Our Top 2019 Drink Predictions

New Year, new drink. While 2019 will most likely be the year of uncertainty; Brexit, we’re looking at you, we can be expecting some new alcohol trends to try out. Word on the street is that the usual suspects are taking a backseat this year in favour of other, more trendy spirits. Read on as we list the top alcohol trends for this year.

Espresso martini on wooden table with coffee beans
Espresso martini on wooden table with coffee beans

Seedlip

As the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip is the perfect replacement for your favourite gin when you’re the designated driver. Lucky you! With a variety of different flavours like All Spice and Orange and Lemon. It’s also sugar-free, sweetener-free and has zero calories which are always a bonus in our eyes! With annual drinking awareness months like Sober October and Dry January, we are becoming more mindful of our alcohol consumption, so it’s no wonder that we’re favouring alcohol-free options. Seedlip makes a bloody good espresso martini too, take 50ml Seedlip spice, 50ml Sandows Cold Brew, 15ml Sugar Syrup and shake it up in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a coupe and garnish with coffee beans.

The Classic Gin & Tonic

You really can’t beat a classic gin and tonic and there’s good reason for this. While 2018 saw a mix of unusual botanicals, it looks like gin drinkers are going back to basics this year with classic botanical flavours. While wine tasting is still most definitely ‘in’, you’ll start to see more gin tastings popping up around the UK. We can’t think of a better way to spend our Friday nights! And if you’re willing for Summer to hurry up, get a head start and enjoy a taste of the Med from the comfort of your own home with this Citrus G&T. Pour 1 ½ ounces of gin into a glass then fill the rest with 7 ounces of chilled tonic water. We like to squeeze in some lime juice and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a lemon round.

Truly Fluted Champagne Coupe

Scotch Whisky

While some may see whisky as an older drink, it’s certainly a watcher for 2019 and it’s not hard to see why. As the world becomes more Environmentally-conscious, The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) are also adapting to this and have planned to increase their use of green energy by 20% by 2020. This includes reducing both energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and optimising the water use at their factories. Delicious and environmentally friendly? We’re in!

Mezcal

If you’re a fan of tequila, its smoky cousin Mezcal is definitely your cup of tea, or should we say, shot of spirit? Made from agave, which is definitely having a moment, this spirit will be even bigger this year. In fact, people are even opening up bars just for the stuff. Similar to Seedlip, Mezcal contains no sugar is even gluten-free, so you can say goodbye to that beer belly without sacrificing your favourite drink!

We’d love to hear your favourite drinks and predictions, so Tweet us and please remember to drink responsibly!