Dale DeGroff has developed the craft cocktail menu and trains staff to ensure perfection (Image: Holland America Line)
Holland America Line has added seven new cocktails to its menu with the help of American cocktail expert and author Dale DeGroff, also known as King Cocktail. The new list showcases the line’s commitment to current food and beverage trends and the craft cocktail movement.
DeGroff, who was a 2015 James Beard Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America inductee, has directed the cruise line’s cocktail programme since 2016, introducing new drinks to the onboard bars. The ships currently feature a menu of signature cocktails, as well as some originals from DeGroff.
“Dale and our beverage team have put together an exceptional new craft cocktail menu that is an expressive collection of drinks created by some of the foremost experts in the craft cocktail world,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “We’re continuously working with Dale to evolve our cocktail menus to be on the cutting edge of what’s trending and what’s going to resonate with our guests.”
In addition to creating cocktails for all Holland America bars, DeGroff also oversees beverage staff training to ensure the cocktails are made correctly.
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