Owl’s Brew is bottled brewed tea made specifically for crafting cocktails. All-natural and handcrafted in Vermont, it comes in three distinct and delicious recipes that can be mixed with almost anything in the bar: dark and light spirits including rum, whiskey, vodka, tequila, and gin, as well as champagne, wine, and beer. With between 20 and 40 calories per serving and 35-45% of your daily vitamin C, Owl’s Brew also delights the palate without weighing on the bathroom scale.
When mixing with spirits, the rule of thumb is 2:1 – two parts Owl’s Brew to one part liquor. With beer, wine, and champagne, a one-to-one ratio is sufficient. How many drinks one gets per bottle of Brew depends heavily on the bartender. A small bottle of Coco-Lada, for example, yields four Owl’s Piña rum cocktails, whereas a large bottle of The Classic would go towards 32 champagne cocktails! In the event of leftovers, don’t fret: once open, Owl’s Brew can be refrigerated and stored for 2-3 weeks. Unopened, their black, protective bottles keep Owl’s Brew good for up to a year without refrigeration.
The Classic is a stalwart blend of English Breakfast tea, lemon, and lime. The citrus components of this brew pair well with light alcohols like vodka and gin, while its black tea foundation supports recipes with dark spirits like aged rum and whiskey. A simple elevation of perhaps the most classic cocktail, the Classic Tonic is as tasty as it is reliable.
- two parts The Classic
- one part gin
- top with tonic
- garnish with fresh lime wedge
Pink & Black is a cunning mix of Darjeeling tea, hibiscus, lemon, and strawberry juice. Sweetened with agave, Pink & Black works best with spirits that can stand up to its robust flavor profile, such as dark tequila or whiskey. We prefer whiskey in this case. Queue the Manhattan Owl.
- one part Pink & Black
- one part whiskey
- two dashes bitters
- shake and pour over rocks
- garnish with fresh orange slice
Coco-Lada is a tropical-tasting concoction of black tea, coconut, chai, and pineapple. Sweet and a bit spicy, festive booze is the way to go here. Light or dark, quality rum is the perfect complement. Taste the Caribbean at your leisure with the Owl’s Piña.
In addition to the classics above, Owl’s Brew cocktail mixer teas are complexly-flavored yet pleasantly-flexible enough to be used in almost endless combinations—equally ideal for the aspiring mixologist and the backyard barbecue boss. Small-batch-made in the USA. All-natural. Served hot or cold and mixable with wine, liquor, beer or champagne…what more could we ask for? Owl’s Brew has become a staple in our home bar (and office refrigerator), and we think it’s time you add it to the mix in yours!