this year’s summer drink

May 19, 2011 |  Category:   life press the biz

We try and bring a new summer drink to the Brooklyn Flea every summer. Our first year we made Watermelon Shiso Lime Coolers. We alternated that drink our second year with our Passionfruit Mint Limeade, which we sold as our summer drink exclusively last year (and which we made mojitos with all summer long if Mark brought back any leftovers). This year we’ll bring those back since they were wildly popular, but we concocted a new drink that I really like: Hibiscus Lemongrass Lemonade. It’s got a splash of lime and ginger.

We’re bringing that along with other goodies (have I mentioned our Massamam Spice Peanut Butter Sandwiches that we’ve been bringing to the Flea? No? More on that later) to the opening day of the Brooklyn Flea Smorgasburg in Williamsburg this Saturday. Somorgasburg? What’s that? It’s the first all food flea market in NYC (maybe the country? Who knows!). You can read about it in this NY Times article if you non-subscribers haven’t reached your paywall (on a total tangent, the geeks on our NYU ITP listserv, my grad school, are all sharing ways in which they’ve successfully found a workaround with the paywall). A full list of vendors is in the Times here (oh hi, our company name and link is in the NY Times).

It’s really amazing how far the Flea has come since it’s inaugural year in 2008. It’s spawned a renewed interest in flea markets which have been cropping up everywhere in the city, worldwide press as a premiere NYC shopping and food destination, and it’s even changing the food scene here in NY. We’ve been a part of the Flea since day 1, our official business anniversary date, and we’re happy to continue along for the ride wherever the Flea takes us.

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  • sandra May 19, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    super super yum! i love the straws! and the glasses. and everything else 🙂

  • angie May 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    wish i could try all your drinks! they sound so good and refreshing. 🙂

  • sarah May 19, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    that drink sounds amazing! someday i’ll make it to new york and get to experience the flea market that you’ve made me love w/o ever visiting!

  • Justine May 19, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Looks great! Sounds yummy! But where did you get those glasses?

  • Katie May 19, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    SO looking forward to Smorgasburg!

  • Ana May 19, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I say YES to that. Sounds and looks refreshing.

  • Joana Gomes May 19, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    The summer refreshment sounds amazing. I wish I could try it.

  • angie morgan May 19, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Ahhh!!! SO excited for you guys! I am getting up bright and early so I can get there before the insane rush of flocking people. I can’t wait to try the new drink (anything with ginger has to be great!) and help support you by eating some goodies 🙂 What are these spice peanut butter sandwiches you speak of?! See you there!

  • jen May 19, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    yum! those drinks all sound delicious. and i love those glasses!

  • Jenna May 19, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Thanks everyone. It feels like summer looking at those drink. For those of you who asked about the glasses – don’t know the maker. Picked them up at a shop in New Jersey though called Semplice.

  • kelleyn May 19, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Sounds all heavenly!

  • linda May 19, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    ya’ll need to set up shop in seattle so i can try some of this amazingness. no, really. please.

  • Lani May 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I agree about those glasses. They are so sweet and unique. I was disappointed to find that they don’t have an on-line store yet. Your new cookie and summer drink sound so good!

  • Caddy May 20, 2011 at 1:16 am

    I so want to try that drink! The weather here has been HOT and HUMID! Any chance of sending one glass to Asia? Haha!

    Best of luck at the Flea!

  • diamondkelt May 20, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Wish you could send those thru the mail and I’m curious about your new peanut butter concoctions 🙂

  • Jane W May 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Boooo NY Times paywall 🙁 YAY refreshing summer drinks! I especially appreciate drinks that aren’t super sweet, this sounds so refreshing with the ginger.

  • Lecia May 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    SO wish I could come to the flea! Totally hit my paywall a long time ago; bit the bullet and subscribed. Wish I’d known about the ways around it. Congrats on the great mention!

  • Stephanie May 23, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Jenna- I have been reading your blog and enjoying Whimsy and Spice treats for about two years now. I tried to spot you guys at the Flea when I was in town back in March, but I don’t think you were there that day. I’ll be in town again this coming Sunday–the 29th. Any chance you guys will be there? I’d love to say “hi” in person!

  • jenny | aubrey road May 23, 2011 at 10:40 am

    i miss that limeade so. send some to sydney for me?

  • Jenna May 23, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Hi Stephanie, ah…we are out of town this weekend and won’t be at the flea 🙁