A few weeks ago, a group of lovely people gathered together for Chew Street’s first event. ‘SIP!’. Guests got a crash course in holistic mixology; learning about the best artisanal spirits from Ontario and the Caribbean and the benefits of yummy and restorative ingredients, such as ginger, maple syrup, and kombucha. I partnered with my friend and holistic nutritionist Andrea Sarjeant of Healthy Delicious to create delicious cocktails that were easier on your body. The lovely Whitney Munro of Tipicular Fixins is a cocktail genius who helped me translate my drink ideas into actual recipes and played psuedo-therapist whenever I called her in a panic :-)
I’d like to thank everyone that attended, it was lovely to meet all of you and I can only hope you had as much fun as I did. I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about this event, but I couldn't be more thrilled that it was a sold out success :-) I’m so touched by the outpouring of support and encouragement for this blog and my events and love that so many of you have embraced Chew Street's mission of food philanthropy.
For those of you that weren't able to get tickets, check out Claire LeGresley's awesome blog for her take on the event. Claire is also a holistic nutritionist and she does a wonderful job of distilling all the healthy tips shared during the event.
I'd also like to thank all of our sponsors for their generosity and Chew Street volunteers for their hard work! To see more pictures of the event, head on over to Chew Street's Facebook page.
Recreate the 'SIP!' experience at home with my healthier version of a Moscow Mule, the Chew Street Pony
Chew Street Pony
3 oz ginger kombucha (I love GT's Gingerade Kombucha, available at Whole Foods)
1 oz maple syrup or .5 oz for less sweet (I love Maddington's Organic Maple Syrup)
1/4 lime, juiced
Pour ingredients over ice. Give it a good stir to mix the maple syrup. Garnish with lime wedge, candied ginger or both.