In the current trend of lower ABV drinks and spritzers, reverse cocktails are one of the top cocktail trends of 2016.
Reverse Cocktails are usually based on popular classics where the ratio of spirit modifier is flipped on its head to lighten the drink and bring the flavour of the low alcohol modifier to the fore. An example of a reverse cocktail is the Reverse Martini, known to be one of Julia Child’s favourites.
Their popularity of reverse cocktails is attributed to the rise in aperitifs and low alcohol cocktails, along with the current vermouth renaissance and the popularity of food-friendly drinks.
In light of the current trend, we’ve put together three reverse cocktail recipes to get you started. Click on the page numbers below to navigate to the next New Orleans cocktail in the series.