2023 cocktail trends: 6 trendy drinks to try this year

2023 cocktail trends: 6 trendy drinks to try this year

Lars Sattanathan Lars Sattanathan

Lars Sattanathan

Welcome to the world of 2023 cocktail trends. With the new year comes new trends in cocktails, and the latest craze is all about creative and innovative drinks. If you're looking to shake up your bar routine and explore some of the most trending cocktails of 2023, then you've come to the right place. This blog post will highlight 6 of the trendiest drinks this year so you can get ahead of the curve and start experimenting with the hottest ones of 2023. Let’s not forget that you need equally-impressive places to sip them in. Viewnary has some of the best private spaces in NYC and Miami for just that.

1)    Spicy Margaritas

One of the hottest 2023 drink trends is a classic with a twist: the spicy margarita. Margaritas are always a crowd-pleaser, but by adding a hint of spice to your recipe you can elevate this favorite to the next level. Start with a traditional recipe and add your preferred spicy ingredients, such as jalapenos, chipotle peppers, or chili powder. For an extra kick, try rimming the glass with a combination of chili powder and salt (like Tajín). The spicy margarita is sure to be a hit at any gathering this year! 

As you might already know, margaritas are especially popular in southern U.S. cities like Miami and Los Angeles. Would you be interested in sipping one with the best views in Miami? If so, look no further than this private terrace with panoramic views of South Beach and Downtown Miami. Being on the 24th floor of a swanky high-rise, the terrace has 180-degree views spanning both Biscayne Bay and the urban Miami skyline. And yes, this of course includes the picturesque waterways separating the two.

Doesn’t that sound like a perfect golden hour drink in Miami? If you’d like to wine and dine in Miami – so to speak – contact the Host on Viewnary Chat to explore the possibilities of doing it here. Questions about drink delivery in Miami, or anything else you would like to know about booking on Viewnary? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us

Private terrace in Miami Beach overlooking the beac and Atlantic Ocean

2)    Whiskey Sours

For those looking for a classic touch to trending cocktails in 2023, whiskey sours are the ideal go-to choice. The drink consists of bourbon or whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar. To make it even better, you can also add a dash of bitters. This tart and sweet beverage is great for any gathering with friends or family.

Fun fact: according to numerous surveys, whiskey sours are one of the top 5 cocktails consumed in the United States. If this sounds up your alley, add this timeless 2023 drink trend to your list of must-tries!

A beverage of this stature definitely deserves to be sipped at one of the best 50 cocktail bars in the world. Luckily, Miami and NYC are home to some of them. The Sylvester and Broken Shaker Miami are two of the best names in town, and their whiskey sours come highly-recommended.

In the Big Apple, bars like Mace New York and Attaboy NYC are widely-regarded as serving up some of the best whiskey sours (and more). For more inspiration on where to head out to, read through our guide on the best rooftop bars in NYC. So if you’re looking for the best drinks nearby, you now know where to go.

Glass of whisky sour with orange peel on a book

3)    Moscow Mules

Moscow mules are old-school cocktails that are making a comeback in 2023. This zesty combination of vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer can be enjoyed on its own or with an added twist. To make a traditional Moscow mule, you'll need vodka, freshly-squeezed lime juice, and ginger beer.

Fill a copper mug or highball glass with ice and pour the vodka over it. Add the lime juice and top off with the ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wheel for a refreshing citrusy finish. For a unique alternative, try adding mint leaves for a hint of sweet herbal flavor. Who knows, you may even concoct one of the best drinks you’ve never heard of. 

Moscow mules are one of those cocktails to make for friends. That means you’ll need a cool place to meet and hang out, though. If experiencing something exclusive, out-of-the-ordinary, and personalized sounds appealing, get together at this sprawling, custom-built mansion in Bay Ridge. Spread across 3 floors and featuring multiple entertaining spaces, the property has a typical northern feel to it. It also features a lush garden with a 25 meter pool, lounge seating, and a BBQ area.

So whether you need a drink delivery in New York or are bringing your own cocktail recipes, give this extravagant mansion a shot. Literally.

Garden and pool with slide in Bay Ridge, NY

4)    Rosemary Gin and Tonics

Gin and tonic has been around since the 19th century, and has been popular among the upper class for many years. In fact, it’s already considered one of the best drinks of all time. Have you ever wondered: where does gin alcohol come from? Like a number of other spirits, gin has a base of grain, usually wheat or barley. After the grains are fermented and distilled, botanicals are infused through re-distillation - juniper berries being the primary ones.

The classic combination of gin, tonic water, and a lime wedge is a timeless classic, but for those looking to add a bit of pizzazz to their drink of choice, rosemary gin and tonics are a great option. The addition of rosemary adds a subtle herbal flavor that pairs well with the pervasive tartness of the gin and tonic. In terms of 2023 drink trends, this combination is sure to be a popular one - not only is it tasty, but it’s a funky variant of a traditional favorite.

A funky, yet sophisticated cocktail like this should be savored in a fitting setting. What better way than at this exclusive penthouse suite overlooking the Manhattan skyline and Hudson River. The suite offers 1,100 square feet of indoor space and 2,000 square feet of exterior terrace space, and its décor reflects the 2023 cocktail trends – classy with a sprinkle of contemporary. Pair that with some of the best views in NYC, and you have a perfect mix. Plus, now you know how to drink gin liqueur. If you want to make use of drink delivery in NYC, reach out to the Host on Viewnary Chat to explore the options.

View of Manhattan skyline from a penthouse suite terrace

5)    Mojitos

Mojitos have long been a classic cocktail that never goes out of style – arguably one of the top 5 drinks in the world. This year, the Cuban favorite is set to remain one of the most popular drinks on bar menus across the country.

To make a mojito, you will need light rum, fresh mint leaves, sugar, lime juice, and soda water. Crush the mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar in a glass, add the rum, top off with soda water, and garnish with more fresh mint leaves. With its bright and refreshing flavor, it's no surprise that mojitos are one of the hottest trending cocktails in 2023.

One of the best cocktail bars in NYC is almost mandatory for mojitos. Should you want to pair one with some Manhattan skyline views, drop by The Skylark NYC. It’s a multi-story venue featuring an outdoor and indoor rooftop bar and lounge, and conveniently located around Times Square.

You can also check out Harriet’s Rooftop & Lounge or The Ready Rooftop Bar, as well as some of the other bars for the best drinks in New York. Looking for the same vibe in Miami? Head on over to Watr at 1 Rooftop, Rosa Sky Miami, or Level 6 Rooftop Miami.

Glass of mojito with lime, watermelon and ice on wooden plank

6)    Piña Coladas

Last but certainly not least, piña coladas are tropical drinks that are also riding the wave of 2023 drink trends. This frozen blended cocktail has been around for a long time but is now making a comeback as a trendy summer favorite.

Piña Coladas are usually made with rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream or coconut milk, and ice. The combination of these ingredients creates a smooth and creamy drink that is both refreshing and indulgent. For a delicious twist, try adding fresh mango or raspberry puree. Whether you're looking for a sweet treat at the beach or just an easy way to cool off during the hot summer months, a piña colada is sure to be a hit.

They’re definitely a hit in tropical Miami. If you ask someone on the streets which drink is the best, piña colada might well be the response. A tropical property to match is this exotic villa fitted with a pool and outdoor jacuzzi. Located just south of Downtown, the spacious home has plush indoor and outdoor lounge seating for you and your friends.

There are also a number of other private spaces in Miami for you to visit. For any questions on how to perfect your cocktail experience, simply reach out to Hosts on Viewnary Chat or get in touch with us.

Garden and pool with jacuzzi in a house in Miami

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