What Are the 6 Most Popular Cocktails?

Just like everything else, your favorite bars also follow trends. The cocktails you drink keep evolving from time to time because drinkers prefer what they see trending. Here are the six most popular cocktails in 2022. We have also shared their mocktail recipes at the end.

1. Old Fashioned

Oh, the classic Old Fashioned and its popularity! It consists of bitter, whiskey, water, sugar, and ice. The glass is decorated with a cocktail cherry, which completes its overall look.

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2. Mai Tai

Mai Tai gives tropical, Hawaiian vibes to the drinkers. It originated in Hawaii but is equally popular in all parts of the world. The cocktail consists of curacao syrup, liqueur, rum, orange juice, lime juice, and ice. The tanginess of orange and the dominant taste of rum make everyone love it.

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3. Margarita

Summers call for a refreshing glass of margarita. It was named after a woman, 'Margarita,' and has Spanish origin. It usually consists of liqueur, tequila, lemon juice, and ice.

It follows three simple steps: Blend, pours, and decorate! A slice of lime is used to decorate the glass. The mocktail version contains orange slices, lemon juice, ice, and soda.

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And then there's mint margarita - an even more refreshing version of a margarita. It contains one additional ingredient, i.e., mint, making it a perfect summer drink.

4. Bloody Mary

If you like your cocktail spicy, this drink is for you. Bloody Mary has a spooky history. Bloody Mary is a spirit believed to appear in mirrors if her name is called loudly. This name was given to Queen Mary I of England because of her cruelty. So basically, the cocktail is named after the queen.

It consists of spices, herbs, sauces, lemon juice, and ice. Worcestershire sauce, 

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5. Negroni

Negroni originated in Italy and later became popular in America. It contains South Australian gin, vermouth, and Campari. A slice of orange is used to decorate the glass.

Cardamom and orange in south Australian gin give this recipe a tangy taste.

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6. Martini

You would be happy to hear that martini isn't going anywhere this year. Thanks to its classic, timeless taste. It also offers a variety of flavors, although the basic one contains gin, vermouth, and olive.

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We told you how to make 2022's trendy cocktails. We will make their mocktail versions because you want everyone to enjoy the drinks.

Old-Fashioned Recipe

The old-fashioned cocktail is made with delicious and nutritious barley tea.


  • Orange slices (3)
  • Sugar (3 tbsp)
  • Barley tea (one tea bag)
  • Water (4 cups)
  • Ice


Pour water into a large saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add a barley tea bag, let it boil for five more minutes, and pour it into a jug. Let it cool down.

Put orange slices, sugar, ice, and ¼ cup of barley tea in a blender. Blend and pour equal amounts into three glasses.

Fill the glasses to the top with the rest of the tea. Garnish with a cocktail cherry and serve.

Mai Tai Recipe


  • Lemon juice (1 tbsp)
  • Orange crush (1 ½ tbsp)
  • Pineapple juice (300 ml)
  • Grenadine syrup (2 tbsp)
  • Ice


Pour all the ingredients into a shaker, give them a mix, and serve. The drinkware you use matters a lot, so make sure to use an elegant one. You can get the most exquisite plastic drinkware at The Kaya Collections.

Margarita Recipe

Margarita is a perfect summer drink. It's refreshing, delicious, and perfect for all occasions.


  • Limeade concentrate (250 ml)
  • Fresh oranges (2)
  • Fresh lime (1)
  • Fresh lemons (2)
  • Sugar (½ cup)
  • Water (½ cup)
  • Ice


Prepare sugar syrup by cooking sugar and water until it's completely dissolved.

Limeade concentrate is frozen when bought, so thaw it before use - just leave it for a couple of hours in the kitchen. Then, extract the juice of oranges, lime, and lemons.

In a pitcher, pour sugar syrup, lime juice, limeade concentrate, orange juice, lemon juice, and ice. Give them a good stir.

Take disposable cocktail glasses, rub a lime on its rim, and cover with granulated sugar. Pour in your margarita. Enjoy!

Mint Margarita Recipe

While we talk about margaritas, how can we forget the classic mint margarita? 


  • Club soda (1 liter)                  
  • Mint leaves (½ cup)
  • Lime juice (3 tbsp)
  • Sugar (1 cup)
  • Water (½ cup)
  • Black salt (½ tsp)
  • Black pepper (½ tsp)


Blend mint leaves with enough water to make a paste. Pour this mixture into a pan, add black pepper, and cook until it thickens.

Prepare sugar syrup by cooking water, sugar, and lime juice. Take it off the stove when the sugar dissolves completely.

Pour club soda, sugar syrup, mint paste, black salt, and ice into a blender and blend for a minute. Serve in fancy drinking glasses and garnish with mint leaves and lime slices.

You can also put mint leaves, lemon juice, sugar, black salt, ice, and soda in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. That is a comparatively easier method to prepare mint margarita.

Bloody Mary Recipe

Spice up your tastebuds with this Bloody Mary mocktail.


  • Tomato juice (¼ cup)
  • Lemon juice (½ tbsp)
  • Hot Sauce (¼ tsp)
  • Horseradish (one pinch)
  • Olive juice 
  • Salt (a pinch)
  • Worcestershire sauce (¼ tsp)
  • Black pepper (⅛ tsp)
  • Cayenne (⅛ tsp)
  • Ice
  • Lemon slices (for serving)


Cover the rim of the glass with celery salt and add all the ingredients. Give them a mix and serve. Double, triple, or quadruple the ingredients according to the number of guests.



  • Gin flavor syrup (40 ml)
  • Red grape juice (40 ml)
  • Bitter (80 ml)
  • Soda water
  • Ice


Pour gin flavor syrup, red grape juice, bitter, and ice into two elegant champagne flutes. Shake them well and top them with soda water. Your negroni is ready!

You can also add half a teaspoon of orange juice to each glass if you want.

Martini Recipe

Martinis have so many variations. We are sharing the blackberry and apple martini recipes that are popular in summers as they are refreshing.

Blackberry Martini


  • Blackberries (8)
  • Pineapple juice (½ up)
  • Soda water (200 ml)
  • Mint
  • Ice


In a blender, blend blackberries and pineapples for a minute. Pour it into two disposable plastic cups and add a quarter cup of soda water into each. Garnish with mint leaves.

Green Apple Martini


  • Lime juice (1 tbsp)
  • Apple sauce (4 tbsp)
  • Coconut syrup (3 tbsp)
  • Litchi juice (¼ cup)
  • Ice


Add all the ingredients to a shaker, shake well, and serve.