Champagne is the most popular drink on New Year’s Eve, being favored by 21 states.
29% of all Americans drink Champagne on New Year’s Eve.
When it comes to alcohol sales, Champagne comprises 17.36% of all sales, followed by red wine (7.6%), and vodka (6.39%).
An estimated 360 million glasses of champagne or sparkling wine are consumed on New Year’s Eve.
To put it mildly, 2022 has been a really long year.
Despite the Pandemic finally coming to a close in most places, Americans are now dealing with historically high inflation.
No doubt, many are looking forward to New Year’s Eve, to having a firm drink, and hoping for a better year coming up.
In the interest of science, we analyzed Google data to find out what folks in each state will be drinking as the clock strikes midnight.
The results? Champagne is still a classic, but some people are going downright tropical.
Other Interesting Findings
Connecticut is busy drinking prosecco instead, which is different somehow.
5 states think life is a beach and are drinking daiquiris
Tropical drinks in the middle of winter are surprisingly popular
Louisiana is celebrating with Sazerac, a New Orleans version of Whiskey
Other cocktails loved by multiple states? Amaretto Sour, Vodka Cranberry, Lemon Drops, Rum and Cokes, and the Paloma
Wyoming will be downing the White Russian, the dude approves
HOW WE FIGURED THIS OUT
Using Google Trends, we determined what beverage each state will be ringing in the New Year’s with.
We examined over 30 popular drinks- including champagne, classic cocktails, and fruity concoctions. From there, we determined each state’s most “uniquely searched cocktails” from the list, which means what drink each state searched for more than anywhere else in the U.S from the list of drinks.
In the event of two (or more) drinks tying for a state, the drink with the highest, overall search volume was chosen.
Since we wanted to find out what folks were knocking back at New Year’s, we looked at a 4-day period around New Year’s 2019.
Cheers! This Is Going To Be Your Year
While 21 states are cheering on new year’s with a glass of traditional champagne, others are going for less… typical choices.
Daiquiris and Margaritas bring to mind beaches, and not ball drops. But hey, you know what?
It’s been a rough year, so take a moment to give yourself a pat on the shoulder for surviving it. And if you want to mix up a Margarita instead of Champagne to celebrate, go right ahead.
It’s your new year, so you do you.
See Also: Fun Food Holidays To Celebrate In The New Year
Each State’s Favorite Drink
|District of Columbia||Rum and Coke|
|Hawaii||Rum and Coke|
|New Mexico||Amaretto Sour|
|North Dakota||Lemon drop|
|Rhode Island||Strawberry Daiquiri|
|West Virginia||Amaretto Sour|