From traditional high-quality Craft Sodas to multi-sensory Mocktails and Cocktails, both the on-trade and consumers are now more demanding than ever when selecting Soft Drinks that are served either solo or as Mixers. And it isn’t just Premium Soft Drinks that are currently experiencing a boom. Mixers can fundamentally change any beverage from mediocre to something innovative and delicious and are becoming increasingly big business; now representing a huge slice of the pie in licenced premises sales. Of course, we recommend you use high quality mixers otherwise the result will be an inferior tasting cocktail and your client will notice the difference.
It is well documented that tonic waters are in high demand again this year, showing no signs of slowing down. Our Flair Boutique Draught Tonics range remains as popular as ever with our best-selling Classic Tonic holding its own against the premium brands when it comes to taste and quality, with the USP being that its available on draught dispense, offering an authentically premium taste at a very competitive price; with the added benefit of an increased margin for the licensee.
Or for a refreshing take on the classic G&T, try our Pink Pomegranate & Elderflower Tonic. Developed to meet the current trend for innovative flavours and created by our experts to maximise your clients’ drinking experience, it’s the perfect combination of delicate floral notes and fresh, juicy pomegranate. A perfect addition to any bar.
High Quality Classic Mixers and Craft Sodas
More classic mixers like Dandelion & Burdock, Classic Root Beer and the Simpsons range of Quality Craft Colas remain as current as ever and should be considered when planning your Autumn/Winter menus, with darker drinks being more prevalent in colder seasons. Plus our ever-popular Dispensed Innovation range includes an endless list of flavours from Fiery Ginger Beer to Energy Drinks and intensely tasteful Cordials, making refreshing additions to any bar and all available on Post Mix. Although premiumisation has its place, offering up something that has both a premium taste and is accessible through being reasonably priced is a wise move.
If you want to elevate your bar we recommend you stock our Flair Cocktails essential syrups range, including the necessary ingredients for any good cocktail. Including Sugar Syrup, Lime Juice, Lemon Juice, Grenadine Syrup, Sour Syrup & Strawberry Puree – you can easily produce delicious cocktails by just adding the spirit & garnishes to the mix. Our 2x5L packs come ready to decant in a bar bottle so all you need to do is add alcohol and ice. Et voila! No mixologist required!
Low sugar and Low calorie options
With consumers inspired by healthy living, they are looking for lower sugar and lower calorie alternatives, moving away from higher calorie soft drinks. Here at Simpsons we offer a range of Sugar Tax free soft drinks, that taste just as good as their higher calorie cousins. Contact us for a sample today!
Rum: The Next Big Trend
Rum is beginning to emerge as the next huge trend in the spirits industry. From white silver rum, gold amber rum, dark rum, and spiced rum, the variety is impressive. What started out as a product made from the waste of the sugar cane trade has evolved into a very versatile spirit made in many countries with a staggering number of potential cocktails. Think of the endless mixer possibilities for this one drink, such as Pineapple Juice, Pomegranate, Club Soda, Lemon & Lime Soda and Grapefruit Fizz – any of these will result in a totally different and unique drink. If fruity flavours aren’t your thing try Colas infused with Black Cherry & vanilla or Dandelion & Burdock.
Mixers are an integral part of every cocktail. You simply can’t have a well stocked bar without them. To keep appealing to your customers, whatever the season, offering an appetising, affordable quality drinks menu that is quick to serve will give you the edge. Here at Simpsons we make the perfect drink and will also help you to create your own perfect beverage range, so check out our mixer range today.