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Check Out The Biggest Winter Drink Trend Predictions from Monin + Cocktail Recipes Using Them!

This past fall, we saw the continued transformation of pumpkin spice, and evolutions of spice usage in general.

Decadence and notes of nostalgia also took the stage, giving us a taste of what we would see expanded upon throughout the season.

The experts at Monin have identified trends that we should expect to see increased visibility across the industry this season, as well as crafted recipes implementing these trends!

Winter beverage trends predicted by Monin

Highlighting functional properties of seasonal ingredients:

Winter favorites, like nutmeg, have many health benefits. It’s anti-inflammatory, contains powerful antioxidants, and more. This can be an enticing addition to your cocktails during cold and flu season!

Utilizing winter favorites to add new textures:

Look to seasonal ingredients and favorites — such as hazelnut and cranberry — for a simple way to incorporate new texture into a dish!

Spiced makes everything nice:

Warm, seasonal spices are seen all throughout the industry in the colder months. Turmeric has grown +44% over the past four years and the sought-after spice expected to grow an additional +55% though 2026!

Bold winter citrus cravings:

Blood orange, kumquat, clementine, and grapefruit are expected to be seen on menus this season. Citrus flavors can be enhanced by classic and seasonal spices! For example, oranges pair amazingly with cinnamon and cloves, and grapefruits go well with ginger and cardamom.

Monin Winter Recipes

Winter 75


1 oz. Dry Gin
0.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
0.5 oz. Monin Winter Citrus Syrup
6 oz. Champagne or Sparkling Wine, to top


Combine ingredients in a shaker, except sparkling beverage.
Cap and shake vigorously.
Strain into chilled serving glass.
Top with sparkling beverage and garnish with grapefruit and tarragon.

Tiramisu White Russian


1 1/4 oz. Vodka
3/4 oz. Monin Tiramisu Syrup
1 shot Espresso
1 dash Orange Bitters
1 oz. Half & Half


Fill serving glass full of ice.
Pour ingredients into serving glass in order listed.
Garnish with Iced Coffee Cold Foam*, ground nutmeg, and lady finger cookie.

*Iced Coffee Cold Foam


6 oz. Half & Half
2 oz. Monin Iced Coffee Concentrate
4 oz. Pasteurized Egg White
2 ea. NO2 Charges


Pour ingredients into suitable mixing container (1/2 Liter iSi Whipper).
Whisk well to mix.
Portion into appropriate storage containers.
Cover, label, day dot, and store refrigerated.

Smoked Berry Amaretto Rita


1.5 oz. Tequila
0.5 oz. Mezcal
1/2 oz. Monin Amaretto Syrup
2 oz. Fresh Agave Margarita Mix
2 oz. Cranberry Juice


Fill serving glass full of ice.
Pour ingredients into mixing glass with 2/3 ice.
Cap, shake, and strain into serving glass with ice.
Garnish with an orange slice, lime wheel, and sugared cranberries.

Cran-Peary Shrub


0.5 oz. Apple Cider Vinegar
3/4 oz. Monin Pear Syrup
3/4 oz. Cranberry Juice
2 oz. Club Soda, to top


Combine ingredients in shaker in the order listed, except club soda.
Cap and shake vigorously.
Pour into serving glass and add any needed ice.
Top with club soda and garnish with cranberries and lemon wheel.

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