2017 made it the year for Frose, a rose slushy concoction with vodka and fresh juices such as peach. And, then there were other contenders too - such as Supertonics cocktails and punch bowls that topped the favourite beverages list. But here’s another year to look forward to newer trends and we’ve got a sneak peek ready for you. Here’s the list!
But, for Health
Health tops the list when it comes to getting your mixers right. Mixologists are turning to healthy variants such as cold-pressed juices, kombucha, drinking vinegar and activated charcoal in their cocktails. No-sugar juice brands are gaining popularity with their long list of properties - B-complex vitamins, flavonoids, and more making them the most sought-after variety for healthy cocktails. There are healthy mocktails too - like the kombucha spiked up with lemon juice. There are also some friendly herbs besides mint, such as thyme or botanicals that aid the body’s digestive and immunity prowess.
Tiki Cocktails are Here to Stay
Rum, coconut and pineapple flavour-infused Caribbean-style drinks will slay in 2018. Pop-coloured swizzle sticks that popularly characterised tiki drinks are also going to make a comeback in 2018.
Kegging cocktails helps turn out drinks faster however concoctions with high-quality ingredients - infusions, syrups, juices and tinctures will feature in most kegged cocktails.
The good old apricot brandy and rare rum variety will be back to stir up new cocktail stories in 2018.
Froese Ain’t Going Anywhere
This wine slushy will have another great year ahead. Undoubtedly this will be the poolside favourite this year too. While rosé mixed with vodka, peach liquor, fresh peach puree and ice signatures the year’s go-to drink, there’ll be other varieties for choice to make more variants of the slushy drink.
Besides, here are some insights from the Diageo World Class 2017 conference, featuring bartenders from across 57 countries:
According to a recent poll, one out of two customers is willing to pay a 10% premium for environmentally friendly products and brands exercising social responsibility. From removing straws to recycling garnishes, this trend has been picking on.
What tasting menus are to the culinary world, is what signature serves will be in the world of bars. Unique drink experiences pushing the normal boundaries exerted by bar owners and bartenders will be the highlight this year.
Taking inspiration from the culinary world and culinary gurus of the world, progressive mixologists will turn up their aces when it comes to serving up new concoctions of a whole new variety taking flavours, ingredients, textures and techniques to a whole new level.
Researchers reveal that nearly 73% of youngsters enjoy creating similar to bar experiences at home for special occasions. Its entertaining, fun and cuts out the otherwise boring - home bartending is a trend that’s picking strong vibes next year.