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Written on June 3, 2020.

Hard seltzers are one of the fastest growing segments of the past year. With no signs of slowing down, the hard seltzer category is expected to grow from a $1.75 billion category in 2019 to $4.7 billion in 2022. Their explosion into the mainstream has created room for companies – big and small – to cash in on the buzz. But where and how did the concept for hard seltzers evolve? And why is it so popular among consumers today?
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Written on May 27, 2020.

The neighborhood kids may not be starting up a lemonade stand anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy this refreshingly tasty beverage from the comforts of home. With warm weather and sunny skies upon us, here’s a few fun facts to go with your favorite summertime drink.
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Written on May 20, 2020.

The beverage industry is one of the most dynamic business sectors out there. But while the ever-evolving landscape of the beverage world may be exciting, it also comes with a unique set of challenges. Whether you’re a passionate entrepreneur or an established drink company seeking to expand your product lines, there’s certainly no shortage of risks involved in launching a beverage product – but luckily, there are a few ways you can stay prepared throughout the process.
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Written on May 13, 2020.

If beverage trends show us anything, it’s that water alternatives are now more popular than ever. Spurred in part by consumer demand for healthier, lower-calorie drink options, new brands – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic – are continuing to pop up on grocery store shelves.
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Written on May 6, 2020.

Yes, the Kentucky Derby has been postponed for now, but luckily, some of its festive traditions can continue. Even though it’ll be a little while before you can don a floppy hat and sip on a Mint Julep at the racetrack, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying one on your back porch!

Here’s a little cocktail history to pair with your cold drink.
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Written on April 29, 2020.

Our beverage experts formulate dozens of new and innovative drinks for clients every day, making them a valuable resource for the latest flavor trends. In December, our team got together to predict the trends we expect to take over the beverage industry in 2020. Our forecast features citrus and exotics as one of the top flavor categories set up for success in a year favoring the fresh and functional.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at the world’s attraction to citrus and exotics as drink flavors and ingredients, and the ways they are being used in beverage application. Let get started!
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Written on April 22, 2020.

You may have seen friends on social media posting pictures of their coffee lately, and the weird thing is, everyone seems to be making the same thing.

So what’s on the menu? It’s a completely DIY whipped drink called dalgona coffee.

Spurred in part by closures of coffee shops and cafés across the globe, coffee lovers have become their own baristas, and this South Korean drink has quickly become an at-home favorite worldwide.
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Written on April 15, 2020.

If you’ve been stuck inside lately, you may be finding it difficult to maintain your health and wellness – and you’re not alone! The added stress and uncertainty of this time can leave anyone feeling drained. One way to add a little more pep in your step is to make healthy choices with your diet.
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Written on April 8, 2020.

Comprised of relatively few ingredients, a standard gin and tonic isn’t difficult to create – the recipe is in the name after all! With the exception of ice and a slice of your favorite citrus for garnish, there’s little prep work that goes into this fine cocktail, but what results is pure magic on the palate.
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Written on April 1, 2020.

April 7th marks one of the happiest days of the year – National Beer Day! While it’s true you may not need much of an excuse to crack open a cold one, we’re here to give you the low down on this special day along with a few bizarre brews we dare you to try.
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