Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

Author: Amanda M. Westbrooks

Grapefruit At The Bar Bittersweet, refreshing, and assertive

Best of FlavorTop 10 Trends California Pizza Kitchen makes grapefruit vodka the star in its Socialite Cosmo, which also features orange blossom liqueur, cranberry and agave sour, topped with bubbles. Craft cocktails often call on juices for support, turning to them for their bright flavors and premium freshness cues. Grapefruit’s bittersweet notes make it a go-to for mixologists today, looking for assertive, yet balanced flavors at the bar. The Paloma, that tequila-based drink with grapefruit soda, has also highlighted the refreshing side of grapefruit. Modern iterations replace the classic soda with fresh grapefruit juice and sparkling water. Interestingly, elderflower...