New year, new drinks! We looked at the long drink trends in 2019 and brought you the right cocktail recipes to imitate.
The bar whisperers have swarmed out and agree: Gin 2019 far from its zenith exceeded. And otherwise it says this year: Bitter makes fun. According to leading American hotel, bar and restaurant chains such as Southern Glazer's and the annual Culinary & Cocktail Trends Forecast by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the focus of 2019 continues to be on bitter yet balanced and light cocktail recipes.
Herbal liqueurs and vermouths are also very popular in 2019 – by the way, they are all about sustainability. The slogan "Zero Waste" has also arrived in the catering industry, which is approximately in the Abandonment of plastic straws shows. We like.
Here comes our top 5 of must-have 2019, each including cocktail recipe. Cheers!
1. Cocktail Trend 2019: Classic Highballs
Keep it simple! Minimalism will also feature in the cocktail recipes in 2019. Instead of elaborate tiki-cocktails like the "Hurricane", where several juices are put together, the focus is now on purist highballs. Only one spirit is sprinkled with soda. In addition to the unbeaten Gin Tonic good rums and vodkas come into question here.
The premium spirits – best loved by regional producers and often flavored with natural fruits – come into their own perfectly. Because the eye is known to "eat" and Instagram is just a click away, the highballs are then served in eye-catching glasses or decorated with fresh rose petals.
Incidentally, in addition to turmeric, roses are THE topping for cocktails in 2019 and at the same time a popular aroma drink in the drinks.
Still trendy: cocktails with gin
The cocktail classic Gin and Tonic has long been considered THE IT drink. But as good as it tastes: in 2019 we want something new. In the video, we'll show you the hottest cocktail recipes with Gin and how you can easily mix them:
Cocktail Recipe: Rum soda with fresh fig
You need (for 2 glasses):
- 8 cl of rum
- 4 cl cane sugar syrup
- 400 ml of mineral water
- 1 fresh fig
- some cinnamon
- ice cubes
That's how it's done:
Wash the fig, halve it and place one half each on the bottom of your glass. Slightly stomp with a spoon. Fill the glass with ice cubes and then add 2 cl of cane sugar syrup, cinnamon and 4 cl of rum in succession. Then fill each with 200 ml of mineral water, stir and season. If necessary, sweeten with more syrup.
Lightning Recipe for homemade cane syrup
Instead of buying expensive cane sugar syrup, you can do it quickly and cheaply. It takes only 10 minutes and goes as follows: For a "Rich syrup" you need two pieces of cane sugar (about 200 g), which you boil with a portion of water (100 ml). Simmer with stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool – done. In the fridge, the homemade syrup after opening keeps good 6 weeks.
2. Cocktail Trend 2019: Cocktails with wine
Wine and cocktails are best buddies in 2019. The alcoholic grape juice gives the cocktail a natural sweetness and intense color – at least in the case of red wine. Sparkling sparkling wine or Prosecco provides a summery spritz and spiced wines such as the ever-booming vermouth complete the drink in a gentle way. The alcohol content remains manageable with these wine cocktails. So you may even during the week quiet times after work to enjoy a glass or two of it with your friends.
Perfect for the summer: Blended cocktails on a palatable wine basis. Simply add all the ingredients with plenty of crushed ice to the blender and enjoy as a cool refreshment on the balcony. How about, for example, an Aperol Frosé – by the way THE trend drink 2019, if you want to believe Southern Glazer's. Here is the cocktail recipe:
Cocktail recipe: Aperol frosé
You need (for 4-6 cocktails):
- 750 ml of dry rose wine (1 bottle)
- 120 ml of Aperol
- 120 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
- Juice from a lime
- 2 tbsp sugar
- Orange slices for garnish
That's how it's done:
Mix all the ingredients (except for the decorative orange slices) and place the mixture in the freezer for at least 8 hours – preferably overnight. The next day you give the frozen cocktail in a blender. At high speed, it becomes a smooth slushie. Fill it with glasses and decorate the slush cocktail with the orange slices.
