We’re still having fun with Matt’s Homemade Sodas, the all-natural soft drinks form the good folks who brought you beach-area restaurants Bluecoast Seafood Grill, Catch 54, Papa Grade’s and others. Standard flavors include Lemon Berry, Strawberry Basil Chili and Black & White (cracked black pepper, white balsamic vinegar, fresh bay leaves and palm sugar). Matt’s Homemade Sodas also include seasonal flavors, such as Apple Ginger, which was released for fall, and quinine water. They make great cocktails. Such as:
The Black Widow
1.75 ounces of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka
0.25 ounces of fresh lemon juice
About 5 ounces of Matt’s Homemade Black & White Soda
Lemon wedge for garnish
Fill a highball glass with ice and add the vodka and a splash of lemon juice. Top with Matt’s Homemade Black & White Soda. Stir. Garnish with a lime and add a straw.
1.75 ounces of Painted Stave Silver Screen Vodka
About 5 ounces of Matt’s Homemade Lemon Berry Soda
Fill a highball glass with ice, then add the vodka and a splash of lemon juice. Top with Matt’s Homemade Lemon Berry Soda. Stir, garnish with a lemon, add a straw, then enjoy.
Along with Fish On, the sodas are available at Lupo di Mare and Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria in Rehoboth Beach, Matt’s Fish Camp and Bluecoast Seafood Grill in Bethany Beach, NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View, and Catch 54 and Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria in Fenwick Island. The sodas are also available at Painted Stave Distilling in Smyrna and La Fia in Wilmington. Go ahead—mix it up.