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DRY’s Favorite Winter Recipe Pairings

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Happy holidays! We’ve rounded up a few winter recipes from our favorite food bloggers, all of which pair nicely with DRY flavors.

Pear

Pear DRY goes hand-in-hand with winter green salads and savory blue cheese dishes. We’re fans of Love and LemonsWinter Kale Salad and The Noshery‘s Roasted butternut squash with pears, onions and blue cheese.

Butternut Squash Blue CheesePhoto credit: The Noshery

Juniper Berry

Fancy a bottle of Juniper Berry DRY? Make sure to try it with your favorite warm mushroom, mussel or potato dishes. These recipes are great places to start:

Cherry

For all things decadent (specifically with chocolate and/or almonds), Cherry DRY is your flavor. Joy the Baker has dark chocolate, pistachio and smoked sea salt cookies and chocolate coconut almond scones that are the perfect match.

Dark Chocolate Cookies
Photo credit: Joy the Baker

Vanilla Bean

Vanilla Bean DRY fans love pairing it with ice cream, but did you know that it tastes just as awesome with roasted chicken or baked apple dishes? Try Smitten Kitchen‘s buttermilk roast chicken and The Amateur Gourmet‘s apple cobbler  with your next Vanilla Bean DRY!

 

 

What foods do you like to pair with your favorite DRY flavor?

 

Cocktail of the Month: The Return of Persephone

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

The holidays are in full swing! Our Cocktail of the Month for November is The Return of Persephone. A play on the classic cosmopolitan martini that transforms into an elegant drink endemic of the goddess of flowers and pomegranate.

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The Return of Persephone

  • 1 1/2 oz Absolut Hibiscus vodka
  • 1 oz Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Homemade lemongrass grenadine syrup (try infusing this recipe for grenadine from The Kitchn with chopped lemongrass stalks)
  • 3/4 oz Ginger DRY Soda
  • Serve: cocktail glass
  • Garnish: Chocolate covered pomegranate seeds

Add first three ingredients to ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake 5 to 7 seconds. Strain into cocktail glass.

Top with Ginger DRY Soda and garnish.

 

The Return of Persephone is crafted by Michael Przydzial & Julian Liwunag at Central by Michel Richard in Caesars Palace. Check out this recent interview of Michael Przydzial in the Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional for his mixology mantra and more.

Find & Share: DRY at Walgreens

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Attention Washington, Oregon & Colorado Walgreens shoppers:

DRY is landing on shelves in Walgreens locations in your state. Share your Walgreens DRY, and you could win a special DRY Super Fan package from us!

Head to one of the Walgreens locations listed below to find your favorite flavors of DRY. Then, snap a photo of you with your DRY and share it with us on Instagram and/or Twitter. Don’t forget to include the hashtags #DRYSoda and #Walgreens!

We’ll draw a winner or three at random for a DRY Soda VIP package. Our Walgreens Find & Share DRY photo contest ends this Sunday, November 24th at 11:59p.m.

Good luck!

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Colorado

  • 120 Broadway, Denver
  • 4502 S College Ave, Fort Collins
  • 13143 S Parker Rd, Parker
  • 2614 S College Ave, Fort Collins
  • 1235 E. Evans Ave, Denver
  • 360 S Colorado Blvd, Glendale
  • 490 Erie Pkwy, Erie
  •  2697 W. Belleview, Littleton
  • 2870 28thSt., Boulder
  • 123 E. Belleview Ave., Englewood
  • 5870 S. Kipling Way, Littleton

Washington

  • 15585 NE 24th St, Bellevue WA
  • 4468 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA
  • 17520 Avondale Rd NE, Woodinville WA
  • 8701 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle
  • 5409 15th Ave NW, Seattle
  • 14510 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline
  • 12405 Ne 85th St, Kirkland
  • 859 NE Northgate Way, Seattle
  • 8500 15th Ave NW, Seattle
  • 1905 Se 164th Ave, Vancouver WA
  • 1510 Cooper Point Rd SW, Olympia, WA
  • 4540 Lacey Blvd, S.E, Lacey, WA
  • 3540 N Pearl St, Tacoma

Oregon*

  • 439 SE 223rd Ave, Gresham, OR

*Hey, Oregon DRY fans! We’re working on getting into more retailers near you as we speak. You can help by requesting DRY from your nearest Walgreens or other retailer with our handy dandy request letter.

In Vegas? Try the Root Beer Float DRY Soda Cocktail on Us!

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Will you be in Vegas this Saturday? If so, have we got a treat for you!

