Cannonborough Beverage Co. owners Matthew Fendley, Brandon Wogamon, and Mick Matricciano man their Charleston Farmers Market stand. Below, enter to win a growler of Charleston’s signature Blueberry Vanilla Soda (shown at left). Photographs by (left to right) Ruta Elvikyte & Olivia Rae James
July 3, 2013
When it comes to summertime refreshment, you can’t beat Cannonborough Beverage Co.’s fruity, fizzy sodas
Written by Kinsey Gidick
The gentlemen of Cannonborough Beverage Co. know how to keep things cool, serving up homemade fruit sodas from their stand at the Charleston Farmers Market. And that’s why we asked them to craft a signature Charleston magazine mix—the Blueberry Vanilla Soda. Blended with lime juice, vanilla bean, and blueberries from friend Ted Hammett’s farm in Inman, South Carolina, this refreshing soda is great on its own or as a mixer in a summer cocktail.
“It’s made with fresh fruit, so it’s the perfect seasonal drink,” says Mick Matricciano, who alongside his co-owners, Brandon Wogamon and Matthew Fendley, started Cannonborough Beverage Co. a year ago after noticing a lack in drink options at the farmers market. And while they all have side jobs—Matricciano works at The Ordinary, Fendley at Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Wogamon at Andolini’s—to help pay the rent, they might not for long, as thirsty citizens have embraced their creative blends, which include pineapple sage, honey basil, and spiced cranberry. Now they even sell growlers ($14) that regulars can bring to the market each Saturday for refills ($10).
Our very own specialty flavor is available now, but only for a short time, so stop by soon and ask for the Charleston Blueberry Vanilla Soda.
To enter to win a growler of the Blueberry Vanilla Soda (three winners will be selected at random), click here.
To find the recipe for Blueberry Vanilla Soda, click here.
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