Cocktails, those sweet, boozy concoctions that have been around since the 16th century, are having a bit of a renaissance. The popularity of cocktails has been steadily climbing for years. But what will be trendy in 2022? Let’s take a look at some of our favorite boozy drinks and see if there are any trends in sight.
The Orange Blossom
This is one of the most popular cocktails around. It was invented in the 1920s and has become a very popular choice among those who enjoy gin. It is made by mixing a few ounces of orange juice with two-and-a-half ounces of gin, along with bitters and ice. Sometimes you can also add some sugar syrup if you want to sweeten the drink up a bit more. The name comes from the orange blossoms that were used to make bitters; people would often use these flowers during prohibition when they were out of alcohol at home! This cocktail is usually served neat (straight up) or chilled on ice in an old-fashioned glass
The Clover Club
The Clover Club is a classic cocktail invented in Philadelphia. It’s made with gin, lemon juice, orange juice, and grenadine syrup. The drink was named after the club where it was first served: The Clover Club was one of the first social clubs for women to be founded in the United States.
The Clover Club is perfect for those who like to mix up their own drinks at home—it’s not hard to make and can be served up or on the rocks (or both!). You can also substitute vodka for gin if you prefer that flavor!
If you’re looking for a classic cocktail, then the Old-Fashioned is the drink for you. It’s made with bourbon, sugar, and bitters and has been around since the late 1800s. Barman Jacob Firth created the Old-Fashioned at The Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky, as an homage to former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, who had liked his whiskey mixed with water and ice and garnished with an orange slice or lemon peel. Among popular cocktails, this one is my personal favorite!
The Sidecar is a cocktail that was invented in 1922 by barman Harry MacElhone at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, France. It’s said to have been named after a horse race between two Frenchmen and a British soldier, Cpt. During World War I, S.P. Shillingford was riding on horseback around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
MacElhone created the cocktail for an American woman by the name of Marjorie King (also known as Adele King). The drink became popular with American soldiers stationed in France during World War I and has since become one of the most well-known cocktails on this list—in fact; it’s so popular that there are rumors that it will be added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list along with other cultural treasures such as flamenco dancing or ukulele playing.
This easy drink can be made with either dry white wine or brandy; either way you go will yield delicious results! The sidecar recipe calls for 2 ounces each of brandy and lemon juice mixed together with 1 ounce of simple syrup (or sugar) over ice, then strained into a chilled glass before garnishing with an orange wedge if desired.
The Bee’s Knees
The Bee’s Knees is a classic and popular cocktail that uses gin and lemon juice. The name comes from the drink’s color, which resembles honey. The light yellow hue is created by adding egg white to the mix, which also helps balance out the strong flavor of gin. The combination of citrus and botanical herbs gives it an herbal aroma, while its sweetness makes it very smooth on your tongue. It may not be as popular as some of its contemporaries, but those who know about it have all been impressed with how delicious this drink tastes!
The most common version uses either London dry or Plymouth gins—although any kind will do in a pinch if you’re feeling adventurous! But no matter what type you choose for your first taste (or even second), we recommend trying this cocktail during warmer weather so that you can appreciate its refreshing qualities at its finest. And because this is such a simple recipe that requires just three ingredients—gin, lemon juice with egg white added at the last minute before serving—you’ll have no trouble preparing yourself one on short notice when guests arrive unexpectedly at your doorstep looking hungry after hiking nearby trails all day long!
The Vesper Martini
The Vesper Martini is a cocktail made with gin, vodka, and Kina Lillet. It was created by Ian Fleming in his novel Casino Royale, who named the drink after Vesper Lynd, the novel’s heroine. The Vesper Martini is one of the most popular cocktails on menus across America today.
The Manhattan is a classic and one of the ost popular cocktails made with whiskey. You also need sweet vermouth, and bitters. It’s a whiskey-based drink, but this isn’t the only spirit you can use to make it.
The Manhattan recipe calls for two parts rye whiskey, one part dry vermouth, and Angostura bitters. The key ingredient here is the bitters—they’re what gives the drink its distinct flavor. Once you have your ingredients ready, add them together in equal amounts (1 part each) and stir or shake until chilled or frothy. Then strain into a chilled glass over ice cubes before serving!
The Rob Roy
A Rob Roy is a drink composed of whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. The name derives from the classic American playwright and actor, Edwin Booth, who played the title role in a production of Shakespeare’s Henry V. When asked what his favorite drink was after playing the character of Macbeth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC on March 25th 1865, he said it was “a cocktail called Rob Roy.”
The classic Rob Roy was made with Old Tom Gin (which has an almost syrupy texture), but modern versions often use whisky instead because it brings more flavor than gin does. Angostura bitters are also used instead of orange bitters because they’re more bitter and have more layers to them.
Benefits: Drinking this cocktail will make you feel like you’ve had some kind of adventure! It’ll make your heart race faster and get your blood pumping through your veins faster too! This can be very helpful when going out into public because then people won’t think that they can mess with you as much, thanks to how confident you look when drinking one right before leaving the house!
A Stinger is a duo cocktail made by adding creme the menthe to cognac. There are several recipes that vary a bit, though. It’s origins are traced back to 1890s US. The cocktail remained very popular up until the 1970s. It was considered as a dring of the upper class. Stinger had a somewhat wide cultural impact. It was, in fact, a favorite cocktail of Billie Holiday. So much that her managers used to call ahead the venues where she performed in order to purge their bars of cognac and creme the menthe.
Cocktails will never go out of style
Popular cocktails, or the one you just made up, are a great way to relax, celebrate, unwind and socialize. It’s no wonder they’re so popular!
There are many more popular cocktails right now than those listed here. But these are the ones we think you should try first! If you want to know more, check out some of the other blogs on our site or even go out and try them yourself!