The cocktail scene evolves just like everything else! In 2022, new trends will emerge, new drinks will be the popular go-to, and everything else will fizzle out. Get ahead of the bartending game! If you’re a drink enthusiast like us, read on for our cocktail trend predictions for 2022 before heading to your local WB Liquors !

Mezcal Mania

Mezcal, Tequila’s smoky cousin, is slowly gaining popularity. With its unique, smoky taste, Mezcal helps bring the heat and goes well in any cocktail! You’re sure to see plenty of mezcal drinks popping up this year, so get ahead of the trend with this Mezcal Mule (a variation of the Moscow Mule)! Try this amazing recipe we found for the Mezcal lover!

Ingredients:

  1. 2 oz mezcal
  2. 1/2 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  3. 4 oz ginger ale (or ginger beer)
  4. Mint leaf, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Fill your glass with ice.
  2. Add the mezcal, lime juice, and ginger ale. 
  3. Stir until cold. 
  4. Garnish with mint if using. Serve
Source: Blossom to Stem

Bold Flavors

In 2022 bars will be pushing the boundaries of cocktail making! Tastes have grown more adventurous since 2021, so don’t be shocked when bars offer fancier, more exotic, and original drink combinations. Habañero, smoked cinnamon, and more will be coming to a bar near you sooner than you think! Can’t wait for bartenders to make these bold drinks for you? Head down to your local WB Liquors to find exciting taste combinations to mix up at home!

 

Clean Drinking

Clean drinking is a trend that’s taking over in 2022. As more people are learning how to be their own bartender, people are watching what they include in their own drinks at home. Put your best foot forward in the new year! Learning how to make your own favorite cocktails at home helps you keep an eye on everything from the ABV count to the calories in your drinks. No matter what you make, WB Liquors is here to help make your clean-drinking dreams come true. 

Seltzers

Hard seltzer really took off during the past couple years, and you can even find them at your favorite bars and restaurants. So rest assured, seltzers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. With low alcohol content and great flavors, seltzers are perfect for those nights you’re looking for simple drink that still packs a punch. Don’t forget to grab a case during your next WB Liquors run!

 

2022 is all about elevating your experiences for the drink enthusiast. What are you mixing up in 2022? Let us know on social media! And don’t forget to shop WB for all your liquor, wine, and beer.

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