#DrinkBetter - Strawberry Manhattan - a cocktail mixer for craft spirits

Owl’s Brew is an all-in-one cocktail mixer meant to be paired with your favorite craft spirits. It comes in a variety of flavors which can be mixed with vodka, tequila, rum, whiskey, gin, or champagne and then served on the rocks or shaken to easily craft a delicious drink. Owl's Brew works great by itself, or it can serve as the base for a more complex creation.

Founded by partners Jennie Ripps and Maria Littlefield, Owl's Brew is unique among bottled cocktail mixers in that it is made from tea. Handcrafted in small batches in Vermont, it is one of the only products on the market that is fresh-brewed in large kettles from whole tea leaves, fruits, spices and herbs, with no added or artificial flavors.

We had some rye whiskey from Independent Distilling Company on hand, so for our first foray we chose the Strawberry Manhattan. Following the “2 Parts Brew, 1 Part Booze” formula, we did little more than pour some whiskey over ice in a mixing beaker, add the Owl's Brew, strain into a coupe, and garnish with a Luxardo cherry.


Owl's Brew Strawberry Manhattan

  • 1 part Independent Distilling Company Outlier No. 4 Rye Whiskey

  • 2 parts Owl's Brew Strawberry Manhattan cocktail mixer

  • 1 Luxardo cherry

Pour whiskey over ice in a mixing glass. Add Owl's Brew. Strain into a coupe. Garnish with cherry.