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.