On the up: rum sales rising fast

Rum sales hot on the heels of gin

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of rum are expected to exceed the £1bn mark for 2017, just behind sales of gin, which totalled £1.2bn in the 12 months to September last year.

Champions: Spoken in Devon won Best Spirits Pub/Bar at the Great British Pub Awards

Drinks trends

Drinks Trends: what was big in 2016 and what is to come

By Nikkie Sutton

We all know that gin and craft beer are the big movers and shakers in drinks trends right now. But what else is making the ground move for licensees, and what’s around the corner?

How to make a Mai Tai

Drink Deconstructed

Make the perfect Mai Tai

By Nicholas Robinson

Rum's fortunes are said to be turning, with the dark and spiced varieties growing in popularity. The Mai Tai, therefore, is a cocktail menu must, which isn't that difficult to crack.

Quick, easy and tasty cocktails

Drink deconstructed

Rum cocktail: Golden Daiquiri

By Nicholas Robinson

Dark and spiced rums are rising in popularity, so it's time to put some easy and refreshing rum cocktails on your bar menu, such as the Golden Daiquiri.

Rum: more than a shot in the dark?

Rum: more than a shot in the dark?

By Daniel Woolfson

Certain styles of rum are steadily entrenching themselves as major players in the spirits game, but uneven consumer demand for different styles of rum has made recent years turbulent for the category. Daniel Woolfson asks how operators can capitalise...

Back bar bulletin

Back bar bulletin

By Ben Winstanley

Your essential round-up of what's happened on the back bar.

A classic

Do you like Piña Colada?

By Laurie Macdonald

With national Piña Colada day two days away on Friday July 10 and the weather set hit the high twenties, there has never been a better time to cash in on this classic cocktail.

The spiced rum should be served with Tabasco

Bacardi takes rum into the shot sector

By Jessica Mason

Following its first redesign in a decade, Bacardi is taking aim at the growing shot market with a new spiced brand, set for launch this April, The Publican's Morning Advertiser can reveal.

Valentine's Day: Use it to 'add value' not just increase prices

Making the most of Valentine's Day

By Phil Mellows

Valentine's Day could be your biggest weekend since Christmas. The Publican's Morning Advertiser explains how to set the mood.

London Cocktail Week - 6 to 12 October

7 things to do during London Cocktail Week

By The Publican's Morning Advertiser

London Cocktail Week (6-12 October) is a celebration of London’s cocktail culture and sees 200 of London’s best bars throw open their doors to offer £4 cocktails to wristband wearers for seven days.