It started bitter and ended sweet— just like this digestif— Dry Feb was the cherry on top that solidified our Co-founder Genna's sober lifestyle. Here's her story:
After completing Dry January last year, I really didn't want to do another month. Faced with a hormonal low and pandemic winter, I was ready to quit.
But then I thought of our growing group of supporters— the Silver Swallow Flock—who were taking this challenge for the first time and looking for support. The people who were turning to our non-boozy bubbles to get them through the month.
They (you?) were the motivation I needed to tackle another page on the calendar sans alcohol. And I'm so glad I did—because after the headaches and hormones subsided—my breakup with booze was pretty much over.
So we crafted this bitter-sweet digestif for all our galentines and palentines who are joining us on this sober movement during Dry Feb and beyond. It can be dark and moody, but the sweetness afterwards pays off.
If you're looking for a booze-free bud, join our Dry Feb team. For every bottle sold to Ontario through our online store, we're donating $1 to the Canadian Cancer Society.
1 dark sweet cherry
1. Wash and dry cherries. Line a small plate with parchment paper.
2. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or using 15 second increments in a microwave.
3. Dip cherry into chocolate and let cool on parchment paper in the fridge for 15 minutes.
4. Pour cherry hibiscus simple syrup into a digestif glass (we got ours from our friends at Pot & Pantry
5. Gently pour Silver Swallow Blanc over the back of a cocktail spoon to crash its fall and limit mixing.
6. Use a cocktail pin to rest the chocolate-dipped cherry on the glass.
Happy Galentine's and Palentine's Day!
xoxo, Silver Swallow