Posts Tagged ‘drink history’

Written on May 12, 2021.

When you hear the word “brunch,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It’s likely a tall, fluted glass of sparkling orange liquid. That’s right, we’re talking about the Mimosa.

Ahead of National Mimosa Day this May 16, we’re exploring the origins of this boozy breakfast treat, its fast rise to fame, and how it changed what the world is drinking. Pop that cork and grab an omelet—let’s tuck in for a little cocktail history:

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Written on February 17, 2021.

Contrary to popular belief, 58% of modern bartenders are women—or at least they were before COVID-19. Job losses have been substantial in the face of the current health crisis, and while the hospitality sector overall has suffered greatly, no group has experienced greater adversity under these circumstances than women.

Of course, this isn’t the first-time women in bartending have had to deal with gendered hardships. From being persecuted as witches by their competitors to being legally barred from any profession that would have them working nights, women bartenders have had their un-fair share of treatment for daring to enter a male-dominated industry.
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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 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 February 12, 2020.

Thanks to its flavor and Instagram-worthy aesthetic, pink gin has become a global favorite; but what do you know about this blushing delight? Ahead of Valentine’s Day, we’re diving into the history behind this beloved pink drink.
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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 January 29, 2020.

Whether it’s a ski trip with friends or a cold evening around the bon fire, the kitchen pantry can usually be relied on to be stocked with everything you need to make the perfect heated beverage – hot chocolate. And while other powdered drinks (think fruit punch, lemonade, and instant coffee) have remained market favorites, none have been so popular as hot chocolate.
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Written on January 8, 2020.

Old Photo Archive

Whether you gulp it down by the glass or simply enjoy a splash of it in your breakfast cereal, milk has been a staple in homes around the globe for generations. In the US, there’s even an entire day dedicated to the drink’s place in American culture.
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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 October 7, 2019.


Considering how the consumption of beverages has evolved over time, we often find new ways to create new flavor combinations and innovate drink recipes. The frappé is a perfect example of this.
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