The Trendiest Cocktail of 2018 Is (Literally) Fire
Before you order a glass of Pinot Grigio (again), consider this hot take: The trendiest beverage of 2018 isn’t wine at all. Or frosé, for that matter. We worked with the nation’s most influential bartenders to bring you the top 100 cocktails of 2018. Here, one through five (drumroll, please).
1. Vaya Kon Tiki
Have you heard? Tiki drinks are red-hot right now. In this case, literally flaming. Straight from The Polynesian, New York City’s buzziest new establishment: a white rum concoction made with citrus, pineapple juice and cayenne coconut cream. Sweet, sour and totally camera-ready.
Boxing guru Erika Hammond has a secret: Muddled red bell peppers, mint leaves and lime juice taste clean and crisp with Tanqueray. Take that, tonic.
3. Ginger Nights
The best way to describe this vodka, turmeric, cayenne and ginger-based sipper? A palate cleanser to end all tiny bites of sorbet.
4. Mojo Maria
Calling all Bloody Mary lovers. Cocktail haven Pouring Ribbons brings you a dreamy tomato water and mojo shrub creation that won’t fill you up before your brunch entree arrives. At last.
5. Baileys Banana Colada
Hey, what’s a banana colada? Glad you asked. It’s basically a banana ice cream milkshake…only instead of milk, you add Baileys. Um, we’ll take two.