An entire world of new condiment bottle options has been born, as craft cocktails have expanded from being a hobby to a lucrative business.
Craft condiment maker Mellow Corners in New York City, for example, is the first craft condiment company to have opened up shop in the US, launching in February.
It has created over 100 products and sells them in boutiques across the country.
Mellow Corner, which makes a variety of condiment products, is a small operation.
Its founder, Jens Schindler, told The Irish Express that its focus is to serve as a hub for craft condiments in the country, and has grown rapidly in the last year.
“There are many people that just want to try out the new things and find out what’s the best condiment to drink, so we’ve had a lot of people come and see us,” he said.
“We’re also working with people who are going to be starting businesses, but for us we’re more focused on serving people who have an interest in craft condimental products.”
Craft condiments are also getting more attention from consumers, with some restaurants and bars introducing them as a standard feature.
“Craft condimental cocktails are a new way to take advantage of craft cocktails in the same way that the new coffee drinks are a great way to serve people a new experience,” said Kevin D. Walsh, the owner of the Chicago-based restaurant The Floyds.
“I think we are seeing more and more craft condicionados that are starting to really understand the importance of condimental drinks,” he added.
“And it’s a fun way to introduce them to something new and different.”