According to the World’s Best-Selling Classic Cocktails 2019 ranking of the English magazine Drinks International, the first place is the Old Fashioned. The new entry of the year (ninth place) is the Italian aperitif Spritz.
The Old Fashioned is still the most popular cocktail in the world. In 30% of bars, this American classic, made with bourbon or rye whiskey and a citrus peel, remains the best seller for five years.
This is confirmed by the World’s Best-Selling Classic Cocktails 2019 ranking of “Drinks International”, the English magazine that is a reference point for the beverage sector.
Negroni, which is made with a part of gin, a part of red vermouth and a part of Campari, also remains on the podium, but in second place for five consecutive years: for 19% of the locals it is the most served drink.
Whiskey Sour took third place for the second consecutive year: for 50% of the bars it was among the ten best-selling cocktails. It is made with whiskey, lemon juice, sugar and, if you like, a little bit of egg white.
Then there is Daiquiri, which according to the classic recipe is prepared with white rum, sugar syrup and lime juice, but which is diversified into many variations, with juices and sweeteners.
Manhattan, made with red vermouth, rye or canadian whiskey and a pinch of angostura, takes fourth place.
Amaro Ramazzotti fell by two places, while in seventh place was Espresso Martini, which gained two positions and is prepared with vodka, espresso coffee, coffee liqueur and sugar syrup. It is followed by Margarita, made with tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and served with salt on the edge of the glass.
The new entry of the year, in the top ten, is the very popular (and very Italian, since it was born in Veneto) Spritz, made with Aperol, prosecco and soda, in a glass with ice, garnished with a slice of orange. In tenth place is Moscow Mule, prepared with vodka, ginger beer, lime juice and garnished with a slice or a slice of lime and mint leaves.