What you see Is what you get
About Owl's Brew
Owl’s Brew provides the at-home-entertainer an effortless way to offer craft cocktails.
Owl’s Brew is intended to be paired with a variety of spirits. Our five flavors can be mixed with vodka, tequila, rum, whiskey, gin, or champagne. It can be served on the rocks or shaken: “2 Parts Brew, 1 Part Booze”. Check out our recipe pages for more complex cocktails!
How We Brew
Owl’s Brew is the first ever “tea crafted for cocktails. It is one of the only products on the market that is fresh-brewed and bottled. We brew the product in Vermont in large kettles, where it is handcrafted in small batches, and then sweetened, packed, and bottled.
Why Fresh Brewed? Ingredients are important to us and with Owl’s Brew, “what you see is what you get”. Owl’s Brew is an all-natural product that is brewed-up from whole tea leaves, fruits, spices and herbs, with no added or artificial flavors.
The Brew Story
Owl’s Brew was founded by tea-drinking boozers (always in moderation).
We were looking for a sipper that was lighter, fresher, funner.We were tired of our go-to vodka cran. While an easy bar-call, there was too much sugar, and a serious lack of hydration. We tried the old fashioned cocktails: Manhattan, Negroni, Tom Collins. While we felt very “Mad Men” ordering, one clunky cocktail was plenty and we’re round two kind of gals...
It didn’t take us long to think of a product that offered endless flavors, that was light and fresh - our favorite non-boozy sipper - tea!
Our first brew was simple - we switched out cranberry juice for cranberry tisane...our second step was to sub rooibos for sweet vermouth... yum. Steps 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 were not quite as simple, but we won’t bore you with those details. If you are reading this, you are looking at the final product.
Owl’s Brew is a tea crafted for cocktails and our favorite way to Drink Wise.
Jennie Ripps, Founder/CEO
Jennie Ripps is the Founder and CEO of Owls' Brew, a tea crafted for cocktails, and of sister company, Brew Lab Tea, which specializes in creating artisanal custom tea blends.
In 2014, Jennie was selected by the Specialty Food Association as “35 under 35”, among food and beverage entrepreneurs. Jennie is a graduate of Cohort Seven of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program, and is a blogger for the Huffington Post’s “Healthy Living” and “Taste” sections.
She is the co-author of WISE COCKTAILS, a forthcoming book about tea cocktails (Oct ’15). Jennie is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Maria Littlefield, Partner/President
Maria Littlefield is a partner and President at Owl's Brew, a tea crafted for cocktails and a partner in sister company, Brew Lab Tea, which specializes in creating artisanal, custom tea blends.
In 2014, Maria was selected by the Specialty Food Association as “35 under 35” among food and beverage entrepreneurs. Previously, Maria directed the Integrated Marketing Division at a boutique NYC-based marketing firm, where she ran programming surrounding lifestyle events such as the Sundance Film Festival, NYC Fashion Week & Super Bowl.
Maria is the co-author of WISE COCKTAILS: A DIY Guide to Crafting Tea-Based Cocktails (October 2015) and is a graduate of Skidmore College.