Top Cocktails Trends for 2023
When we asked cocktail pros to give us their trend predictions for 2023, we got even more excited to drink delicious cocktails in the new year. Twists on classic cocktails are in; so are non-alcoholic sips. According to the pros, we’ll see lots more bubbly cocktails, drinks with vegetables, bitter concoctions, and tequila, tequila, tequila. We’ve rounded up our favorite cocktail recipes for these 2023 trends, so you can be ahead of the curve.
Banana Rum Old-Fashioned
A bold, strong cocktail with both high-proof bourbon and light rum gets a hit of floral sweetness from mellow crème de banane.
Jardín Verde Non-Alcoholic Cocktail
For Julia Bainbridge, going booze-free isn’t about doing without-the nonalcoholic bottles and cocktails she celebrates are extra in the best way possible. This refreshing nonalcoholic cocktail from Bryan Dayton is featured in Bainbridge’s book, Good Drinks. It is sweet and mildly bitter from Seedlip Garden 108 with botanical notes that shine with the addition of fragrant, herbal tonic water.
Inspired by the classic Adonis cocktail of sherry and vermouth, this stiff drink from Kim Kyungmoon balances earthy, fermented Chungju with amaro. Chungju, a Korean alcoholic beverage brewed from rice, and Amaro Nonino, a liqueur from the region of Friuli in northern Italy, both offer a pleasantly musky, nutty flavor, while vermouth shines through with a burst of sweetness. For a source of artisanal Chungju from Korea’s oldest brewery, visit Woorisoul.
Cucumber-Rose Gin Spritz
A classic combination of gin, lemon, and club soda gets a refreshing twist with cucumber, basil, and black cardamom infused syrup. Dried rose petals add a subtle floral flavor and act as a beautiful garnish.
Seriously Dirty Martinis
Dirty vodka martinis are a staple at television personality Alex Guarnaschelli’s parties, but she also likes to mix it up from time to time. A floral gin martini made seriously dirty with olives is a great palate opener, she says, but the real secret is adding the brine from the jar of capers in the door in her fridge.