It’s already December guys. For real. Eeesh! Well, to hop on the ‘ol buy local train, NessAlla encourages you to BUY LOCAL this Holiday season. Which means, yes! Buy some NessAlla to bring to your next gathering or give to your Kombucha addicted friend. We have some very special flavors that can only be found at the East Side Farmers Market, Tuesdays at the Wil-Mar center in Madison, wi from 4pm-7pm. This week we have Blueberry Shisandra and Pomegranate Cardamom. Sooooooo good! BOTH of them. Seriously. These flavors are great to mix into cocktails and to have with holiday meals or just by themselves! Here are some recipes to play with! Schizandra Collins by Patrick Langley at A-OK Sunshine & Spirits In a cocktail tin add: .75 oz of Deaths Door Gin .75 oz of Luxardo Maraschino .75 oz Green Chartreuse .75 oz Lime Juice shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice in a 10oz Collins glass. Finish with NessAlla Schizandra Blue Kombucha Next, we have a delightful cocktail by Jeanette Dainty Dies Natalis Invicti Solis In a cocktail tin: 1.5 oz of Korbel Brandy .25oz Cointreau .25 oz lemon juice 1 Egg White shake in a circular motion
Mixologist Mark Paschal is running the bar program at the Brass Ring at 701 E. Washington and doing a bang-up job!! He has four fun and super delicious NessAlla Kombucha cocktails on his extensive cocktail menu- four delightful drinks for varying palates and celebrating Madison craft beverage artisans and distilleries! Congrats Mark and thanks for playing with us!! Brass Ring check out the menu here!!
Whew!!! Just coming down from the super fun times that NessAlla had last week!! What a way to wrap up the month of February!! We kicked off the first official Madison Cocktail Week with a huge 50th birthday bash for one of Madison’s favorites- Genna’s Cocktail Lounge. Folks flocked in from miles away and nearby to celebrate the long success of Genna’s. A Service Industry Happy Hour sponsored by NessAlla and William Grant & Sons featured guest Rock Star bartenders Grant Hurless from Death’s Door Spirits, and Jeremy Bazely of Three Count Beverage. I joined in on the craft cocktailery and did some shaking and muddling and together the three of us crafted three awesome NessAlla kombucha cocktails featuring Tullamore Dew Whiskey, Montelobos Mezcal and Reyka Vodka mixed with fresh juices, handmade bitters and simple syrups. Revelers sipped on cocktails called “Kristi Tickles Me Pink”, “In A Pickle, Genna’s Will Do” and the “Post University Avenue Cosmo”. Stories of the 50 years of Genna’s were shared and thanks to the awesome party sounds by DJ Nick Nice dance floor got lots of action!! What an amazing, fun night!! Madison, WI’s first official Cocktail Week kicked off on Wednesday February 25
The Isthmus dropped by and profiled our Kombucha craft brewing operation last week. Here’s a taste of what Linda Falkenstein had to say about NessAlla: Different kombucha brews can taste as different from each other as ginger ale does from applejack. NessAlla makes four flavors – a basic oolong, passion fruit, lemongrass-ginger and blueberry – along with a changing seasonal special flavor.