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Cocktail Trends

Information on trends in on-premise cocktails


White Russian Article
The Dude Abides White Russians   December 20, 2011

The White Russian is the unpretentious, straightforward combination of vodka, Kahlúa and milk. Born in the early 1970s, the under-appreciated rocks drink has spawned an amazing number of highly successful progeny, and as such, it now represents a substantial branch of American mixology.More>>

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Unbalanced: Biggest Cocktail Blunders   December 6, 2011

Anyone who has attempted to create the next cocktail sensation will appreciate the difficulties involved. The following list of frequently observed cocktail blunders is as much a collective cry for relief as it is a primer for the advancement of the craft:More>>

Brandy cocktail Article
Celebrating the Sidecar Revival   November 22, 2011

From Main Street to Wall Street, people are rediscovering the unsurpassed character of brandy. Not surprisingly, this renaissance was not born with a snifter in its hand. Instead, the birth of this mega-trend came about from people exploring brandy’s creative range and limitless mixability.More>>

Bacardi Legacy of the Cocktail Article
Competitions Bring out the Best in the Mixology Biz   November 15, 2011

Cocktail competitions across the United States, including Speed Rack competitions in Los Angeles, Bloom Gin's San Francisco Cocktail Crawl and Bacardi Legacy of the Cocktail in New York, showcase some of the best talent in the industry.More>>

Jeff Josenhans Article
Bespoke Spirits Make a Drink Special   November 15, 2011

Bartenders have shown a lot of interest in crafting or at least selecting their own spirits. What is done with them, however, is what really can make an operation stand out. More>>

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The Switch Names a Winner and New Cocktails Heat Up the Holidays   November 1, 2011

Charles Joly wins the Auchentoshan Switch competition, Bacardi's Legacy of the Cocktail Competition kicks off, Texas de Brazil adds two hot new holiday cocktails and the drinks menu at Townhouse in Venice, Calif., gets revamped.More>>

Jack Robertiello
In A Pickle   November 1, 2011

It's great that bartenders have started paying more attention to the freshness and quality of their garnishes, but something's missing — great house-preserved fruits and vegetables.More>>

Loren “Lola” Dunsworth Article
Whatever "Lola's" Wants   November 1, 2011

It’s been 15 years since the famed Lola’s, known among other things as the home of the popular Apple Martini, opened in West Hollywood, and owner Loren “Lola” Dunsworth is marking the occasion with a themed pairing menu...More>>

Garden fresh Article
Ultra-Fresh Cocktails Living Large   October 25, 2011

Chefs, be forewarned. Your mixologists may be raiding the walk-in searching for fresh produce to feature in their cocktails. Creamy sweet drinks are falling out of fashion, losing ground to cocktails with garden-fresh flavors and herbal and spicy profiles. More>>

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The Skinny on "Skinny"   October 18, 2011

Even in the age of tough anti-alcohol measures and faddish bottled cocktails, bartenders need to be as adept at making low-calorie and zero proof drinks as they are at Flips, Shrubs and Tikis.More>>



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