We get that you like to stay up on the latest cocktail trends because so do we. And the best part about drinking culture is that just like vintage fashion, old school cocktails come back in style every decade or so. Whether you’re looking for a classic to enjoy or want to try some of the latest bartender creations this season, these are the eight hottest cocktails to drink during summer 2018.
The 8 Hottest Cocktails for Summer 2018
This cocktail has a storied history, and we believe it’s due for a huge comeback. Some of the country’s top cocktail bars, like The Grey in Savannah, are adding it to their menus, so be on the lookout for the refreshing tipple this season.
Spritz cocktails are everywhere this summer. The low-abv sippers are perfect for all-day session drinking, and they’re ridiculously refreshing to boot. You can’t go wrong with the classic iteration.
Making Grog is as simple as adding rum, lime juice, demerara syrup and water to a glass with ice. We’re seeing lots of cool variations pop up (like Hidden Harbor’s Gardenia Grog), so now is the season to get savvy with the trend.
People are beginning to realize that whiskey isn’t just a cold weather drink, and we’re especially fans of sweet, tangy, summery bourbon drinks. This take on the Moscow Mule mimics the flavor of freshly baked blueberry pie.
Frosé is here to stay, whether you’re into the frosty trend or not. If you’re not convinced that this pink drink is amazing, whip up our recipe to change your mind.
A fruity popsicle is the coolest way to chill your drink. Plus, the Cosmopolitan is making a comeback, so you’ll be extra in the know if you drink this refreshing libation.
Banana liqueur is a secret weapon behind the bar, so you’ll look like a pro when you whip up this low-ABV take on the Pimm’s Cup. An IPA syrup makes it extra modern.
It seems like everyone is obsessed with matcha these days, and we love the way it tastes in this tall vodka drink. It takes a little time and patience to make, but the electric result will impress even your most Instagram-obsessed friends.
Bison Grass Vodka
Cold Brew Matcha