Posted on October 30th, 2014 in Uncategorized
The 11 Best Craft Mixers in the USA
Posted on Oct 27, 2014 www.liquor.com
1. P&H Soda Co
This soda company based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, produces homemade syrups for at-home (or behind the bar) sodas and cocktail flavoring. The all-natural mixers with no additives or coloring come in flavors that include hibiscus, ginger and sarsaparilla. Cocktail creations range from a boozy margarita and cream soda (using hibiscus syrup) to Dark and Stormys (with ginger syrup) and Negronis and Bloody Marys (using lovage, a syrup featuring the celery-like herb).
$10 at pandhsodaco.com
2. Fever Tree
If there’s such a thing as a premium mixer, Fever Tree is it. It’s all there: the handsome packaging and quality ingredients without preservatives or added coloring, resulting in mixers that deserve to be drunk on their own. The price tag is worth the sourcing alone; tonic water is made with quinine from the Congo, the ginger is sourced from the Ivory Coast and Southwest India, and the thyme and rosemary come from the Mediterranean (yes, there’s an herbaceous Mediterranean version of the tonic water).
$11 on amazon.com
3. Owl’s Brew
Billed as the first tea ever crafted for cocktails and founded by a pair of tea experts, Owl’s Brew is shaking up the cocktail market with its handcrafted ready-to-pour mixers. There are three signature flavors (sweet, robust and tart) and the suggested cocktails range from Sangria to Margaritas. But given how little competition there is on the market, the possibilities are seemingly endless.
Prices start at $10 at theowlsbrew.com
RIPE bar juices are handmade and handcrafted—and made by bartenders for bartenders. The company’s owners created the juice out of necessity: After seeing a lack of fresh juices for cocktail mixers, they decided to make their own, and a company was born. The Connecticut-based business forgoes corn syrup and preservatives for pure ingredients that are cold-pressed and not processed, and varieties range from juices designed for punches, Mojitos and Margaritas to Bloody Mary bases.
$9 at drinkripe.com
5. Powell & Mahoney
Handcrafted in Vermont, this batch of mixers is classic, both in the way the mixers are made (using recipes that date back generations) and for the cocktails they find their way into (think Old Ballycastle Ginger in Moscow Mules). Variations include basics like simple syrup, grenadine and chipotle Bloody Mary mix.
$6 at powellandmahoney.com
6. Bang Candy Company
Nashville’s Bang Candy began as a candy company, churning out artisanal marshmallows (naturally). It then veered into the cocktail syrups category. Its products now liven up Vodka Tonics and glasses of Prosecco. Flavors include celery, habanero lime, peach basil and strawberry rhubarb, and are all made in small batches free of preservatives.
$19 at bangcandycompany.com
7. Jack Rudy
Between the hand-crafted grenadine (used in classics like an El Presidente) made with pomegranate juice from a small family farm in Madera, CA and the elderflower tonic, made with wild elderberry grown in Kentucky, Jack Rudy is an all-American company. Based in the South (Charleston, SC and Lexington, KY), Jack Rudy is family-run and named for the two founders’ great grandfathers. The company’s mixers also include a small-batch tonic which they deem a quinine concentrate.
$16 at jackrudycocktailco.com
8. Hoosier Momma
An all-natural, low-sodium, premium Bloody Mary mix is tough to find. But Hoosier Momma is looking to change the way this classic is made. Made without high-fructose corn syrup and without GMOs, the original Bloody Mary Maker is still super-popular, but the newer spicy version (made with horseradish and aged cayenne) has a kick that customers pine for. The intent of the product, created by three female founders, is to pair premium mixers with spirits of the same caliber. That they did.
$8 at hoosiermomma.com
Addition has cornered the market on what’s been missing from cocktail mixers: a savory component. Similar to bitters, the tinctures come in an array of flavors from cumin to curry to garlic and turmeric, and clearly, the possibilities of flavoring cocktails are endless. Another unique creation from this Seattle-based company is its beer sauce, used to add heat and spice to your favorite suds. Original, Smoky and Extra Spicy beer sauces are all made by hand using fresh ingredients.
$12 at drinkaddition.com
10. Liber & Co
Using fresh botanicals, organic agave nectar and South Asian herbs, Liber & Co.’s Spiced Tonic Syrup brings the heat as any good mixer made in Texas should. Heavy on the orange flavor, the batch is made by the three friends who started the company and still have hands in the production process. They make said tonic mixer along with a cold-pressed Texas Grapefruit Shrub (which livens up Gin and Tonics) and Pineapple Gum Syrup (which works great in Pisco Punch).
