The art of fermentation in cocktails

Fungus and cultures may not sound appetising, but fermentation experiments are bringing ‘funky flavours’ to cocktails, SB discovers. *This feature was originally published in the February 2019 issue of The Spirits Business Fermentation has always played a huge role in drinks; it’s the process that turns grape juice into wine and creates the alcohol in beer. But now, bartenders are bringing a host of other fermented ingredients behind the stick. From koji and kefir to…

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The cocktail trends to watch in 2019

Onwards and upwards is where SB envisions the thriving global bar scene is headed in 2019. But which trends will be leading the way and shaking up the industry? 2018’s bar world was marked by a clear focus on sustainability and provenance, while a new wave of activist bartenders was instrumental in bringing the on-trade into a modern era. There are a number of trends set to drive the development of the trade in 2019…

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