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The (holiday) spirits are calling: Page 2 of 8

Cocktail trends for 2015 and beyond

Apple of your eye

Catersource talked earlier in the year about the rise of hard cider and how US sales increased a whopping 101 percent from the years 2012 into 2013. Hard cider is the fastest-growing category of alcoholic beverage. So what happens next? More apple! Clearly, the Appletini has grown up and cocktails with cider, calvados, applejack, and even baked apple bitters and apple shrubs are ruling bars across the nation. This is also a boon for those who are troubled by celiac disease or who embrace a gluten-free diet. Slice an apple thinly and use as a garnish, too—makes a dramatic presentation.


Cited as a “big hit for fall events,” organic rye mixes with Newton Pippin Apple Cider, apple brandy, and a housemade apple shrub in the “’Dem Apples,” from Blue Ridge Catering, Roanoke, VA.