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Q&A: Jack Summers of Sorel Liqueur

By Tawnya Manion | July 22, 2013

Sorel. (Photo Courtesy of Jack Summers)
Sorel. (Photo Courtesy of Jack Summers)

Sorel. (Photo Courtesy of Jack Summers)

Last week at the Slow Food NYC Event, “Spirits of New York”, I was lucky enough to catch up with Jack Summers, the creator and distiller of the hibiscus liqueur, Sorel. His concoction nods to the Caribbean island’s celebratory beverage drank by natives for hundreds of years. Sorel’s spicy complexity and multifaceted flavors make it a versatile mixer or a thirst-quenching refreshment served best as a slushy, over ice, or warm in a mug. I was fascinated to know how Jack got his start to create such an interesting libation, so I asked. Here’s what he had to say. Read More

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