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While the world of cocktails may seem to be constantly evolving, year after year it’s the classic recipes that customers continue to demand.
In its January issue, Drinks International released its list of the world’s best-selling classic cocktails in 2019 — and it shows that while bartenders may put a modern spin on old recipes, the desire for established, sophisticated drinks remains.
The website asked bartenders from 127 of the best bars in 38 countries around the world — all of which have won or been nominated for global awards over the past year — to rank their 10 best-selling cocktails.
It then weighted and ranked each drink to compile the list.
From Moscow mules to mai tais, scroll down to see the 50 best-selling cocktails in the world, ranked in ascending order, and to see how many you’ve tried.
50. White Russian
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Made popular in the ’90s by “The Big Lebowski,” this vodka, cream, and coffee-liqueur cocktail may not be as trendy as it once was, but it still made its way into the top 50.
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Invented by Giuseppe Cipriani, the founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice, the Bellini may not be considered to be a cocktail by some, with only two ingredients — prosecco and peach purée or nectar.
48. Champagne Cocktail
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Made with sugar, Angostura bitters, Champagne, brandy, and a maraschino cherry as a garnish, the Champagne Cocktail seems a little outdated next to some of its more modern contenders.
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