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Cocktail Trends

Information on trends in on-premise cocktails


Derek Brown Article
Derek Brown, Our Man in Washington   July 17, 2012

The Columbia House and The Passenger are the brainchild of Derek Brown, one of the nation’s preeminent mixologists and spirits authorities. The two bars are a sanctuary for people who appreciate great spirits and classically prepared cocktails. More>>

Mercy News
Mercy, A Premium Hangover-Prevention Beverage   July 11, 2012

The creators of MERCY™, a new beverage that helps prevent hangovers, announced its introduction. More>>

News
NRN.com: Old Chicago Revamps Cocktail Menu   July 11, 2012

From NRN.com: Beverages make up 40 percent of total sales at Old Chicago’s 96 locations across the country, and about three quarters of those beverage sales is beer. More>>

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Scotsman.com: The Last Word in Cocktails   July 2, 2012

From Scotsman.com: Welcome to the experimental laboratory of a new cocktail bar in Edinburgh. Molecular gastronomy, where scientific equipment, techniques and know-how are used in food preparation, is moving into the drinks industry, with experts using science over the shaker to bring new flavours...More>>

Spritz Article
Effervescence - The Unheralded Secret Ingredient   July 2, 2012

Adding a fine spritz in a drink is a marvelous thing, a centuries old practice. Today, however, mixologists and bar chefs no longer think in terms of committing a splash of club soda to a cocktail. More>>

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San Francisco Chronicle: Exotic Drink Recipes Must Also Taste Good   June 29, 2012

In this age of the craft bartender, the competition can be daunting, and some folk seemingly go to any lengths in order that we sit up and take notice.More>>

Jack Robertiello
The New, New Things.   June 26, 2012

Bartenders and beverage managers struggle to balance the needs of their bars, the demands of their customers and the flood of new products that may or may not catch fire or supply a much-needed tweak to a bar program. Among the latest: an agave liqueur, a new version of Cherry Marnier, and...More>>

Zombie Punch Article
Tiki, Essential Oils and a Refreshing Milk Punch   June 26, 2012

Summer menus are rolling in, with twists designed to make a place stand out. From pisco in New York to colonial drinking in Chicago, from tableside service to Tiki extravaganzas, menus that focus the drinking have never been hotter.More>>

Paul Pacult Article
Decoding the Ultimate Cocktail Challenge   June 26, 2012

The Ultimate Cocktail Challenge recently wrapped up its third annual competition, with some boutique brands and old reliables rising to the challenge. What can such a competition tell us about cocktails and spirits? We ask the boss, Paul Pacult.More>>

Lemon Drop Article
A Look at the Lemon Drop Revival    June 19, 2012

Artists often draw inspiration from those who have preceded them. Mixologists do the same. As such, many contemporary drink makers draw inspiration from one of the most successful cocktails in the modern era—the Lemon Drop. More>>



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