The Most Popular Alcoholic Beverage Of 2022 According To Grubhub

The end of 2022 is within sight, and Spotify isn't the only one delivering the year in data-backed favorites. Today, Grubhub's 2022 Delivered was released, and it shared some of the tastiest insights the delivery service gathered from the year in review. From the city with the most late-night orders to the single order with the most pizzas — it was 60, by the way — Grubhub listed it all. But for some, one of the most surprising finds just might be the most-ordered alcoholic drinks in 2022.

In a press release received by Tasting Table, Grubhub explained that its report was "based on trends gathered from tens of millions of orders" that it received throughout the year. And between January and November of this year, the food delivery platform found that the top drink choices have really flipped compared to the same time frame in 2021. Last year, red wine was the top drink order by a landslide. This year, the winner may surprise you, and the runners-up include margaritas in second place, hot sake in third, and pina colada in fourth. 

Wine was booted in 2022

The fifth most-ordered drink on Grubhub 2022 was white wine — specifically Sauvignon Blanc, according to a press release. That means red wine was not even in the top five for Americans this year. Instead, the top-ordered alcohol on Grubhub was beer. 

It would seem that when Grubhub users were looking for quick and easy alcohol delivery, beer was the go-to choice. But don't rule wine and cocktails out just yet. Those looking to delve into wine and cocktails also found plenty to enjoy this year, even if it wasn't from the comfort of their own home. 

According to Punch, martinis had a major moment this year. Even Drinks International claims that the martini was in the top three most-consumed cocktails in 2022, with old fashioned and negroni taking the top two spots, respectively. 

With the favorite alcoholic drinks of 2022 in the books, only time will tell what drink trends and go-to picks will surface in the coming year.