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Cocktail Trends

Information on trends in on-premise cocktails


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>>

Creative Garnishes for Cocktails News
Creative Garnishes   August 23, 2014

There have been an increasing amount of creative, extravagant cocktail garnishes popping up on drink menus this year. You must have seen a Bloody Mary somewhere that is garnished to the max.More>>

Non-Alcohol Cocktail / Mocktail Recipes Article
2014 Recipe File: Non-Alcohol Mocktails   August 19, 2014

It’s time to rethink refreshments for your patrons. The reality of the industry is that not everyone drinks alcohol; however, these customers still want to enjoy the sweet pleasures of a tasty mocktail.More>>

Cleaning and Maintaining Cocktail Tap Lines
Cleaning and Maintaining Cocktail on Tap Lines   August 5, 2014

One key component that can affect the quality and taste of your cocktails on tap is cleaning and maintenance of the tap system. Here are four of helpful cleaning and maintenance hints from Kathy Casey of Liquid Kitchen.More>>

Implementing Cocktails on Tap Article
Pros and Cons of Cocktails on Tap    August 4, 2014

Cocktails on tap continue to be one of the biggest industry trends. Innovators of the approach claim there are several clear benefits, however, with the high demand for more complicated fresh and craft cocktails comes the reality of consistency, timing and execution.More>>

Hot New Liqueurs Tantalize Mixologists Article
Hot New Liqueurs Tantalize Mixologists   July 29, 2014

Fact is, any bartender worth his or her salt will attest the cocktail’s phenomenal renaissance is due in large part to the overlooked contributions of liqueurs and cordials.More>>

Strong Sales for Sangria Article
Strong Sales for Sangria   July 29, 2014

Bartenders are now experimenting with this beverage and adapting it from its traditional base of red Bordeaux wine, chopped fruits and sometimes a small amount of brandy.More>>



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