Fresh Idea: Cool It
Aloe vera: burn remedy and...trendy foodstuff? It is for some Boston chefs.
Aloe vera: burn remedy and…trendy foodstuff? It is for some Boston chefs, who are mixing the juice of the succulent plant into cocktails and adding it to desserts. Ken Oringerâ€™s Clio serves a passion-fruit tart with lychee sorbet and aloe ice cubes, while Back Bay hotspot Forum offers a prosecco cocktail featuring green chartreuse, aloe, and honey. And Myers + Chang has been pouring its house-made aloe-yuzu soda since opening in 2007. â€śAloe is supposed to be good for your digestive system,â€ť says chef-owner Joanne Chang. â€śBut we do it more just because it tastes goodâ€¦. Itâ€™s bright; it kind of wakes up your palate and gets it ready for the next bite.â€ť For an at-home refresher, Chang suggests mixing the naturally bitter juice with sugar, a squeeze of lemon or lime, and soda water â€” or a spirit like tequila. Now thatâ€™s what we call soothing.
Aloe juice, $1.89 a bottle at Mingâ€™s supermarket, 1102 Washington St., Boston, 617-338-1588.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2011/09/fresh-idea-cool-it/