Boardroom Spirits Launches C, Carrot Spirit at Aldine Restaurant
Just in time for the Easter Bunny
Boardroom Spirits and Aldine Restaurant celebrated the launch of C, a new to ‘market’ carrot spirit, appropriately on the first day of spring. C, distilled entirely from raw carrots, is the second expression in Boardroom Spirits’ Periodic Table of Spirits, following ‘B’, a beet distilled spirit.
C ($29.99) is sold at the Lansdale, PA Distillery (575 W. 3rd St., Lansdale) and is available at Boardroom Spirits’ day cart at the Reading Terminal Market on Thursdays and Sundays. Besides Aldine, other top Philadelphia restaurants and bars like Martha and Harvest will also include the carrot spirit on their cocktail menus. C will roll out nationally at the end of this month for purchase on Ezra’s.
Jennifer Sabatino and Chef George Sabatino, owners of Aldine
Guests at the spring fete enjoyed a variety of cocktails and bites all created from – you guessed it – carrots. Distillery owners Marat Mamedov, Zsuzsa Palotas, and Vladimir Mamedov were on hand to discuss the unique qualities of the new product and its potential uses both behind the bar and in the kitchen. The friendly Lansdale-based distillers invited everyone to learn more about C and their other spirits (award winning vodka, rum, gin, and more) at their family-owned craft distillery.
If the Easter Bunny were a bartender, these are the drinks he would serve…
C-Sour (can be found at Aldine Restaurant in Philadelphia) (drink with umbrella)
1oz Boardroom Spirits C, 100% carrot spirit
1oz ginger simple syrup*
1.25 oz lemon juice
Aldine’s bar manager Zeq Rudy served up creative C spirit cocktails like the Raspberry Thyme Gimlet and C-Sour ($11 at Aldine).
- Combine C, ginger, simple syrup, lemon juice and egg white in a cocktail shaker
- Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously
- Strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass
- Garnish with sugar
*For simple syrup – heat equal parts water and sugar until sugar dissolves. Add grated fresh ginger to taste. Cool and store in refrigerator for one week.
Cassie Hepler, Ernest Owens and Jillian Wilson
Chef George Sabatino’s Slow-Roasted Carrots with Whipped Ginger Yogurt were delicious and are available on Aldine’s spring menu.
Whole Wheat Bread with Carrot Butter
Lea Thierman, Phila My Tummy and Lorraine Gimblett, Food Shelter Public Relations
Amiel Stan, Bon Apetit and Regan Stephens, Food&Wine
While carrot is the predominant flavor, the spirit has a gentle spiciness and slight sweetness. With many bars experimenting with carrot cocktails,