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Every year, new trends show up on cocktailmenus and on the shelves behind bars across the land. It might be wine from a certainregion, a plethora of boutique versions of a particular spirit, a trend in mixingcocktails, or even new styles of drinking establishments such as punch houses.Some, like the development of “serious” cocktail bars, are welcome and bringa new burst of energy to an already exciting scene. Others, like the urge to combinespirits with ingredients with which they should never share a glass, emerge as little morethan the result of committee-inspired thinking by desperate marketing executives.Here are the hottest drinks trends I've noticed around the world in my travels in2011.RELATEDVIDEO: Check Out This Year's Drink Trends Continue Reading ]More...[/url]