Over the years, cocktails have become an integral part of bar menus. Ask people who love their drinks to define what having a good time means to them, and many will answer sipping their favorite cocktail in a chilled-out atmosphere. A cocktail is not your ordinary alcoholic beverage. The distinct taste of cocktails, coupled with the sophistication associated with these drinks, create a distinct aura around cocktails that makes them irresistible. From humble no-frills pubs to classy restaurants, every player in the hospitality industry is rushing to cash in on the cocktail rage. To woo their target audience, more bars are coming up with themed cocktails that are known for their distinct characters. 2018 was a great year for cocktail lovers. From local bars to heavyweights in the hospitality industry, all added several new cocktails to their menus. 2019 is going to be an even more awesome year. We give you a glimpse of some surprises that the hospitality industry has in store for cocktail lovers. So, without any further ado, here are a few cocktail trends that are set to change the rules of the game in 2019.
1. Bartenders Will Experiment with Non-Alcoholic Ingredients
Usually cocktails are associated with alcoholic ingredients. This is going to change in 2019. Bartenders will experiment with more non-alcoholic options such as homemade syrups, tonics, and non-alcoholic spirits. These ingredients will add a new dimension to the taste of their cocktails, giving cocktail lovers something to look forward to.
2. Mushrooms in Cocktails? Why Not!
Don’t get surprised if you find a mushroom-infused drink in the cocktail menu of a local bar near you. In 2019, more bartenders will experiment with healthy ingredients, which means cocktail lovers will get to choose from a range of innovative drinks such as mushroom-and thyme-infused vodka, mushroom broth, and mushroom tea mixed with sparkling wine.
3. More Bartenders Will Come Up Eco-Friendly Cocktails
As the global warming crisis worsens, more bartenders will consider sustainability while experimenting with different ingredients and tastes. To reduce waste, bartenders will come up with different ways such as using more edible garnishes, portioning fewer ingredients in multiple drinks, and serving room-temperature cocktails.
What Steele & Hops Has to Offer in the New Year
2019 will be an exciting year for cocktail lovers. More bartenders than ever before are open to the idea of experimenting with different tastes, which means cocktail lovers will get more choices this year. An amazing cocktail needs an equally amazing setting. At Steele & Hops Public House, we don’t just treat our patrons to awesome drinks but also provide them with the perfect ambience to enjoy their favorite drinks. To learn more about us, call (707) 523-2201. Want to leave us a message? Fill out our contact form.