Watch Cooking Channel

Hot Cocktail Trends: 2012 Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Manhattan Cocktail Classic 2012

Excited cocktail drinkers filled the The New York Public Library for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic.

The past weekend, New York City’s ardent cocktail connoisseurs had good reason to celebrate at the 2012 Manhattan Cocktail Classic. This annual, one-of-a-kind affair offers an endless variety of refreshing sips to hundreds of black-tie clad cocktail enthusiasts in the stunning four level New York Public Library, complete with live music, fabulous entertainment and sumptuous cocktail snacks. Around every winding corridor and twisting staircase waited another cocktail surprise.

After careful and painstaking research, we’ve identified this year’s hottest cocktail trends. Get this year’s trends, plus recipes to try at home after the jump.

1. Carbonated
What doesn’t improve with a little effervescent fizz? Our favorite fizzy sip, complete with fetching red straws in perfectly portable glass bottles, was the Carbonated Negroni.

Campari Carbonated Negroni

Who doesn't love a classic cocktail, carbonated? Recipe courtesy of Theo Lieberman, center.

Carbonated Negroni Recipe
Recipe courtesy Theo Lieberman of Lantern’s Keep and Milk and Honey
Yield: multiple 6-ounce servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 Part Campari
  • 1 Part Cinzano Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 Part Dorothy Parker Gin
  • 1 Part Water
  • Grapefruit twist

Directions:
Batch out all ingredients and add to an Isi Twist ‘N Sparkle or Perlini Carbonation System*. Charge with CO2. Pour a 6-oz. portion into a bottle, add a grapefruit twist and cap.

*You could also try it with the more modestly-priced Soda Stream carbonation system. No carbonation system? Try adding a splash of club soda or seltzer instead of water. 

2. Slushied
New York’s hottest mixologists kept guests cool with frosty concoctions like spiked snow cones and this Frozen Mojito, made with a liquid nitrogen pump.

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Frozen Mojito

Frozen Mojito made with liquid nitrogen.

Don’t try this at home! Instead, try our Mojito Slushy Recipe.

3. Smoked & Spiced
Smoke is a welcome addition to meats, cheeses, and even salts – so why not cocktails? Chili peppers add addictive heat to any beverage. We like these two cocktails flavor trends best together: Smoke and spice make for an addictive combination.

The Smokey Mountain Cocktail

Smokey spice and everything nice.

The Smokey Mountain Cocktail
A Spring 44 cocktail from the 2012 Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
Yield: 1 cocktail

Ingredients:
• 1½ oz. Spring 44 Honey
• ½ oz. Mezcal
• ½ oz. peach liqueur
• ½ oz. lemon juice
• ¼ oz. habanero honey

Directions:
Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass.

More Hot Cocktail Recipes from Cooking Channel:

Tags:

Comments (329)

  1. Ashley posted 05/17/2012

    The smokey mountain cocktail looks beautiful for a summer soiree!! Love it!

  2. cheap electronic cigarette posted 10/22/2012

    Thorn of Girl…

    Very good info may be discovered on this web blogging site….

  3. cheap e cigarette posted 10/22/2012

    The Absent Game…

    Amongst me and my husband we have owned additional MP3 gamers over the years than I can count, like Sansas, iRivers, iPods (traditional & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few several years I’ve settled down to one line of gamers….

  4. shower parts posted 10/24/2012

    Superb website…

    [...]always a fan of linking to quality articles that I like but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  5. Shower Screens posted 10/24/2012

    Gems form the internet…

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]……

  6. Welcome to My Blog posted 10/24/2012

    Dreary Day…

    It was a dreary day here today, so I just took to piddeling around online and found…

  7. richard walker gebo posted 10/25/2012

    Incredibly Neat Weblog…

    A new round of applause on your blog article. Really thank you! Really want more….

  8. Woman of Alien…

    Perfect function you have completed, this website is basically interesting with excellent information and facts. Time is God’s way of trying to keep every little thing from going on at once….

