Flavor Drop: Fauxgroni Sbagliato & Persimmon
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Some may say the Negroni Sbagliato is *stunning*, and for good reason. This Italian–born aperitif is both alcohol-forward yet balanced. The bitter, sweet, fruity, and herbal notes work in unison as the flavors of gin, sweet vermouth, Campari, orange, and a splash of prosecco hit the tongue. After being featured in a viral TikTok sound, the Negroni Sbagliato saw a 501% increase in searches in a single week.1
The original Negroni has also had a meteoric rise in success recently, with global Google search term volume growing by 21.5% in 2022.2
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Flavors consistently transcend regions, allowing for global inspiration to be infused in markets far from the origin of the ingredient. Global flavors from fruits have certainly been part of this movement (e.g., yuzu, calamansi). 57% of surveyed U.S. fruit consumers have shown interest in exotic fresh fruits.4 Persimmon, native to China and Northeast India and popular in the Middle East, has a flavor profile that can be described as sweet, mild and rich. Some report hints of cantaloupe, honey, mango, and cinnamon. Interest has been piqued with this warm-hued fruit, with 52.2% of consumers interested in trying it in sparkling water and 25.1% curious to experience it in frozen desserts.5 Imbibers also recently spotted a Persimmon puree on the side of a cheese plate at Moody Tongue, near Chinatown in Chicago.
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- The Spirits Business, 2022.
- Google Trends, 2022.
- Tastewise, 2022.
- Mintel, 2022.
- Imbibe Percolator, n=300, U.S. Adults, 2021.