A WARMING TREND
These three ingredients are familiar enough to consumers that they set up a nice comfort zone for experimentation. Non-alc drinks that feature these flavors promise big personality.
Heady and aromatic with a touch of citrus, cardamom helps shift lemonades, iced teas and sodas into fall by adding lingering tones of warming spices.
Cardamom Iced Tea: Earl grey + cardamom simple syrup + orange peel
Cardamom-Orange Blossom Sparkling Lemonade: Club soda + fresh lemon juice + green cardamom simple syrup + orange blossom water + candied rosemary
Nostalgic and comforting, butterscotch is sweet and rich, fortifying non-alc offerings in a satisfying, indulgent way.
Smoked Butterscotch Milk Tea: Cold milk + black tea + smoked butterscotch syrup + ice
Sparkling Butterscotch-Cranberry Cider : Apple cider + club soda + cranberry bitters + a rim of butterscotch syrup/salt + green apple slice
Honeyed and caramelized notes are the fig’s trademark. Bringing them into non-alc beverages introduces depth and seasonal resonance. Countering with acid and herbaceous tones keeps the drinks balanced and refreshing.
Fig & Balsamic Collins: Club soda + roasted fig syrup + balsamic vinegar + fresh fig slice
Fig & Vanilla Soda: Club soda + fresh lemon juice + fig and vanilla simple syrup + thyme bitters + fresh fig slice