RISE Kombucha

March 24, 2013

Kombucha is one of my favorite drinks and for good reasons: it can improve your health and well being. I have been drinking it for many years now since I was introduced to it during my raw year. We are very lucky here in Montreal to have Crudessence, a great and [raw] local producer who developed the RISE brand. We get to have the freshest product possible in town but also some of the coolest flavors I have seen so far around the world. The RISE team is young and vibrant and it is shown in their product line.

They recently launched two new flavors that I got to try at home:

MINT CHROLOPHYLL: Filtered water, kombucha culture, fair trade cane sugar, fair trade green tea, peppermint, chlorophyll.

ROSE SCHIZANDRA: Filtered water, kombucha culture, fair trade cane sugar, fair trade green tea, rose petals, schizandra berry, wood betony.

I was very impressed by the new flavours, so much that they are officially my new favorites! I am especially a fan of peppermint with green tea so I’ll be looking out for that green bottle in the future.

To wrap up this successful product launch, RISE organized a lovely cocktail party at La Maison du Développement Durable featuring four wonderful mixologists that all had one goal, showcase the new flavours in a non-alcoolic cocktail and an alcoolic cocktail.

All the mixologists did a wonderful job in creating delicious and fresh cocktails with the rose and chlorophyll flavours. Two cocktails stood out for me: Tababon (non-alcoholic) by Gabrielle Panaccio from LAB Comptoir à cocktails and The Kombucha Julep (alcoholic)  by Andrew Whibley from Pub Le Mile. RISE was nice enough to send me the cocktail booklet, click here to download it.

A bottle of 355ml is usually sold at the price of $3.89 and a 1l bottle at $8.99. Find a close point of sale here. I know I’ll be making white sangria with the Rose Schizandra as soon as the BBQ season starts!

Written by Sofia Shendi who lives and works in Montreal, as the CTO of Tastet. Join me on Twitter

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