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October Drink Specials by Caleb Savage

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This Fall weather had us so excited for the next few months we launched our #PSL on the first day of Fall! We wrote about the Spice Islands and their impact in our favorite Fall Special here!

If you were a big fan of the London Fog, never fear! London Fogs are available year round on our Secret Menu!

INTRODUCING THE FIG THYME LATTE

We said goodbye to Maple Rosemary and now it’s time for the Fig Thyme Latte! Fans of the Maple Rosemary Latte will enjoy the balance of savory and sweet in our November drink special as the sweet fruitiness of Fig pairs will with the subtle and warm thyme flavor.

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FLAVORS OF FALL

Whether you’re all about the pop-culture phenomenon that is the Pumpkin Spice Latte or you’re looking for a more complex or savory way to celebrate the cooler temperatures, we’re excited to serve our new specials!

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Mocktail Night by Tanner Ruminer

Hey there.

Tanner had a great idea to create some coffee cocktails. Below he talks a little bit about his idea and the upcoming event he and Tyler are working on. 

Inspiration

Before I explain the Mocktail Party in further detail, I feel it's necessary to explain the inspiration behind this event.

If you’ve been in Oklahoma City long, you have probably had the pleasure of enjoying a drink from at least one, if not many of the amazing craft breweries, bars, or coffee shops in the area. Being located in the hub of OKC, we are deeply appreciative and inspired by our specialty drink neighbors. They consistently show us that there are always new, innovative, creative, and most importantly, delicious drinks to be tried.

So we want to thank all of the great craftspeople that we are surrounded by for always amazing us with their passion and creativity.

Mocktails

We feel that Specialty Coffee and Specialty Cocktails are like cousins. Both take place behind a bar. Both show a level of dedication to a craft. Both areas are full of smart and passionate people that love what they do and want to see their communities grow!

So we got to thinking. How can we shine a spotlight on what our neighbors are doing for people that maybe otherwise wouldn’t experience it? Or people that just have a love for both coffee and mixed drinks?

The solution that we came to is a Mocktail Night.


 ••• MOCKTAIL NIGHT •••

This event will be hosted after hours at Clarity on May 17 from 7pm to 9pm.


Tyler and I have curated a menu of five drinks inspired by classic cocktails, prepared in a way that blends well with the craft of specialty coffee.

We designed ways of using coffee as a substitute for alcohol, imitating flavor aspects that might come specifically from alcohol, using ingredients that share those flavors. Each drink will be priced appropriately, try one or try all of them (but I am really excited for you to try all of them if I'm being honest)!

The Menu

We really want you to be as excited about these creations as we are, so here is a little sneak peek of the menu that we have put together. Sneak peek in the sense of, it is the whole menu, but we will explain each drink in more detail the night of the event!

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Ramos 

 

Espresso Fizz

Inspired by the Ramos Gin Fizz
$9

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Sprojito

Inspired by the Mojito
$8

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The Re-Fashioned

inspired by the Old Fashioned
$6

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Dark 'n' Still Stormy

Inspired by the Dark 'n' Stormy
$8

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Sproloma

Inspired by the Paloma
$7

Advance Tickets Available

Save money by getting tickets ahead of time! Grab your bundle of drink tickets before the event. Get a bundle of 3 or 5! You can use them all yourself or share with a friend. Drinks will also be available to purchase during the event at regular price. 

Bring some friends and enjoy the shop after hours. We can't wait to make these for you! See you there!
 

Carrot Cake Latte by Steve Willingham

A new month means new specials! While we're sad to see the Lemon Chili Mocha is gone, it's exciting to have new things. And don't worry; the Honey Lavender Latte hasn't gone anywhere!

This month, alongside the Honey Lavender, we're featuring a series of Sparkling Tea Lemonades. Traditionally a blend of black tea and lemonade, our series starts there and branches out to include our Cold Brew Lemonade and a Rooibos Tea Lemonade. They're all made with Alta Palla's sparkling lemonade, and they're so refreshing!

And the star of this month's Specials board is the Carrot Cake Latte. This is Tanner's latest invention - look out for lots of Tanner inventions over the next month...

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The Carrot Cake Latte starts with juicing fresh carrots and using the juice to make a brown sugar simple syrup. We then spice it with ginger, almond and vanilla extract, and a variety of baking spices. It gives it that cake flavor and an increasing carrot presence as you drink it down.

This is one we're really proud of. Can't wait to hear what everyone thinks of it! Let us know!

See you soon at Clarity for a Carrot Cake Latte, a Sparkling Tea Lemonade, or a Honey Lavender Latte. Cheers!

Lemon Chili Mocha by Caleb Savage

As the season for Blood Oranges comes to a close and we say goodbye to sweet citrus goodness of the Blood Orange Latte, we welcome back an old favorite, the Honey Lavender Latte!

It's also time to bring a brand new special to the board, the Lemon Chili Mocha. Made with Nathan Miller Chocolate, crushed Aleppo peppers, a little cinnamon, and a hint of lemon, this drink special combines all the things we love about coffee: bright acidity, a clear sweetness, and smooth lower notes.

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Heat + Sweet

Finding a balance between a pepper with enough heat to come through in the drink without being considered too hot can be difficult. Moreover, each pepper, like coffee, has its own flavor characteristics based on its genetics and the location in which the pepper is grown. For this drink, we looked for a pepper that would have an approachable heat but would also bring out the complexity of the chocolate and the espresso.

Grown in Northern Syria and Turkey, the Aleppo Pepper is similar to a Ancho Chile, commonly known as a Poblano, found and cultivated in Puebla, Mexico. The Aleppo pepper adds savory notes of cumin, red pepper, and salt. While most of the heat is balanced with the chocolate and lemon, dairy milk naturally lessens the intensity of the pepper. For our alternative milk friends, we recommend using a milk with a little more sweetness like Coconut Milk!

A Hint of Lemon

To finish the drink, we include lemon to accentuate the heat of the pepper with a bright, sweet citrus note that reminds us of a lemon drop. In a way, this latte is familiar like chocolate covered oranges or a spiced hot chocolate, but all together, the ingredients add an interesting complexity and a subtle savoriness not found in most lattes.

We always hate to say goodbye to the Blood Orange Latte, but we’re excited to bring you March's specials! Give them a try next time your in the shop!