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Fun Colors, Exotic Flavors: All Natural Flower Extracts For Mixology

Posted by Bea Davis on May 12, 2015 10:00:00 AM

These products are an innovative new product line from Wild Hibiscus Flower Company using the color pigment and flavor featuring three delicious flowers:

The berry-like Hibiscus Flowers - Red Sensual Bulgarian Rose+Hibiscus Flowers - Pink Mystical and alluring Butterfly Pea Flower - Blue with natural color change to Purple 


They have done the hard work for you by sourcing, gathering and extracting the flowers and making the products ready to use in a handy glass dropper bottle (100ml / 3.4 fl Oz Net).

In fact, b'Lure is the world's first liquid butterfly pea flower extract produced and ready to use for the food and cocktail industry. 


Flower Extracts can be used like a bitters - just a few drops per cocktail for vibrant color and flavor.  

Just add 2-3 dashes per drink.  You can create 30+ cocktails per bottle.

Another great idea is to jazz up you bottle or glass of water for a new taste and color experience.

In Food: Frosting, Icing, Cakes, Deserts, Macaroons, etc 

In Beverages: Get creative with coloring and ice, molecular mixology, foams, liquor infusions, jelly layers, shots, 2-part drink presentations, plate paint, atomizer sprays, etc 

0% Alcohol
Heat Stable in Cooking
High Concentrate
2 year shelf life (Keep refrigerated once opened)
Handmade in Small Batches
Premium Quality


A high concentration extract from the most premium Bulgarian Rose and Hibiscus flowers.   This product is extremely luxurious with a divine aroma of rose essential oils, rounded out by the mixed berry-type taste of hibiscus so doesn’t overpower. Use like a bitters - just a few drops per cocktail for vibrant pink color.  Also use for cooking applications such as macarons and cake decoration.  Goes particularly well with mezcal for a perfect pairing or to a glass of Champagne.  Works very well for frosting, icing, cakes and desserts.


This product is the world’s first produced commercial Butterfly Pea Flower Cocktail Concentrate - designed for the creatives in the cocktail and food industry and food and cocktail lovers.    If other ingredients are added that have a higher acidity (like limes or lemons), the color then changes from blue to purples and pinks depending on surrounding light & the acidity (pH) of the drink or food it is mixed with.  You can use b’Lure straight out of the dropper bottle which is naturally bright blue.  An edible natural blue food is quite rare in nature.  That’s why b’Lure is so special.


A high concentration extract from hibiscus flowers.  Its a natural red that can be used for food and beverages and has an intense mixed berry-type taste.   Made from fresh cold-pressed hibiscus flowers, dried hibiscus and cane sugar.  That’s it.  Use like a bitters - just a few drops per cocktail for vibrant red color in beverages. Great as an all-natural substitute for flavors like rhubarb, raspberry, cherry, pomegranate or grenadine.  Can substitute hibiscus flower extract where hibiscus tea is called for in craft cocktails and other beverages.  Add a few dashes in your cooking and cake frosting.  Imagine a beautiful crimson hibiscus macaron!


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Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup For Craft Cocktails

Posted by Bea Davis on May 11, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The Wild Hibiscus Flower Company of Australia offers the best of what nature has to offer with their products,  vibrant and intense in colors and flavors.  Since humble beginnings in 1999, they’ve become makers and innovators of all-natural foods with the debut of the original Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup.  We now offer a range of edible hibiscus  flower products of which are grown and made in Australia.


Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup



The world’s first Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup.  All natural and deliciously edible hibiscus flowers in a cane sugar syrup - - hand-made in small batches. Each flower is hand packed into the jar to preserve their quality and shape. All of the natural vibrant color and flavor comes just from the flower.  They are cooked in the jar and vacuum sealed which gives them a long shelf life (3 years, once opened).

Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup are all natural and deliciously edible - both the whole hibiscus flowers and the delicate infused cane sugar syrup from the jar.  Suitable for cocktails and culinary delights. Also great for mocktails, children’s fun drinks and desserts.


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1883 Syrups: From The French Alps For Bartenders and Baristas

Posted by Bea Davis on Mar 31, 2015 4:54:00 PM

The flavor makes all the difference.  Unique flavors created in the pursuit of aromatic excellence.  Creativity distilled into a single bottle to enhance every drink.  A touch of audacity, a dash of perfection, and an invitation to indulge.  Premium 1883 Syrups 100% made in France to create, to mix, to invent coffee drinks, and to inspire bartenders, baristas and mixologists around the world.



For the barista

Vanilla  Hazelnut  Caramel  Sugar Free Vanilla  Sugar Free Hazelnut


Inspired by professionals and created for their mixology expertise.  Committed to professionals worldwide, 1883 innovates for and with them.  World reknowned baristas and bartenders like mixologist Greta Gronholm, IBA Cocktail World Champion, are developing new 1883 recipes for cocktails to enhance taste, texture, and utilization.


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For the bartender

Raspberry  Lemon  Strawberry  Grenadine  Yuzu Lemon  Rose

Organic Argan Oil from Morocco

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 13, 2014 3:09:47 PM

Mustapha's Organic Argan Oil is extracted from the seeds found inside the fruit of the Argan tree, which is an ancient tree native to Morocco that grows between the base of the Atlas Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Argan fruit resembles a large olive, with a thick green skin. The skin is dried and removed to reveal the Argan nut, which is stone-crushed to access the seeds found inside. These seeds are toasted and then crushed and pressed to make Argan oil. The precious oil extracted during this process has rich, buttery, toasty nut aromas that accurately hint at the oil's unique flavor profile: nutty, toasty, with an amazingly light mouth feel.




