Trends & Inspiration
The latest buzz in the cocktail industry and features to enhance your conversations with your peers and your guests
Keeping Well Now and When Taking On Your New Challenge
As bar professionals busy schedules and serving others is a given but we can often ignore our own needs. Diageo Programme Manager and Mental Health Practitioner, Renee Floer, gives tips on looking after yourself away from the bar and if returning.
Points of View from Asia
As we spin our virtual globe to Asia, four industry heavyweights, including World Class winner Bannie Kang, give us their perspective on bar life as they have come to know it and share positive changes they have made as the situation has evolved.
FIVE WAYS TO MAKE ANY FESTIVE OCCASION A COMMERCIAL CRACKER
Any festive period is a brilliant time for creating quality memories with friends and loved ones. And for those of us working in busy bars and restaurants, this season of merriment also has the potential to be the most profitable time of the year.
USING COCKTAILS TO ENSURE EVERY DAY IS A SPECIAL OCCASION
Birthday, anniversaries, reunions, cocktails have the potential to make any special occasion a memorable one! Dining out is seen as a treat – consumers tend to frequent restaurants when something important has happened, and delicious drinks are an excellent way to enhance any occasion opportunity.
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 drinks to a simplified back bar, leading bartender Thomas Aske lets us in on some of the exciting bar trends he is forecasting for 2020.