The endlessly awesome blog Endless Simmer put together a must-read drink trends list, “Top 10 New Things To Put in Your Drink in 2010.” Some fabulous ideas here for those who love bold and brazen cocktails, including:
Saffron (Spiced ice! ’nuff said.)
Mole – especially in the form of those lovely Xocolatl Mole Bitters from Bittermen’s.
Sriracha – a very cool idea, and one I’ve not yet tried. Personally, I think the texture of Sriracha is a little thick and ketchup-y for cocktails, but what the hell, it’s worth a shot. And I’m forever indebted for the link to a how-to on making your own sriracha from scratch. Swoon.
Chinese Five Spice – the ultimate for glass rims and syrup infusions. Although I say why stop at five spices?
Smoked Coke – We’re going to be seeing a lot more in the way of smoky flavors in the year ahead. Just ask Ryan Maybee about the Smokin’ Choke.