Many of these tend to focus on fashion and food, with the two becoming ever more interchangeable as foodie dining becomes more and more "in fashion" itself. With that growth in novelty eating, the popularity of unique cocktails and liquors is growing as well.
As we enter 2012, this interest in more peculiar and novel liquors will continue to grow, bringing along with it plenty of new cocktail trends. Of the possibilities, we've put together a list of those which we feel are sure to catch on in 2012.
Read on for our six cocktail trend predictions for the New Year and let us know what other drinks you see gaining popularity in the near future.
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