Mock Trial: U.K. Restaurants Differentiate with Alcohol-Free Cocktails

As they continue to innovate on the menu, U.K. restaurants are looking at their drinks offerings to differentiate their brands. Technomic has seen a 26% year-over-year increase in the number of mocktails, or original adult-focused beverages without alcohol. These potables offer something special for guests who choose not to have a cocktail or for those […]

Mocktails Make Their Mark in the U.K.

Who says that drinks need spirits to be spirited? The beverage-craftsmanship revolution that has transformed how U.K. consumers (not to mention restaurants and bars) think about cocktails has now made its way to mocktails. The Wall Street Journal recently chronicled mocktails’ moment in the sun in the U.S.; in the U.K., mocktails were one of […]

Ginger Takes Strong Root in Adult Beverage Menus

Ginger is making an incredible splash into Top 500 restaurant cocktails and mocktails this year, rising above most other flavors in terms of year-over-year growth in mentions on menus. Ginger root comes from the Zingiber plant, which is traditionally cultivated in South Asia, East Africa and the Caribbean. As a result, several ginger-flavored beverages are […]

Mango Smoothies, Mocktails and More: Canadian Operators Innovate Non-Alcohol Beverages

Earlier this spring, we examined how Canadian casual- and family-dining restaurant chains are adding interest to their adult beverage menus—most notably by introducing craft and premium beers and inventive new cocktails. But beverage innovation isn’t limited to alcohol offerings. Looking to offer flavourful alternatives to standard sodas and juices, more Canadian restaurant operators are menuing […]