Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Strangest Pop

Call it soda, call it pop, or call it coke. Whatever you call it, you probably haven't had it flavored with kale. I never thought I would either, however... You know how things work around here. If it seems odd, we have to put it in our mouths. So far, even counting kale soda, we have not been punished for that philosophy.

Kale soda does not taste like a vegetable. It doesn't taste grassy or cabbagey. It tastes refreshing, light, and a little green. It's surprisingly good.

And it makes a great John Collins.

Seriously, I'm pretty sure I have a favorite cocktail now. I hadn't before, but now I have one.
I've replaced the usual with a whole lot of the kale stuff. The kale soda and whiskey blend really well, and the whiskey is mellowed considerably.

Kale John Collins
Makes 1, or 2 "just a little" ones.

8 oz. Hansen's Natural Cane Soda, Kale flavor
1.5 oz Evan William's Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey
1 oz Lemon Juice
0.5 oz Simple Syrup

Shake whiskey, lemon juice, and syrup in a shaker with a cup of ice.
Pour over ice in a tall glass.
Top off with kale soda.


It's been a long time since I've last posted. Hopefully, that will be the last absence from me for a good long while. For now, accept this photo of a cow creamer eating kale.

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