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Gin News: the UK’s favourite cocktail has been revealed!

Gin News: the UK’s favourite cocktail has been revealed!

May 9, 2024
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Gin and tonic in the garden
Enjoying a G&T in the garden… nothing beats it!

Whether made with gin, rum or any other spirit, cocktails are always a hot topic here at Craft Gin Club HQ, so much so that we have even made a special cocktail box available to Craft Gin Clubbers (keep an eye out for more info on this if you love cocktails as much as we do!).

We know we aren't the only ones who love cocktails, of course. So we posed a very important question to spirits fans ahead of World Cocktail Day on the 13th of May. The burning question on our lips?

What’s your favourite cocktail of all time?

Over 1500 avid cocktail fans got involved and cast their vote, answering our polls on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to reveal their all-time favourite cocktail.

So which cocktail do you think takes the crown as the most popular tipple in the UK? The result may come as a surprise to many….

Well, in first place, the most-loved cocktail by over 1500 gin lovers was none other than the humble G&T! 

The winner was unanimous across all polls, and being avid gin lovers, we can’t say we’re surprised.

A G&T is perfect for any moment (seriously, when isn’t it gin o’clock?) and you can experiment with endless artisan mixers, tasty tonics, and gorgeous garnishes to find your favourite combination.

Gin and tonic
It doesn’t get much better than a G&T, does it?

Often referred to as the ‘original cocktail’, the gin and tonic dates back to the early 19th Century, when soldiers are said to have added the spirit to quinine-rich tonic as a way to improve the bitterness of the anti-malarial mixer.

Since then, the gin and tonic has come on in leaps and bounds to reach its current delicious incarnation!

For six top tips on how to create the perfect G&T, click here.

gin and tonic

There were clear differences in opinion in different parts of the internet: with Twitter users naming the Margarita their top tipple - (we hope those Margarita fans had a chance to try our now-sold out Tequila box!) that same cocktail garnered just 6% of the votes on Facebook.

Meanwhile over on Instagram, while the G&T collected a whopping 92% of votes, it was a closely fought contest among the runners-up, with classic cocktails like a Mojito (our May 2024 Cocktail of the Month in both our gin and rum boxes!), Bramble, Espresso Martini and the Negroni all vying for the next top spot.

A classic gin cocktail that’s seen a surge in popularity in recent years, the Negroni also took second place in the list of all-time favourite cocktails on Craft Gin Club’s Facebook channel.

Simple to make and flavoursome, we’re not surprised this classic cocktail did so well. Negroni on your mind? Well, here’s how to make a perfect Negroni.

Social media users were also invited to suggest their own wild-card entries to the poll… Drum roll please!

Top among the suggestions? The Pina Colada - another retro tipple experiencing a comeback right now - as well as modern classic, the Passionfruit (or Porn Star) Martini, and the summery Long Island Iced Tea.

What’s your favourite cocktail? Be sure to let us know on Facebook!


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