Let’s talk about salt: the most talked about new cocktail trend for Fall that takes a turn away from sweet and fruity, and focuses on more savory flavors.
Salt is no longer just for the rim of your margarita glass; when added to a cocktail it enhances and strengthens bold flavors and helps tone down any overpowering sweetness to create a balanced yet delicious cocktail. W New York – Downtown mixologist Eben Klemm anticipates that savory cocktails will make a welcome to change to the usual fall sweet and pumpkin-based suspects this season.
Check out some of the savory salt cocktails trending this season:
– The Coast Guard (with gin, Orgeat, lemon and salt) from W New York – Downtown, served in the Living Room Bar & Terrace, pairs lemon and salt with gin and orgeat to soften their sweet and aromatic flavors.
– The Carondelet from Maison Premiere (Beefeater, lemon, lime, vanilla, blossom honey and sea salt) uses the bitterness of sea salt, lemon and lime to counteract the sticky sweetness of vanilla and blossom honey.
– Suit of Spades from Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog (Absolut Craft Smokey Tea vodka, mezcal, aperitif wine, white chocolate, lemon and salt) enhances the vanilla notes of the white chocolate with sea salt and muddles it together with Smokey tea vodka.
– Starbright (vodka, gin, lillet and pear) at the Living Room Bar & Terrace in W New York – Downtown balances the delicate flavor of pear with the subtle sweetness of lillet and boldness of gin. The glass rim is adorned with Fall favorite – cinnamon sugar.