The world of cocktails is always evolving, and trends come and go from year to year. Some trends have already emerged for 2013, and here’s a look at some ways to spice up your cocktail choice next time you are entertaining or relaxing at home.
Non-Alcohol Cordials and other low-impact drinks are becoming more popular. This includes beer and wine, as well as sherries and other digestif drinks. Digestifs are sipped after a meal, in theory to help aid digestion. Low-impact drinks are a wise choice to keep the fun going!
Adding carbonation to cocktails is another growing trend. Adding fizz changes the tecture of a drink and makes many flavor combinations possible. Club soda, sparkling cider, and champagne are great choices when looking to jazz up your favorite cocktail.
When it comes to party hosting, mixing batch cocktails before guests arrive is a great way to keep the host and hostess from getting trapped behind the bar. A great example of this is a rum punch which guests can serve themselves.
Herb flavors are rising in popularity this year. Common choices include basil, rosemary, and thyme. Rosemary pairs great with bourbon and a splash of lemon juice. And using fresh mint leaves opens up a different range of possibilities for your cocktail.
Taste of Florida provides real fruit juice mixers to help you create incredible drinks. A delicious cocktail is often part of a celebration, and your celebrations deserve high quality ingredients. Doug McWhorter, Founder & CEO, and his wife, started making real juice mixers in 1993, and for twenty years they have provided excellence to the marketplace. Taste of Florida products are available in most markets through Anheuser Busch and Miller wholesalers.
Visit our website for a complete list of products. You can also find a recipe index with countless cocktail recipes for you to try! Let these trends inspire you to be creative and enjoy a new taste tonight. And we would love to hear from you if you have a new recipe to share! Submit your recipe to our Bottoms Up Recipe Contest, and then look for your submission on our website.
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