Mother’s Day Drinks
Mother’s Day is now a bigger event than Christmas for pubs*, so it’s vital you have a great range of drinks to keep everyone happy, not least the special ladies who will be the centre of attention.
To help you in your preparations, Take Stock asked Pernod Ricard’s mixologist Callum Pates for some tips…
What do you do for Pernod Ricard?
Having started off behind the bar with Harvey Nichols, I wanted to get out and work with staff in every kind of bar. In 2016, a job with Pernod Ricard came up. Now I travel the country, training people within the drinks industry on how to turn fine ingredients into even finer cocktails, and educate them about our diverse portfolio of brands.
What are the cocktail trends we’re likely to see in 2017?
As with people’s increased awareness of healthy eating, we will see a greater demand for healthy drinks and virtuous cocktails. Consumers are becoming more aware of what they are drinking and consequently are seeking out more locally sourced, authentic and premium spirits.
What’s your all time favourite cocktail, and why?
An Absolut Elyx Vodka Martini with a lemon twist; clean, crisp, and fresh.
What makes a really good Mother’s Day cocktail?
Something that plays on home comforts with homemade ingredients. Strong, sweet and authentic.
Here are Callum’s suggestions: Rhubarb G&T and Sloe Gin 75