Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thirsty Thursday: Tales of the Cocktail 2012 Trends
In 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!
Posted by Barb Harris at 11:47 AM