Thursday, August 25, 2005

Orange You Thirsty? Screwdrivers No. 1 Cocktail

DEERFIELD, Ill. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Americans are getting pretty fruity when it comes to their cocktails.

A new survey by Jim Beam reveals that Screwdrivers – a cocktail that combines orange juice and vodka – is the most popular mixed drink with 82 percent of Americans.

Other kinds of fruity drinks are also increasing in popularity.

Although 67 percent say they love martinis, 62 percent are sweet on Fuzzy Navels, a drink that combines orange juice and peach-flavored schnapps.

Other cocktails that are currently “flavorites” include Manhattans, favored by 44 percent of drinkers.

  • 31 percent enjoy Harvey Wallbangers.

  • 26 percent go gaga for Gimlets.

  • 25 percent pick Appletinis as their cocktail of choice.

  • Finally, 22 percent of legal drinkers get hammered on Rusty Nails.

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