Finally, winter’s over and we can see the light! Spring provides the perfect interlude between a winter of dark, warming drinks and a summer of super sweet, fruity flavours. Bars have the opportunity to add to everyone’s uplifted spirits with light and refreshing drinks as they emerge from hibernation.
Spring cocktails are sweet and alcohol-rich (because it’s not too hot just yet!). The best fruits to go for are the ones that are in season, from the perspective of both flavour and finances. Get creative with the seasonal flavours of apricots, strawberries, cherries, blackcurrants, gooseberries, and blueberries. Consider incorporating these fruits into your menu to drive profitability and the feel-good factor.
In this season of colourful fruits, you may want to emphasise colour and brightness with an aesthetic to match. Beaumont’s range of straws, freepour bottles, and our chalk and chalk pens for your display boards can grab everyone’s attention!
Try matching fruity flavours with springtime herbs such as basil, cardamom, coriander, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, and thyme. Obviously, a lot of these are staples. But why not get carried away with the excitement that spring brings by trying something different? You could even make some syrups and store them in our classic bitters bottles for a timeless look. Not only is this cost-effective, but it’s also environmentally friendly.
Whilst you’re experimenting, it’s important to keep the basics covered. So, in addition to your strongest sellers and house specials, don’t forget that highballs, daiquiris, whiskey sours, and mimosas are always great sellers this season. Whatever you need, Beaumont is here to help you shake, stir, and strain your way to a successful spring!