Be-Mocktails | Natural, non-alcoholic cocktails

14-2-2019

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The demand for natural and healthy food is increasing. At the same time it is ‘hot’ to drink cocktails nowadays. These two trends come together in the new ‘Be-Mocktails‘ or while the ‘natural mocktails’. These mocktails are 100% natural and alcohol free. The ingredients are specially selected on their health promoting effect. read more

Signature cocktails or mocktails, with a spoonful of jam

24-3-2015

Are you already busy determining your terrace menu? Will you serve the popular cocktails and their non-alcoholic alternative, the mocktail? It might just be the 2015 hit, bartenders on the terrace shaking signature cocktails and mocktails. Latest trend in cocktails: serve a spoonful of preserves with your cocktail.

Cocktails and mocktails are hot

This past year we especially noticed a rise in the cocktails with beer in America. But mocktails are on the rise in popularity as wel. Women like to quietly sip on a cocktail and for girls who aren’t allowed any alcohol yet, a mocktail is a delicious and trendy alternative.

Various liquor brands invest in bringing cocktails to the crowd, last year we spotted the cocktail truck from Grey Goose Vodka for example. This is the most intimate cocktail bar in the world on four wheels (a Citroen H van) and part of an advertising campaign.

A cocktail with a spoonful of jam

The jam cocktails are being served in Madame Geneva, one of the most popular cocktail bars of New York City. It’s located in the back of restaurant Saxon + Parole of chef Brad Farmerie. According to the guys behind Tasting Table, the cocktails with jam aren’t even on the menu but they are so popular that the bartenders often make them on request. They are simple to make, vodka, sugar syrup and lime juice with a spoonful of jam to top of it. The jam taste is up to you, ‘choose your own sweetness adventure’. Because of the thicker consistency of the preserves, you’re able to decide whether you want to sip your cocktail quite sweet (keep stirring) or just only dip the jam, making the taste of the vodka more important. Take a look for a recipe by bartender Brett Hughes (working at Madam Geneva) at the website of Tasting Table.

Trends we spotted | Week 30

30-7-2021

At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about the Why Waste series of Massimo Bottura & Co on Fine Dining Lovers and in August a Monopoly-inspired bar will open in London, in the same building as Monopoly Lifesized.

European fintech giant Revolut is jumping into the travel industry. The London-based firm launched a new feature recently called Stays, which lets users book hotels and other accommodation through its app.

In Paris opened Pinky Bloom at 68 Avenue de New York. A very Instagrammable concept with flowerly decorations and lots and lots of pink! Even in their menu! And Teriyaki Madness opens a restaurant in Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta. They now have 99 locations in the US and 2 in Mexico.

Recipe box service, ‘On The Table’, has recently announced their partnership with digital payment blockchain platform Utrust, making them the first UK food delivery provider to accept cryptocurrency alongside traditional payment methods.

Eli’s Cheesecake in Chicago celebrates ‘national cheesecake day’ with citywide treasure hunt and free cheesecake! A great way to celebrate a lot of things! Check out how in the article. And At Dominique Ansel’s Workshop you can buy eight varieties of croissants and follow a workshop in the test kitchen! , including one stuffed with Black forest ham and fontina cheese, and topped with melted Gruyere; rethinking the breakfast sandwich!

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New urban location of restaurant chain Hudson in The Hague South

22-7-2021

  • Restaurant Hudson in The Hague South
  • Restaurant Hudson in The Hague South
  • Restaurant Hudson in The Hague South

Disclaimer: this article is more interesting for Dutchies

Opening – The Hague South is pleased to welcome the largest restaurant of the Hudson family. The tenth branch of this successful dining sensation inspired by American cuisine opens here. Where Barn47 used to be – known as a popular event location – you will now find a restaurant where you can go all day for every restaurant moment. Whether it’s a play date with your girlfriend and your kids, or a drink after work with colleagues.

Already the tenth location of this popular and fast-growing restaurant chain since 2009. Hudson The Hague South is also their largest location! The urban vibe of New York has spread through the Netherlands, they started in the Statenkwartier in The Hague, and have restaurant in Zoetermeer, Leiden, Almere, Voorschoten and Rotterdam! Popular amongst locals and expats.

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NONA June | Gin-Tonic without hangover

16-7-2020

  • NONA June, non-alcoholische drankje
  • NONA June, non-alcoholische drankje
  • NONA June, non-alcoholische drankje
  • French N°9 cocktail met de non-alcoholische NONA June
  • NONA Collins cocktail met de non-alcoholische NONA June
  • NONA tonic met de non-alcoholische NONA June

Gin & Tonic: It is arguably the most popular drink of the last couple of years. Just a pity that the alcohol percentage is so high that the next day you need a lot of aspirin, a fleece blanket, a sofa and about ten hours of Netflix to overcome the hangover. There are plenty of non-alcoholic spirits for sale, but none really taste like pure gin, according to the makers of NONA June. “That could be differently,’’ thought the Charlotte a bio-engineer from Ghent (Belgium), and she created NONA June, which is an alcohol-free gin that cannot be distinguished from the real gin. The Kicker? Charlotte only allowed herself to launch NONA June after the approval and support of renowned sommeliers and chefs.

