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This popular cocktail will leave you bedbound for 10+ hours!

  • Pornstar Martinis cause the worst hangover with a 7.9 out of 10 hangover score!
  • Solely Rum-based cocktails are the least likely to have lingering effects, with Mojito and Strawberry Daquiri in the bottom three
  • Long Island Iced Teas score the highest in headache, dehydration, and sickness factors
  • Vodka drinkers are most likely to spend all day in bed!

Recent news has given us cause for celebration and for many, a good time and a cocktail are interchangeable - the hangover is just the price we pay. So, which classic cocktail leaves us feeling the most worse for wear?

Interested in finding the cocktails that leave us the most defeated the next morning, experts at OnBuy Drinks created a Cocktail Hangover Index. The linear numeric scale scored each hangover element, such as headaches, sickness and time wasted in bed, on a scale from one to ten. With the results, was able to discover which cocktail caused the worst hangover.

The Worst Cocktails:

The winner for the most hangover-inducing cocktail is the Pornstar Martini with a hangover factor of 7.9 out of 10. This passion fruit flavoured, vodka-based cocktail, (with a side shot of prosecco) didn’t score highly in most of the factors, however, it’s high score for time wasted in bed (11hrs) pushed it to claim the title.

Coming in at a close second, the classic vodka-based Sex On The Beach scored 6.9. This cocktail will leave you with intense cravings for greasy carbs during the hangover phase with a factor of 10. This fruity number also scored second for time wasted in bed (9hrs).

In third, Long Island Iced Tea (LIIT) has an overall hangover factor of 6.8. It scores highly across three out of five of the factors; headache (8),dehydration (8.6) and sickness (6.4). This cocktail contains equal parts vodka, tequila, light rum, and gin. It is widely known that mixing alcohols is more likely to bring you to levels of intoxication, so arguably, it is surprising that LIIT doesn’t take the top spot.

The Best Cocktails:

Of the listed cocktails, it is the Mojito that had the least after-effect, scoring 4.6 in the hangover index. A minty mix that scored amongst the lowest for time wasted in bed, atjust three hours wasted. A great drink for all of the fun and almost none of the post-drinking regret. However, it does come in as one of the highest scorers for dehydration (6.7)

Followed closely by the spiced tomato staple, the Bloody Mary, scoring 4.7, and the Strawberry Daquiri scoring 4.8.The Bloody Mary is amongst the cocktails that give you the lowest cravings for greasy carbs (3.2) and time wasted in bed, again at just three hours wasted.              

Strawberry Daquiris are fruity and sweet and scored relatively low for all the hangover factors!


Methodology: -

  1. 1.      To achieve the data, OnBuy Drinks surveyed 2,892 people to find out which of the most popular cocktails (as determined by Google search) inflicted the worst hangover.
  2. 2.      The 15 surveyed cocktails are: Sex On The Beach, Cosmopolitan, Bloody Mary, Pornstar Martini, Negroni, Tom Collins, Singapore Sling, Margarita, Tequila Sunrise, Whiskey Sours, Old Fashioned, Pina Colada, Strawberry Daquiri, Mojito and Long Island Iced Tea.
  3. 3.      From the survey results, created an Index of common factors experienced during a hangover. Each factor was ranked on a linear numeric scale from 1-10.
  4. Additionally, an experiment was led whereby a selected group of individuals drank the previously listed cocktails to the point of inebriation - drinking six cocktails within four hours (mixing cocktails was not prohibited). The individuals completed the survey.
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March 3, 2021 - The Naked Collective has partnered with Acosta USA & Acosta Canada which will see its vegan friendly Mude range of healthy drinks become available to retailers across both countries as part of what will be an overall initial $12m investment by the company in North America.


The deal is a major win for The Naked Collective, the Irish start up healthy drinks company who have successfully launched in the Irish market in 2020 and already secured distribution deals in the UK & Italy. The company’s offering is especially popular to its health and wellness conscious B2B and B2C customers due to its naturally brewed Superliquid® which contains only natural ingredients. Obtaining carbon neutral status from Day 1, The Naked Collective has committed to becoming a regenerative business by the end of 2021. In keeping with their sustainability commitment they have partnered with manufacturers Lazy Magnolia Brewery in Mississippi in the US and Blackburn Brewhouse in Niagara Falls, Ontario.


“We chose Acosta as we believe they are the number one broker in the USA and Canada and have unparalleled retail reach. This deal is a natural fit for our natural healthy brand of Mude drinks given the strong move towards a healthier lifestyle by consumers globally,” said, The Naked Collective’s CEO Niall Phelan. “We believe the brand will land well in both an ongoing and post-Covid world, where consumers want to know how the products they consume impact the environment and their own health and wellbeing.”  


A recent survey carried out in the US of 3,000 people found that 1 in 3 Millennials and Generation Z had reduced their alcohol consumption as a result of Covid by November 2020 and this has now risen to 1 in 2 just last month in February. They also found that 2 in 3 people are looking for drinks that support immune health as a direct result of the pandemic.


