Simply FREEZE a box of Herb & Lou's Infused Cubes. When you're ready for a drink, peel back the foil and POP out a cube. DROP the cube right into your spirit of choice or shake everything together to mix it up fast. Then, follow Herb & Lou's lead: sit back, SIP and enjoy.
"The Oliver" An Unclassic Negroni with Wormwood Extracts
Herb & Lou’s version of one of the world's most perfect cocktails integrates Campari’s bitter aroma of herbs and spicy cherry-orange flavour with the sweet tang of London Dry Gin. That convergence is amplified, enriched and modernized by a strong focus on the fundamental Wormwood characteristics of Torino (red) vermouth.
Ingredients: Water, invert sugar, chrystalline fructose, natural flavours, fruit and vegetable juice for colour, citric acid, beta-carotene for colour, Wormwood powder, extract, sodium, benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservative), quinine.
"The Cooper" Blood Orange Ginger Old Fashioned
A close friend to Herb, Cooper was often the life of the party. Many times, he would bust out and literally howl at the moon. His fierce loyalty to Herb was apparent and he may have been at every party Herb & Lou threw. He had a mane of messy reddish brown hair and if he wasn't by Herb's side or sniffing around for treats, you'd find him curled up sleeping off the fun - somewhere.
The beautiful blood orange fruit is typically less acidic and sweeter than other oranges. Their raspberry-like tartness acts as the perfect base in Herb & Lou’s take on the original Whiskey Cocktail, with classic ingredients like Brandied Cherries and Artisanal Bitters. The addition of extracted Ginger adds a unique complexity to this time-honoured favorite which is never sweet, always smart. We bet you can’t drink just one.
"The Cecile" Cucumber & Watermelon Margarita with Clover Honey & Thyme
One of the quirkiest things about Cecile was that she called everything with alcohol in it “hooch.” It didn’t matter whether it was beer, wine or a cocktail, it was all hooch! Cecile always seemed to be flying off to somewhere and yet still found time to be one of the highlights of Herb & Lou’s parties. With her electric smile and bohemian air, we suspect (but can’t confirm) that Herb & Lou both had a bit of a crush on Cecile – just don’t tell our grandmothers. The sweet flavour of Watermelon is the perfect counterpoint to the green, grassy astringency and crispness of Cucumbers. Thyme warms the fruits while the Clover Honey’s sweet flowery flavour rounds-out this cocktail. With its own origins in hot climates, Tequila helps this blend refreshingly delight, far surpassing a mere Margarita.
"The Clyde" Peach with Benedictine Inspired Herbs & Artisanal Bitters
Lou saved Clyde’s life during the war and ever since, Clyde went everywhere that Lou did. Clyde had a quiet confidence and always seemed to live in the moment without a care in the world. Having grown up on a peach farm in Georgia, Clyde had a charming southern drawl and would call every woman "his peach". ‘The Clyde’ was one of Herb & Lou’s earliest concoctions and was a tribute to Clyde’s friendship. According to family lore, it captures his quiet sophistication perfectly. Having its heyday in the 1930’s at the storied Russian Tea Room in Manhattan, the first Vodka-Based cocktail to make it in the United States was the Gypsy Queen. Originally, this cocktail utilized Benedictine, a liqueur made of herbs, roots and sugar and based on a recipe by Benedictine Monks in the 15th Century. Here, those raw herbs have been coupled with a touch of Peach, in lieu of sugar. Hand-crafted bitters and a slight citrus zest elevate the Vodka, and your experience, to tantalizing, exciting and surprising heights. The Clyde will make you wonder why you ever settled for cranberry juice or club soda.
Ingredients: Filtered Water, Invert Sugar, Crystalline Fructose, Peach Juice Concentrate, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Natural flavours (Oils of Neroli, Rosemary, Sage, & Juniper with Vanilla), Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate & Potassium Sorbate (as Preservatives).