Queen City Shrub
Operates out of Findlay Kitchen, creates fruit-and-vinegar mixers for craft cocktails with interesting flavors, including ras el hanout, rhubarb, and hibiscus coriander. Available at City Flea, Oakley Fancy Flea, Liberty Center Farmers’ Market. QCShrub.com.
Flavored drinking vinegars with combinations including, honey lemon and ginger lemongrass, brewed in Madison, IN. Available at Rooted Juicery, Clifton Market, Findlay Market. ChimeraShrubs.com.
Dry craft soda made with hops, ideal for mixing with spirits; flavors include original, ginger, and grapefruit. Available at The Party Source, The Gruff, and at bars throughout the region. DrinkHopwater.net.
Fab Ferments Kombucha
Naturally fermented kombucha mixes well with a shot or two of your favorite spirits. Five flavors are sold in bottles around town or go straight to the taproom in Lockland or the Jungle Jim's Kombucha Bar for flavors only available in kegs. Try Fab's Sweet Island Ginger with a shot of dark rum and a twist of lime. Fabferments.com
Bryn’s long career in publishing took a left turn sometime around 2010, when she discovered the joy of food writing. Since then, she’s found professional nirvana as the editor of Edible Ohio Valley, author of The Findlay Market Cookbook, and occasional instructor at The Cooking School at Jungle Jim’s. Find her seasonal recipes at writes4food.com.