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Bartenders Shift To Less Potent Potables

For several years now, bartenders across the country have been honing their skills at making bitters and shrubs, upgrading their fresh juice programs and crafting their own...  more »

Smoked Cocktails Are Lighting Up Twin Cities Bars

Its early afternoon, and smoke is billowing inside Brick & Bourbon in Maple Grove. A delicate glass dome on a stand is filling with smoke from the embers of smoldering oak, pumped...  more »

10/22/2018

Good Libations

Tags: Mixology, Cocktails, BarsSource: TREND HUNTER

Social Media-Driven Bars: The Twisted Pop-Up Bar Uses Metrics to Design Popular Cocktails

Inspired by the TV series 'Black Mirror' and utilizing social media algorithms, the Twisted pop-up bar controls its cocktail menu in real time. Launched by social media channel...  more »

Nitro-Infused Cocktails Are The Latest Mixology Trend

If youre a fan of craft beer, you probably know all about nitro. The term refers to the use of nitrogen gas to carbonate beer. Guinness and Boddingtons have been doing it for years...  more »

Bartender, There's Cheese In My Drink: The How & Why Of Fat-Washing Spirits

Fat-washing spirits. It sounds disgusting, right? But, when a bacon bourbon old fashioned is on the menu, it sells like hotcakes (smothered in bacon bourbon syrup, naturally)....  more »

Exclusive Interview With Chris Amirault: Seasonality In The Cocktail Space

When most folks think of seasonality it’s normally in preparation of Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall; but when consumers, more specifically foodies, think of seasonality it is...  more »

The 21 Best Cocktail Bars in America

We live an age of craft cocktail singularity, one where many dive bars carry copper mugs to pair with bottom-shelf Moscow Mules, so-called speakeasies are hopping, and stocks in...  more »

The Latest Trend In Drinking: Zero Alcohol Cocktails

Move over, Shirley Temple-these no alcohol cocktails are as 'adult' as the real thing At this year's WSWA Convention in Las Vegas, one of the top trends discussed by cocktail...  more »

07/13/2018

Good Libations

Tags: Rum, MixologySource: beveragedynamics.com

Rum Trends at Bars and Restaurants in 2018

Editor's note: As so many alcohol trends begin on-premise, we occasionally cross-post pertinent content here from our on-premise sister publication, Cheers. The time has come for...  more »

07/02/2018

Good Libations

Tags: Mixology, CocktailsSource: fortune.com

Sustainable Cocktails Could Be the Next Big Trend in Bartending

From the resurgence of craft cocktails to drinks devised purely for sharing on Instagram, there always seems to be a new beverage fad sweeping through urban cafs, restaurants, and...  more »

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