Grown-Up Mocktails. Sweet and simple alcohol-free cocktails are giving way to more sophisticated buzzless beverages. “We see huge interest in refreshing non-alcoholic drinks made with fresh, market-driven, seasonal ingredients,” says Sylvie Gabriele, co-owner of Love & Salt, a restaurant in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Its popular mocktail Off the Funking Chain is crafted from jalapeno, lime, honey syrup, passion fruit and grapefruit juice and ginger beer.<
Top 10 Beverage Trends for 2016
If you’re a restaurant operator, you thrive on intelligence. Knowing what customers want now — and having a hunch about what they’ll crave tomorrow — gives you a head start on the competition. When you’re out to drive traffic and sales, intel about trendy beverages is especially vital. The following is a roundup of potables likely to make waves in 2016. Sponsored by Smucker Foodservice.