Written on January 13, 2021.

Bottled water is perhaps one of the most resilient beverages on the market— and it’s also a category that has seen substantial innovation in recent years. One segment in particular is experiencing surprising growth as a fan favorite. Say hello to enhanced waters.

Okay, perhaps you’ve been introduced before— but even if you’re not new to the category, you might be surprised to learn more about what makes enhanced waters so special.
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Written on January 6, 2021.

One of history’s most popular beverages is also one of the healthiest drinks that consumers enjoy today— yep, we’re talking tea! Thanks to its functionality and diversity of flavors, there’s a style to satisfy any palate. That’s also why tea has remained the world’s second most widely consumed beverage, eclipsed only by water. If you’ve never given much thought to the history or production methods behind the brew in your cup, don’t stress (though if you do, there’s a tea for that!) Instead, ease your mind with this brief background on two of the most consumed tea types— green and black tea. Grab your favorite mug and settle in.
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Written on December 8, 2020.

Our beverage experts formulate dozens of new and innovative drinks for clients every day, making them a valuable resource on the latest flavor trends. After a particularly turbulent year, our team got together to share their insights on the top flavors we expect to take over the beverage industry in the New Year.

Driven by the long-term effects of an on-going pandemic, this year’s forecast is shaping up to be focused on creating experiences in a socially distant landscape. Here are the 2021 flavor trends to watch out for:
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Written on December 2, 2020.

Did you know there’s only one American holiday written into our Constitution?

Ironically, the origins of this boozy celebration also start with the early Temperance Movement, an awareness campaign that emerged in the 1800s to limit alcohol consumption in the US.
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Written on November 25, 2020.

Eggnog has been enjoyed seasonally around the world for decades— but how much do you really know about this creamy, boozy holiday staple? Here’s 5 fun facts to bring with you to the next family gathering.
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Written on November 17, 2020.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (November 17, 2020) – If 2020 were a drink, what would it taste like? Experts at Flavorman, a Louisville, KY-based beverage development company, got together to find out.
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Written on November 11, 2020.

Labeling your beverage with special certifications can help you target and serve specific consumer groups— but often at a cost. Beverage certifications can be expensive and make your beverage more challenging to produce. Many beverage certifications will require that your drink— including the ingredients and production processes used to create your drink— be prepared in such a way to qualify for that designation. It’s not as simple as stamping a logo onto your label.
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Written on November 4, 2020.

The cappuccino may be a coffee house classic, but you might be surprised to learn how much the drink has evolved over the years. While most baristas would agree that there are three basic ingredients in a cappuccino— espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam— everyone seems to have their own definition for how much to use of each, as well as how it should be served.
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Written on October 28, 2020.

By now it’s clear that this Halloween (like most of 2020) is not likely to be the same Spooktacular event as it was in years past. Luckily, there’s still one festivity that we can still count on for comfort— themed cocktails! That’s right, whether or not you decide it’s worth the extra effort to don last year’s costume, you can be sure that a ghoulish cocktail will complement whatever you’re wearing (yes, even if it’s just pajamas). No matter what spirits are haunting your liquor cabinet, here’s 13 Halloween cocktail options sure to score you a few more BOOze out of the holiday.
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Written on October 21, 2020.

Combining coffee and alcohol isn’t new— Irish coffee, White Russians, espresso martinis, and other cocktails dripping in coffee liqueur have long laid the groundwork for the innovation we’re experiencing today. Craft brewers have also played a significant role, using coffee beans to create roasted, nutty, and chocolatey flavors in porters and stouts. Ready-to-drink (RTD) hard coffee is just the next evolutionary take on the pairing.
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