When you graduate from one of our many bartending schools across the country, you will know how to prepare over 125 traditional cocktails, like the martini and the Manhattan. However, as consumers become more exposed to the world of alcohol and cocktails, new trends come along that force bartenders to refine their skills. There are always new drinks to learn, new liquors to try, and new trends to keep up with. Here are some of the hottest new trends in alcohol and cocktails:
Whether it’s a chocolaty imperial stout, a tart Irish red, or a bitter pale ale, beer adds complex flavor notes and refreshing effervescence to a mixed drink. Beer-based cocktails seem to be a natural evolution in cocktail creativity. So whether you’re creating a luxurious winter warmer or a refreshing summer cocktail, think about what the flavors of a good beer can add to your tipple.
Fresh fruits and vegetables have always been a key ingredient in many of the world’s finest cocktails, but people are no longer satisfied with the plain old “garden variety” produce they’ve been used to. Thai basil, smoked grapefruit, and fire-roasted tomatillos are just a few of the strange and extravagant ingredients that have found their way into today’s world of cocktails.
Rum has been dominating drink menus at several high-profile restaurants and cocktail lounges recently—and it’s easy to see why. Rum is exotic, potent, flavorful, and something that most bar patrons still have a lot to learn about. In other words, rum is the perfect liquor for emerging cocktail enthusiasts.
If you want to become a bartender, then you will need to be up-to-date with the latest trends in mixology, bar management, and customer service. Fortunately, Professional Bartending Schools of America can provide you with the training you need to be ahead of the curve. With 36 locations Nationwide, there is always a PBSA bartending school near you. To learn more about our bartending courses, contact us online or dial (513) 542-3500.