$12 at liberandcompany.com
Stirrings has made it super easy for at-home drinkers to step up their cocktail doings. The company’s gourmet mixers are widely distributed and come in varieties from Piña Coladas to Bloody Marys to Margaritas: Only ice and booze are required. While some flavors are more basic and pared-down, it’s not everyday one whips up a Watermelon Martini or Peach Bellini, which is where pre-made concoctions come in. To boot, Stirrings also offers a line of affordable basic bar ingredients—like simple syrup, lime juice and bitters.
$7 at stirrings.com
Posted on January 26th, 2014 in Uncategorized
Hoosier Momma will be available in the following Sam’s Club locations for Road Shows in the first three months of 2014:
1/23-1/26 Jeffersontown KY
: 1401 Alliant Ave, Jeffersontown, KY 40299
1/30-2/2 Mishawaka IN
: 120 Indian Ridge Blvd, Mishawaka, IN 46545
2/13-2/16 Indianapolis, IN
: 5805 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224
2/20-2/23 Kokomo, IN
: 1917 E. Markland Ave., Kokomo, IN 46901
2/27-3/3 Greenwood IN
: 1101 Windhorst Way, Greenwood, IN 46143
3/6-3/9 Bloomington, IN:
3205 Indiana 45, Bloomington, IN 47403
3/13-3/16 Fort Wayne IN
: 6736 Lima Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818
3/20-3/23 Merriville, IN
: 3134 East 79th Avenue, Merriville, IN 46410
3/27-3/30 Naperville IL
: 808 Illinois 59, Naperville, IL 60540
Stop by to try & buy 2 bottles (Original, Spicy or a mix of each) for $9.98.
Posted on December 1st, 2013 in Uncategorized
As a proud corporate sponsor of the Indianapolis Colts, fans can enjoy a Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary at Lucas Oil Stadium, as well as several locations surrounding the stadium, including:
Lucas Oil Stadium
JW Marriott Hotel
Harry & Izzy’s
St Elmo Steakhouse
Indianapolis Colts Grille
Severin Bar at the Omni Hotel
Ruth’s Chris Downtown
Tastings at the Conrad
Iozzo’s Garden of Italy
On Mass Ave:
Mass Ave Pub
Front Page Tavern
Flatwater Grill in Broad Ripple
On Sundays, you can pick up Hoosier Momma at the following Indianapolis locations:
Select Walmart locations
(*Indiana laws don’t allow for Sunday liquor sales, so area liquor stores are closed)
Posted on November 22nd, 2013 in Press
Hoosier Momma founders KC Cranfill and Erin Edds made their third appearance on “Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick,” Indiana’s premier statewide business television program. The show reaches viewers via daily content which can be watched, heard and read in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois (including the Chicagoland market,) Ohio, Kentucky and markets around the globe.
The segment focused on several new developments with Hoosier Momma, including the approval for Sam’s Club Road Shows on a national level, expansion into the Chicagoland and NYC market, the strong results of their partnership with the Indianapolis Colts, and their recent private audience with the legendary Martha Stewart.
It is such an honor to be invited back on a show which focuses on the best that Indiana has to offer the state, the country and the world through Indiana businesses. Gerry Dick is a pro’s pro in the industry and his staff is an incredibly talented group.
Posted on November 8th, 2013 in Press
(From left to right: Martha Stewart, Erin Edds, KC Cranfill)
Hoosier Momma was invited to participate in the Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women on November 5 in Indianapolis. Martha Stewart was the keynote speaker for the event, and before her appearance, held a private audience with Erin and KC from Hoosier Momma to hear their incredible story.
KC and Erin were honored that the State of Indiana choose Hoosier Momma as an example of up-and-coming women entrepreneurs to showcase to Martha Stewart.
Posted on October 7th, 2013 in News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOOSIER MOMMA™ WINS TOP PRIZE AT SPICY FOOD FESTIVAL IN CINCINNATI
INDIANAPOLIS, IN October 7, 2013 – Hoosier Momma Culinary Cocktail Mixes continue to win public acclaim for their signature bloody mary mixes. This past weekend, they captured the coveted people’s choice award for “Best Hot Specialty” at the Jungle Jim’s International Market “Weekend of Fire” in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The 7th Annual WOFi is billed as “The Largest Fiery Foods Show in the Midwest” and brings nearly 8,000 spicy food enthusiasts and over 55 vendors from across the country to the Cincinnati suburb. Hoosier Momma Spicy Bloody Mary competed against 20 other entries from specialty and national brands in the “Best Hot Specialty” category, and in the first year of competition, won first place.
