Drinking habits have changed dramatically in recent years. Every year brings new trends to the bar industry that lead it in new directions. In 2022, consumers will be more conscious about what they eat, which has led to a greater interest in healthy-conscious products. We’ll be looking at some of the most popular trends you and your bar could embrace.
THC-infused cannabis drinks are relatively new and have enjoyed a rapid rise in popularity over the last year. This trend is expected to continue through 2022. These beverages are available in beer, wine seltzer, soda and powder form. Customers have more control over how their drinks affect them.
The effects of cannabis beverages are similar to alcohol. They can be felt within 15 minutes. But the main difference is how long they last. It can vary depending on which cannabis beverage you choose, but generally, cannabis beverages wear down faster than alcohol. This makes them a viable alternative to alcohol. You can capitalize on this trend by including cannabis beverages in your bar menu if legal in your state.
Even though Kombucha has a small amount of alcohol, the fermentation process leaves it all. However, hard Kombucha can be fermented for longer. The beverage is higher in alcohol, with some varieties containing as little as 4% alcohol, while others can contain as much as 8% alcohol.
While hard Kombucha has many health benefits as regular Kombucha (such as being richer in antioxidants and containing fewer carbs), it’s not as rich in probiotics as its non-alcoholic counterpart. Kombucha is often rich in probiotics. These are the good bacteria found in yeasts. The drink’s high alcohol content causes them to disappear.
Consider adding a hard kombucha category to your menu, as it is a different kind of drink from the other drinks you might offer. Health-conscious guests can easily identify it and order it.
It is a non-alcoholic version of an alcoholic beverage that does not contain alcohol. Non-alcoholic beverages could make up nearly a third of the market by 2024. These beverages are sometimes referred to as temperance drinks. They come in many forms. These are some of the most well-known non-alcoholic beverages:
- Non-alcoholic beer Although this type of beer has been around for a while, and it is only now that it has taken a new direction. The industry has been particularly interested in modeling its products after craft beers.
- Non-alcoholic wines: A non-alcoholic bottle of wine has the same flavor and structure as a regular bottle of wine. However, it is usually low in alcohol. This type of wine appeals to a growing number of health-conscious and drink-free people.
- Non-alcoholic spirits These non-alcoholic spirits are gaining popularity alongside wines and beers. Customers can now enjoy the pleasure of alcohol-free whiskey, Tequila, and Gin without any side effects.
The main difference between regular wine and wine is that the former is only made with organic grapes. You should be aware that organic wines may still contain yeast, egg whites and animal enzymes. Organic wines are generally healthier than traditional wines because they contain more antioxidants and anthocyanins.
Both wine producers and wine consumers are driving the shift to organic wine. Wine producers often feel compelled by the long-term benefits of organic grape growing. Organic wines are a healthier and more eco-friendly option. This trend is worth taking advantage of. Make sure you clearly label which wines are organic in your selection. Customers who already know they are organic will find them easily, and those who don’t may be aware may want to try it.
Aperitifs and Digestifs
Many people are eager to return to public life as the world opens up. Many people desire their dinner plans to be more exciting than before. Aperitifs, digestifs, and mocktails are becoming more popular.
Aperitifs and digestifs alcoholic beverages are meant to be consumed before and after meals. Aperitifs can be used to increase one’s appetite during digestive aid indigestion. Vermouth, champagne and gin are some of the most common aperitifs. Brandy, herbal liquors and fortified wine are all examples of digestive. This trend can be continued by offering customers a variety of digestive and aperitifs as they order. Consider what goes well with the food you offer when you decide which drinks to offer.
The pandemic caused the rise in canned beverages. It has continued to grow as the world opens up. It’s easy to see that the canned cocktail trend will continue to grow, with more drinks being added every year. These cocktails are safe, convenient, and environmentally friendly.
Canned cocktails are a great way to improve your menu. These cocktails are much more eco-friendly than glass because they are made in cans. The sealed top makes it easy to keep your drink safe from germs or other harmful substances. These conveniently packaged drinks can be enjoyed anywhere you like, including at bars, events, and in your own home.