It's safe to say people will always love a good cocktail. And while that will stay the same, the drink of choice will constantly be changing. Take a look at some favorite sips the year you were born.
Arguably one of the most well-known aperitifs, this classic was created by Count Camilo Negroni, who wanted to add extra kick (a.k.a gin) to a traditional Americano cocktail.
Following a faux-Polynesian craze of the 1920s, this cocktail consists of gin, grenadine, cherry brandy, and sour mix.
Back in the day, this half-vodka half-tomato juice concoction was a standard morning pick-me-up. And its purpose still holds up today during weekend brunches everywhere.
This upgrade to a standard glass of champagne was first invented during World War I, but became insanely popular once Prohibition was repealed in 1933, when everyone wanted to celebrate with a glass of bubbly.
Wartime rations made most booze hard to come by, bur rum remained plentiful thanks to President Roosevelt's Good Neighbor policy, which encouraged trade with Latin America, Cuba and the Caribbean. What we know as a frozen, strawberry-flavored sip today, was a simple — and super popular — lime drink during World War II.
Invented by a bartender in Brussels, this vodka-Kahlua combination was first served to American socialite Perle Mesta, who was serving as the ambassador to Luxembourg at the time.
The ease, and subsequent boom, of gin manufacturing led to the rise of the martini during prohibition, but it took on a new identity and garnered immense popularity in the 1950s, when the U.S. began importing vodka from Russia.
Mid-century bars were totally ruled by whiskey. The Old Fashioned and Manhattan were top choices, but whiskey sours were the ultimate party drink — especially because sour mix was such a staple at the time.
Created by bartenders as a mockery of of hundreds of New Yorkers, this sweet-and-sour gin drink became a go-to thirst-quencher.
Soon after a tiki craze took over California, this fruity blend of aged rum, curacao, orgeat, and lime juice helped transport Americans to a far away island.
In an era dominated by clear spirits like vodka, an Italian liqueur called Galliano made its stateside debut in this orange juice drink.
Apparently the Rolling Stones drank so many of these babies that Mick Jagger joked their 1972 tour was called "the cocaine and Tequila Sunrise tour." After that, it became so wildly popular that The Eagles wrote a song dedicated to the drink.
The more cocktail culture became mainstream, the more it was influenced by pop culture. So it only makes sense that the 1980s show Miami Vice and the song "Do You Like Piña Coladas?" skyrocketed the Piña Colada to enormous heights.
Sugary mixers totally took over the '80s, and margs were easy to whip up with bottled mixes and a cheap shot of tequila. Its popularity also sparked an overall resurgence in Mexican cocktails during this decade.
Wine coolers, also known as spritzers, were a No. 1 with drinkers in the late 1980s — especially after bottled versions made their way to grocery stores and celebs like Bruce Willis plugged Seagrams.
No wonder '90s babies still have an affinity for nostalgia. This decade was all about Gen X childhood throwbacks in pop culture and food, of course, was no exception. In 1990, boozy milkshake emerged, teaming spirits like Kahlua, Crème de Cacao, and bourbon with fan-favorite scoops.
Loaded with liquor, the Long Island was named for the New York region it was concocted in — way back in 1976. But it didn't enter its prime until the 1990s, when people decided to throw back fun, tasty drinks that packed a serious punch.
While this refreshing wine cocktail was originally created in the 1940s, its popularity soared with the rise of brunch culture. Bright peach puree and bubbly Prosecco make for a perfectly pink drink to pair with any morning meal.
This variant on a traditional 1920s Side Car was thought-up in 1996 by legendary mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim and contains only three ingredients: spiced rum, orange curaçao and homemade lemon sour. It became insanely hot once he introduced it to the crowds in Las Vegas.
This blend of Kahlua, vodka, and cream has been around for more than 50 years, but it was plagued with the reputation of "girly dessert drink." (Yeah, we're rolling our eyes, too.) But when the 1998 Cohen Brothers film The Big Lebowski hit theaters, the cocktail and the movie both became cult classics.
It comes as no surprise that the fame of this drink is entirely thanks to Sex and the City, which debuted in 1998. As the go-to sip for Carrie Bradshaw and her girl gang, it became an instant hit at bars across the country.
Back before anyone knew about the negative effects of this mixture — aka the early 2000s, this was the most genius concoction to fuel a night out on the town.