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 29, 2011

Drinks for your July 4th bbq!

If we were particularly market-savvy we would probably have figured out that we could have done a red/ white/ blue combo for this weekend. But instead, we went with what would be the most thirst quenching and what we would want to drink if we were going to a bbq (instead of working...)

So, while not red, it is sort of orangey: Grapefruit, jalapeno & honey. Bring a growler and we'll fill it up! It goes great with tequila too (we've been enjoying Centinela Tequila Reposado at home recently, available at Greene Grape in Fort Greene)

And we got a batch of really nice blueberries this week from Hector at Jersey Farm Produce. You can find him at Tribeca on Wednesdays and Smorgasburg on Saturday.
We'll be pairing it with mint this Saturday at Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg (we are taking Sunday off so we are only selling on Saturday July 2nd). We haven't tried doing a cocktail with this one yet, so if any one has any ideas, let us know.

In addition, we'll also have root beer and apple + ginger available.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Strawberry, hops & pink peppercorn! More rhubarb!

It's that time of the year - the first strawberries are making their way up north from south jersey to New York greenmarkets.  We did a strawberry, balsamic & black pepper last weekend that went over wonderfully well, so it's time for the more adventurous strawberry, hops & pink peppercorn!

Our strawberries are from a stand over at Smorgasburg; Hector at New Jersey Farm Produce has come through with four flats of gorgeous strawberries each week. The hops are an interesting new American variety called Bravo (thanks to the Brooklyn Home Brew people for their help) - it's used as a bittering hop variety, and has a nice burst of citrus aroma.

So our flavors this week and where you can find them:
Saturday Brooklyn Flea
-Rhubarb & Thai basil (this sold out last year by 2:30pm!)
-Apple & ginger

Smorgasburg (on Saturday in Williamsburg) AND Sunday Flea:
-Strawberry hops & pink peppercorn
- Rhubarb & Thai basil
- Apple Ginger
- Root Beer