After last week I need a cocktail–or several of them!
I’m in luck!
The Austin Maccabi Games wasn’t the only major event going on last week! It was also the annual Tales of the Cocktail Conference--the premiere cocktail festival! Tales of the Cocktail is, “Dedicated to the advancement of the craft of the cocktail,” that so sounds like something to add to my bucket list!
Here just for you patient Modern Jewish Wedding readers are 7 Event Drink Trends from Tales of the Cocktail as reported by BizBash!
Cocktail Fountains. “They are both fantastic for serving signature cocktails to larger groups and also serve as a gorgeous decorative element for an event,” said Claire Smith, Belvedere Vodka’s head of spirit creation and mixology.
Light Cocktails. Amanda Boccato notes that lower-proof, light aperitif-style cocktails have been a trend for events.
Barrel-Aged Cocktails. Paul Monahan, a brand ambassador for Sailor Jerry, is aging cocktails in barrels used to make whiskey. He has made large batches of Sailor Jerry Old Fashioneds and aged them for there months in barrels already used to make Glenfiddich or Hudson.
Punches. Punches have been a popular trend for a few years now, and mixologists continue to seek ways to make them different. Andy Gemmell, global brand ambassador for Dewar’s, said he has been rediscovering punch recipes from the 1700s that use honey, herbs, and spices.
Bottled Cocktails. “An interesting trend and twist on the persisting bottled cocktail trend is that of the single-serve, frequently carbonated cocktail,” says Jamie Gordon, manager of mixology for Pernod Ricard USA.
Fun. Jamie Gordon also pointed out, “We are absolutely trending towards an era of less reverential and more irreverent cocktail drinking there is still a great appreciation towards the craft as a whole, but bartenders are finally working out that a tongue-in-cheek delivery of a good drink still delivers a good drink.”