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Most of America is staying home as a way to mitigate risks of the coronavirus spreading, so people across the country are trying to get their cocktail fix from their own kitchens. With a little help from search engines, people are looking for everything from frozen daiquiris to martinis, and there are clear trends in each state. From Alabama to Wyoming, these are the uniquely searched cocktails in Google over the past 30 days.
The people of Alabama are looking to get tropical during quarantine. The state’s most uniquely searched cocktail has been the hurricane. The delicious rum drink — mixed with lime juice, passion fruit juice, orange juice and grenadine — is also a staple in New Orleans. Next time you whip up a hurricane, pair it with some of these iconic cajun or creole dishes.
While it’s not the same as heading out to your favorite dive bar, making a whiskey sour at home out there in Alaska is pretty straightforward, all you need is bourbon whiskey, lemon juice and sugar syrup.
Palomas are popular in Arizona. This drink is simple with only four ingredients — tequila, lime juice, salt and grapefruit soda — and satisfying, making it one of the best tequila drinks that’s not a margarita.
The daiquiri may be a vintage recipe no one makes anymore, but there’s a reason it’s the most popular drink in Arkansas — it’s delicious. The refreshing drink is made with rum, lime juice and fine sugar. To make it frozen, just toss it into the blender with some ice. Or, if you’re looking for a little extra flavor, add in some frozen strawberries.
Like Arizona, the paloma is the most uniquely searched cocktail in California. Whip up the tasty drink from home to kickstart the ultimate staycation during coronavirus quarantine.
Alabama residents aren’t the only ones getting tropical, Colorado has also been searching for a good hurricane cocktail.
Connecticut’s favorite cocktail during quarantine has been the margarita. All you’ll need is some tequila, lime juice and agave syrup to mix up this drink. Pair the delicious mixed drink with some of these incredible Mexican recipes.
It may not be the same as heading to your favorite sports bar, but making a drink at home can be just as tasty. For all of you Delawareans searching for screwdriver ingredients, all you need are orange juice and vodka.
To make a Cuba libre down there in Florida, you’ll need white rum, Coca-Cola and fresh lime juice. Pair the delicious drink with one of these homemade steak recipes. The dynamic combo will make you forget you’re quarantined.
The searched-for cocktail in Georgia is the sazerac. The drink is made with cognac, absinthe, one sugar cube and Peychaud’s bitters. It’s a complex drink you’re sure to find at the best cocktail bars in America once quarantine is over.
It seems like Hawaiians want to make more than just lemonade out of lemons. The state’s most uniquely searched cocktail is the lemon drop martini. The cocktail can be made with just three ingredients: vodka citron, triple sec and fresh lemon juice.
A kamikaze, the popular drink of quarantined Idaho, is similar to a lemon drop martini — you’ll just want to mix the triple sec with lime juice and plain vodka, instead of citron. Make the cocktail with dinner to have a restaurant experience at home.
If you’re curating a bar cart at home, having the ingredients for a Manhattan is a must. All you’ll need is rye whiskey, sweet red vermouth and Angostura bitters. The drink is the most uniquely searched cocktail in Illinois.
If the coronavirus canceled your birthday, wedding or more, it’s not too late to celebrate from home with a little champagne. Enter the French 75, the most uniquely searched drink in Indiana. The cocktail can be made with gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and champagne.
Like in Idaho, a kamikaze is the most uniquely searched cocktail in Iowa during quarantine. Next time you head to the grocery store, be sure to pick up some fresh limes so you can whip up this refreshing beverage at home.
Kansas natives are in luck. The state’s most uniquely searched drink requires only two ingredients: orange juice and vodka. Make the drink in just a few minutes, then have a virtual happy hour with some friends and family — FaceTiming loved ones is a great way to stay connected during quarantine.
It seems like Louisiana natives have a sweet tooth because their most uniquely searched drink is for a bushwacker, which is essentially a milkshake with alcohol in it. It’s prepared with dark rum, Kahlua salted caramel, creme de cacao, coconut cream, milk and ice. But if that doesn’t satisfy the sweet tooth, pair the drink with some of these delicious desserts that require five ingredients or fewer.
Like Connecticut, the residents of Maine are hoping to get their margarita on. And while you’re shaking up your marg, see if any of the best taco spots in America are offering takeout.
Maryland joins Iowa and Idaho in seeking out some kamikazes. The straightforward drink is a delicious way to wrap up a day of working from home. All you’ll need is triple sec, lime juice and vodka.
Massachusetts’ most uniquely searched cocktail is the classic Old-Fashioned. To make the timeless drink, you’ll need bourbon or rye whiskey, a sugar cube, Angostura bitters and water. But where did this classic cocktail originate? Read our guide on the complete history of Old-Fashioneds, cosmopolitans and more.
Want to feel like Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex and the City” for an evening? Then you have to make a cosmopolitan — the most uniquely searched drink in Michigan during quarantine. Just shake up some vodka citron, Cointreau, lime juice and cranberry juice and you’ve got this fabulous drink in just a few minutes.
An unexpected ingredient that goes great with eggs? Gin. In Minnesota, the most uniquely searched cocktail is an Oliveto, which combines dry gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, Licor 43, an egg white and olive oil.
The people of Mississippi want to know how to make a painkiller, which is one drink that’s sure to teleport you to the most beautiful beaches in the world. All you’ll need to make the drink is rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, cream of coconut and nutmeg.
Missouri is going classic for cocktail hour. The state is all-in on gin and tonics. Luckily, they're insanely easy to make. Just mix gin with tonic water and bam, you’re ready for that first sip. Have the drink alongside some of these amazing weeknight dinner recipes.
The first sip of this cocktail will send your mind wandering to an island surrounded by beautiful blue waters. A blue Hawaiian is the most uniquely searched alcoholic beverage in Montana. To make the drink, add pineapple rum, blue Curacao and pineapple juice.