Tip: If you like it more fruity, you can also mix a packet of frozen strawberries into your Aperol Frosé. You do not like it bitterly? Then try the classic Frose without Aperol.
3. Cocktail Trend 2019: Cocktails with tea or coffee
Too tired for the party in the evening? No, you do not have to inhale a Vodka Red Bull, because there will be a rescue in 2019: cocktails with coffee or green or black tea. While the Barista variant is somewhat one-dimensional due to the typical mocha flavor, tea cocktails are a real taste explosion. Tastes delicious and you will be awake by doing so.
Cocktail Recipe: Earl Gray Gin
You need (for 1 cocktail):
- 1 Earl Gray tea bag
- 2 cl gin
- 200 ml Tonic Water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tbsp honey
- ice cubes
- Lavender branch for garnish
That's how it's done:
Put the gin and the lemon juice in a whiskey glass and dissolve the honey in it. Now you hang the Earl Gray teabag in the mix. After 3-5 minutes, the gin should have accepted the tea taste. Fill the glass with ice cubes and tonic and put in as a deco a lavender branch.
4. Cocktail Trend 2019: Alcoholic smoothies
Vegetable pulls – even with cocktails. Therefore, in 2019, healthy drinks with celery, cucumber, peas or beetroot are in heavy demand. In addition to the exciting consistency (the consistency issue is particularly important in 2019, as evidenced by the growing demand for cocktail recipes with egg whites), the alcoholic cocktail smoothies are so popular because they respond to the general trend towards local foods ,
Accordingly, the must-have drinks in 2019 are also popular with traditional garden herbs such as rosemary, thyme, fennel or sage. Sometimes it is enough to choose an alcoholic base as a herbal liqueur like Aquavit.
Cocktail Recipe: Gin infusion with olive oil and vegetables
Infusions are flavored spirits. You know that for sure from vanilla or lemon vodka. Here we show you how to conjure a vegetable-rich olive oil gin. Get fixed, but you should let the homemade infusion draw for a few days before you continue to process it into a cocktail. Then the individual taste components are better shown.
You need (for 3 cocktails):
- 240 ml of good gin
- 70 ml extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tbsp fresh herbs (thyme, basil, coriander, …)
- 3 cocktail tomatoes (halved)
- 50 g cucumber (diced)
- 120 ml Tonic Water
- Crushed ice
First For the olive oil gin give her the gin with the olive oil in a plastic bottle with a well-sealable lid. For 4 days, allow the mixture to stand at room temperature and shake occasionally. Then the whole thing goes into the freezer for 1 hour. Sieve the olive oil gin through a coffee filter to "wash out" the frozen solid oil. The gin has now taken on the taste of olive oil and is ready for use.
2. Spread the fresh herbs on three glasses and stomp them with a spoon. Then add the crushed ice and 80 ml of olive oil gin. Now fill only with Tonic Water, stir and done.
5. Cocktail Trend 2019: Anti-alcoholic Mocktails
Cocktails without alcohol, so-called mocktails, are at the top of the trend list in 2019. Not surprisingly, when one considers how big the topic "Healthy Hedonism" – the healthy enjoyment – is currently in the food industry. Boring juice blends have an end to it. Homemade syrups celebrate their breakthrough in 2019 – whether combined with or without alcohol.
Especially exciting: aloe vera water and juices are in fashion in 2019 and could replace coconut water from 2018. Pure or sprinkled with soda, Aloe Vera refreshes and is by the way also healthy and good for the skin.
Mocktail Recipe: Rhubarb Grapefruit Syrup with Thyme
You need (for about 400 ml syrup):
- 200 g rhubarb
- 1 grapefruit (peel and juice)
- 5 thyme branches
- 70 g of sugar
- 300 ml of water
That's how it's done:
Boil all ingredients for 15 minutes in a saucepan on the stove, except for the pressed grapefruit juice. The rhubarb should now be soft and decay. Filter the solid ingredients out of your syrup with a strainer and let it cool. Then simply fill in 4 glasses, pour grapefruit juice and soda, add Crushed Ice or ice cubes to taste and enjoy.
For the alcoholic cocktail version you simply add 150 ml of vodka or gin.
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