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1. January Promotion #2-Beverage Trend Predictions for 2020. Which do you think will be the most trendy?
Shrubs Galore-These drinking vinegars flavored with fruit and sweetened with sugar are the perfect addition to sparkling water or mixers for cocktails
Alternative-Grain Spirits-According to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants' sixth annual "Culinary & Cocktails Trend Forecast, mezcal is actually going to be one of the most popular alcohols in 2020. More than a third of the people they asked chose it as the predicted spirit of choice next year. However, they're also letting people know that other alternative-grain spirits are going to be hot. Everything from Baiju to Shochu is going to be way more popular, even in non-Asian countries.
Mocktails-The study done by Whole Foods found that people are actually shifting away from alcohol. Zero-proof alcohol trends are on the rise, resulting in unique non-alcoholic options both at restaurants and supermarkets.
Coffee-Based Cocktails-The Culinary & Cocktails Trend Forecast revealed that lower-alcohol spritzes will become a big food trend to follow in 2020. However, this extends to include coffee-based cocktails as well. Make way for other espresso-based drinks, both alcoholic and not, such as the Espresso Tonic or nitro cold brew drinks that are spiced up with a little something special.
Kombucha Becomes a Staple-Kombucha and other fermented teas became popular a few years back. And, while most industry experts thought it might have been a fad, expect it to become a staple in 2020. However, Yelp did a study that also noted that "hard," boozy kombucha might be on the rise as well.
More Milk Alternatives-One of the biggest food trends in 2020 to follow is the rise in even more milk alternatives. In addition to soy and almond milk, you can expect to see more coconut, rice, hemp, and oat milk.
Glitter Wine-Due to the popularity of Instagrammable drinks, supermarkets and bars are seeing an increase in the interest of glitter wine or even glitter-filled fizzers.
Spritzes will reign supreme-Light, refreshing, often low-alcohol spritzes will be all over bar menus in 2020. These lower-sugar, crisper cocktails are the next evolution of the Spanish Gin & Tonic, which took over bars a few years ago.
Sour beers and organic wines rise up- Bartenders predict the rise of sour beers in the year ahead, following the popularity of hazy or juicy IPAs and high-alcohol kombuchas as a beer alternative. Next year's biggest wine trend will be the emergence of more natural wines, or wines farmed organically without adding or removing anything in the cellar.