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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Latest Liquor and Cocktail Trends


One of the most exciting parts of dining out in Indian Land SC is sampling the latest cocktails and liquors that are trending. There is always something exciting and new and that makes going out for drinks an ever-evolving occasion. Here is a closer look at some of the latest liquor and cocktail trends.

Seasonal Cocktails

The introduction of cocktails to complement the time of year is continuing to be a popular trend. Winter has even introduced some mixed drinks made with bourbon to help warm the soul. Apple cider is also being used as a popular ingredient in both fall and winter as it is a distinct change from the summer season drinks that often feature light, sweeter ingredients.

Tequila Popularity Growing

In 2018, tequila grew by almost 8%, according to the Beverage Information and Insights Group. But there is more variety when it comes to tequila as consumers have gone away from relying solely on white tequilas. There has been an increase in anejo and respado varieties. There is also a more frequent use of tequila in mixed drinks as it continues to be a popular trend.

Bright Cocktails

Believe it or not, bright cocktails have been trending because of the way they photograph. Scrolling through social media will showcase a lot of bright cocktails, especially ones that are pink in color. That resonates with a lot of consumers. It is also important to note that many people will purchase a drink based on presentation. The more colorful and appealing a cocktail looks, the more it could sell.


Health-Conscious Cocktails

With more people watching what they eat, health consciousness has made its way into the liquor world. That has translated into more requests for low-carb cocktails. Bars and restaurants in Indian Land SC and across the country are meeting this need by creating all types of cocktails. One element is to replace tonic as it contains a high amount of sugar. Vodka companies are also responding with low-calorie varieties.

Craft Vodkas

Gone are the days when people had only a limited number of vodkas to choose from. Nowadays, craft vodkas are popping up everywhere. This trend is headlined by the immense popularity of Tito’s vodka. It offers a unique background in that it is made from corn and not the traditional potato or wheat. That uniqueness provides character and appeal and is being emulated by other craft vodka makers. As a result, more vodkas are becoming available at bars and restaurants all over the country.

The Office CBK stays up to date on the latest liquor and cocktail trends as our customers can enjoy all types of unique concoctions every day of the week.