With many surprising ingredients and unexpected pairings, cocktail drinkers and bartenders have much to look forward to in 2019 and beyond. Are you excited to check what’s new there in the bar near you?
From corporate-branded cocktails to the new spirits, here are the top 5 major cocktail trends coming up this year:
Turmeric and rose emerged as the top new flavors you’ll find in cocktails, with tarragon and celery root as runner up ingredients. Vibrantly green matcha has taken coffee shops and Instagram by storm, but according to bartenders, the next trending beverage may contain one or more of the following: moringa, goji berries, pandan, fenugreek, genmaicha or mate. North African, Japanese and Latin American culture will also be heavily influencing drink menus. Examples include harissa-infused mezcal and plantain-infused scotch.
Right now, my social media feeds have been awash in corporate logos stamped into ice cubes, sprayed onto egg white foam, printed on rounds of fondant and clipped on as garnishes. I’m predicting more of these are ahead, even though I’m already chafing at the prospect.
2018 was the year of tequila and
It’s Instagram’s world; we’re just drinking in it. In 2019, look for fewer brown drinks and more Technicolor-hued cocktails. Last year brought a purple yam Daiquiri
A keen interest in gin has brought white spirits back into favor while barrel-aged spirits like whiskey fall by the wayside. We’ll be frequently seeing some lesser known liqueurs replacing more traditional bases in classic cocktails, and even in recipes with botanical flavours, Patrice Plante projects: mezcal, a spirit made from Mexican agave, boasting serious aromatic complexity; cachaça, a sugarcane brandy from Brazil that’s not unlike rum; pisco, a grape-based liqueur hailing from Peru that’s also crafted in Chile; and finally, shōchū or Japan’s “poor man’s spirit”, an alcoholic beverage distilled from rice, barley, buckwheat and sweet potato that’s vodka-like in nature, but with more character.
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