October 3, 2011

Sugary Sweetness with Bang Candy Company at the Southern Artisan Cheese Festival

Friday was the first ever Southern Artisan Cheese Festival and I was lucky enough to attend. The event was held at the Nashville Farmer’s Market and the clear fall evening made a perfect setting for foodies to mingle with food creators and taste their wares. In addition to all the delicious cheeses, I sampled many other local artisanal products from local folks.
My favorite beverage from the event would have to be the cocktail made for me by Sarah Souther of the Bang Candy Company. Sarah started her business after concocting a killer batch of homemade marshmallows and decided to run with them. She also makes simple syrups that are delish. Here’s a great little write-up on Sarah from the Tennessean. I didn’t try one of her homemade marshmallows, but the syrup was divine.
For the cocktails, we were asked to select a syrup for Sarah to then mix with prosecco (a sparkling white wine) or fizzy water and other ingredients. I chose the Hibiscus orange flower ginger syrup for mine.
It really didn’t need any extra fixings except an orange wedge and my festive creation was finished. I so enjoyed meeting Sarah and chatting with her about the upcoming opening of her new shop. She’s @Bangcandyco on twitter so send her some love!
Have you ever experimented with simple syrups? I’m sure they would be tasty in ginger ale for a non-alcoholic option as well. If you have a favorite mix, do tell!