Hubbard Systems offers advice on ice hygiene for the festive season
Christmas puts pressure on staff, but when it comes to ice for all those Christmas cocktails they need to keep cleanliness in mind; especially with media scare stories highlighting the problem of dirty ice. Ice is a food and looking after it hygienically is a food safety issue. However, the ice experts at Hubbard Systems, UK distributor for Scotsman icemakers, say keeping ice clean is relatively easy. (more…)
FEM’s Hamilton Beach Commercial Fury blender meets festive cocktail demand
When Christmas and New Year’s parties are in full swing it’s essential that busy bars are able to quickly make and serve high-quality drinks. Cocktail blenders need to be fast and reliable, especially at these busy times, when the orders are coming thick and fast over the bar. FEM’s Hamilton Beach Commercial Fury drinks blender is the ideal solution to meet the Christmas rush.
FEM’s Fury blender features Hamilton Beach’s Wave~Action™ System which uses the specially designed container and blades to continuously force the contents down onto the blades for smooth, thoroughly-blended, consistent results, time after time. This makes the Fury the perfect solution for blending up a refreshingly indulgent ‘Chocolate Elephant’ cocktail, alongside a host of other festive tipples. (more…)
Minners classic etched glassware has the ‘nostalgia shtick’
Cocktails are in – but just as important as the drink itself is what they’re served in. The right style of glassware can deliver exactly the point of difference chic bars are looking for. Now Parsley in Time, the tableware company specialising in the out of the ordinary, has launched a range of retro glasses with a classic style recalling 1930s Manhattan and the days of speakeasies.
The Minners Cocktail glasses come in Martini (8oz) or Nick & Nora (6oz) glass shapes. They feature a choice of elaborate etched vine patterns, with either a lace or dot motif, that enhance drink presentation. Their vintage style is underlined by the fact that they are hand-blown, giving them a truly individual feel. (more…)
Scotsman Prodigy undercounter icemakers: dice ice at its best, all the time
Competition is tough in the pub, bar and nightclub circuit with venues striving for new ways to attract customers. Service has to be fast, drinks have to perfect – there’s no room for errors. The back bar area needs to look clean and stylish while at the same time being a functional and pleasant place to work.
With today’s move towards cocktails, both conventional and exotic, and emphasis on finding exciting twists for presenting non-alcoholic drinks, bar managers are finding that they increasingly need a steady supply of high quality ice. Scotsman integral Prodigy icemakers, available in the UK from Hubbard Systems, are designed to keep busy bars stocked up with ice without creating any extra work for staff.
Classeq’s Ice-O-Matic ice makers produce ice cubes perfect for pepping up non-alcoholic cocktails
Classeq's Ice-O-Matic ICEU45 ice maker
Look up recipes for non-alcoholic cocktails and what is the common ingredient? Plenty of good quality ice – it not only cools down the drink and adds class to the glass, but it brings out the subtle flavours turning a simple fruit juice mix into a fun, zesty cocktail.
Because ice plays such an important part in a non-alcoholic cocktail it is essential to use crystal clear, pure ice cubes that enhance the flavour but do not introduce unwanted odours and tastes into the drink. Classeq’s Ice-O-Matic ICEU45 ice machine produces individual thimble-shaped cubes of long-lasting, pure, clean ice that are ideal for non-alcoholic cocktails. (more…)
Foodservice Equipment Marketing supplies the Rio blender: perfect for summer drinks and dips
FEM supplies the Rio Blender perfect for summer drinks and dips
When cocktails need to be served fast the Hamilton Beach Rio blender from Foodservice Equipment Marketing gets the job done with no fuss. Using crushed ice, the Rio blends 0.5 litre drinks in just 20 seconds and is also great for salsas, dips, sauces and other recipes. (more…)