list.

Alabama: Hurricane

Alaska: Whiskey Sour

Arizona: Paloma

Arkansas: Frozen Daiquiri

California: Paloma

Colorado: Hurricane

Connecticut: Margarita

Delaware: Screwdriver

Washington, DC: Old Fashioned 

Florida: Cuba Libre

Georgia: Sazerac

Hawaii: Lemon Drop Martini

Idaho: Kamikaze

Illinois: Manhattan

Indiana: French 75

Iowa: Kamikaze

Kansas: Screwdriver

Kentucky: Lily

Louisiana: Bushwacker

Maine: Margarita

Maryland: Kamikaze

Massachusetts: Old Fashioned

Michigan: Cosmo

Minnesota: Oliveto 

Mississippi: Painkiller

Missouri: Gin and Tonic 

Montana: Blue Hawaiian 

Nebraska: Old Fashioned

Nevada: Grasshopper

New Hampshire: Old Fashioned

New Jersey: Manhattan

New Mexico: Old Fashioned

New York: Manhattan

North Carolina: Bushwacker

North Dakota: Kamikaze

Ohio: Boulevardier

Oklahoma: Black Russian

Oregon: Old Fashioned

Pennsylvania: Whiskey Sour 

Rhode Island: Cosmo 

South Carolina: Tequila Sunrise

South Dakota: Screwdriver

Tennessee: Buschwacker

Texas: Paloma

Utah: Cape Cod

Vermont: Cosmopolitan

Virginia: Old Fashioned

Washington: Old Fashioned

West Virginia: Kamikaze

Wisconsin: Grasshopper

Wyoming: White Russian

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