Cocktails: Flights of Fancy

The idea of the “flight” – a sampling of three or four drinks that share a common theme – is no longer reserved as only a way to introduce your patrons to a fantastic selection of wines. Cocktail flights have become a big hit today, too, allowing customers to try several of your specialties drinks, all for a markup that’s higher than one might pay for just one cocktail – but also for a price that’s lower than what one would have to spend on three or four (while also being a lot easier on the liver!) While wine flights might consist of a roundup of varieties based on specific grapes or regions, where cocktail flight categories are concerned, the human imagination is really the only limit. New York City’s Flatiron Lounge, one of the first bars to offer high-end cocktails, for example, takes the lead when it comes to cocktail flight offerings, with a seasonally changing menu that includes everything from the “Flight Back in Time” to the tropical and fruity “Flight to Hawaii.”

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