This is when most people start drinking on holiday, based on nationality

We may be leaving the EU, but at least we still share common ground with continentals in our love of a good cocktail (or 12) on holiday.

Travel website Lastminute.com recently surveyed members of the European Union to discern their holiday habits, asking questions around everything from whether they try to learn some of the language at their chosen destination, to how avidly they seek out local delicacies.

However, we were struck by their conclusion that British vacationers are the biggest day-drinkers, claiming the majority take their first sip at 12pm while abroad.

We wanted to see how UK drinking habits stacked up against the rest of the EU, so we reached out to the travel firm to find out what time holidaymakers from each nationality hit the bar.

The survey highlighted some age-old stereotypes, but also threw up some surprises. Spanish and Italian drinkers were the latest starters on average, with many buying their first drink after 9pm, but UK residents, who are known for their holiday guzzling, were also the most likely to go teetotal, with 4% of brits saying they don’t drink at all when they’re away.

Keep scrolling to see how drinking habits of European vacationers compare, depending on their nationality.

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