“A new cocktail concept that does not give you what you want, but gives you what you need.”
Do you have an exam coming up and would you like a Smart Brain? Been stressed out and could you use some Calmness? Would you like to treat your gut well and do you prefer a Happy Belly? Or do you want to be ready for anything and Boost your Immune System?
The Remedy Bar is our latest concept pop-up bar (now translated into the Remedy Box) where you tell us what you need, and we make a cocktail for your personal health goals. Research shows that certain ingredients are connected to certain health benefits. We used this newfound knowledge to develop 6 cocktails, made from high quality products, to serve you the drink that you need.
The Wild Paloma
Research suggests that eating grapefruit before meals would help to burn fat and lose weight. Over the last decades, the grapefruit has been included in a great variety of weight loss diets, which motivated us to play with a Mexican classic, the Paloma, by combining a hop & grapefruit kombucha with tequila. By replacing grapefruit juice with a grapefruit & hop kombucha we don’t only help you lose weight, we also support the health of your gutflora, which in turn gives you a happy belly and boosts your immune system. The combination with hops makes sure your mind calms down in the process.
The Garden Sour
Although fiber in any form is helpful, there are some types that are particularly important when it comes to keeping the gut bacteria in good shape. These are known as ‘prebiotics’. A prebiotic is a special type of plant fiber which your body can’t digest but which encourages the growth of good bacteria in the gut. One could say that prebiotics could be considered as a sort of fertilizer for the microbiome. Apples are rich in fiber, and therefore they make your belly happy. Furthermore, many dried herbs like thyme, rosemary and basil are rich in anti-oxidant polyphenols.
We created a delicate and well-balanced prebiotic non-alcoholic cocktail with Seedlip, which is a gin without alcohol, cloudy apple juice, apple cider vinegar, rosemary and thyme.
Kombucha is a fermented beverage consisting of black or green tea and sugar (from various sources, including cane sugar, fruit or honey) that’s used as a functional, probiotic food. It contains a colony of bacteria whom are known as “cellulose-producing bacteria,” meaning they produce cellulose, which acts as a shield to the cells of your intestines. A healthy gut supports a balanced immune system and reduces food intolerences. This gut-repairing function also plays a role in mental health. Depression, for example, may be a major symptom of ‘leaky gut’. We created a refreshing, well-balanced non-alcoholic cocktail by combining Blood Orange & Bergamot kombucha with various spices like black pepper, cardamom and fennel seeds and a few dashes of angostura bitter.
Coffee, and more specifically caffeine, is associated with alertness, improving the processing speed of the brain. Second, bitter and dark chocolate is associated with improved learning abilities and better performances during complex mental tasks. The flavonoids that are absorbed when chocolate is consumed penetrate and accumulate in the brain regions involved in learning and memory, especially the hippocampus. These flavonoids increase blood flow to the brain, promote the formation of new neurons, improve the functioning of existing neurons, enhance connections between them, and protect them from death caused by free radicals.
To help you improve you mental performance and enjoy these ingredients we created a cocktail out of a rich Cuban coffee liquor, vodka and a delicate bitter of Aztek chocolate.
Amaro Choco Negroni
The widespread use of concentrated extracts from plants, mainly herbs and spices, for medicinal purposes and immune system boosts is well known. Plants which are high in bitters often contain many antioxidant phytochemicals, which are associated with creating resilience in the immune system. Often these extracts come with strong but refined bitter flavors, and because of this, they also have been introduced in the world of mixology to add a specific flavor edge to drinks. Furthermore, the consumption bitter chocolate has been associated with improved learning abilities. We combine the bittersweet, herbal liquor Amaro Ramazotti with red vermouth and topped it off with a few drops of Aztek chocolate bitters, creating a play on the iconic Italian cocktail, the Negroni.
The Kyoto Spring
Green tea is traditionally known to induce mental clarity, cognitive function, physical activation and relaxation. Recently, a special green tea, matcha tea, is rapidly gaining popularity throughout the world and is frequently referred to as a mood and brain food. Matcha tea consumption leads to much higher intake of green tea phytochemicals compared to regular green tea. The phytochemical L-theanine alone improved relaxation, tension, and calmness. Additionally, green tea and therefore matcha, is very high in beneficial anti-oxidants. Additionally, ginger and honey are reported to have anti-inflammatory effects. By combining these ingredients we created the Kyoto Spring, helping you to get some calmness while improving your mental performances and boost your immune system.