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Trends in Bartending that need to go!

We at Cocktails For You travel regularly all over the world & taste a lot of drinks but there are simply some things in bartending that NEED TO GO! This list is an opinion piece based on some 'delicious' things we've encountered recently in the last week of our travels.


1 - Black drinks made with Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal can be dangerous for those with certain medication, makes your teeth black & it just doesn’t create a tasty looking beverage. STOP.


2 - Mezcal in everything.

That smoky flavour is just NOT for everyone. I understand you’re excited about the one made with a chicken/pig/turtle in the still & roasted in someone’s back garden mud full of chicken shit. STOP.


3 - Fermented insert ingredient here

If I try another kombucha that has the reminiscent flavour of toe-jam sprinkled with malic acid I’m going to go insane. Just because it’s bubbling or sour doesn’t mean it’s good. STOP.


4 - Fake Sustainability

A sustainable lifestyle/business is hard work & takes time to implement. Jumping on the bandwagon for 3 months because you read an article is fake. STOP.


5 - Foraged Ingredients

Oh you found that wild garlic in your local park in that bush where you normally go for a piss after Industry night? NICE, stick that in my glass right now! Unless you’re trained in identifying ingredients in this way(not a day out with a forager on a brand trip) don’t stick it in my cocktail. STOP.


6 - Garlic or Onion in cocktails


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