Like most great things to do in Brooklyn, artisanal spirit maker Jack From Brooklyn manages to create outstanding local drinks that play upon a sense of community and diversity.
Sorel, Jack From Brooklyn’s handcrafted, small-batch libation imbibes traditional, natural spices of the Caribbean into a 100% New York grain alcohol, producing a beverage that is unique and deliciously aromatic.
Jack From Brooklyn embraces the tenacious borough’s motto of Eendraght Maeckt Maaght, Dutch for “Unity Makes Strength.” Just one ice cold or warm sip of Sorel pays homage to the history of Dutch ancestors in Brooklyn, who took pride in crafting exquisite things from their hands. Jack from Brooklyn produces spirits that call to tradition, excellence, and innovation.
Sorel’s distinct flavor comes from the potent hibiscus plant, a spice known to the natives of the Caribbean for its curative properties. Hibiscus is said to be a powerful aphrodisiac, and early Carribbeans would ferment the flowers and serve them on festive occasions.
Jack From Brooklyn takes the heritage of the Moroccan hibiscus plant and gives it a modern and classic twist with essences of Brazilian clove, Indonesian cassia, Nigerian ginger, and Indonesian nutmeg. Combined with pure cane sugar, the spirit offers a new and intriguing experience for even the most sophisticated mixologists.