Spirits & Cocktails

Ups and downs: the pros and cons of a spirits-focused bar

Pros and cons of running a spirits-focused bar

By Nicholas Robinson

Spirits and cocktail sales are booming, driven by increasing consumer demand for better experiences, as well as a large proportion of new product development in the segment. But for those businesses focusing on spirits, what are the upsides and downsides...

Mojito magic: a mix of mint, lime, sugar, soda water and rum is the top choice of consumers (image: Ryzhkov/istock/gettyimages.co.uk)

Top 10 cocktails you need to be stocking

By Nikkie Sutton

With the sun continuing to shine, cocktails are just one drink of choice for thirsty customers and The Morning Advertiser has taken a look at the top 10 cocktails to stock

The latest trends in rum

In association with Diageo

The trends behind rum's success

By Nicholas Robinson

Seen by many as the next big thing in spirits, rum comes in many guises and almost all subcategories are seeing growth in volume and value sales

No booze: new range of alcohol-free spirits launched

Alcohol-free ‘gin’ and ‘rum’ launched

By Nicholas Robinson

Funkin cocktails founder Alex Carlton has stepped into the alcohol-free ‘spirits’ category with the launch of Stryyk Not Rum and Not Gin variants.

In the pink: a multitude of spirit brands have launched flavoured gin variants in recent years (image: warrengoldswain)

The rise of pink gin

By Nikkie Sutton

Gin is still one of the nation’s favourite spirits but flavoured versions of ‘mother’s ruin’ are also proving to be popular.

Power of three: Tiny Rebel takes a big step into the gin world

Craft brewer Tiny Rebel launches three gins

By Nicholas Robinson

The Welsh craft beer brewer has taken its first steps into the gin world with the launch of three new gins, created to complement its existing beer range.

On the up: sales of spirits are rising faster than any other drink segment

Beer, wine and spirits sales soar to £9.8bn

By Nikkie Sutton

Total value of beer, wine and spirits in pubs has risen by 1.8% to £9.8bn - with premium spirits accounting for £934m - in the year to 24 February this year, according to a new report.

Recipe for success: three ideas for the perfect gin and tonic

In association with Fever-Tree

Three G&T serves you won’t be able to resist

By Nicholas Robinson

The humble gin and tonic; what can go wrong and what more can be done to such a simple drink? The answer to both questions is, actually, quite a lot.