Showcase On-Trend Low-Proof Cocktails with Opulent Glassware

Nachtmann Palais - Libbey Artistry Collection glassware

Palais from Nachtmann brings elegance to beverage presentations

Bitter is the new black, so to speak, when it comes to flavor trends. The continued growth of bitter greens, like kale, on dinner plates to hoppy double IPAs and Imperial Stouts in craft beer glasses means bitter has found its way into the American palate. These multifaceted flavors are now lending themselves into the craft cocktail culture, especially with low-proof drinks.

Low-alcohol (ABV), often called shims, suppressers or sessions, are drinks made with lighter, lower-proof ingredients, such as wine, vermouth, sherry and port, as a base. These aromatic and often bitter additions create complex and interesting flavor combinations and are best served in signature glassware to create the most memorable experience possible for guests.

Palais, the latest in luxurious glassware from Nachtmann, adds elegance to any cocktail. The opulent decorative cut accentuates the brilliance of the crystalline glass to full effect, creating a high-end appearance. The substantial hand feel of the glasses exudes luxury, allowing for premium beverage pricing.

“As guests’ tastes become more diverse, they expect their beverage experiences to highlight every part, right down to the glassware,” said Susan Dountas, director of foodservice marketing for Libbey®.

Available in cocktail, longdrink, white wine and old fashioned glasses, Palais offers endless options for presenting low-alcohol cocktails in the most stylish way possible. Palais is strong and durable with heightened fracture-resistance and is 100 percent dishwasher safe. Palais is part of the Artistry Collection™ by Libbey, featuring SCHÖNWALD dinnerware, Spiegelau and Nachtmann glassware, and Reed & Barton flatware.

Whether a low ABV cocktail, a craft Saison, full-bodied Red wine or Manhattan, Libbey has the glassware for every beverage presentation. From the sophistication of Spiegelau and Nachtmann glassware to the industry’s largest assortment of beer glasses, bars and nightclubs can find the style and performance needed to be set for success. As America’s Glassmaker™, Libbey knows the vital role glassware plays in drink presentation. More than vessels for beverage service, the right glass for the right drink provides a multi-sensory experience, stimulating the taste, aromas, visual appeal and feel of the glass in the hand.

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This article is brought to you by Libbey Foodservice, and was produced in partnership with Nightclub & Bar Media Group’s sales team. Nightclub & Bar Media Group’s editorial team played no part in developing the article.

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