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Current Cocktail Trends to Inspire Your Bar Menu

Last updated 5 years ago

While the perfect bar stools may enhance the look of your bar or restaurant, the right cocktails have the power to turn it into a must-visit place in town. With so many fabulous and innovative drink choices to offer to your clients, it can be hard to narrow down the possibilities to create your signature menu. Here are a few current cocktails trends to inspire you as you develop your menu:


It's safe to say that 2013 is the year of rum-based cocktails. As rum makes its return to high-end bar and restaurant menus, bartenders are looking for fun and creative ways to make it interesting. One of the top rum drinks being showcased at the moment is the classic daiquiri, which quenches the palette using three simple ingredients: rum, lime juice, and syrup.


While your patrons are sitting back and relaxing in their cozy bar stools, why not entice them with a delicious brandy-based drink? Brandy, cognac, and armagnac are making a major comeback in the dining world, as diners crave hard alcohol options that are closely entwined with classic wine flavors. Try a crisp and satisfying flavor out on your summer menu, such as an apple brandy.


One bitter that was long seen as pricy and unattainable is now becoming more and more prominent in American establishments. Suze, a French brand of bitters, is now available for purchase in the United States, which is causing quite a buzz among bar owners and restaurateurs. Offer one or two fusion cocktails that combine the bitter flavor of Suze with sweet or tangy tastes.

Once you've created a cocktail menu that reflects your personal taste, visit Casual Dining & Bar Stools to address your casual dining furniture needs. We carry contemporary, traditional, outdoor, and even custom bar stools that are sure to complement the décor of your establishment. Find out which of our bar stool styles is right for you by calling us at (858) 578-5881.


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