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Nov 08, 2017

SPOTLIGHT

Craft+Cocktail+CuisineRaise your glass to an exciting new twist on the mixology trend. Cocktail flavors are moving from the bar to back-of-house, in the form of glazes, salad dressings, sauces and condiments. Rather than a typical cocktail pairing (i.e. matching a beverage to a dish) it's about creating signature menu items that showcase the alcohol-inspired flavors within. Whiskey glazes and vodka sauces have been popular with patrons for years, but the newest alcohol-infused ingredients are more in line with craft cocktails than simply base spirits. Ready-to-use products featuring these flavor profiles simplify the development process, too. Desserts, grilled meats, seafood and fruit dressed with mojito syrup, a Manhattan reduction or a Paloma drizzle bring new life to traditional menu items. We'll drink to that!


Get inspired! We'll show you how to transform the flavors of popular cocktails into signature soups, appetizers and entrées in our latest video.

MENU INSPIRATION

Sautéed Chicken with Apple Brandy Glaze
Sautéed Chicken with Apple Brandy Glaze
Tender sautéed chicken accompanied by mushrooms and a creamy, sweet-and-savory apple brandy glaze.
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Margarita Chicken
Margarita Chicken
Juicy chicken in a tequila-citrus “margarita” marinade, sautéed with a variety of fajita vegetables.
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Grilled Venison Chop with Mulled Wine Sauce
Grilled Venison Chop with Mulled Wine Sauce
Herb and spice-marinated venison chops, deglazed with Burgundy wine, grilled and served with a rich demi-glace sauce.
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Belgian Beer-Battered Fish Sandwich with Harissa Tartar Sauce
Belgian Beer-Battered Fish Sandwich with Harissa Tartar Sauce
Cod battered in a citrus and Belgian beer tempura, fried to a crisp and served sandwich-style with a harissa tartar sauce.
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CUSTOM CULINARY® FEATURED PRODUCTS

Ready to use sauces and concentrates from Custom Culinary® are the perfect flavor carriers for cocktail-inspired condiments, dipping sauces and marinades.

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Michael Smith, CEC, AAC

AUTHENTIC VOICE

Michael Smith, CEC, AAC has some delicious tips for festive holiday menus featuring alcohol-inspired sauces and gravies. Read his latest blog post.
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flavorIQ

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