Are Your Tastes on Trend? Google Reveals the Top 10 Recipes and Cocktails of 2015

12/17/2015 at 04:00 PM ET

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2015 seems to have been a very delicious year!

Google revealed the top trending recipes and cocktails of the year and it was a mix of comfort food classics and nostalgic cocktails. Topping the drinks list was sangria (a year round crowd-pleaser) and on the recipes list, it looks like people wanted to know what to do with all those pumpkin seeds!

Top Cocktails
1. Sangria
The fruit-filled cocktail is perfect for a party, which could be the reason for it taking the top spot. Known as a refreshing summer sipper, the wine-based cocktails also makes a satisfying cool weather staple. Case in point, this autumn sangria made with white wine, apples, pears, pomegranate and brand.

2. Moscow Mule
Vodka, ginger-beer and a squeeze of lime — it doesn’t get any easier than that.

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3. Gimlet
Made with either vodka or the more traditional gin, this classic cocktail can also be spruced with herbs, like this basil-thyme recipe.

4. Cosmopolitan
Sarah Jessica Parker made our year when she posted a picture of Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite cocktail on Instagram. And, let’s face it,  a cosmo is always in style.

5. Long Island Iced Tea
Famous for its alcohol potency, this recipe make a stiff, yet easy-to-sip drink.

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6. Margarita
If it’s good enough for George Clooney, it’s good enough for us! We sipped the star’s orange cinnamon version all summer long.

7. Mojito
Another summer staple – this refreshing, rum-based recipe is perfect for those tropical trips, like this one made with coconut.

8. Aviation
This pretty purple cocktail – made gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette, and lemon juice – is a perfect party cocktail. Plus, it has a lovely floral flavor.

9. Sex on the Beach
This nostalgic drink pairs vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry.

10. Daiquiri
Because no tropical vacation (or beach day for that matter) is complete without a slushy, fruity concoction. Get the best of both worlds with this Miami Vice recipe (aka a blend of strawberry daiquiri and pina colada).

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Top Recipes
1. Pumpkin Seeds
Given the country’s obsession with all things pumpkin, it’s no surprise it would be number one. So, what to do with all those pumpkin seeds? Curtis Stone has the perfect recipe.

2. Sweet Potato Fries
Because, let’s face it, sometimes regular fries just won’t do. Have a craving? try this super simple recipe.

3. Philly Cheese Steak
Can’t make it to Philly? Try this recreation of its most famous sub.

4. Chicken
Who isn’t looking for a new chicken recipe to add to their dinner rotation? How about 17?

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5. Apple Pie
America’s favorite pie is always a hit, especially during the holiday season. This one from Alex Guarnaschelli is so good,you’ll want to bake all year long.

6. Brownie
It doesn’t get better than brownies. This versatile dessert lends itself to all sorts of delicious flavor combos, like this decadent caramel cocoa recipe.

7. Pesto
This spread packs a flavorful punch and dresses up everything from chicken to turkey sandwiches.

8. Pancake
There is nothing better on a Sunday morning then a big stack of pancakes. Go for a classic combo like this banana chocolate chip recipe.

9.  Cabbage
Daniel Boulud had the right idea, pairing his homemade sauerkraut with slow-frasied sausage.

10. Chili
Winter’s signature stew, chili is a hearty meal whether served with meat or vegetarian.

FILED UNDER: Best of 2015 , Cocktails , Food , Recipes

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People mag please proofread!

Duncan on

Love the article! I personally always head to for a cocktail when I need to take the edge off and I’d say my by far most ordered drink was a long island ice tea so I can’t wait to try that coffee flavoured variant.

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