The Art Of Presenting Cocktails
Cocktails have a metropolitan air about them, and it’s for this reason that cocktails are becoming a more prominent feature in dining culture. Obviously, cocktails are the not the centrepiece of a successful dinner but they do work exceptionally well as a compliment to your meal. More and more restaurants are expanding their bar menus for pre and after dinner drinkers to include a variety of cocktails. Presented in stylish glasses, cocktails present a surprisingly sophisticated twist to a normal evening out and they offer a bit of diversity when it comes to social drinking.
If you own a restaurant and don’t yet have cocktails on your drinks menu, you might want to consider the advantages that it offers. As mentioned previously, cocktails are undergoing resurgence in popularity and this is a good trend to capitalise on. Getting yourself equipped is easy enough. Companies such as Crosbys specialise in front of house equipment, which includes a range of cocktail glasses. After that, it’s just a case of taking on a few new staff members that are dab hands at mixology or retraining your own staff in the arts. Learning the art of cocktail making can make for a handy skill, after all, as well as a useful team-building tool. However, it helps to know some of the basics before you get started, so let’s take a look at some of the best known cocktail glasses there are.
The Martini Glass
The Martini glass is a classic. A simple but elegant shape for the drink favoured by everybody’s favourite spy, James Bond, everyone feels a little bit more special when they’ve got one in their hand. The Martini glass is versatile, too; it can be used for most cocktails and any drink looks good in it. However, they’re not the best vehicle for larger cocktails that use more ingredients.
The Cocktail Glass
When we said that the Martini glass was great for any kind of cocktail, we meant it, but it’s generally surpassed by the Cocktail glass, hence the name. Also known as the Margarita glass, pretty much any kind of cocktail looks good in this and as you can see from the image above there are some fantastic designs available to stock your bar with.
The Pina Colada Glass
If you like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain, then you want to make sure that your drink’s in one of these. The gentle curve and sensual lines of this glass is particularly striking and is perfect for the boozier, rum-based Pina Colada. Certain glasses, as we’ve seen, become inextricably associated with certain drinks, and having the right kinds of glasses can help add to your customer’s overall experience.
Introducing cocktails into your restaurant is a great way to draw in more customers and more money. If employed successfully then you may see beneficial changes to the atmosphere of your place and, if you’re lucky, get people talking about it. Make cocktails a part of your restaurant’s dining experience.