Celebrity Cruises are stirring up a new cocktail menu to its onboard bar scene from the end of 2013.
Celebrity Cruises have collaborated with Hawthorn Beverage Group, founded by noted cocktail creator Josh Durr to create 30 new craft cocktails for their onboard drinks menu.
Josh Durr has been part of the beverage world from an early age and has over 20 years experience creating drinks within bars and restaurants. Having worked all around the globe, Durr has been Director of Research and Development for Molecular Bartending since 2006. He has been successful in developing many beverage and training programmes for clients such as Disney, Coca-Cola, Mitchell Group and Bacardi. Featured in many publications such as The New York Times, Forbes and The Courier Journal, Durr has become an extremely well regarded person in the beverage community.
Durr has recently been awarded a ‘Rising Star Award’ from Cheers Magazine for his initiative and successful work.
Josh Durr and Hawthorn Beverage Group have created cocktails that blend vintage-style liqueurs with fresh ingredients, organic juices and the best spirits for the new Celebrity cocktails. A new set of none-alcoholic drinks has been added to the menu as-well, including ‘Sparkling Mint Lemonade’ and ‘Raspberry Fizz’.
Celebrity Cruises are already famous for having one of the finest beverage menus at sea including a large assortment of wines and an international beer selection. The addition of the new cocktails will offer drinks to suit every taste bud, at any time of the day to accompany any food!
Chanelle Duarte, Manager of Beverage Development at Celebrity Cruises said “Through our creative guidance and the methodical specifications of Josh and his team, Celebrity is ‘stirring up’ an authentic, trend-forward craft cocktail bar experience for our guests.”
The new menu will be available on all Celebrity ships by the end of 2013. Celebrity Cruises currently have a fleet of 11 ships, travelling all over the world.
By Sally Grimes