Cocktails

Colourless cocktails: gender-neutral range aims to provide more inclusive variety

Are gender-neutral cocktails a thing?

By Alice Leader

A new survey has revealed 21% of participants do not feel comfortable drinking certain cocktails as they feel they are better suited to the opposite gender.

Cutting queues: bartenders could be unaware they are losing customers

Long queue times ‘drives customers away’

By Alice Leader

New research shows queues could be losing bartenders more customers than they realise, with the average British consumer waiting up to a whopping 12 hours a year for their cocktails.

Cocktail craze: pubgoers want visually appealing drinks but are tending towards simpler serves, Pontoon’s Simon Weston said

Drinkers seeking ‘purist’ cocktails

By Emily Hawkins

Simple serves will be the next big trend within the cocktail category out-of-home, according to the director of a pre-batch cocktail company.

Starman: Ziggy's bar will pay tribute to the pop star David Bowie with a unique cocktail menu and rarely seen photographs

Ziggy's hotel bar to honour David Bowie

By Emily Hawkins

One of David Bowie’s former haunts, the Hotel Café Royal, London, will pay tribute to the pop icon with a new bar opening this month.

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.

Herbaceous accompaniments: keep your gin garnishes fresh

In association with Fever-Tree

How to grow a gin garnish garden

By Nicholas Robinson

Whether you’re growing them on the bar for staff to garnish drinks with or in your pub garden for consumers to pick and choose for themselves, a G&T garnish garden is a quirky way to create a bit of atmosphere and theatre.