Food + Drinks

The Anti-Speakeasy and Other Cocktail Trends


Gone are the days of drinking in dark, cloistered spaces that proudly hide their signs. This year you can look forward to imbibing fresh, new cocktails sans secret handshakes. Below, four trends to know.

Asian Accents
Drinks at Chicago's Billy Sunday (pictured above) feature kaffir-lime extract, and NYC's Mihoko's 21 Grams uses umeshu and flaming shiso.

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Anti-Speakeasies
Bye-bye, dark rooms; hello, welcoming cocktail bars like the Hawthorne in Boston, with a brightly lit penthouselike space and a well-marked entrance.

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Canned Beer
Blind Pig in Philadelphia sells 60 varieties, while Chicago's Small Bar Division stocks 19.

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Liquid Nitrogen
Bars like NYC's Booker and Dax give glasses a magical flair with chemically induced wisps of smoke.

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Also on Details.com:
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The Plight of the Negroni: Why Bartenders Love to Torture This Cocktail
Smoked Beer Is On Fire Right Now

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Photos courtesy respective bars and John Mahoney
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