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About the Cocktail Report

The Cocktail Trend Report tracks the pulse of the mixology world by showcasing the latest recipes for a wide range of cocktails, whether they be mixed drinks like martinis or faux alcoholic drinks like mocktails. This information provides valuable insight needed to rejuvenate any drinks menu. Featuring professional bartender cocktail shakers, aperitif shot glasses, DIY recipes and the latest in ready-made cocktails by name brands like Smirnoff, the Cocktails Trend Report also allows you to peruse the freshest products that have gained attention from consumers.

Who It's For

This research is useful for anyone in the business of spirits, such as the nightlife, event planning and hospitality industries. Additionally, retail buyers and those in the advertising and marketing realms will find the crowd-sourced data helpful to track the interests of consumers.

The Cocktail Trend Report presents an assortment of consumer-tested insight into the spirits industry necessary for understanding the changing desires of the cocktail drinker.

The Cocktail Trend Report, last published on Jul 06, 2015, includes 170 PRO Trends and 850 examples of cocktail market research and cocktail consumer trends related to: mixology, spirits, mocktails, aperitifs, martinis and cocktail trends.

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Our cocktail research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced cocktail articles and 2,406,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 170 Cocktail PRO Trends = 170 Powerpoint Pages Cocktail PPT Report
• 850 Cocktail Examples

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• 119 Cocktail Videos (Online) Cocktail Videos
• 5,100 Cocktail Images (Online) Cocktail Images
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Sample Cocktail Pro Trends

Each Cocktail PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online cocktail articles, videos and images. Examples:

Refreshed Libation Citrus flavors are added to alcoholic beverages for a health-conscious twist Implications - As consumers continue to prioritize healthy living, typically indulgent beverages, like alcohol, are being updated with healthier ingredients as a means of catering to changing lifestyles. By adding bold citrus flavors to traditionally sugar-heavy cocktails, consumers are seeking not only to elevate alcoholic beverages with a lighter palate, but also maintain a health-conscious lifestyle without sacrificing high-calorie indulgences.
Refreshed Libation
Citrus flavors are added to alcoholic beverages for a health-conscious twist
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Citrus Indulgence Consumers satiate sugar cravings with citrus alternatives Implications - Consumers looking for a guilt-free way to satisfy sweet cravings are turning to citrus-infused desserts and treats. The antioxidant properties and low calories of citrus fruits make them a nutritious alternative to traditional sweets, and an obvious choice for health-conscious consumers who require peace of mind when indulging.
Citrus Indulgence
Consumers satiate sugar cravings with citrus alternatives
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Eastern Infusion Cold tea beverages incorporate Eastern taste profiles for consumer allure Implications - Spicy, ethnic flavors hailing from the East have been making their way into traditionally sweeter fare, such as desserts and coffee, in order to satisfy a growing consumer desire for flavor reversal. Cold beverages are following suit, adding a spicy kick to an otherwise refreshing experience, while simultaneously providing North American consumers with international variations of iced drinks. The expansion of fusion from food to beverage signifies a consumer appreciation for new incarnations of familiar flavors.
Eastern Infusion
Cold tea beverages incorporate Eastern taste profiles for consumer allure
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Shareable Tradition Comfort food is portioned for communal eating Implications - Traditional comfort foods, such as pasta, are being reformatted for collective consumption. Foods that are portioned for easier sharing are popular among consumers, as it not only enhances the dining experience, but also allows them to try several dishes in one sitting. When applied to more traditional cuisines, this communal approach to eating encourages family bonding in a way that is both novel and experiential.
Shareable Tradition
Comfort food is portioned for communal eating
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Branded Holiday Brands seek to create organic buzz online with product-centered dates Implications - In an effort to carve out a place in the minds of consumers, brands create product-centered holidays that give individuals a reason to engage with the product. This progression can also be seen as a natural extension of emotive marketing in its effort to cultivate a sentimental or nostalgic moment that consumers can feel a part of.
Branded Holiday
Brands seek to create organic buzz online with product-centered dates
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Automated Gourmet Smartphone apps catering to food take on ritzy, high-end angles Implications - Upscale food apps are symptomatic of a desire to communicate prestige, especially in the overshare era of social media. Technology that makes higher-end goods available allows for more convenient upscale experiences that are easily shared. This also allows consumer to indulge on an as-needs basis, making for a more non-committal form of luxury.
Automated Gourmet
Smartphone apps catering to food take on ritzy, high-end angles
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Wholesome Indulgence Flavor reversal pops up in dairy products for unexpected summer enjoyment Implications - Sweet and savory flavors are often combined to satiate the experiential eater. To satisfy this growing desire for flavor reversal, as well as cater to the current health food wave, many food manufacturers are introducing wholesome ingredients, such as root vegetables, into milkshakes, ice cream and other dairy desserts. This shift not only indicates that flavor cross-over is here to stay, but that vegetables could replace fruit, even in terms of traditional summer treats.
Wholesome Indulgence
Flavor reversal pops up in dairy products for unexpected summer enjoyment
8 Examples + Score + Implications


De-Sophistication More high-end edibles in various industries get more low-brow makeovers Implications - Food and drink choices are considered status items by many, however in today's hyper-public society, anything too ostentatious and opulent can be considered insensitive. As a result, high-end and low-end ideas are converging in the world of cuisine. This makes for an acceptable form of luxury that also opens sophisticated products to a bigger market.
De-Sophistication
More high-end edibles in various industries get more low-brow makeovers
6 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 164 more Cocktail PRO Trends and 850 examples!



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