Thursday, June 13, 2013

Owl's Brew Launch Party

There are very few things that would make me venture into the city after work on a cold and rainy day but tea is one of them. Tea cocktails? Now you're talking! This past Thursday I had the pleasure of attending the product launch party for Owl's Brew. You might remember that I wrote about this exciting new line of tea cocktail mixers when I attended the New York Coffee and Tea Festival. I had tried their Coco-Lada at that event. The intimate room inside of Italian restaurant Asellina was home to a buzzing and vibrant crowd. Five different signature cocktails were doled out with fun paper straws. My first sip was a Manhattan Pink & Black. I'm usually not a fan of hibiscus but it was seriously tasty. It's not that much of a surprise though because the base tea is Darjeeling, one of my personal favorites. Next up was an Arnold Palmer style drink made with their Naked Arnold (LOVE that name!). Just when I thought that I couldn't love Owl's Brew anymore, I was blown away again.

The fabulous drink menu
I had a chance to speak with several of the Owl gals who are partners in this start up and their passion for what they do was very obvious. I love their focus on tea while also celebrating it in a fun and different way. At the end of the night I got a goody bag complete with a beach ball, #FollowtheOwl bracelet and a sample bottle of Pink and Black Owls Brew. My boyfriend and some friends tried some and they all went crazy for it. Being the tea nerd that I am, the wheels are already turning for uses beyond just mixing with alcohol. I may just have to adapt the ice cream tea float recipe Jee over at Oh, How Civilized posted recently. I have a feeling that Owl's Brew is really going to take off. Bottles will be available for purchase on their website soon.
Party Swag
How cute are those straws?
Rachel from Owl's Brew and I
Jennie Ripps and Maria Littlefield, founders of Owl's Brew.