Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thirsty Thursday: Tales of the Cocktail 2012 Trends

Profile PictureIn our far-reaching and never-ending quest for the latest, greatest and most delicious cocktails, we stumbled upon a recent Food Network blog post on the Top 5 Trends in Cocktails, based on the writer's experience at Tales of the Cocktail 2012, an annual event that FeedingFrenzy aspires to attend -- perhaps next year? 

One of the highlighted trends is barrel-aged spirits.  You'll increasingly find barrel-aged options appearing on drink menus at the best cocktail bars.  Why should you say yes to a barrel-aged option?  Because the aging process changes the cocktail's character and flavor, mellowing and creating new subtleties that, like a good wine, are fun to sample and dissect.  Barrel-aging can take a traditional cocktail to a whole new place.  

So, next time you're out, give barrel-aging a try and let us know if you can taste the difference!  


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