Spirits & Cocktails

Fancy: premium products on the up again

Sales of better bevvies rise again in pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Brits cannot get enough of high-quality drinks when visiting the pub, according to the latest research from CGA, which shows two in five consumers are now going premium.

Well matched: the popular tonic waters have been canned as separate products

Adnams develops its own tonic water

By James Beeson

Family-owned brewery and distiller Adnams has produced its own tonic water to accompany its range of gins and vodkas.

It will be all fright on the night with these drinks

Spooky Halloween drinks to serve

By Nicholas Robinson

Halloween-themed cocktails and drinks could be just the trick pubs need to treat their customers this year, as the festivity becomes ever more popular in the UK.

Gin doom? WSTA issues warning ahead of Budget

Gin boom could be ruined by tax increase

By Nicholas Robinson

A horrendous tax bill could choke the dramatic growth of the British gin industry if the Chancellor does not freeze duty on spirits, according to the drinks trade in a desperate plea to the Government.

How to avoid #ginproblems

International Gin and Tonic Day

10 real #GinProblems pubs can help customers avoid

By Nicholas Robinson

Brits have taken to Twitter to vent their real-life and sometimes worrying gin problems, which range from no tonic to too much gin choice. Here are 10 #GinProblems pubs can help their customers avoid this International Gin and Tonic Day.

Ghoulish: give customers a right fright on Halloween

Scare their pants off – top tips for Halloween in the pub

By Nicholas Robinson

Everyone loves a theme, especially around Halloween. Whether it is a spooky drinks menu, a ghoulish food offer or a full-blown American-style fancy dress party, Halloween is the perfect time of year to boost sales.

Future picture: Cocktail Credentials ambassador Ben Reed outlined how to keep ahead of the curve with cocktails

Future Trends: Spirits

Separating cocktail fads from the future

By Nikkie Sutton

Cocktail trends can be tricky to predict, but having a process in place to help find the future patterns can pay dividends for operators.