11 Thanksgiving Cocktails For 2020

It’s been a crazy year, to say the least, but we are grateful for so much. Namely, for our readers and all of the beverage professionals working hard and trying to make a difference in the on-premise industry, and the supplier companies that support them. Mostly, we are super grateful that 2020 is nearly over. Raise a glass and give thanks with a special seasonal cocktail; here are 11 to consider. Legends of The Fall(Shown…

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A Look At Liqueurs And Cordials

They may not generate the excitement of fast-growing spirit categories such as American whiskey and tequila, but cordials and liqueurs remain an integral component in classic cocktails and modern mixology. The diverse segment encompasses creamy, dessert-like sips, fruity cordials and sweet, flavored-whiskey expressions, as well as bitter aperitifs. Consumption of cordials and liqueurs increased 2.7% in 2019, according to the Beverage Information Group’s 2020 Liquor Handbook (a sister brand of Cheers), reaching 25.6 million 9-liter…

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To-go Only Sushi Concept Mujō Pops Up in Atlanta

Talk about bad timing. Mujō was scheduled to open as a pop-up sushi restaurant in Atlanta this past March—just as the coronavirus outbreak was shutting down on-premise service in most markets. So parent company Castellucci Hospitality Group (CHG) pivoted to a to-go only, pop-up model that opened in late May. Despite the switch in format, Executive Chef J. Trent Harris prioritized creating an elevated, omakase-level sushi and sake program for Mujō. He wanted to replicate…

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Hella Good Halloween Drinks

Halloween seemed to start earlier this year, perhaps everyone is looking for something to celebrate—or maybe something to be scared of other than current events. A specialty cocktail may make things less frightening; here are eight Halloween recipes that we like. The Sandman’s Serenade (Shown atop)1 ½ parts Hendrick’s Orbium gin¼ part Maraschino liqueur½ part Yellow Chartreuse½ part Honey syrup¾ part Lime juice1 bar spoon White balsamic vinegar1 dash Rose water Combine ingredients and shake. Fine…

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Tips For Better Beverage Photography

Great food and drink photography is more important than ever for restaurants. No longer reserved for family-style menus, restaurants need eye-catching imagery to promote their drinks and food on their websites, Yelp and social media. A gorgeous image of a cocktail practically sells itself. But as anyone who’s tried to snap a quick pic of their food for the gram knows, it’s easier said than done. Simply pointing your phone’s camera at a dish and…

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