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Ferm Fatale l The world’s first zero sugar probiotic mocktail

22-1-2020

  • Zero sugar probiotic mocktail Shrub-Bucha by Ferm Fatale
  • Zero sugar probiotic mocktail Shrub-Bucha by Ferm Fatale

Ferm Fatale, the world’s first zero sugar probiotic mocktail, is kicking off the New Year with the official launch of a line of shelf stable, raw, vegan, organic, probiotic non-alcoholic beverages. At only 22 calories and zero sugar per bottle, Ferm Fatale’s mocktails offer an alternative to typical beverages loaded with sugar and alcohol, giving consumers the freedom to enjoy a healthier choice while socializing.

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The BrewDog AF Bar, the alcohol free beer bar & BrewDog’ ‘Drink All You Can Jan’

9-1-2020

  • BrewDog AF Bar - opened at Old Street London
  • BrewDog AF Bar - serving exclusively low alcohol drinks
  • BrewDog AF Bar - opened at Old Street London
  • BrewDog AF Bar - takeaway alcohol-free beer fridge
  • BrewDog AF Bar - also serves a BrewDog menu
  • BrewDog AF Bar - also serves a BrewDog menu

‘The BrewDog AF Bar’ is the brewery’s first fully alcohol-free bar. Independent Scottish craft brewer BrewDog have opened their first bar dedicated to alcohol-free. The BrewDog AF Bar is the world’s first alcohol free beer bar and will offer 15 taps of draft alcohol-free craft beer. The bar has opened in central London and will be the first of the company’s global bars to feature a line-up solely devoted to drinks without alcohol. In addition to this, BrewDog will be running ‘Drink All You Can Jan’ across all bars. The initiative offers drinkers unlimited refills of BrewDog alcohol-free beers in all bars for the entire month. And with 24% of beer drinkers choosing more low or no-alcohol options (according to the Mintel, UK Beer Market Report 2018), the brewery are piloting a new concept for their bar division, with a view to rolling it out across the UK and into Europe.

It’s the time for alcohol free drinks: in the Netherlands we spotted amongst others the first pop-up Bar 0.020 in Amsterdam and the new menu for alcohol free drinks at NRC café in Rotterdam. With Dry January it’s wise to serve your guests at least the possibility to drink alcohol free. Our colleagues Robin, Nick and Leonie tried some drinks last week and they were kind of surprised on the sweetness of most mocktails! So if you’re buying or creating alcohol free drinks, not everybody has a sweet tooth!  

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Starbucks Launches Bar Mixato in Shanghai | New mixology offering elevates nighttime experience

29-10-2019

  • Bar Mixato in Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai
  • A Matcha Drama at Bar Mixato
  • A Nitro Coffee Martini at Bar Mixato
  • Bar Mixato in Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai

Starbucks Launches Bar Mixato in the Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai. New mixology offering elevates nighttime experience at China’s coffee wonderland by blending specialty coffee craftsmanship with cocktail artistry. This will further elevate the multi-sensory experience of China’s coffee wonderland, and include a novel nighttime third-place experience that will enthrall coffee lovers and bar-goers alike. Bar Mixato features a full bar menu, which includes the global debut of 11 innovative coffee- and tea-based cocktails specially created and available only at the Shanghai Roastery. Classic cocktails, Italian aperitivo, wine, draft beer and mocktails are also available, as is a thoughtfully curated selection of complementary food choices that customers can pair with their favorite cocktails. The menu will be refreshed quarterly based on the flavors of new Starbucks Reserve coffees.

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Amber Garden | True Chinese Cuisine

24-9-2019

  • The team behind Amber Garden in Amstelveen
  • The interior of Amber Garden in Amstelveen
  • Restaurant Amber Garden in Amstelveen, True Chinese Cuisine
  • Restaurant Amber Garden in Amstelveen, True Chinese Cuisine
  • The interior of Amber Garden in Amstelveen
  • The exterior of Amber Garden in Amstelveen
  • Restaurant Amber Garden in Amstelveen, The Orchid and the Narcissus
  • Restaurant Amber Garden in Amstelveen, True Chinese Cuisine
  • Restaurant Amber Garden in Amstelveen, True Chinese Cuisine
  • Restaurant Amber Garden in Amstelveen, True Chinese Cuisine

Amber Garden, part of the international ‘Yisheng Group’, opened its doors in Amstelveen (near Amsterdam in the Netherlands) in a festive way on September 23th. Owner, Stark Li, third generation respected Chinese restaurant owner, together with Facility Manager, Ronald Ting, opened restaurant Amber Garden in the company of many corporate companies from the region, culinary enthusiasts and (Michelin) star chefs.

With the arrival of Amber Garden, the municipality of Amstelveen has added a beautiful, authentic fine dining Chinese restaurant at their list of restaurants. Lovers of the authentic Chinese cuisine can enjoy the ‘shared dining’ dishes here. During the opening we enjoyed dishes from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Xi’an. With the dishes you can enjoy wine pairing that are specially selected. For those who want to drink alcohol-free, they also serve delicious tea-based mocktails. True lovers of the Chinese cuisine must visit Amber Garden, if only for the delicious Dim Sum and their signature dish the ‘Amber roasted Beijing duck in the traditional way’. Like chef Shaun Song says: “You no longer need to go to China to be able to enjoy the best dishes China can offer”.

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Inspiration from 2018 (and 2019) | Non-alcoholic drinks

5-8-2019

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Not just demand for healthy food is increasing, but also demand for healthy drinks. In 2018 we have seen a lot of product releases of non-alcoholic beers, drinks and cocktails. In this article you will find an overview of all non-alcoholic drinks we have seen. Which one is your favorite?

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