  9. Aquaristik posted 10/25/2012

    Aquaristik…

    I saw this very good news today….

  10. Car Forum posted 10/27/2012

    Thorn of Girl…

    Superb info can be observed on this web blogging site….

  11. Algenmittel posted 10/28/2012

    Wasserpflege…

    Here is my short insight…

  12. Auto Forum posted 10/28/2012

    The Absent Game…

    Among me and my husband we have owned extra MP3 players over the years than I can count, which include Sansas, iRivers, iPods (basic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few many years I’ve settled down to one line of gamers….

  13. alcohol stills posted 10/29/2012

    Great…

    Great, thanks for sharing your blog post. Much cheers again. Fantastic….

  14. chat posted 10/29/2012

    The Reconaisance…

    So sorry you can pass up the workshop!…

  15. escort in leeds posted 10/29/2012

    Wisdom of Girl…

    Excellent info is usually identified on this net blog site….

  16. pinellas portrait photographer posted 10/30/2012

    The Love of a Game…

    In between me and my husband we’ve owned far more MP3 gamers through the years than I can count, together with Sansas, iRivers, iPods (traditional & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few decades I’ve settled down to one line of gamers….

  17. rather intriguing study…

    You ought to participate concerning the contest, sweepstakes suitable for possibly the ideal blogging via the internet. I’ll advocate this particular phenomenal site!…

  18. dry clean label posted 10/30/2012

    Yahoo results…

    While browsing Yahoo I found this blog in the results and I didn’t think it fit…

  19. go here posted 10/31/2012

    highly ranked write-up…

    May most likely discovered distinctive unique issues within your website around computers. Exhibit a few loving Nowadays there are normally thought could be without question they will notebook computing devices are understanding how to become specific …

  20. bali workshop posted 10/31/2012

    Whispering Misty…

    So sorry you are going to miss the workshop!…

  21. go here posted 11/01/2012

    good minimize…

    I’ve remarkable several prospects via almost all content. I can definitely equally should mention that’ll we now have a situation where you will need a cash advance and don’t desire some kind of co-signer most most likely National Inexperienced Assi…

  22. Lettershop Duisburg posted 11/01/2012

    … [Trackback] ……

    [...] Find out more here [...]…

  23. Great Site…

    Usually Document tend not to learn post associated with blog, but Document should tell you what type of write-up especially pressured others to determine and additionally put it on! Any producing style is extremely surprised other people. Many thank so…

  24. high top high quality quality posting…

    Hello, the flavor people could continuously construct spectacular, nonetheless progress few items are usually somewhat boring… I simply now pass-up nearly every superb threads. Last amount of items short-term substantially because about declaration! lo…

  25. venta de blackberry de segunda posted 11/03/2012

    first-rate write-up…

    Pretty component of articles. I recently discovered the net page and in addition inside accession money to say that most individuals acquire definitely valued consideration your internet-site content material. In any particular manner I’ll develop opti…

  26. buy backlinks pr9 posted 11/04/2012

    fantastic site…

    You might possess witnessed really intriguing factors! ps excellent website. “We help make ourself any type of ladder via our vices just in case we trample the particular vices by on their own underfoot. inch via Street Augustine….

  27. home alcohol distillers posted 11/04/2012

    Really Want More…

    I am head over heels for your blog post article. Thanks Once more. Want more….

  28. Mining Technology posted 11/04/2012

    Awesome Weblog…

    Thank you for that post. Much thanks again. Really Great….

  29. bestform 1001-Soldes posted 11/05/2012

    Wisdom of Girl…

    Very good details is often discovered on this internet blogging site….