Head over to the Ignite Lounge at the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino on Saturday, November 2nd from 6:00 – 9:30p.m.  to have the Root Beer Float DRY Soda cocktail – on us!

Root Beer Float DRY cocktail

Root Beer Float DRY cocktail

Veronica Lizarraga, our very own Mixology Brand Ambassador, created the drink and will be there sharing this dreamy cocktail with you. What was her inspiration behind the Root Beer Float DRY Soda cocktail?

“I created this cocktail keeping in mind that summer was just ending, and we’re transitioning to fall here in Las Vegas. The taste of this cocktail brings a “Root Beer Float” memory back to mind, which gives it that summer feel. I also use Chai to give it that spice of Fall. The egg white in this cocktail gives it a foamy taste and look, while the DRY Soda gives it that extra pep of fizziness!”

Can’t make it to the Monte Carlo this weekend? Here’s the recipe to mix at home.

Root Beer Float DRY Soda Cocktail

  • 1 oz Captain Morgan Private Stock
  • 1 oz Drambuie
  • 1.25 oz Chai
  • 1/2 oz Egg white
  • 1/2 oz Milk
  • Vanilla Bean DRY Soda
  • Serve: Rocks glass

Add first five ingredients to cocktail shaker. Dry shake for 5 to 7 seconds.

Fill glass half-full with ice. Strain contents of shaker over ice.

Top with 1 oz. Vanilla Bean DRY Soda

 

Hope to see you there! Don’t forget to snap a photo and share your DRY with us on Twitter and Instagram. (@DrySoda)

Urban Outfitters + DRY Soda = <3

Friday, July 27th, 2012

There have been rumblings, but now the word is finally out: DRY Soda is officially partnering with Urban Outfitters! We’re excited to have custom DRY Soda coolers featured in 16 UO stores throughout the US.

Want DRY Soda at your local Urban Outfitters? Let Urban Outfitters (Twitter / Facebook) and DRY Soda (Twitter / Facebook)  know and we’ll see if we can make it happen!

DRY SODA + URBAN OUTFITTERS STORE LOCATIONS

Portland, OR (2320 NW Westover Rd, 97210)

New York, NY (628 Broadway, 10012)

New York, NY (526 6th Ave, 10011)

New York, NY (2081 Broadway, 10023)

New York, NY (999 3rd Ave, 10022)

Cambridge, MA (11 John F. Kennedy St, 02138)

Studio City, CA (12110 Ventura Blvd, 91604)

San Francisco, CA (80 Powell St, 94102)

King of Prussia, PA (640 W DeKalb Pike, 19406)

Evanston, IL (921 Church St, 60201)

Boulder, CO (934 Pearl St, 80302)

New Haven, CT (43 Broadway, 06511)

Montclair, NJ (20 S Park St, 07042)

Dallas, TX (5331 E Mockingbird Ln, 75206)

Houston, TX (2501 University Blvd, 77005)

Washington, DC (3111 M St NW, 20007)

DRY’s Searchable Guide to Seeking a Saucy Spring

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

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Photo credit: EJP Photo

With spring officially underway – though unfortunately less evident here in Seattle – it’s time to shed some layers, cycle some color into our wardrobes, turn on some AC and start rediscovering what’s out in the world since we stopped going outside in December. We’ve pulled together some wonderful spring activities and resources to custom tailor your season for maximum excellence.

So, after you’ve put away that black North Face jacket of yours, what should we seek out for spring?

Find a New Happy Hour Spot

With more light in each coming day, those precious hours of food frugality after work are becoming better and better. Spring is a great time to mix it up and find a new “spot” that you can bring your friends, coworkers and hot dates.

Tool: Unthirsty lets you search, map and filter happy hour spot near you. (Protip: use the Patio filter to embrace the newfound sun)

Find a Trail to Hike

Sometimes you’ve just got to connect with nature, and fewer activities accomplish this better than a lovely, sun-soaked hike. Just be sure you bring plenty of water, trail snacks, and good company; nothing worse than a dehydrated, hungry and awkward hike.

Tool:   Local Hikes searches for the best hiking trails in or around your city.

Find a Park to Lounge and Play In

Ah, the park. This timeless institution has enabled millions of people with space to enjoy leisure, sports, reading, gatherings, you name it, and the sun brings city parks alive. It can be nice to mix things up from your closest neighborhood park as different places offer different scenery, crowds and amenities.

