Good gin just the tonic this summer
AN icy cold gin and tonic is tipped to be one of the most popular drinks this summer.
Mane Liquor’s Elliot Moore said he now stocked more than 100 gins and it had become “massive” this summer.
“Our climate suits a gin and tonic and even some straight gins,” he said.
Brewers are also looking at making higher alcohol beers, which are becoming common.
Mr Moore said beers were also becoming slightly hoppier.
“More bitterness and more fruit characteristics on the nose of the beer,” he said.
“The demand is for big beers and big flavours with a big smell on the nose. It’s like Little Creatures Pale Ale on steroids.”
In terms of wine this summer, people will be looking to go for lighter, dryer and very complex but not big full flavours.
“I think rose is going to be big; more guys are drinking it,” he said.
Mr Moore said Australians were looking more towards what the Americans were drinking in terms of what they consume.
“Facebook and Instagram help as they see what is happening and follow the trend of what Americans do big time,” he said,
He also said people were looking at supporting the local and smaller manufacturers.
Mane Liquor just celebrated its 10th year and in the past three years has been rated as best beer store in Australia by ratebeer.com.
The Australian Department of Health recommends that for healthy men and women, drinking no more than two standard drinks on any day reduces the risk of harm from alcoholrelated disease or injury over a lifetime.