Just as midcentury design has captivated a new generation of fans, popular drinks of the past are seeing a renaissance on menus, according to new research from Mintel Menu Insights. Cocktails described as “classic” have increased by a whopping 76 percent on menus since 2009. Manhattans are on 25 percent more menus, gimlets are up 63 percent, Sazeracs 57 percent and sidecars 50 percent. Mixologists are a big factor driving the retro movement. “Bartenders and cocktail ...
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