For some reason, I always think of 'cocktail' being an antiquated term.  In reality, I'm more of a plain 'mixed drink' or 'beer' person, or... I just make a margarita, not realizing that it's indeed a 'cocktail' - which is defined by as

any of various short mixed drinks, consisting typically of gin, whiskey, rum, vodka, or brandy, with different admixtures, as vermouth, fruit juices, or flavorings, usually chilled and frequently sweetened.

With this in mind, Kansas bests us with its favorite cocktail, which is the margarita, according to Thrillist.  But hey - they need something!!  (Ha.)

It seems people just want a drink that'll mask the taste of alcohol but not the effect.

The following results are based on simple Google searches.  Here are the overall most popular cocktails in the U.S.:

1.  Whiskey Sour.  It was the most popular in six states.

2.  Long Island Iced Tea, also six states.

3.  Moscow Mule, five states.

4.  Tequila Sunrise, four states

5.  Mimosa, four states.

Ironically, the Long Island Iced Tea was NOT number one in New York.  Nor was the Manhattan.  Oh, and a Sex on the Beach was number one in two states:  North and South Dakota, which might just be further from a beach than any other two states in the country.

Also, Colorado's favorite isn't a Colorado Bulldog.  It's the Paloma, which sounds delicious!  I have never had one, and now I want to.

Click here for all the results!

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