“We are moving into an age where food is medicine and where people have started to recognize that you can’t have zero calories, zero sugar and taste like a diet cola whilst still being good for you” continued Phelan. “Our ethos is to be socially and personally responsible for our environment, our planet and our community. Giving people honest healthy choices in the soft drinks fridge is key to this. Acosta’s reach across North America and beyond is a game changer for us as we raise awareness of our carbon neutral healthy natural drinks and take on the battle to educate people about unhealthy sugar-based drinks. We want to lead by example in the soft drinks industry in the fight to save our planet,” he said.


The Irish company already has executives working in California, New York and Toronto and their aim is to be on shelf in the leading natural, specialty & premium retail outlets as soon as summer 2021. Further to setting up brewery partnerships in both countries they have signalled their intent by hiring former Essentia Water executives, Craig Miller and Tim Dorman, to lead their USA rollout. 


Mude Drinks contain no added sugar and a clean label ethos means fewer simpler ingredients from natural sources all of which are key to a new generation of consumers who want to protect both the planet and their bodies. In addition, the drinks are non GMO, vegan, with no preservatives, no sweeteners, no stabilisers, and no Bulls*&t. The Naked Collective closed funding of close to $7.25 million in 2020 and plan further funding of $20min 2021 to support their North American and international expansion plans.


“We are honored The Naked Collective has entrusted us with representing their brand across North America,” said John Caruso, SVP of Acosta. “Our team is proud and eager to provide retail reach to this tremendous healthy drinks company. The natural healthy brand of Mude drinks have enormous growth potential leveraging consumers’ post covid move toward healthier lifestyles. Acosta will partner with The Naked Collective to help them stay a step ahead and act as their go to team to drive growth and accelerate performance.”

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It’s all about sustainability. From foodstuffs and tableware to machinery and the contract sector, a “green new wave” has run through all parts of the industry. According to data derived from specialized sources and analysed by HostMilano, the world leading trade fair dedicated to the sector, this has happened as a result of the increasingly widespread use of technology and innovation, two key areas that in recent months have accelerated the shift in consumer patterns, and what the various supply chains have to offer.

That is the picture emerging from the many surveys carried out in Italy and abroad, which offer a snapshot of what has become an irreversible trend: consumers care more and more about sustainability, and prefer products with a low environmental impact, those that respect standards in terms of both packaging and manufacturing techniques. But the feeling runs even deeper than that: an Ipsos survey carried out in recent months found that 46% of adults interviewed will switch brand or label if a company is found to be wanting in its social, environmental, cultural and political attitudes (a percentage which last year was just 37%). On top of all this, a study conducted by Accenture in 2020, as reported by HostMilano, looked at the way in which purchasing habits have irreversibly changed as a result of the pandemic. (...)

Environmental sustainability has undoubtedly become more than a trend; it is now a product feature almost necessary for the market. The focus on ethics and corporate responsibility translates into consistent purchasing behaviours that reward virtuous companies as well as increase the perceived value of the brand. Many companies have taken advantage of this forced stop to reinvent their business, modernizing their services. They have invested and opened up in communication to their customers and their audience. The investments of the past few months have focused mainly on the minimization of the environmental impact, within a broader policy of corporate responsibility that sees beyond the adoption of virtuous behaviour, and the usage, during the production processes, of clean and renewable energy sources.

HostMilano is the world leading trade fair dedicated to the sector.
The next edition will be held in fieramilano from 22 to 26 October 2021.

All updates are available on:, @ HostMilano, # Host2021

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MEIKO Clean Solutions Canada is pleased to announce that Hallmark Agencies has joined the team as our newest representative, serving MAFSI Region 26a covering British Columbia.

Camille Eisbrenner has years of industry-leading experience in foodservice equipment and supplies, and currently represents many other prominent brands, including American Panel, Bar Maid, Berner, Celco (AHT, Celcold, Nieco, Rotisol, Silver King, Spaceman) and FWE.

MEIKO customers are as varied as their industries. From restaurants to hotels, bars, hospitals, schools, universities, wineries, airports, stadiums and convention halls – you can find us anywhere food is served.

Over the years, Hallmark Agencies has earned a reputation for providing the highest standard of customer service both before and after the sale and will represent the MEIKO brand and philosophy well.

We welcome our newest valued partner to the team!

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Manitoba has announced a further loosening of public health restrictions, which will take effect as of March 5 at 12:01 am. 

Under the new rules, the capacity limit for restaurants and licensed premises will increase up to 50%.

All other restrictions will remain in effect, including the requirement for tables to be seated only with members of the same household. Establishments are required to verify ID that shows every diner’s address, to ensure that all adult patrons who are dining together are from the same household.

Bridge Grant Extended for Third Round

The Manitoba government has announced that it is increasing its budget for the Manitoba Bridge Grant and making a third round of payments available to help protect businesses in the province from the impacts of COVID-19.

The province is also extending the grant application deadline to March 31.

Eligible businesses that received a first and second bridge grant payment, each worth up to $5,000, will automatically receive a third equal payment beginning as early as Friday, March 5 and will be notified of the deposit via email. New program applicants will be eligible for a one-time immediate payment to a maximum of $15,000.

We encourage any business operators who have not yet applied for these funds to visit the Manitoba Bridge Grant web page to learn more about the program and how to apply.


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