Tool: Park Grades lets you locate and rate parks near you. (Protip: bring a dog, as everything in life is better when there’s a dog around)

Find a Co-Rec Sports League to Participate In

We don’t all have time to get in a 40-minute workout every day, but there can be more compelling ways to get your blood pumping in preparation for true swimsuit season. From ultimate frisbee to dodgeball and everything in between, trying a co-rec sport can get you active in a stress-free way.

Tool: this guide from Fitness Magazine has tips to find co-rec/noncompetitive sports leagues in your neighborhood.

Find and Experience the World of Food Trucks

We’re all about food truck culture, and some of the city’s best food can be found being served out the side of these mobile food havens. Since food trucks are in new locations all the time it can be hard to keep track of your favorites or find new four-wheeled flavors, but the delicious reward of seeking out a new food truck can be bigger than a taco truck burrito.

Tool: Roaming Hunger lets you search by location or vendor with an interactive map to find food trucks near you.

Cheers to a happy spring. What will you be finding first?

A New Look For DRY Soda

Friday, October 1st, 2010

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Ta-da! DRY has introduced a fresh new look and we’re so excited about it. We love how the new design pops with each flavor’s image and conveys exactly what DRY Soda is – Less Sweet / 04 Ingredients / All Natural.

So why the change? DRY Soda launched in 2005, which makes the company five years old! In that time DRY has evolved from its beginnings on the white tablecloths of the country’s finest restaurants, to finding huge success in grocery stores, cafes, and other retail locations across the US and Canada. Every day we hear from DRY customers about how they love DRY’s flavors and we’re continually inspired by the ways people are pairing and mixing DRY with their favorite foods and spirits. We wanted DRY’s design to reflect the flavors that make DRY Soda so unique.

We also wanted the design to reflect that DRY Soda is less sweet. One of the things I’m most proud of about DRY is that it’s always used the minimum amount of pure cane sugar so you can taste the flavor. Currently there’s a shift happening in our country’s collective food culture to reduce the amount of sugar in our meals so that we can actually taste the flavors of food instead of coating our palates with sweetness. DRY has been about flavor from the beginning and we want people to know that DRY is the soda that allows the flavors to shine through.

So DRY’s new design helps communicate the best parts of DRY Soda – its distinctive flavors and its uniqueness as a less sweet, four ingredients, all natural soda. And while it was hard to let the old design go, we think this new design fits DRY perfectly.

DRY’s new look was designed by the stellar Seattle-based Turnstyle. I started working with these great guys back when DRY was just an idea in my head. These incredibly talented designers took my vision for DRY and created a beautiful bottle worthy of the best restaurants in the US and now they have done it again – taking all that is great about DRY and reflecting that on the bottle.  Our new look will be rolling out across North America this month and we’d love to hear what you think. Find us on Facebook or Twitter and tell us your thoughts on the new look of DRY!

Nicer than Nice

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

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Are you tired of the unlimited number of depressing news stories constantly circulating mainstream media? They seem almost inescapable, which is why we take often refuge with Operation NICE.  Creator, Melissa Morris Ivonne, decided one day that she wanted to spread some love to combat all the negativity out there. Realizing a blog could be the best place to begin, Melissa started using her own experiences to “encourage individuals to be proactively nice.”  Additionally, her site invites readers to share uplifting stories, news, and products, and even highlights a NICE person of the week.  We all need a little more nice in our lives, so pay a visit to www.operationnice.com.

Cupcake Nation

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

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We have admittedly and wholeheartedly fallen under the spell – the spell of cupcakes, that is.  These shops, each offering their own special twist to today’s tiny cake, have captured our minds with their sweet designs, friendly people and tremendous tastes!  And they look just beautiful next to a bottle of DRY!  Lucky for our waistlines, we have a whole team of cupcake sleuths on the move to help us find the best of the best. Our favorites from across the states are listed below.  More to come soon!

Big Sugar Bakeshop – Studio City, CA

Kara’s Cupcakes – San Francisco, CA

Vanilla Bake Shop – Santa Monica, CA

Happy Cakes – Denver, CO

Tee and Cakes – Boulder, CO

The Shoppe – Denver, CO

Swirlz Cupcakes – Chicago, IL

BabyCakes NYC – New York, NY

Magnolia Bakery – New York, NY

Saint Cupcake – Portland, OR

Brown Betty Dessert Boutique – Philadelphia, PA

Cupcake Royale – Seattle, WA

Hello, cupcake – Tacoma, WA

Sprinkles Cupcakes – AZ, CA, TX

Trophy Cupcakes – Seattle, WA