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Cocktail Trends

Information on trends in on-premise cocktails


Flowers Article
Spring is Here, and Menus are Blooming   March 22, 2011

Not much fruit yet, but spring bar menus are starting to emerge like crocuses in the snow. In fact, flowers are joining preserves, and punch service is showing flexibility More>>

Shake it Up! Article
The Shake it Up! Winner and Even More to Come   March 22, 2011

Bartender contest season hits full stride with some big paydays, from the Shake it Up! Competition at the NCB show in Vegas to upcoming throwdowns in France, St. Marten and elsewhere...More>>

Tart N' Sand Article
Are Barrel-aged Cocktails in your Future?   March 8, 2011

It’s hard to ignore the explosion of barrel-aged cocktails, though I confess I have tried. But with even mainstream bars getting on the bandwagon, it’s clear that our friend Tony Conigliaro has started something big...More>>

James Beard Award Article
Bartenders - James Beard Nominees, Pop-uppers, Traveling Pioneers   March 8, 2011

Four bartenders named Beard award nominees, the Museum of the American Cocktail sets spring sessions, and the "Pioneers in Mixology" travel the country...More>>

Landry's Seafood Article
Chain Beverage Buzz: March 7, 2011   March 7, 2011

Landry's Seafood offers first ever cocktail menu. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brings back Wines that Care and Red Robin starts Red Royalty loyalty program. New headquarters for Claim Jumper and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. More>>

F. Lane Cardwell Article
Chain Beverage Buzz: Feb. 22, 2011   February 22, 2011

Darden Restaurants requires tip sharing policy. Skinny cocktails trend at Fleming's, T.G.I. Friday's, Applebee's and Hard Rock Cafe while P.F. Chang's adopts new happy hour and more. More>>

Swan Dive Article
Southern Fried Drinking   February 22, 2011

Do we really still drink regionally? Certain habits die hard, but as bartenders work hard at being both seasonal and local, there are some ingredient trends worth noting. Take the Southeast...More>>

Cynthia Gold Article
Tea Time at the Bar   February 22, 2011

Many bartenders have played with black, green and scented teas as an ingredient, often to mixed success. Tea sommelier Cynthia Gold comes at tea and spirits from the other side, and shares some tips...More>>

The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company Article
Measure for Measure   February 8, 2011

At The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company in Philadelphia precision and balance mean great cocktails. More>>

Hidalgo's Confession Article
Tabasco Cocktails, Mobile Mixologists, Bar Discounts on Playing Cards, Monthly Drink Classes in DC   December 14, 2010

Jim Kearns creates drinks for Tabasco, while Ketel One Vodka offers NY residents the "Mobile Mixologist," Portland bars adorn euchre playing cards and Gina Chersevani of PS 7's offers monthly food and drink classes. More>>



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