This is the second award Hoosier Momma has earned in the past month, previously winning a “People’s Choice Award” at the Highwood Bloody Mary Festival in September on Chicago’s North Shore.
For Hoosier Momma Principals KC Cranfill and Erin Edds, the awards are proof of the growing appeal of the brand. “Hoosier Momma continues to find new fans across the Midwest and the country,” says Edds, “and these awards are evidence that people love what they taste.”
Cranfill states, “Hoosier Momma is focusing on growing its brand recognition and distribution across Ohio and Illinois, and it is events like these that are key to our continued expansion.”
About Hoosier Momma™:
Based in Brownsburg, Ind., Hoosier Momma™ Culinary Cocktails was created in July, 2010 as a Women’s Business Enterprise (certification pending) which utilizes the creative and strategic talents of its three founding partners KC Cranfill, Erin Edds and Cat Hill. Hoosier Momma is aggressively developing and marketing its line of award-winning and nationally recognized cocktail mix products and overseeing its distribution nationally. For additional information regarding Hoosier Momma™, visit the company’s website at www.HoosierMomma.com
Posted on September 22nd, 2013 in Uncategorized
Hoosier Momma continues to expand across the country and be offered in some of the finest grocery stores and liquor stores. Hoosier Momma is proud to announce new locations in the Big Apple and the Windy City!
In Chicago, along with Sunset Foods and Tony’s Finer Foods, Hoosier Momma is now being offered
in Binny’s Beverage Depot in the following four city locations:
3000 N. Clark St,
213 W. Grand Ave,
1132 S. Jefferson St.
1720 N. Marcey St.
In the Chicagoland area, Hoosier Momma is available through Vintage Wines/Winebow and KeHE Grocery Distributors.
In New York City and the metro area, Hoosier Momma is now offered in Fairway Market’s 14 locations:
- Chelsea, Manhattan, NY
- Douglaston, Queens, NY
- Harlem, Manhattan, NY
- Kips Bay, Manhattan, NY
- Nanuet, NY
- Paramus, NJ
- Pelham Manor, NY
- Plainview, NY
- Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
- Stamford, CT
- Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY
- Upper West Side, Manhattan, NY
- Westbury, NY
- Woodland Park, NJ
Posted on September 22nd, 2013 in Uncategorized
Hoosier Momma participated as the “Official Bloody Mary” of the 4th Annual Highwood (IL) Bloody Mary Festival on the North Shore of Chicago on Sept 7th and 8th. This unique festival brings thousands to the northern Chicago suburb for a variety of Bloody Mary’s from local and regional restaurants and bloody mary brands.
The festival, along with Hoosier Momma, was featured in an article in the Chicago Tribune.
Hoosier Momma from the outset was a popular destination as word spread quickly that our tent was the place to be. Instead of focusing on lavish garnishments like many of the booths, we focused on providing the best tasting Bloody Mary available anywhere. We were proud to offer a variety of offerings with spirits donated from our friends in the industry.
THE CLASSIC: Hoosier Momma with Tito’s Vodka
DILLY MARY: Featuring Hoosier Momma with Chilled Dills Pickle Flavored Vodka
BLOODY DERBY: Featuring Hoosier Momma with Spring Mill Bourbon
RED, HOT & COOL: Featuring Hoosier Momma Spicy with Prarie Organic Cucumber Vodka
THAI BLOODY MARY: Featuring Hoosier Momma with Spud Ginger Lemongrass Vodka
Our garnishes for all drinks were simple, but powerful: Hoosier Momma Glass Garnish and Benny’s Bloody Mary Beef Straw.
This year featured for the first time a “People’s Choice Award” that allowed attendees to vote for their favorite Bloody Mary booth. Despite a wealth of local favorites, Hoosier Momma was proud to walk away with a People’s Choice Award!
(Note: As part of our sponsorship, Erin and KC were asked to be judges in the Best Tasting and Best Garnishes competition, and therefore did not submit a Hoosier Momma entry in either.)
Not only was this an amazing event for Hoosier Momma, it also marked the launch of Hoosier Momma in Sunset Foods and Tony’s Finer Foods in the Chicagoland market. Hoosier Momma did tastings at several Tony’s and Sunset Foods locations before and during the Bloody Mary Fest, and were able to direct fans to those locations.
Take a look at some of the photos below, and more will be added. In the meantime, you can pick up Hoosier Momma in the North Shore of Chicago at Sunset Foods and Tony’s Finer Foods:
Posted on August 19th, 2013 in Uncategorized
Hoosier Momma has been approved to sell its products in select Sam’s Club locations through their “road show” program. This will allow for focused sales in a specific location over a four-day period.