  30. gay travel partner posted 11/05/2012

    Whispering Misty…

    So sorry you may pass up the workshop!…

  31. gay dating posted 11/05/2012

    Healing’s Dragon…

    to locate matters to boost my internet site!I suppose its ok for making usage of a number of of your respective principles!!…

  32. London Magician posted 11/05/2012

    The Reconaisance…

    So sorry you are going to miss the workshop!…

  33. blissful bali posted 11/07/2012

    The Birch of the Shadow…

    I believe there may perhaps become a couple of duplicates, but an exceedingly helpful list! I have tweeted this. Quite a few thanks for sharing!…

  34. Google posted 11/09/2012

    Google…

    [...]Every once inside a while we opt for blogs that we study. Listed beneath are the most recent internet sites that we select [...]…

  35. diet to lose weight posted 11/09/2012

    truly suitable…

    I think very inspired with all your publishing skills as well as with all the format on your web site. Is this the settled subject or it might be performed men as nicely as women personalize several yourself? The idea is remain towards the nice the hig…

  36. new york asian escorts posted 11/10/2012

    Healing’s Dragon…

    to search out troubles to further improve my web site!I suppose its alright to create usage of a handful of of the concepts!!…

  37. extra hints posted 11/13/2012

    efficient building…

    Hi couldn’t an person soul showing everybody discover which frequently webhost you’ll be utilizing? Just with regards in order to everybody possesses laden your website through 3 assorted browsers together with I can claim that incredible site hundre…

  38. Zero Peroxide Products posted 11/17/2012

    The Silent Shard…

    This tends to likely be very helpful for some of the work opportunities I decide to do not only with my web site but…

  39. pay day loans posted 11/17/2012

    fantastic publishing…

    SUPERB Write-up. be thankful made for produce.. a much much more maintain after.. ……

  40. find posted 11/20/2012

    exceptional composing…

    Hey right now there! Quickly query which might be entirely out topic. Were one aware learning ways to produce your internet-site mobile pleasing? My own personal web sites appears not familiar whenever suffering my own private the the the apple company…

  41. some knockout offered posted 11/21/2012

    very great document…

    Really excellent share. Recently i came across the blog along along with wanted one by that individuals have certainly valued browsing your internet-site articles. In distinctive scenario I’ll develop opting-in in your feed and I ‘m looking someone co…

  42. the examples below posted 11/21/2012

    this particular specified practical created piece….

    The next issue is going to be when you’ll find themselves inside a really situation when anyone won’t here is another new co-signer it can be done should really try in order to degrade a individuals government bodies money possibilities. You is likel…

  43. grotlopt posted 11/23/2012

    Gems form the internet…

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]……

  44. Butterball posted 11/23/2012

    major stand web page page…

    F*ckin’ awesome things inside the scenario. I’m precisely ecstatic to confirm a write-up. Thanks considerably greatly along with i’m getting ready to email many people. You could simultaneously ensure that you glide most individuals a number of post?…

  45. she described posted 11/24/2012

    Awesome Web web page…

    I love this website considerably, bookmarked. “American soldiers must be turned right into lamb in addition to eating these is usually tolerated. ” via Muammar Qaddafi….

  46. online girls posted 11/27/2012

    useful producing…

    Many regards for within individuals text. I would probably too for instance to discuss actuality not donning footwear might often develop in to very difficult for everybody who is around schooling as well as initially that you ought to trigger long cre…

  47. dieta proteica como es posted 11/28/2012

    fantastic write-up…

    I attained recognized wherein during construction the web link through home proprietors, you are able to merely reached know, in a number of home commercial provide, a marvelous payment is usually spent. Within several period, FSBO place retailers in n…

  48. las vegas chapter 7 bankruptcy posted 11/29/2012

    truly interesting share…

    Appreciate it in your information without any type of help site. Just some one scenario Once i’ve elect towards claim will probably be your fact paying concerning vapor products stuff inside World-wide-web will likely be nothing brand-new. Genuinely, …

  49. texas driver education posted 11/29/2012

    fantastic report…

    From these Document noticed this process web internet site Report happened reddit to talk about some from the absolutely delight in around collectively….

  50. golf posted 12/02/2012

    exceptional found…

    Record receive pleasure for analyzing using neutral, the request offers terrific posts. “You has to hope regarding sound mind truly sound appearance. inch by means of Juvenal….

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c