The 10 most popular alcoholic drinks include the Bloody Mary, the Screwdriver, the Cuba Libre, the Martini, the Margarita, the Daiquiri, the Tequila Sunrise, the Cosmopolitan, the Pina Colada and the Mojito, according to The Richest. Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers and Cuba Libres top the list.
Both as a hangover remedy and a flavorful cocktail, the Bloody Mary ranks as one of the best-known mixed drinks in the world. A complex combination of vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice and a variety of spices, the Bloody Mary is celebrated for its robust, spicy flavor. Typical ingredients in the drink include Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper, horseradish and cayenne pepper. The blood-red cocktail is commonly garnished with a stalk of celery.
The Screwdriver is one of the simplest cocktails in existence, but also one of the most popular. A mixture of orange juice and vodka, the drink is typically served in a highball glass. Some sources claim the drink originated among oil rig workers, who would secretly mix vodka and orange juice into cans so they could drink on the job. The workers supposedly stirred the drinks with their screwdrivers, giving it its name.
Commonly referred to as a Rum and Coke, the Cuba Libre also contains a wedge of lime. The exact origin of the drink is unclear, though most sources do agree that it comes from Cuba.