Nitro Mixology: Nitrogen Craft Cocktails on Tap
Updated: Sep 27, 2018
Imagine going to a restaurant or bar and ordering a Manhattan — only to see the bartender head to the tap. Mind. Blown.
Nitrogen craft cocktails. It's possible and it's happening, although only at a select few adventurous operations. Using nitrogen for craft cocktails is a new frontier in mixology, and the opportunities for creativity, experimentation and revenue are limited only by your imagination.
A good nitrogen generator makes is all possible. And it's quick and easy to make it happen.
Nitrogen Craft Cocktails: How it Works
It's simple. In a process that's oddly satisfying, you whip up a giant batch of your selected cocktail — usually about three gallons. You then store it in your beer cooler and hook it up to your tap or, in the case of our NitroBev 360 Nitrogen Generator System, store and pour right where you're serving.
Some restaurants and bars are already making batch cocktails to barrel age them for flavor, and this is an opportunity to do both. The types of cocktails you can nitro is limitless, but think: French Martinis, Old Fashioneds, Sangria, Cosmopolitans, Chocolate Martinis, Manhattans or your own creations.
Why Nitrogen Cocktails?
First, it means bars and restaurants can start pumping out their hottest cocktail in a matter of seconds, rather than mix up 3-5 ingredients, shake, strain repeat...each time a guest orders one.
More importantly, it creates a difference guests notice. Here's how...
Bartenders are always looking out for new ways to add flair to a cocktail — fruit, fancy twists, umbrellas — nitro delivers those hypnotic, cascading bubbles and a creamy head.
Nitrogen ups the aromatics of any cocktail to add a new dimension to the drinking experience. Suddenly, it's worth it to smell and enjoy the bouquet of your Cosmopolitan.
Typically bartenders add egg whites to achieve this — but because resilient little nitrogen bubbles don't dissolve easily, your drinks take on a velvety smoothness that's truly distinct and memorable.
Just as aerating wine opens it up, infusing cocktails with nitro enhances flavor profiles and can bring out interesting and subtle nuances in various ingredients.
It's a fact: novel, progressive, interesting and delicious attracts guests. "Who thinks to put Sidecars on tap?!" Answer: you. Think: Nitro Cocktail of the Week. It's a great way to promote and drive traffic.
Make it Happen with an N2U Nitrogen Generator
As opposed to tanks, Milcarb’s N2U Nitrogen generators use advanced membrane technology to pull nitrogen from the air. Unless you’re serving a very low volume of nitrogen drinks, generators ultimately pay for themselves by replacing tank delivery costs.
Equally important, generators eliminate the need to change tanks and the resulting hassle/downtime, much less downtime and lost profits if a tank runs out and your operation doesn’t have a back up.
Best of all — the unlimited, on-demand nitrogen that comes with a MilCarb N2U nitrogen generator doesn’t just stop at nitro craft cocktails, but can be used for your draft beer, cold-brew coffee, tea, juice and beyond.
Learn more about the N2U Nitrogen Generator from Milcarb here.
51'' H X 19" W X 13" D
WEIGHT - 97 lbs (108 w/ gas blender)
VOLUME - 14 SCFH
PUSHES UP TO 200 KEGS PER MONTH
40.5" H X 15" W X 13" D
WEIGHT - 79 lbs (90 w/ gas blender)
VOLUME - 3 SCFH
PUSHES UP TO 100 KEGS PER MONTH
ALSO AVAILABLE WITH EXTERNAL GAS BLENDER
51'' H X 19" W X 13" D
WEIGHT - 108 lbs (115 w/ gas blender)
VOLUME - 32 SCFH
PUSHES 200+ KEGS PER MONTH
SLEEK, COMPACT DESIGN
LOW OPERATING COST