“The massive drink trends growing in 2019 center around sustainable cocktails, craft fruit beers, no and low spirits, and wine in cans.
“The rise of Our Planet TV documentaries, weather change campaigning, and a desire to do away with plastic and meal waste are driving each purchaser’s and bartender’s judgment of right and wrong towards sustainability.
“Craft beers are firmly mounted and are starting to develop their flavor profiles and attraction to wine-drinking audiences with well-crafted fruit-infused beers.
“No, and coffee is growing exponentially as consumers and abstainers latch onto the new wave of grownup orientated zero-alcohol drinks that tap into the ‘fitness’ trend and are making this class brand new.”
Are there any spirits or cocktails that have grown increasingly famous recently?
“Gin growth keeps dominating the spirit category, and the range of new gins joining an already nicely stocked type is extraordinary.
“However, the vodka class isn’t sitting on its laurels as vodka infusions with decreased ABVs are undoubtedly the new fashion. The citrus result and botanical flavors are in vogue – count on to look those in more cocktails over the summer season.”
What flavors are customers most often disturbed by from cocktails?
“Consumers are searching for freshness in their cocktails – fresh results and herb flavors are virtually in. This is driven by a preference for more authenticity and connectivity with mother nature and much less synthetic flavors and colors.”
How do you observe that spirit/cocktail drinkers have modified in recent years?
“The universal professionalism and best of UK bartenders and their capability to make attractive liquids is growing a self-fulfilling call for from customers who are not satisfied to drink from a core variety of well-known cocktails but choice unique, seasonal liquids that replicate their center values of sustainability and authenticity and, in the end, the greater ‘Instagramable,’ the better!”
Do you think any spirits can challenge Gin’s dominant sales figures?
“Not in 2019! Gin is still on its upward trajectory with little sign of slowing; in truth, the category continues innovating, highlighting the latent patron demand for all things Gin – for now!”
How do you observe the upward push of low and no-alcohol drinks would affect the cocktail and spirits class?
“I don’t think no and coffee need to be checked out as impacting the category; it’s extra about bringing a collection of customers at the fringes of cocktail intake into the fold.
“No, and low has a particular area on the returned bar and in cocktails and, in the end, enables the special motive force, the abstainer or folks who don’t want to drink ‘all night,’ to enjoy the cocktail ritual while not having to suffer the frequently binary alternatives of cola or orange juice on an extended night time out! No, and low has the electricity to deliver clients from home and make the on-trade a destination for all.”