Drink Trends from 2011 Cocktail Guide
1. Drink Trend: Chef Cocktails
Top chefs are teaming up with mixologistsand sometimes even picking up cocktail shakersto create innovative drinks like the Porch Crawler.
Try the trend: Porch Crawler
2. Drink Trend: Salted Spirits
Big grains of salt rim many a margarita glass. But as the Silver Monk proves, a pinch of salt can add complexity to sophisticated bittersweet drinks.
Try the trend: Silver Monk
3. Drink Trend: Soda-Fountain Drinks
Mixologists are taking a cue from old-fashioned soda fountains and making nonalcoholic cocktails with artisanal syrups, like the Almond-Fennel Cooler.
Try the trend: Almond-Fennel Cooler
4. Drink Trend: Tea Infusions
Steeping spirits with tea can add depth. Try black tea for astringency (as in the Tea Thyme), green tea for nuttiness and jasmine tea for floral notes.
Try the trend: Tea Thyme