It’s too hot!
Looking for a thirst quencher? Stay away from soft drinks that tend to dehydrate. Our trusty bartender, Zack Kennedy, poses with three refreshing non-alcoholic drinks. Left to right, horchata (more on that below), lemonade with peach and rosemary, watermelon agua fresca.
Our good friend, Bertis Downs, brought us a sack full of tiger nuts from Valencia, Spain. What are tiger nuts? Well, they’re a tuber, not a nut (chufa in Spanish). They’re so sought after, they have protected D.O.C. status. The nuts are ground and spiced with cinnamon to make a milky, yet dairy-free, beverage. It’s served ice-cold, and wouldn’t be bad at all with a splash of dark rum. In this form, it tastes like a light, summery eggnog. We have a limited supply at the moment, but look for it on our menu in the very near future.
You may have seen horchata at Mexican restaurants. This is a close cousin, made from rice instead of tiger nuts.