Spirits & Cocktails

Most popular: Mojito tops the list of most served cocktails in the on-trade

How to make the five best-selling cocktails

By Nikkie Sutton

Cocktails are showing no signs of going away and operators need to ensure they are tapping into the latest trends in the category to boost their bottom lines.

Up and away: gin sales are on the rise

British gin outsells beef

By Huw Cross

Britain exports more gin than beef, according to new figures that show overseas sales reached £530m in 2017.

Stylish serves: bartenders will be judged on how Instagrammable the finished drink looks

Bartenders to be marked on ‘Instagram-worthy’ cocktails

By James Beeson

Cognac producer Courvoisier has launched its third annual ‘Toast of Paris’ cocktail competition where, for the first time, UK bartenders will be judged on how their cocktails would look on Instagram posts, alongside more traditional criteria.

Triple whammy: alcohol prices have been impacted by Brexit's effect on sterling, rising inflation and a duty rise

UK has fourth highest booze prices in Europe

By Nikkie Sutton

The average price of alcohol in the UK is 42.7% higher than the EU average – the fourth highest in Europe beaten only by Sweden, Ireland and Finland, according to new research.

Straw debate: life is plastic, but it's not fantastic

7 alternatives to plastic straws

By Nicholas Robinson

More pubs and their customers are speaking out against the use of plastic straws and seeking alternatives to the environmentally hazardous tubes we’ve, for decades, grown accustomed to drinking from.