New Coffee Flavor: Sail Away Coffee Co. has made a name for themselves selling nitrogen cold brew on tap and in cans at restaurants, stores and festivals. Owner Christopher Vetter of Melville announced last month he crafted a new flavor. His love for Mexican culture inspired him to create “horchata,” a sweet, cinnamon-vanilla drink that complements nitro cold brew well.
“Horchata is traditionally a Mexican beverage, with vanilla bean, cinnamon and rice milk,” Vetter said. “We took that same flavor profile and paired it with our coffee. So instead of rice milk, it’s coffee but the nitro-infusion gives it that creamy, velvet texture.”
Sail Away uses natural cinnamon and vanilla bean extract to flavor their signature coffee blend, a mix of Kenyan and Colombian beans. All of the Horchata cans will be locally produced at Sail Away’s brewery in Deer Park.
“It’s a small craft beverage, it’s not mass produced so we’re not adding any sort of chemicals, preservatives or additives,” Vetter said. The new flavor will be sold at stores and festivals, as well as online in bulk packages.
Mexican Mother’s Day Brunch: Besito Mexican (402 New York Avenue, Huntington) is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch Menu from 11:30 a.m.- 3 p.m., May 12. The specials include a craft cocktail called Mi Rosa or My Rose. The cocktail includes Patron roca reposado tequila, guava nectar, simple syrup, fresh squeezed lime juice and rose petal garnish. The special menu will also include a pair of entrees. The first is Enchiladas de Mariscos that features two soft corn tortillas stuffed with lobster shrimp mahi mahi and crabmeat baked in yellow bell pepper cream salsa and melted Chihuahua cheese crispy calamari. The second is Bistec Con Mole Amarillo featuring grilled New York strip steak, Oaxaca Amarillo mole and rainbow roasted pewee potatoes. In addition to the Mother’s Day specials, Besito’s regular menu will be available all day. For more information visit Besitomexican.com or call 631-549-0100.
Or How About Italian: Celebrate Mom at Jonathan’s Restorante (15 Wall St., Huntington) with a special Mother’s Day menu for brunch. The brunch menu will be served from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., May 12 and will include appetizer, entrée and dessert options. The eight first course choices include: Smoked Salmon with crème fraiche, caviar and baby arugula; Baby Artichokes with romane lettuce; and Maryland Crab Cakes with frisee and apple and fennel salad. Diners looking for the breakfast side of bruch can find Homemade Waffles and French Toast on the menu. For a more savory brunch, Jonathan’s will also serve Spinach and Ricotta Raviolo with bolognese sauce or Shrimp Scampi with jasmine rice and asparagus. The dessert options include Tiramisu, Bread Pudding, Panna Cotta and Gelato.
Compiled by ConnorBeach