The Future of Cocktails: Tequila, Mezcal and Agave Spirits
Agave and the future of cocktails
The future of cocktails is looking bright! This is in part due to the growing popularity of tequila, mezcal, and other agave spirits. These drinks are becoming more popular than ever, and bartenders are starting to get creative with their cocktail recipes. In addition, there is a growing trend towards premade or batched cocktails. This means that you can now enjoy a delicious cocktail without having to go to a bar or mixologist. We will discuss all of this and more in this blog post.
Agave variety and verstility
One of the reasons that agave spirits are becoming so popular is because they are versatile and can be used in a variety of cocktails. Tequila, for example, can be used in both classic cocktails like Margaritas and Tequila Sunrises, and also in more innovative drinks like the Tequila Sour. Mezcal is also versatile, and can be used in both traditional Mexican cocktails like the Margarita de Mezcal and also in more modern drinks like the Mezcal Negroni.
The healthy spirit?
In addition to their versatility, agave spirits are also gaining popularity because they are considered to be healthier options than other alcoholic beverages. Tequila, for example, is made from the agave plant, which is native to Mexico and is known for its many health benefits. Mezcal is also made from the agave plant, but it is made from a different type of agave than tequila. This gives mezcal a smokier flavor that some people find to be more appealing than tequila.
Smoke, sweet and smooth
Agave spirits are also becoming popular because of their unique flavors. Tequila, for example, has a smooth and slightly sweet taste that makes it perfect for cocktails. Mezcal has a smokier flavor that can be paired with various herbs and spices to create interesting flavor combinations. Agave nectar, which is a common ingredient in many agave cocktails, has a sweet and floral flavor that makes it perfect for adding depth and complexity to cocktails.
The growing popularity of agave spirits is ushering in a new era of creativity for cocktail makers. Bartenders are starting to experiment with new ingredients and flavor combinations, and as a result, we are now seeing some amazing new cocktails being created. For example, the Tequila Sour combines tequila with lemon juice, orange juice, sugar syrup, and egg whites to create a delicious sour cocktail. The Margarita de Mezcal combines mezcal with lime juice, grapefruit juice, sugar syrup, and chili powder to create a unique and spicy margarita. And the Agave Old Fashioned combines bourbon or rye whiskey with agave nectar, orange bitters, and cherry liqueur to create a twist on the classic old fashioned cocktail.
The future looks bright!
As you can see, the future of cocktails is looking bright! There are endless possibilities for new flavor combinations, and bartenders are constantly coming up with new ways to use agave spirits in their cocktails