2010 Top Drinks and Bottles

With the end of 2010 almost upon us, we thought it would be fun to look back at our first full year in business and see what was popular with you, the mighty cocktail blog readers.  The holidays – specifically Christmas and Halloween – brought us lots of traffic, especially as we were fortunate enough to be including in a Top Halloween Drinks article which found its way to The Huffington Post and, at Christmas, to be included among WordPress’ Freshly Pressed picks for several days.  Needless to say, holiday drinks topped our lists.

So, without further ado, here are some 12 Bottle Bar Top Lists for 2010…

Top 5 Most-Popular Drinks of 2010

  1. Buttered Beere
  2. Poison Apple Punch
  3. The Vampire
  4. Holland Razor Blade
  5. The Jack Torrance

Yes, those are all Christmas (well, one) and Halloween (all the rest) drinks.  How about if we eliminate the holiday drinks from the running:


Top 5 Most-Popular Non-Holiday Drinks of 2010

  1. Whiskey Sour Jelly Shot
  2. Stone Fence
  3. The Scofflaw
  4. Whiskey Sour (Four Ways)
  5. The Cocktail and The Sling (two drinks, one post)


And, now, our most-popular bottles for the year:

Top 5 Most-Popular Bottles for 2010

  1. Redbreast Irish Whiskey
  2. Pusser’s Navy Rum
  3. Bols Genever
  4. Kübler Absinthe
  5. Leopold’s Small Batch Gin

7 responses to “2010 Top Drinks and Bottles

  1. Interesting… folks love a good holiday-themed beverage it seems

    • That’s at least when they’re doing their drinkin’. I thought of trying to equalize the numbers to compensate for the syndication spikes, but it is what it is. Those drinks got picked up because people are interested.

  2. aww, i was rooting for the Smoking Bishop. but the Buttered Beere was dang enticing, for sure. it’s on my must-try list for sure.

    • I really wanted to do Bishop for Christmas, but as it’s a full-on Port drink, it seemed too out-of-bounds. Going to be testing Pope (the Champagne version of Bishop) in the next couple of days for a New Years drink.

      • Thanks, Robin. We’ve been tea nerds much longer than cocktail nerds. My favorite home brew is a 50/50 mix of a nice Assam and Grand Keemum.

      • i’ve been reading about the Smoking Bishop all december, but couldn’t remember just where it was at the time i made my comment, and then christmas came and went. i still haven’t tried it, but now your Champagne/Pope version has got me thinking about it for new year’s, haha.
        : )

      • Bishop is a classic, and we love our port around these parts. I say go for it… and what time’s the party? 🙂

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