An artist and a chemist making soda and carbonated juices from scratch, using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Fresh draft soda - available at the Brooklyn Flea on the weekends & select bars & restaurants

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Our first how-to video by Working Class Foodies

Thanks to Rebecca and Kit at Working Class Foodies for this fun DIY video on how to make your own cherry & Thai basil soda.

It was my first time being on camera and trying to fumble around the kitchen at the same time!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Earl Grey! Raspberry season!

We've decided to try a caffeinated tea soda.  I grew up drinking tea, and Earl Grey has been a favorite of mine for a long time.  Unfortunately we can't replicate the experience of a milky Earl Grey, but thought it a fizzy Earl Grey would be a good experiment, especially for those early morning Brooklyn Flea visitors!

And its raspberry season - these tart little berries are everywhere in the farmer's markets.  We picked some up  yesterday, along with some mint, and will be debuting raspberry & mint tomorrow too.

In the mean time, please note that we will only be the Flea every other Saturday this coming July. I'm heading to North Carolina for a residency for a month, so Tony will be working mostly by himself for the whole month.  However, in addition to the Flea, we will be participating in 2 events:
July 15th at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
and on July 9th,  Rooftop Films with Kickstarter have paired up to present a series of films funded by Kickstarter.

Friday, June 11, 2010

new flavors: salty plum, thai basil & lime; plus strawberry & green peppercorn

back from a very productive and tasty trip to Montreal!  Dinner at Au Pied de Cochon was wonderful, and we very shyly gave the sous chef our maple bacon soda!

2 new flavors this week: the first (salty plum, thai basil and lime) we'll name after our friends Van and his brother Don. It's the Vu Brothers  soda! We made it for them on their birthday, inspired by a Vietnamese drink that uses salty plums.  Yes, it sounds slightly odd, but trust us, the combination of salty and sweet is the perfect way to quence your thirst.

the second is a variation on a strawberry one we did two weeks ago.  This time we're using green peppercorns for an extra kick.  Strawberries are from Philips Farm in south Jersey.

And the third flavor: the regular, cucumber, lime and sea salt. See you guys at the Flea!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Road trip to Montreal with maple bacon soda - no Flea this week

We're taking our first mini vacation in a long time and driving up to Montreal for the music festival Mutek, which is coincidentally the same weekend as their Beer Festival!  We have reservations for Au Pied de Cochon, and are very excited to take a break for 4 days.

And equally important is the cargo we'll be taking up with us!  One liter of our experimental maple bacon soda.  We tried this a few month ago and decided it'd be fun (or foolish) to take a bottle up with us to try impress Au Pied de Cochon.  It's currently carbonating in our fridge.  (Just to recap, in order to extract bacon water you have to cook the bacon in water, then take this fatty bacon-water and add it to a gelatin mixture, freeze it in an ice cube tray, then as the bacon-gelatin mixture melts, the fat is left behind leaving a clear fat-free bacon liquid which you can then add maple syrup to)

This does mean that we won't be at the Flea this weekend, but our bottles will still be available at Blue Hill and Palo Santo.