The trend for all things organic only increases. Knowing where your food comes from and how it was processed are the primary concerns for the responsible consumer. This extends to drinking trends as well and, according to the National Restaurant Association, seeing a farm-to-shaker trend in 2018 will be another direction in which the food and drink industry moves.
This trend means fresher, better-quality mixed drinks, which is not a bad thing. In the past, sickly sweet mixed drinks, even at high-end bars, have been a standard on some level. Of course, if you are a classic cocktail connoisseur and always gravitate toward martinis or whiskey sodas, you did not have much to worry about, but anyone who enjoyed something on the sweeter side was probably served a decent amount of corn syrup with that gimlet. The trend moves away from this and toward an approach to natural ingredients. Even club sodas and tonic waters are going upscale with brands like Fever-Tree. Organic simple syrups and fresh juices are invested in to create more creative cocktails like watermelon-ginger Aperol spritzers.
You can start at home by perfecting your own organic simple syrup with an easy recipe. Once you have this technique down, adding fresh juice to your favorite alcohol provides the perfect farm-to-shaker refreshment.
Ever stepped onboard a long-haul flight and cringed at the site of your seat? You might envy short people who have ample room to spread out, but they have their own unique brand of problems. Dangling short legs off a seat for hours is less than ideal, especially if lower back issues are also involved.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Airbnb is one of the most frequently used online platforms to book vacation accommodations, but there have been a few occasions when Airbnb customers have been stuck with a rental property nothing like the Airbnb ad presented, which definitely causes a vacation to get off on the wrong foot. If you’re faced with a less-than-satisfactory or what seems to be a fraudulent Airbnb property, here are the steps you should take to get your vacation back on track.