Trends & Inspiration
The latest buzz in the cocktail industry and features to enhance your conversations with your peers and your guests
COCKTAILS WITH A SIDE OF CINEMA
Make the most of your time at home - expand your knowledge of iconic movies and the classic cocktails they’ve inspired! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this lesson in on-screen cocktails and how to put your own twist on them.
Future Learnings from Hope & Sesame
Faced with closing their bar Hope & Sesame in south China in January 2020, owners Andrew and Bastien share useful tips on how they implemented a successful strategy that enabled them to keep their business afloat during difficult times.
SUSTAINABLE COCKTAILS - ZERO WASTE
The world can no longer shy away from the universal call to sustainability and in the bar industry there are quick and easy wins to ensure your bar is properly onboard. Sam Orrocks shares five simple changes you can make to your cocktail serves.
SUSTAINABILITY: BIG WINS FOR YOUR BAR AND BEYOND
Sustainability need not be a fleeting trend but a lasting movement and cost-saving movements for your bar. Sean Finter, Founder of Barmetrix, shares his sustainability tips and tricks that have had a huge impact on his business and staff.
When Kitchen Meets Bar: Expert Tips for Sharing Ingredients
It is becoming much more common for ingredients to be shared between the kitchen and bar. Diageo Global Gastronomer Mark Moriarty shares the benefits of this in his restaurant and gives tips on how to bring these worlds together in your bar.
The World’s Best Bartenders Favourite Cocktails
Everyone has a favourite cocktail, their go-to drink they love to make for others. So, we asked three World Class bartenders what their favourite cocktail was and why!
BARTENDING: THE EVOLUTION OF AN INDUSTRY & AN ART FORM
The bartending journey has been a long one, filled with many ups and downs. Senior bartender Simon Aukett delves into the past, present and future of bartending.
Bar Trends of the Future: 2020 Predictions
In an industry that is continuously evolving, it is important to break boundaries and stay ahead of the curve. From plant-based cocktails to a simplified back bar, leading bartender Thomas Aske lets us in on some of the exciting bar trends he is forecasting for 2020.
LOW SUGAR SERVES: HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?
Drinks trends tend to come and go but wellness and the option of a low sugar serve isn’t going away. Former World Class winner Tim Philips-Johansson looks at how to offer low sugar drinks without losing your bar’s signature flavours and serves.
FESTIVE FLAVOURS FOR EASY WINS
Cold weather, long nights and big tips – the festive season can be a mixture of highs and lows, but it can also be an opportunity to have fun with flavours! Simon Aukett shares great tips for creating easy festive flavours this busy season.
FOOD AND COCKTAIL MOMENTS – HOW AND WHY WE DO IT
Guests are looking for the ultimate food and drink moments and, if you’re not already providing pre and post meal experiences, then it’s worth thinking about how you bring these exciting moments into the mix.
101 ON FERMENTED FLAVOURS FOR COCKTAILS
Fermentation is giving bar tenders a wider range of flavours to experiment with and, when executed well, it can bring a whole new dimension to any drink’s menu.