In our continuing coverage of new beverages, we bring you a new entry into the “sophisticated beverage” group with the introduction of 12 Noon to Midnight. Available in two flavors, Original and Rouge, this gourmet inspired non-alcoholic beverage was developed by American chefs David Burke and Alfred Portale. The drink touts itself as a “delicious and healthy alternative to soda, wine, beer and sparkling apple and grape juices”.
Utilizing a base of organic white, green and black teas, the drink is then mixed with a mix of herbs, spice and citrus essence. Their newest flavor, Rouge, utilizes the trio of teas listed prior, with the addition of pomegranate, red grape and sparkling water. The bottles are made of a a sheik frosted glass and each 8 oz. serving sets you back 60 calories. The bottles are priced at $7.89 each, and are available online and at participating locations including Whole Foods Markets.