Yum Peaceful Cooking: Arnold Julep starring Owl's Brew

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Arnold Julep starring Owl's Brew

There's a new kid in town. A little mysterious yet familiar. Quite pure but with a wild agenda. And this new wild child just landed on the west coast. 

Fresh, spicy, fruity, herb-y. Natural, pure...what you see is what you get. Tea, water and agave, micro-brewed specifically for cocktails. 

I recently attended the West Coast Launch of Owl's Brew. The posh Riviera 31 Lounge in the Sofitel Hotel in West Los Angeles was the perfect setting with a cozy outdoor patio, complete with pumpkins, bones, a ouija board.

And cocktails. 

Tea for cocktails. Why not just make your own? Well, this tea is unique in the fact that it's micro-brewed in small batches creating a unique blend of spices, fruits and herbs. The resulting flavor is intense yet pure, giving it the ability to hold it's own when mixed with your favorite alcohol. If I were to try to brew a tea this strong at home, I'd end up with something rather bitter.

Not so with Owl's Brew

I was introduced to their 3 blends;

Coco-Lada: Black tea, chai spice, pineapple and coconut. This was paired with vodka and was my personal favorite

Pink and Black: Black tea, strawberries, lemon peel and hibiscus. A very nice blend with beer.

The Classic: English breakfast tea and lemon peel. This is the blend I brought home to play with....

Arnold Julep
Makes 2 drinks

4 oz Bourbon
6 oz Owl's Brew, The Classic
2 oz lemon-lime soda
10 - 15 mint leaves plus more for garnish
1 tsp sugar

In the bottom of a large cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the sugar.

Fill the shaker half way with ice. Add the bourbon and Owl's Brew. Shake vigorously for a minute.

Strain into 2 ice filled cocktail glasses. Top off each glass with about an ounce of lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a small prig of mint leaves.

Want another quick one?

Owl's Brew Sangria

Mix equal parts of your choice of Owl's Brew blends and your favorite wine. Add a little simple syrup (to taste) and a splash of club soda.

Voila...instant Sangria!

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy a good cocktail.....I raised an eyebrow when they started making really interesting cocktails with beer, but they were creative and delicious. These cocktails with brewed tea look very interesting too! Like the sangria.


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