Mixology is defined as the art of mixing cocktail recipes, and it is one such form of art that is constantly changing to keep up with the demands of the customers. Bargoers are constantly looking for the next new “thing” that pushes the limits of what can be done with cocktails. Each year, new trends emerge that seem to spark a new or slightly new direction that the art of mixing drinks seems to take. This year there are several new and exciting cocktails that have been developed that can be a wonderful addition to your drink menu. Here is a look at some of the new cocktail trends for 2017 that will be sure to make their way to Miami cocktail bars.
- Asian Whiskies
- Tea-infused Cocktails
- Agave Spirits
- Classier Boilermakers
- Small Production Bitters
Scottish Whiskey Sour– a fresh twist on the extremely popular prohibition-era cocktail, the Scottish Whiskey Sour features Dewar’s Scotch, lemon, simple syrup, egg white and angostura bitters. To finish the drink off, garnish with an orange wedge and brandied cherries.
Prairie Buzz- this delectable dessert cocktail will be a favorite with coffee lovers. The Prairie Buzz cocktail is made with cinnamon syrup, cream, cold brew coffee, amaretto, vino chinato and Rieger whiskey. Served on the rocks and garnished with nutmeg, this sweet drink packs a bit of a buzz.
Garden Mule– a spin-off of the classic Moscow Mule, the Garden Mule is a brightly colored alternative that is made by muddling cucumbers, fresh blueberries and mint leaves at the bottom of a copper mug then adding ice, vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. Garnish with candied ginger and fresh blueberries.
Oracle– there are many Southern-style cocktails, and the Oracle is one more. Rye whiskey, jasmine liqueur, ginger liqueur, fresh lime juice and orange bitters make up the Oracle that will pair extremely well with just about anything on your menu.
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