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Cocktail Trends

Information on trends in on-premise cocktails


Profiting from the Craft Distilling Boom Article
Profit from the Craft Distilling Boom   November 11, 2014

The fact is there’s money to be made with craft distilled spirits. Introducing your clientele to locally produced spirits is a sure way to secure repeat business. More>>

Mae Governale, Oak + Char Article
How to Build a New Drink Menu   November 11, 2014

The drink menu for Chicago's new Oak + Char includes cocktails named after friends and supporters, and includes the culinary and quirky (a vegan frozen drink). We ask Mae Governale how she crafted the new menu.More>>

Retro Cocktails Article
Throwing Back Retro Cocktails   November 3, 2014

Today, bartenders are taking a "do over"; reviving retro cocktails with high-quality spirits and mixers, and an attention to detail that makes for libations that are...More>>

Fun Fall Flavors on Your Drink Menu Article
It's Not too Late for Fun Fall Flavors   October 28, 2014

Pumpkins aren't just for carving anymore, nor apples for dunking. Fall seasonal drink menus demand them.More>>

Molasses - a go-to ingredient among bartenders. Article
Treacly Tipples   October 6, 2014

Unctuous and earthy, molasses is becoming a go-to ingredient among bartenders. Especially around this time of year, when brown spirits, spices and heavier libations reign.More>>

New Fall Cocktail Flavors Article
New Fall Cocktail Flavors   September 30, 2014

Pumpkin, apple, baking spices and other tweaks are on the rise as beverage menus start to change with the weather.More>>

Black Eye at Zentan By Jon Harris at Zentan at the Donovan House Hotel in Washington Article
Cocktails: Back in Black   September 22, 2014

Creative cocktails come in all shades, from the white slush in a blended Pina Colada, to the mahogany tone of a well-stirred Manhattan. But one color has pretty much eluded the shaker—until now.More>>

Alcohol a Missed Opportunity at Many Fast-Casual Restaurants News
Alcohol a Missed Opportunity at Many Fast-Casual Restaurants   September 15, 2014

Potentially profitable drinks such as beer, wine and cocktails make up only a small percentage of sales for many brands. More>>

Tableware expert, Amy Stavis News
How On-trend Glassware Can Update your Signature Drinks   September 2, 2014

Restaurant tabletop trends—including glassware—arise out of contemporary food and drink trends. Tableware expert, Amy Stavis, provides insight into what's currently hot—or should we say what’s cool?—in glassware.More>>

Beer’s Knees Recipe courtesy of Jon Arroyo Farmers Fishers Bakers Article
Malt and Hops Stand in for Spirits and Liqueurs   August 25, 2014

Barley, malt and hops seamlessly stand in for spirits and liqueurs, as bartenders pop the top and tap the keg for end-of-summer cocktails.More>>



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