The cocktail trends to watch in 2019

3rd January, 2019 by Owen Bellwood

Onwards and upwards is where SB envisions the thriving global bar scene is headed in 2019. But which trends will be leading the way and shaking up the industry?

2018’s bar world was marked by a clear focus on sustainability and provenance, while a new wave of activist bartenders was instrumental in bringing the on-trade into a modern era.

There are a number of trends set to drive the development of the trade in 2019 – from a return to simple serves to an increase in Sherry-based cocktails.

Beyond the bar, the issue of health has also come to the fore with an increasing number of bartenders speaking out about their battles with mental health in an industry well known for its unsociable hours and after­-shift drinks.

Click through the following pages to discover the cocktail trends to watch in 2019. Have your own predictions? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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