Los Angeles knows a thing or two about tiki bars, but the tiki craze is about to get bigger. At last month's Tales of the Cocktail—the annual New Orleans cocktail convention that brings together bartenders, distillers, liquor companies, media and people who love to drink for a few days of classes, tastings and parties—tiki and rum were easily the biggest trends.
There was also a big ceremony, the Spirited Awards, and while Honeycut was up for Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar and the Spare Room was nominated for Best American Hotel Bar, neither took home the award.
Liquor companies often release new products during the fest, and because there are thousands of cocktails being showcased from bartenders all over the world, it's easy to tell where drinking trends are headed. From rum to salt, here's what you'll be drinking soon at your favorite cocktail bar.