Halloween in a glass and then some.
As you may have seen, we started an ad campaign in the Sacramento News and Review. The first ad was in the Best of Sacramento Issue on September 11. Our second ad has come out and we'll have an ad in there about every two weeks. We have realized each time that we missed something, and by the last one, it should be perfect!
We were told about a blue tea, so we did some investigating and found that it is a blue flower called a butterfly pea and is from Thailand. We ordered a sampling of the flavors available and have been playing with it. It has a lovely blue color that changes to purple once you add lemon juice to it. On the left, you can see the vivid hues. So we thought about it and finally ordered some. It is on it's way and we will have it soon for you to order. Come in and ask for a sample!
So, about the drink contest: honestly, we completely dropped the ball on it and as such only had a few submissions, so, we will continue taking suggestions for the near future and will keep you posted on our progress toward finding signature drinks. We also had a suggestion for a blend of tea. I look forward to getting the ingredients and trying the blend!
There is now a new category on the mirror called "Novel-teas" and we will be adding more drink submissions to it. The first of course was the Nemo Tuxedo (invented by Mike) composed of chocolate tea, vanilla syrup, and milk. The young one invented the Tropical Rose composed of hibiscus tea and a shot of rose syrup. One of our customers invented a new concoction based on the Tuxedo, but substituting Pumpkin Spice syrup for the Vanilla. It is so good, we asked him to name it and now, we have the Sleepy Hollow for the fall season.
In an upcoming event, the Kiwanis Club will be hosting the Brews and Boos charity and raffle on Friday, October 17th, at 6:30pm at the Community Center in Citrus Heights. It will celebrate the best of October, Oktoberfest and Halloween with singing, dancing and a performance by The Capitol Pops (with Mike in the Clarinet section). We are donating a raffle prize, so come on out and celebrate October, support the band and buy a raffle ticket! Oh, and wear your favorite Halloween or Bavarian duds!
As you may or may not have known, we created an open sign that matched our decor. The downside of it was that it was very dark and didn't light up. We have altered it and now we are much more visible! Make sure to compliment Mike on it when you see him next!