Argan oil is excellent for bringing light, nutty flavor to many foods. It can be used similarly to olive oil, and brings unique flavor to vinaigrettes, couscous, simple vegetables, soups, grilled meat, and seafood. Also try it drizzled over ice cream for a light but decadent dessert.


Also check out Austria's Finest Styrian Pumpkinseed Oil.


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Topics: Oils

Savory and Sweet For Your Pantry: Sugar Cubes, Honey, and Chickpea Flour

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 5, 2014 2:13:16 PM

Thousand Flower Honey


A convenient 11# bulk plastic pail of our delicious Brover honey.


La Perruche Sugar Cubes


These irregular-shaped sugar lumps of a warm golden colour caress the senses with a touch of caramel and a hint of vanilla and are a marvellous complement to tea, coffee or herbal infusions.


Chickpea Flour


Chickpea flour—also known as besan, gram flour,  garbanzo bean flour and cici bean flour—is popular in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking and baking. Use it in dishes like falafel, hummus, socca, farinata, papadums and pakoras. It is also a wonderful ingredient for gluten free baking. Try it in crackers, pizza crusts, and breads. Chickpea flour also works well in cakes or quick breads with strong flavors like chocolate and pumpkin. It can also be used to thicken soups, sauces, or gravies. Use garbanzo bean flour to replace up to 25% of the flour in your baking to increase protein and fiber.

Topics: condiments

Michigan Spotlight: Amifruit Dried Fruits from The Shoreline Fruit Cooperative

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 5, 2014 1:27:57 PM

The Shoreline Fruit cooperative of growers now has some 6,000 acres of orchards in northern Michigan, the cherry capital of the U.S.  Rich in agriculture, this region belongs to North America's Great Lakes- the largest source of fresh water on earth.  Here, the sandy soil, nearness to Lake Michigan, and climate of icy-cold winters and temperate summers, make it a uniquely ideal place to grow the fruit that has become their specialty.  Amifruit selects the finest offerings from the Shoreline cooperative for these products.

Dried Cherries


Dried Blueberries


Dried Cranberries


Topics: Amifruit, dried fruit

Pork Specialties: Chipolata, Canadian Bacon, and Steamship Ham

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 5, 2014 1:09:44 PM

Chipolata Sausage



A traditional French style pork sausage made with all natural pork and seasoned with herbes de Provence.Primarily pan-fried it can also be boiled, barbecued or grilled.


Steamship Ham


Three generations of the Ehmer family have produced Karl Ehmer meats using tried-and-true old-world recipes. All the flavor of Traditional Bone-in Ham with less bone and fat. Also great for carving at parties.



Canadian Bacon


 Leaner than ham, Canadian bacon is the smoked, cooked eye of pork loin taken from the back.



Topics: charcuterie

Virginia Peanuts from The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg

Posted by Bea Davis on Nov 5, 2014 12:23:02 PM

The peanuts they're famous for... handcooked in small batches, distinctively unique, and always great tasting. Virginia Peanuts are one of 4 types of peanuts grown in the U.S. - primarily in Virginia and the Carolinas - and are the largest kernel size of all. They source only the "cream of the crop" - super extra-large, the highest grade available, for their signature nuts. Only 3% of the total harvest qualifies. And all are backed by their rigorous "gold standard" of excellence, a legacy of Southern tradition, and surprising health benefits.  All are made in the USA, by a Virginia peanut company, supporting American farmers. Just a few of the many good reasons to enjoy our Virginia Peanuts.

Virginia Peanuts with Salt and Pepper



Whole Unsalted Virginia Peanuts



Hot Southern Peanuts



Handcooked Virginia Peanuts..temptingly seasoned with Jalapeno, onion, and garlic, these are a spice lover's dream.

Topics: nuts

Sweet and Sour: Sugar Syrups and Citrus Juices

Posted by Bea Davis on Oct 30, 2014 3:00:38 PM

Canadou Pure Sugar Cane Syrup

CANADOU is the inseparable companion of white rum for the preparation of a wide variety of cocktails. The product of sugar cane and sunshine, it reveals its astonishing sweetening capacity and simplicity of use in everyday preparations to replace granulated sugar.




Dillon Red Sugar Cane Syrup

Crafted exclusively from brown sugar, the Dillon cane syrup offers some truly splendid aromas marked by all the shades of vanilla and cinnamon.   An essential partner to give an exotic touch to your punches and cocktails.



Citror Sicilian Lemon and Lime Juices


The Lime Juice Citror Professional is composed of 99% of Sicilian lime juice and the strict amount of preservatives needed for practical use. It is also guaranteed no coloring and no added sugar. One liter of juice is equivalent to 40 fresh limes (the average yield of a lime is 35% juice). Brix: 8 Brix Acidity: 55g / L of citric acid. Recommendations of uses: The Lime Juice Citror Business adapts to both savory and sweet preparations: 
Seasonings (Salad, Carpaccio, Meat, Fish ...) 
Pastries (lemon tarts, sorbets, jams ...) 
It is also an excellent preservative because of its antioxidant qualities.


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Imperial Chorizo from Pata Negra

Posted by Bea Davis on Oct 30, 2014 2:33:19 PM

Pata Negra, the producer of Imperial Chorizo, brought with them the ancient recipes, expertise and know how from the heart of old Spain to make the best cured meats in the US.  Their state-of-the-art facility makes all sorts of Spanish style cured meats.


  Hot Chorizo 

Their goal is to bring hundreds of years of tradition to the U.S., while scrupulously complying to all USDA requirements.

They have been involved in every aspect of the food industry for the past 25 years through their parent company in Spain. From retail to the food industry, farming to manufacturing, they bring all of their experience and expertise to this new venture in Upstate New York.



   Mild Chorizo