The cocktail world is constantly evolving and 2023 is no exception. Here are some of the top cocktail trends we have seen this year:
Spicy cocktails: Spice is having a moment in the cocktail world. From the classic Margarita to the more modern Smoked Old Fashioned, there are plenty of delicious and refreshing spicy cocktails to choose from.
Throwback to the 90s: The 90s are back! and that includes cocktails. we're seeing a resurgence of classic 90s cocktails like the Cosmopolitan and the Sex on the Beach.
Twists on the Negroni: The Negroni is one of the most popular cocktails in the world, and for good reason. This year we're seeing bartenders put their own spin on the classic Negroni with ingredients like Campari, Aperol and gin.
Fancy ice cubes: Fancy ice cubes are more than just a pretty garnish. They can also help to improve the taste of your cocktails. bartenders are using all sorts of creative ice cubes this year, from spheres to cubes made with fruit juice.
Experiential cocktails: Experiential cocktails are all about theatrics. These cocktails are designed to be more than just a drink; they're an experience. This year we're seeing bartenders use smoke, dry ice and other special effects to create truly memorable cocktails.
Low- and no-alcohol cocktails: Low- and no-alcohol cocktails are becoming increasingly popular. There is a trend this year for bartenders to create delicious and sophisticated cocktails that are perfect for those who are looking to reduce their alcohol intake.
These are just a few of the top cocktail trends currently appearing in 2023. With so many exciting new cocktails to try, this year is a great one for cocktail lovers.
Here are some additional tips for staying ahead of the cocktail curve:
Read cocktail blogs and magazines: a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest trends.
Attend cocktail events: a great way to sample new cocktails and learn from the pros.
Experiment with different flavours and ingredients: Don't be afraid to try new things. You might just discover your new favorite cocktail.
With a little creativity and experimentation, you can easily stay ahead of the cocktail curve whilst enjoying all the latest trends.