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Hamilton Beach – Savory Cocktails Taking Over?

The spicy cocktail is inAs were learning more about the adverse effects of sugar, it is not surprising that interest in low-sugar and/or savory cocktails is on the rise. In many cases they have replaced sweet cocktails made with syrup and fruit juices. Join us, as the team at Hamilton Beach Commercial explores some savory cocktails that do not need sugar to be delicious.

  1. 1. Herbal Cocktails

“To infuse drinks with herbs, the only tool you’ll need is a blender,” Eater advises. Demario Wallace, the bar manager at Aziza in Atlanta, likes to blend herbs with chilled vermouth. Let the vermouth rest, and then strain. A high-performance commercial blender from Hamilton Beach gives you perfectly consistent results for your savory cocktails.

Another effective — and fast — way to add fresh herbal flavors is by using a commercial vacuum chamber sealer, like the PrimaVac™ line. When the air is removed from a simple syrup mixture, it can be heated sous vide to infuse delicate, fresh ingredients like chamomile, mint, lavender, lemongrass or tarragon. Read more about making sous vide-infused cocktails.

 

  1. Fermented Cocktails

Pickle-juice cocktails are having a moment, whether made with pickle-flavored liquor or the salty brine itself. But the classic cucumber pickle is just one facet of the fermentation trend. Bartenders are pickling other vegetables, like beets and watermelon rind. You’ve undoubtedly seen kombucha on the cocktail menu, but what about koji? This humble fungus is used to make sake and miso. Ryan Chetiyawardana used it to add floral notes to the Scotch-based Koji Hardshake at his legendary (now closed) Dandelyan bar in London.

  1. Spicy Cocktails 

The simplest way to add heat to a cocktail is by adding some fresh hot peppers to the mix. Just be aware that the heat level depends on the intensity of the pepper and the process. Shaking a few jalapeno slices with ice results in a pleasant spiciness. Blending a whole habanero might result in a tongue-searing drink.

Remember: “A cocktail is like a bowl of gumbo: You want to be able to taste all the elements, not just heat,” said Ryan Iriarte of New Orleans’ High Hat. He likes Tabasco sauce, which adds vinegary notes. You may need a tiny touch of sweetness to balance the heat. Check out Belle Isle Honey Habanero Moonshine, which is made in Virginia, near Hamilton Beach Commercial’s headquarters.

 

To read the full article head to the Hamilton Beach Commercial Blog for the “Shaken, but not Sweet” post.

A toast to BIRRATEQUE™- a Luigi Bormioli collection

BIRRATEQUE™- a Luigi Bormioli collection of glassware created specifically for beerIf you are anything like us, then it feels like 2020 is FLYING by! Soon we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with all manner of parades, festivals and of course – beer! The BIRRATEQUE™ collection from Luigi Bormioli – a Bauscher Hepp brand – can help you and your guests celebrate with style! 

Every type of beer has unique characteristics, and for this reason each specific type of beer should be served in the appropriate glass. This will allow all it’s features to be emphasized. The shapes and dimensions of this new glassware collection are the results of studies, research, and tests:

• Glass shape and glass quality influence the color, aroma, and the taste of beer. The glass shape must match the type of beer that is poured into it.
• The right glass will bring forward the true flavors of the beer. (This is much the same for wine glasses).
• The internal volume of the glass must be greater than that of the beer poured into it in order to create an adequate aromatic chamber (head space).

Only in this way it will be possible to experience the true aromas of the beer.  On the contrary, if the glass is filled up to the rim the aromatic molecules of the beer will drift out and vanish in the surrounding environment and its flavor will be distorted.

The BIRRATEQUE™ collection from Luigi Bormioli uses unique shapes and dimensions to ensure the best possible presentation of color, aroma, and taste of beer, so whether you choose to toast with a pilsner or a cider this St. Patrick’s Day, there is a glass for every type!

Éirinn go Brách

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Pantone Color of the Year in your operation

Options for how to incorporate Pantone Color of the year into your F & B operationsEach year, as it has for the past 20 years, the Pantone Color Institute selects it’s Color of The Year.

This year the Pantone Color of the Year is: Classic Blue, which is a cool shade reminiscent of the wide-open twilight sky.

The Pantone Color Institute is a 20-person team. The team spends months each year studying recurring patterns or colors, and measuring the cultural zeitgeist. They then select the color they think best captures the current moment and mood for the upcoming year. On-trend business and industries will incorporate the year’s shade into their interior design.

If you’re looking to mix this timeless shade into your dining room, consider some of the latest decors from Bauscher or Tafelstern. You could also consider the Nadia tumblers and bowls from Vidivi to add a pop of color to your table scape!

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