Nebraskans’ most uniquely searched cocktail is the Old-Fashioned. After whipping up a delicious home-cooked meal, reward yourself with a nightcap of this classic whiskey drink.
A grasshopper is the perfect cocktail to pair with a fabulous dessert. The drink, which is the most uniquely searched cocktail in Nevada, can be made with white creme de cacao, green creme de menthe and fresh cream.
Like Nebraskans, the residents of New Hampshire are also searching for the Old-Fashioned during quarantine. And while it may not be the same as dining out at a fancy, special occasion restaurant, making the perfect Old-Fashioned certainly classes up a night in.
In New Jersey, the Manhattan is the drink of choice during quarantine. You need only three ingredients to make it: rye whiskey, sweet red vermouth and angostura bitters.
Sometimes a cocktail can help you de-stress after work if you’re suffering from burnout. If that’s the case, try making an Old-Fashioned — it’s the most uniquely searched cocktail in New Mexico. To make the drink, place a sugar cube in your glass, top it with bitters and some water. Muddle the cube until it’s dissolved then fill the glass with ice cubes and whiskey.
It’s fitting that the top-searched drink in New York is the Manhattan. The drink can be made by adding all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice cubes, then straining the liquid into a chilled glass. And once you’re done with the whiskey bottle, don’t throw it away. Repurpose it with these helpful tips for upcycling common household items.
The bushwacker makes another appearance as North Carolina’s favorite quarantine cocktail. The drink, which tastes like a homemade iced coffee or milkshake with alcohol, is the perfect after-dinner adult dessert.
There are plenty of fun skills you can learn during quarantine, including mixology. A good place to start is with a kamikaze, the top-searched cocktail in North Dakota. The drink, which is similar to a martini, packs a punch when garnished with a twist of lime.
Ohioans are looking to make boulevardiers during quarantine. The classy cocktail requires few ingredients. All you need is bourbon or rye whiskey, bitter campari and sweet red vermouth. Just add the ingredients into a shaker with ice cubes and strain the beverage into a cocktail glass. And if you need some extra help, mixology is a new quarantine hobby you can start with a DIY kit.
Oregon residents want the details for how to make an Old-Fashioned to unwind with. Luckily, they aren’t the only ones. Just muddle a sugar cube with angostura bitters and water, then add your ice and whiskey.
Pennsylvanians are looking for ways to make whiskey sours from home during quarantine. To make the drink in the comfort of your kitchen, all you need to do is mix together bourbon whiskey, lemon juice and sugar syrup.
This pink drink is a delicious way to wrap up the day. And Rhode Islanders agree — cosmopolitans are the most uniquely searched cocktail in the state during coronavirus quarantine. Take a sip of the fruity drink, close your eyes and pretend you’re on one of these beautiful islands.
Being in quarantine is no excuse to not enjoy yourself. Whip up some of these delicious brunch recipes and pair them with a tequila sunrise, the top-searched cocktail in South Carolina. Just add some tequila, orange juice and grenadine to a glass with ice and you’re good to go.
Another great addition to brunch is a screwdriver, which is what South Dakota is searching for. Just throw some orange juice and vodka together for a refreshing kick that will serve as a delicious side to some of the most iconic breakfast foods in America.
To make a bushwacker, the most-searcched cocktail in Tennessee, toss dark rum, Kahlua salted caramel, creme de cacao, coconut cream, milk and ice into a blender and blend until smooth. Pair the sweet drink with some of these desserts you forgot existed for a truly decadent evening in quarantine.
In Texas, it's time for a refreshing paloma. It’s made with agave tequila, fresh lime, a pinch of salt and pink grapefruit soda. Pair the drink with these iconic Tex-Mex recipes.
The Cape Cod, which is essentially a vodka cranberry, is the most uniquely searched cocktail in Utah. To make the drink, fill a glass with ice, vodka and cranberry juice and garnish with a lime wedge. After blowing off some steam with an at-home workout, reward yourself with this tasty cocktail.
A lot of trends have floated around during quarantine, like baking bread and making whipped coffee. Why not make cosmopolitans the newest trend? They’re the most uniquely searched cocktail in the state of Vermont. To make the fancy beverage, just add vodka citron, cointreau, lime juice and cranberry juice into a shaker. Shake it up and strain the liquid into a cocktail glass.
In Virginia, the most uniquely searched drink is an Old-Fashioned, which has been said to get its name from people ordering a drink the “old-fashioned way.” That commonly meant the drink was to be made with bitters and sugar, two of the four ingredients in an Old-Fashioned.
Like many other states, the residents of Washington also would like to know how to make an Old-Fashioned. The classic whiskey cocktail can be garnished with oranges and cherries for extra flavor and color. Check to see when those fruits are in season.
A city truly known for its history, it makes sense that Washington, D.C.’s most uniquely searched cocktail in the past 30 days is also an Old-Fashioned.
The people of West Virginia are keeping things simple with a kamikaze as their most uniquely searched cocktail. The drink can be made with triple sec, lime juice and vodka. But if you’re less of a cocktail person, don’t worry, we have a list for you. Check out our complete crash course in everything beer.
Like the residents of Nevada, Wisconsinites also want to know how to make a grasshopper cocktail. Before settling in to watch some of your favorite quarantine shows, mix up this delicious drink, which is made with white creme de cacao, green creme de menthe and fresh cream.
In Wyoming, the most uniquely searched drink is a white Russian, which can be made with kahlua, vodka and heavy cream. Pour all of the ingredients in a rocks glass and mix. Cocktails aren’t the only thing that is state-specific during the pandemic. Check out what the most-popular cooking searches in your state have been during coronavirus quarantine.
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