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Google’s most-searched cocktail in 2012

What was the most-searched cocktail on Google in 2012? The margarita.

What was the most searched cocktail on Google in 2012?

The margarita.

Google released its 12th annual Year-End-Zeitgeist, a compilation of 838 top-10 lists from 55 countries.

The top ten most-searched cocktails in 2012 in the United States were:

1.  Margarita
2.  Bloody Mary
3.  Mojito
4.  Pina Colada
5.  Daiquiri
6.  White Russian
7.  Kamikaze
8.  Long Island Iced Tea
9.  Mai Tai
10. Lemon Drop

The first recipe for the margarita in our Google search comes from

Classic Tequila Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


1 1/2 oz tequila

1/2 oz Tiple Sec

Dash of lemon or lime juice

3 oz sour mix

Lime wedge for garnish

Salt or sugar to rim the glass (optional)


1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

2. Shake well.

3. If desired, salt the rim of a chilled margarita glass.

4. Pour contents, with ice, into the glass.

5. Garnish with the lime wedge.

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