This is a tremendous step in the push for Hoosier Momma to extend its reach nationally. We will be updating our blog, facebook page and twitter page with road show locations.
The first road show will be this week at the following location:
7235 East 96th Street (near I-69)
||10:00 am – 8:30 pm
||10:00 am – 8:30 pm
||9:00 am – 8:30 pm
||10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Please come out and see us and support our efforts in Sam’s Club!
Posted on July 11th, 2013 in News Release
July 12, 2013
Hoosier Momma LLC
HOOSIER MOMMA™ BRINGS “CRAFT APPROACH” TO MIXERS BACK TO TALES OF THE COCKTAIL
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Three years ago, Hoosier Momma™ was a new company arriving at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans with a simple question…Why Not Mixers? The industry had evolved over the past decade, as evidenced by the growth of premium spirits and craft beer, as well as the of the art of mixology. Hoosier Momma™ had just launched its’ Hoosier Momma™ Original Bloody Mary Maker in response to a growing consumer demand for quality in their mixers. Hoosier Momma’s philosophy is to offer premium products featuring high-quality naturally-sourced ingredients with low sodium and no high-fructose corn syrup. Hoosier Momma™ Culinary Cocktails brought a craft approach to the mixer market with their Bloody Mary Mix.
Now in its third year as the sponsor of the “Mr. and Mrs. Cocktail’s Sunday Brunch,” along with Tito’s Vodka and Rouses Supermarket, the 2010 event was the start of an upward trajectory for Hoosier Momma™. And in the toughest and most appreciative crowd, garnered high praise. No less than Paul Tunnerman, a.k.a. “Mr Cocktail,” Cofounder of Tales of the Cocktail said: “Hoosier Momma – How my Bloody Mary Mix would taste if I had the time and knowledge to make it myself! Just buy the damn stuff; have I ever steered you wrong?”
From its’ farmers market beginnings in May, 2010 to eight state distribution and national distribution though KeHE and DPI grocery distributors, Hoosier Momma™ has garnered national attention for its culinary approach to cocktail mixes. In addition, Hoosier Momma™ has been served at the past two Super Bowls and Indianapolis 500, is the “Official Cocktail of the Kentucky Derby Festival” and is a Proud Partner of the Indianapolis Colts.
“We saw that consumers were paying for premium spirits, then buying the cheapest national mix available,” according to Hoosier Momma™ Principal KC Cranfill. “Our philosophy was to give them a premium mix utilizing the finest ingredients to compliment their high-priced spirits.”
This approach has not gone unnoticed. Praise from national media such as the Los Angeles Times, TIME.com, Tasting Panel, Imbibe, Midwest Living, American Express OPEN Forum, Foodista and Food Network’s Ted Allen has elevated this 100% woman-owned business into the conversation of the evolution of craft cocktails.
Since the initial visit to Tales of the Cocktail three years ago, Hoosier Momma™ has added a Spicy Bloody Mary Maker as well as a Key Lime Margarita Maker, keeping its’ promise of premium products that are vegan, gluten-free with no high fructose corn syrup.
“10 years ago, asking the average consumer to pay up to $10 for a 6-pack of beer or $40 for a bottle of vodka was unheard of,” said Hoosier Momma™ Principal Erin Edds. “Now the same consumers are demanding quality and are willing to pay the price. We believe Hoosier Momma is setting the trend for high-quality mixers.”
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About Hoosier Momma™:
Based in Brownsburg, Ind., Hoosier Momma™ LLC was created in July, 2010 as a Women’s Business Enterprise (certification pending) which utilizes the creative and strategic talents of its three founding partners KC Cranfill, Erin Edds and Cat Hill. In continuing with its rapid growth, Hoosier Momma is aggressively developing and marketing its line of products and overseeing its distribution nationally. In less than four years, Hoosier Momma™ products are available throughout Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri, Louisiana and Wisconsin, and nationally through KeHE and DPI Grocery Distributors. In addition to the finest restaurants, bars and hotels, the company’s signature Bloody Mary Maker is available at national chains like Walmart, Kroger and Meijer, as well as independent grocery stores and package liquor stores.
In 2013, Hoosier Momma™ will be served as part of activities at some of the world’s largest sporting events including Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, the Kentucky Derby Festival and has formed an alliance with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to promote its products at the Indianapolis 500, Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard 400 and Red Bull MotoGP races.
For additional information regarding Hoosier Momma™, visit the company’s website at www.HoosierMomma.com