3 Bartenders Predict 2019 Summer Cocktail
Despite the surprising gusts of cold that continue roaming New York City, summer really is on its way. Be it rosé or an Aperol spritz, every summer usually has a drink that everyone seems to be sipping on and clogging on social feeds. You see it on terraces and rooftops, usually with a pop of color or in frozen versions — this drink truly marks its season. That is not to say that rosé or spritz are going anywhere, but we’d love to see something new for the summer. So we talked to three bartenders to see what they think will be the drinks of the upcoming summer.
Rael Petit, Beverage Director at The Williamsburg Hotel
Brendan Bartley, Bar Manager at Bathtub Gin
Damien Aries, Head Bartender at Her Name Was Carmen
Obviously, the spritz really won’t be going anywhere but we will surely see new versions of it and other cocktails. Low ABV cocktails will clearly be a trend as bartenders continue to vouch in unison that the Italian liqueurs will flavor many of their cocktails this summer. Colorful, yummy, and fresh — we’ll all be boozing on tiki island cocktail this summer.