Food & Drink

This is North Carolina’s favorite cocktail, according to Google

Which cocktail do North Carolinians drink the most?

A study by Versus Reviews using Google search data found the most popular cocktail in each state. Versus reviews is a research organization specializing in comparative product analysis.

North Carolina’s favorite is the mimosa – a drink most commonly made with sparkling wine and orange juice (with many, many variations). It’s brunch classic usually served in a tall champagne flute.

A Yelp search for the “best mimosa” in Raleigh brought up results for Humble Pie on South Harrington Street, Coquette Brasserie in North Hills and Plates Neighborhood Kitchen on Glenwood Avenue.

And now North Carolinians can enjoy their mimosas during normal brunch hours thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper on June 30, 2017 to allow restaurants to serve alcoholic beverages beginning at 10 a.m. Sundays instead of noon. Local government boards had to first approve the changes, though.

The data for the study included Google searches over the past 12 months.

Whiskey sours and Long Island iced teas were the top two drinks in the country, followed by the Moscow mule, tequila sunrise, mimosa and Tom Collins.