Top 5 Trends in Summer Cocktails
Watermelon has become the go-to fruit for cocktails this summer. We love it because it is so versatile in summer cocktails and brings just a touch of sweetness, keeping any cocktail you add it to light and refreshing. If you’re looking for watermelon cocktail inspiration, try this recipe from Bobby Flay. He adds silver tequila, sugar syrup, blueberries, mint, and fresh lime juice to watermelon juice.
Hear us out. We know whiskey has become the drink everyone is sipping while out. And although you probably associate whiskey with a winter cocktail, it's time to start thinking summer. With its similarities to bourbon's sweetness without bourbon’s smoky flavor, white whiskey makes an excellent summer cocktail, and an especially good margarita.
We’re sure you’ve seen jalapeno margaritas, but why stop there? Jalapenos add a kick to any cocktail, and we’d like you to stretch a little with us and try this Jalapeño-Spiked Bourbon Julep from CountryLiving. You won’t be disappointed!
Sugar is out and bitter is in. We can't say we weren’t surprised. It seems like everyone had a sugar overload during the winter and spring, so we're all welcoming summer cocktails with bitter flavor profiles. Try adding bitter liqueurs like Campari or Amaros to add a little depth to your next summer cocktail.
It’s back! Once dominating the cocktail scene, gin hasn’t been a trend in summer cocktails in quite some time. But we are oh so glad it's back! With alternatives to the original flavor profile available it’s the perfect time to try a Bramble cocktail. The combination of gin, blackberry liqueur, sugar syrup and fresh lemon is delightful.
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