Tatler has named the trendiest drinks of 2018 - and the ones that are out

The magazine knows what the elite will be drinking this year

Chelsea Ritschel
Tuesday 17 April 2018 21:19 BST
Tatler has revealed what cocktails you should be drinking in 2018 (stock)
Tatler has revealed what cocktails you should be drinking in 2018 (stock)

If you were planning on indulging in glasses of rosé this summer, you may want to reconsider - as society magazine Tatler has officially declared the pink wine out.

While many believe that alcohol choice is about preference, Tatler knows better - and has decided to share the wisdom.

Comprising a list of the hottest, and not, drinks of 2018, the trend bible knows what you will be drinking this year, and what drinks have become passé.

According to Tatler, “the best people” will be drinking Negronis and you’ll likely spot them in every hand.

Created with gin, vermouth rosso, and Campari, and garnished with an orange peel, the Italian cocktail is the trendiest of the trendy.

Even those who dislike the bitter taste are jumping on the bandwagon, according to Tatler, as Negronis are “VERY happening.”

But if the bitterness of Negroni just isn’t for you, drinking the second-hottest drink on the list, and a beloved classic, isn’t the worst thing you can do.

Negronis are the hottest drink of 2018 (stock)

Always a go-to, gin and tonics have turned from classic to “hip,” according to Tatler - so long as you don’t attempt to brew your own gin.

And because the classics never go out of style, straight vodka, champagne, whisky, and tequila round out the list of “In” cocktails in 2018.

The magazine has also declared booze officially unisex - meaning women should confidently order their whisky neat and men shouldn’t be afraid of indulging in a fruity frozen cocktail.

As for the spirits you shouldn’t be caught drinking in public this year, millennial pink rosé and variations including frosé top the list of “out” drinks.

Tatler wrote: “It should be noted that frosé (frozen rosé) was only ever ‘in’ for those four days it was above 25 degrees in June 2017.”

The trend-setting magazine has also officially declared the end of elderflower and cucumber-flavoured tipples - which experienced short-lived popularity after “some genius put elderflower in a gin and tonic c. 2014 and suddenly it was everywhere.”

In reality, if you want to maintain a level of trendiness, any variations on the gin and tonic should be avoided.

Finally, Tatler has banished the Aperol Spritz back to Italy “where it will continue to be consumed in pretty little piazzas.”

Just as fashion changes with the season, cocktails do as well.

Thankfully, tequila is still trendy.

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