Best cocktails for 2018 and what you need to make them
If you own a restaurant that serves liquor, having a drink menu that goes hand-in-hand with your food menu is vital if you want people to enjoy their time at your establishment. When people love the food and drinks you offer, they will stay longer to eat and drink more, plus they will be more enticed to come back!
If you are looking to revamp your drink menu that new and existing customers would love to try, check out the best cocktails you need to add to your bar.
There is nothing better than celebrating a significant accomplishment than with champagne! If you own a restaurant in a business district, businessmen and women will be flooding into your bar to celebrate a big sale.
Here’s how you make it: Take a chilled champagne flute and place a sugar cube in it. Add three dashes of bitter then fill the flute with champagne. Add lemon, a strawberry or a blackberry to give it a sweet kick.
Dark ‘n’ Stormy
The dark ‘n’ stormy is extremely popular in Bermuda for a reason; it tastes amazing! It’s pretty simple to make, too, all you need to perfect is the ratio of the ginger beer and the rum.
Here is how you make the perfect dark ‘n’ stormy: Take a Collins glass and fill it with ice. Mix 2 oz. of dark rum and 3 oz. of ginger beer into the glass. That’s it! Some people do prefer having half an ounce of lime juice added just to give it that kick of extra flavour.
One of the best drinks to have to cool off during a hot summer evening is a gin fizz. The light and citrus flavours compliment the gin perfectly that even those who don’t like gin will be clamouring to have one!
Here is how to make a gin fizz: Pour 2 oz. of gin, a dash of lemon juice, half a teaspoon of superfine sugar, one egg white into a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice then shake! Make sure you shake hard enough to mix the egg white with the other ingredients. Strain it into a highball glass filled with ice. Top it off with soda and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Even though it’s 2018, the old fashioned cocktail will never go out of style! It has been the number one selling drink in over 30% of high-quality bars worldwide for the past four years. If you don’t offer an old fashioned cocktail, you need to reconsider!
Here is how to make an old fashioned: place a sugar cube in an old fashioned glass. Splash three dashes of Angostura bitter and some club soda inside the glass. Crush and muddle the sugar. Line the glass with the sugar grains by rotating the glass. Add one large ice cube. Pour in 2 oz. of bourbon or rye. Garnish with an orange slice.
There you have it! These are just four of the best cocktails you should have available in your bar for 2018. Get creative and make your own cocktails to offer alongside old classics and popular cocktails that everybody will love to try.
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