Owl’s Brew – Craft Tea Cocktail Mixer
This week on #bensbestbars we take a break from the bar and check out a DYI cocktail mixer known as Owl’s Brew. This craft cocktail mixer made with tea, herbs and spices. I was excited when OB contacted me about sending in some product and was very curious to try it out. To keep it simple I just mixed OB with the recommended booze so we all could get an overall view of how the mixer actually tasted. Below are some of the cocktails I created with Owl’s Brew.
You can mix this one with rum, mezcal, any neutral spirit, champagne or stout beer. Flavor profile is black tea, coconut, chai and pineapple. For my cocktail I went with Rum Zacapa (one of my favorites) and mixed it 2 parts OB and 1 part rum. The taste was refreshing, it would be a great cocktail to sip on while chilling outside on a sunny day. Overall it was pretty good. 3.5 out of 5.
You can mix this one with gin, vodka or any neutral spirit. Flavor profile is english breakfast tea, lemon and lime. Since this one was called the classic I decided to go with a classy gin. I mixed my cocktail 2 parts OB and 1 part Hendrick’s. The taste was well balanced and I was quite surprised that Breakfast Tea would make a good cocktail. Overall it was good. 3 out of 5.
Pink & Black:
You can mix this one with whiskey, tequila, white wine or amber ale. Flavor profile is darjeeling, hibiscus, lamina peel and strawberry. When I read that this mix called for a whiskey, I immediately went for Woodford Reserve. Woodford is a great bourbon for mixed cocktails because of the smokey wood taste. Pink & Black calls for a 2 part OB and 1 part Bourbon. The fruit notes in the PB really blend well with the bold flavors of bourbon. A very well balanced cocktail. Overall this one was by far my favorite out of the 3 mixers. 4.5 out of 5.
Overall I was really impressed with Owl’s Brew Craft Cocktail Tea, and have to admit I was skeptical. It was very easy to mix the drinks. This a cool item to add to your craft cocktail rotation and best part is that you can do it at home. If I had to pick out of the 3 I would go for the Pink & Black.
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