As you plan your next event, one of the things you are likely thinking about is what people are drinking these days. Sure, you know your personal favorites, but what will your guests enjoy? What cocktails do you need to plan to elevate the style and theme of your party, leaving your guests with a night to remember?
Tequila is growing increasingly popular, along with its cohort, mezcal, which adds a smokey flavor to tequila. While some people have long sworn off tequila due to some fuzzy experience in their younger years, today’s tequila has a more premium focus. Options include wine barrel-rested tequila, tequila filtered through activated charcoal to remove its color and enhance the flavor, and even infused tequilas.
Whiskey has been a popular choice for many years, but traditional Scotch whiskey is moving over to share the limelight with whiskeys made in Ireland and Japan. In addition, many brands want to redefine the whiskey category and make spirits with locally grown ingredients.
Bitters like Amaro saw a 200% growth in the past year. Also, due to the popularity of negroni, a gin cocktail, Vermouth sales have gone up and appear to be here to stay. In 2023, expect to see more twists on the classic negroni to include different bitters.
The Classic Martini
Martini lovers will be delighted knowing that the classic vodka martini still tops the list of 2023 bar trends. The trick to a fantastic martini is to serve it as cold as possible, using chilled ingredients and glassware. Experts predict that consumers are rediscovering their affinity for vodka-based cocktails and looking for crips, clear drinks to sip slowly and enjoy.
Chilled Red Wine
Yes, you read that right! It is no longer a huge faux pas to chill your red wine. Enjoying red wine chilled with lighter dishes and in warmer weather makes sense. This trend is driven by the natural wine movement, creating lighter, more acidic wines, so they are better suited to drinking chilled.
The signature cocktail will remain high on the list of bar trends in 2023. The signature cocktail is an alcoholic beverage the host curates with a personal touch for their special event. It can be a way to eliminate hosting a full bar and save you some money. But, more importantly, the signature cocktail adds a personal and creative element to the celebration and often serves as an engaging talking point for guests. For your next event, you can incorporate some of the 2023 bar trends into the ingredients of your drink or go with your own favorite.
Don’t stress over the 2023 bar trends for your next event when you work with Philly Yard Bar! Owners Andy and Kerri Marin work with local breweries and vendors with clients to create memorable experiences for each special menu for each event. The bar is BYOB, so they will help you curate cocktail recipes and decide how much alcohol to buy.
Philly Yard Bar offers two trailers, one with a rustic industrial aesthetic and the other with a modern, industrial-chic feel. Both have a comfortable U-shaped bar, reclaimed wood bar stools, and high-top tables. Our bars have everything you need to host your next event, including a generator, recessed lighting, hot water, a commercial Bluetooth sound system, a Smart TV, plenty of beverage storage, warm wood bar stools, and high-top tables.