Leading bartenders on co-creating liqueurs and bitters

Bartenders are making their own bitters, liqueurs and other ingredients, fuelled by a desire to bring new flavours to old favourites. SB speaks to industry experts to find out why the trend has become so prevalent. *This feature was originally published in the November 2019 issue of The Spirits Business New menus call for new flavours and this drive to innovate has seen bartenders create their own products to use behind the bar. From in‐house‐produced…

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Tales of wisdom for TOTC 2019

With Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC) just around the corner, we turn to the pros to get their tips and tricks for making it through the week, as well as their best memories from festivals gone by. Seminars, tastings, parties, dinners, debates, bar crawls, health and wellness classes – year after year, Tales of the Cocktail delivers an eclectic itinerary in New Orleans, US. Proceedings will kick start on Tuesday 16 July – but how do…

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Kratena, Berg and Caporale ‘redefine’ liqueurs

Bartending luminaries Alex Kratena, Monica Berg and Simone Caporale have teamed up with Dutch drinks firm De Kuyper to launch a new liqueurs range inspired by the Amazon rainforest and made with natural ingredients. The brand, called Muyu, is inspired by a trip the trio took to the Amazon and will focus on responsible sourcing, with a share of the profits from each bottle donated to NGOs in the region. Kratena, Berg and Caporale each…

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