7 Most Overrated Cocktails, According to Experts

It's fair to assume that certain drinks are just more popular than others. Perhaps this is due to their "classic" reputation or accessible flavor.

A traditional Negroni, invented in Florence, Italy in the early twentieth century, consists of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari. The mixture is poured over ice and garnished with an orange peel.


Despite its name, the Long Island Iced Tea contains no iced tea at all. Instead, the amber-colored drink contains vodka, tequila, light rum, triple sec, gin, and a dash of cola.

Long Island Iced Tea

Another drink Stutts dislikes is the Moscow Mule, which he describes as "annoying AF because everyone wanted to buy the same copper cups."

Moscow Mule

A mojito appears to be a simple cocktail, with only rum, sugar, lime, mint, and club soda required. However, it turns out that this overdone drink is widely loathed among bartenders.


Sangria is another beverage that may be time-consuming to prepare. The mixed drink originated in Spain and is commonly created with wine, fruit juice, a sweetener, sparkling water, fruit, and liqueur, fruit schnapps, brandy, or cognac.


The dirty martini, which is traditionally created with gin, dry vermouth, and olive juice, is one of the most iconic drinks. But Kat Foster, bar manager at Margot Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY, believes the cocktail does not merit the attention.

Dirty Martini

Continuing the martini trend, another overhyped cocktail for Reyes is the apple martini, sometimes known as the appletini. This drink is usually mixed with vodka, apple liqueur or schnapps, lemon juice, and apple juice.

Apple Martini