If you like to keep up with the hip foodies of the world then keep reading. Here are some of the latest hot things coming to restaurants near you this summer.
- Classics are back: The Manhattan, a rye whiskey drink created in the 1890s, and the sidecar, a brandy drink popular in the 1920s, are both finding new fans.
- Blue heaven: A cool blue mixer -- a fruity-flavored, vodka-spiked Cognac that's a glowing shade of aquamarine blue. Blue Fin in New York mixes it with lemon vodka and white cranberry juice, garnished with a gummy fish.
- Watermelon martinis: Big in New York and London are catching on here. Try the Watermint (mint-infused vodka and watermelon). Also, cool cucumber drinks. In London, bartenders layer slices with mint and ice, then pour over gin and ginger ale for a Cool Mule.
- Bartender as Chef: Bartenders are making their own flavored vodkas, infused with fruit or herbs, and shopping at the farmers markets for seasonal ingredients to add to drinks for the freshest flavor.
- Flavored Rum: Rum-based mojitos, popular on the coasts, are headed for the country's interior.
- Gin: Gin makers are coming up with softer, mellower blends, like Tanquery Ten and Plymouth.
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