Posts Tagged ‘alcohol’

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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Written on March 25, 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 and our forecast features botanicals as one of the top 3 flavors 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 botanicals as drink flavors and ingredients, and the ways they are being used in beverage application. Let get into it!
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Written on March 18, 2020.

It’s almost National Cocktail Day, which means it’s the perfect time to relax and kick up your feet with a Manhattan or a Long Island Iced Tea – but before you whip up your favorite mixed drink, we’re giving you another great way to celebrate with these 3 things you didn’t know about cocktails. Bottoms up!
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Written on February 5, 2020.

Red and pink drinks

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t started thinking about what to get for your sweetie yet, then you’re running behind! Luckily, the best kind of gift is one that comes from the heart, and what’s better than whipping up a cocktail made with love? Ahead of your special day, we’re bringing you 5 red and pink drinks that are sure to make your Valentine smile. Here’s the lineup:
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Written on December 18, 2019.

With the holidays upon us, beverage manufacturers have already stocked store shelves with our seasonal favorites. If you venture into the dairy section this time of year, then it’s likely that you’ll find a wall full of variations on the season’s most iconic drink – eggnog. But what exactly is this beverage and how did it become one of the most famous holiday treats? Ahead of National Eggnog Day this December 24th, we’re answering all your burning questions about ‘nog.
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Written on October 23, 2019.

mead

Mead is on the rise, thanks to the craft beer and distilling movements, as well as persistent references in popular culture. And while it’s true there are still 10 times more breweries in the US than meaderies, the category is experiencing steady growth all the same. Reports from the American Mead Makers Association (AMMA) indicate that on average, a meadery opens in the US every 3 days, signalling the beginnings of a potential new trend in craft mead production.

In hopes of answering some of your burning questions about this delightful drink, here’s 3 surprising things you didn’t know about mead.
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Written on August 14, 2019.

Congratulations! You’ve done the prep work and reviewed your list of do’s and don’ts. Now you’re finally ready to start tasting!

At this point, you should know there’s more to consider than whether you “like” or “dislike” the drink you’re tasting. There are countless variables that make up a beverage, so you should take your time dissecting every element of the drink. If you happen to be in the process of creating your own beverage, then your ability to evaluate your samples becomes even more crucial; after all, your team of beverage architects will be relying on you to direct them on what changes should be made to get your dream drink just right.
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Written on June 26, 2019.

Q: Why does it matter how wines and spirits are sealed?

A: When beverages are bottled, they are sealed with the intention of preserving their flavor and maintaining the longest shelf life possible. Many wines and spirits require some aging to improve their overall flavor.
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Written on May 11, 2018.

Welcome to the new school. Beverage Boot Camp will teach you how to start a drink company and change what the world is drinking!
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Written on January 6, 2017.

hangovers

Did ringing in the new year cause a terrible ringing in your head? How did you recover from the light sensitivity that had you wearing your darkest pair of shades indoors and the overall grogginess that is a hangover? Some are turning to hangover recovery drinks as quick fixes to stop their suffering after a night of fun with friends.
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