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In January 2021, Drinks International (DI), a trade publication for the alcohol industry, released its list of 2020’s best-selling classic cocktails around the globe. To create the annual ranking, DI surveys the world’s top bars and asks each to name its best-selling drinks for the year. The responses are then weighted and ranked. For the latest version, the publication surveyed 100 bars to create a ranking of the year’s most-ordered drinks at top establishments around the world.

A big takeaway from the newly released list is: Tropical cocktails are always in season. Three of the seven newcomers feature bright flavors and fruity ingredients — including the Jungle Bird, El Diablo, and the Zombie. Perhaps almost a year of staying at home has inspired imbibers to experience their beach vacations in a glass. On another note, the Long Island Iced Tea has found its way onto the year’s ranking, proving that these days, we should always expect the unexpected.

Here are the year’s top 50 cocktails.


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What are the main types of beer?
•  Ale
Ale is a general category of beer: You'll find sub-categories like brown ales or pale ales.
• Lager
Lagers are a newer style of beer with two key differences from ales.
• Porter
• Stout
• Blonde Ale
• Brown Ales
 • Pale Ale
 • India Pale Ale
 • Other Types

General Serving Temperature Rules: All beers should be served between 38-55° F. Lagers are served colder than ales. Stronger beers are served warmer than weaker beers. Darker beers are served warmer than lighter beers.

You can serve beer at most gatherings and a cold beer is the most common alcoholic beverage  served. 

Most people enjoy drinking their favorite beer straight from the bottle, but if you are looking for a different beer experience, you need to make sure it is served at the perfect temperature, poured just right and into the correct beer glassware. Don’t know where to begin? This article will get you started on the path to making every beer the perfect beer.

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Red Wine vs. White Wine:

Visit these sites for more information about the types of white wines:

Best White Wines
Wine Express

Types of Wine Grapes Wine is made with grapes, but not typical table grapes you’ll find at the grocery. Wine grapes (latin name: Vitis vinifera) have thick skins, are small, sweet, and contain seeds. There are many different kinds of wine grapes–over a thousand,– but here some common choices you’ll find in the grocery store.

Types of red wines:
The Spruce Eats
A-Z Wines

Visit these sites for more information about optimum temperatures to serve wine to your guests:

Wine Enthusiasts