We haven’t reviewed any products yet, but I know that’s on our list of things we’re going to get into more as we keep writing. So, I’ve decided to start us off.
If you live in Philly and are even vaguely connected to the art/food scene, you’ve probably heard of SNAP or ROOT, organic spirits made by a local artists coalition called Art in the Age. (They’re very trendy and have a philosophy behind all their funky t-shirts and soaps and whatnot.) ROOT tastes like root beer, SNAP tastes like ginger snaps.
Yes. Liquor that tastes like ginger snaps.
I tried this for the first time at Wishing Well, which is a generally awesome place – I opted to man up and order it neat. A few weeks back, a friend who works for Philadelphia Live Arts told me so much about how awesome this alcohol was that I felt obligated to try it.
And it was worth it. And when I saw it was on sale at PLCB stores, I picked up a bottle of SNAP over the weekend. (For those of you outside of PA, buy it here. Yes, it’s a little pricey – but this isn’t something you just knock back. It’s something you enjoy and mix with things for flavor.)
And, in case you want some ideas on how to use SNAP yourself, I recommend a few options.
First, this recipe from Art in the Age for “Haymaker’s Punch” – it involves cider vinegar – is delicious. (I won’t type it here – I want you visit their site.)
Second – and this is only for the brave and flavor-loving – try the drink my roommate and I came up with when we were experimenting.
2 oz. snap
Pinch of fresh grated ginger
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-4 oz. water (and/or ice)
Dash of cayenne
That is for people who love flavor. Anyways, check out this nifty liquor, support the arts, and impress everyone with how trendy you are.