Cocktail Trend “Garden Drinks”

From Cherry Cocktails to Vegetables in a Cocktail Glass

Adieu, Sex on the Beach and Caipirinha! Are you feeling adventurous and want to try a cocktail with an alternative spin? Then the newest trend in bars, called Garden Drinks, is definitely worth trying!
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Cocktails are generally considered a fruity drink. Yet if you are tired of seeing the same regular assortment of cocktails on the menu, then the new, tasty, and healthy cocktail trend Garden Drinks will definitely be appealing to you. Whoever thought that radishes, carrots, and red beets were ingredients for the plate only will be proven wrong when tasting these new variations of traditional alcoholic beverages. Thomas Weinberger, barman and trainer at the Bar School Munich, observes that consumers have responded in favor of the use of vegetables in drinks, mainly because of the positive image associated to it. The Garden Drinks series, consisting of the combination of vitamin and mineral rich vegetables with high quality spirits, is not just something for health conscious customers. According to Thomas Weinberger, the creator of this trend, “the idea was not to create cocktails that are merely a combination of juice and spirits, but rather to create drinks that have a high quality of ingredients and an associated wow-effect.”

From Cherry Cocktails to Vegetables in a Cocktail Glass: Cocktail-Trend “Garden Drinks”

Vegetables on the Cocktail Menu: From Garden Lemonade to Sweet Potato Whiskey

What exactly hides behind the concept of vegetable cocktails? If you dare to throw a glance into the menu, the names and ingredients of some of these cocktails will come as quite a surprise. Ideal for a summer night spent on the balcony, Garden Lemonade could be described as two different worlds colliding. It consists of a rich blend of potato vodka infused with fresh cucumber juice and ice, enriched with sugar syrup, limejuice, and ginger ale. The Bon Carrot, on the other hand, is as red as a late summer sunset and made from a mixture of Cuban rum, fresh limes, caramel syrup, and pure carrot juice. Sweet Potato Whiskey, a name that already requires some getting used to, is a creation made from corn whiskey, sweet potato puree, sugar, and apricot syrup. Even if red beets do not appeal to everyone’s taste, the Beetroot Feelings cocktail cannot go without being mentioned. Beetroot Feelings is a cocktail that is made from red beet juice, combined with white chocolate syrup and sugarcane spirit Cachaça. Having said that, cheers to the vegetables in our glasses!

07.06.2014 · 12:31 · Author: Annelie Neumann (translated by Nicholas Gregg) · Category: Food and Drink
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