Powdered Peanut Butter // Tru-Nut // Atlanta, GA
Peanut butter makes everything better, from chocolate to (trust us) even pickles. The only problem is, while peanut butter surely goes *with* everything, it doesn’t always easily go *in* everything, as any guy who’s cursed that unblended blob at the bottom of his smoothie knows. Pound your protein shake in peace, gym rats — Tru-Nut is here to help. Their PB is powdered, which means it blends almost instantly, letting you pack extra protein, nutrients, and peanutty flavor into anything from cake batter to morning shakes. We like ours with a frozen banana or two, almond milk, ice, and a scoop of jelly. Use it with abandon and, with less fat and less calories than regular peanut butter, feel good about it.
Peanut Butter & Banana Jam Smoothie Recipe Here
Citrus Rosemary Cocktail Syrup // Raft // Portland, OR
From the fog-slicked slopes of the Pacific Northwest, as far from the south seas as it seems possible to get, comes an unexpected flash of island flavor, like beachside sun filtered through the pines. Natural cane sugar, bright bursting citrus, and a twist of woodsy rosemary (Oregon’s piney trademark). Dash it in seltzer for a healthier soda, or whip up a big-batch cocktail for self-serve at the party. We like adding it to gin and soda, and topping with a sugar-dusted and grilled lemon, sprig of rosemary, and serving — natch — in Portland-proven mason jars.
Grilled Citrus Rosemary Lemonade Recipe Here
Original Orgeat // BG Reynolds // Portland, OR
The secret to a real, islander-approved Mai Tai isn’t in the thread count of the bartender’s Hawaiian shirt, or the authenticity of the Tiki mug. It’s in the syrup. Authentic orgeat is made with almonds and cane sugar — sail-by-night imposters are all high-fructose this and artificially flavored that. Be sure to mix it right: a shot of golden rum, a dram or two of curacao, a squeeze of lime, a sprig of mint, and a few hearty dashes of orgeat, shaken with ice. You don’t even need a cocktail umbrella.