Best New Beverages :: Part 3

Wild Hybiscus 1. Wild Hibiscus Flower

These go beyond wild, when you place one of these edible flowers from Australia in the bottom of your flute, fill the glass with your favorite champagne, and add a smidgeon of the hot-pink hibiscus syrup. The bubbles cause the flower petals to slowly unfold which turns this cocktail into a true work of art.

2. Frutzzo
This super juice, in a variety of Pomegranate-based flavors was a great thirst quenchers, and also gets bonus points for being packed with powerful antioxidants. Plus, I love their directions: Live. Drink. Repeat.

3. Sence
This exotic rose nectar comes from Bulgaria and is made from the Kazalak Rose which can only be harvested three weeks out of the year,must be picked in the middle of the night when the dew is at its peak, and then the nectar must be extracted within two hours. No wonder they package it in such beautiful perfume-type crystal bottles. A unique beverage on it’s own, Sence also adds an interesting spin to your classic cocktails.

4. Golden Star Tea
A sparkling, non-alcholic brew that is good enough to christen the most luxurious new ship. Only the highest quality jasmine buds are chosen for the unique fermentation process developed by the Golden Star adding aromatic elements and complex flavor tones. This sophisticated sparkling tea offers a new era in liquid enlightenment.

5. Q tonic
I always thought that I didn’t like Tonic water, but it turns out I just don’t like bad Tonic water. A new company, Q Tonic has returned the essence of tonic water—using real Peruvian quinine, instead of a synthetic substitute. They custom blend Q Tonic with all natural ingredients, including handpicked Cinchona bark grown in its native habitat, the slopes of the Peruvian Andes, sweetened with Mexican organic agave. As a result, Q Tonic is much better tasting, healthier (with 60% few calories than regular tonic water,) and the only tonic that will be touching my gin from now on!

Posted by Janice Nieder on January 31, 2008 in Food

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