Local Beverages from Hamburg
Hambuca. The aniseed liqueur from Hamburg. The name is a combination of the spirit "Sambuca" and the hometown of Hambuca "Hamburg". As the most important ingredient, star anise is the defining flavour note. Essential oils make Hambuca so full-bodied and full of flavour. Hambuca is refined with natural maple syrup. This gives it its special, caramel flavour and its unmistakable colour, which is reminiscent of amber. A homage to the Hanseatic city of Hamburg as a traditional trading town!
Das Geld hängt an den Bäumen
Hamburg's social juice store and eco-social project: Das Geld hängt an den Bäumen gmbH was founded in 2009 and offers people who are often forgotten due to physical, mental or psychological limitations a full-fledged, insurable job. The employees care for nature and collect fruit from the region, which would otherwise remain unused. From the harvest, a family cider mill presses naturally cloudy direct juice and apple-based juice spritzers. Without additives, except a large portion of love. The juices and spritzers are sold in personal direct sales with a lot of heart, dedication and commitment in the Hamburg area. Every cent that the company earns stays completely in the project and finances the jobs of the year-round employees.
Since 2008, ChariTea has been making its contribution to a fairer world - with fairly produced teas from the best ingredients. Today, the company sources its organically grown raw materials from all over the world and pays attention to Fairtrade cooperations. By promoting social projects in the growing regions, ChariTea aims to support fair and humane agriculture. In addition, with every tea and soft drink sold, a fixed amount flows to the non-profit Lemonaid & ChariTea e.V.. In this way, more than 4 million euros have been raised so far for social projects in the growing regions.
Viva Con Aqua
By consuming this mineral water you can help provide people in Africa with access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Viva con Agua is a Hamburg-based NGO that sells mineral water; it emerged from a local fundraising organisation. The revenue generated goes to supporting World Health Organization projects. VcA water is an innovative way to improve the global water situation and is available everywhere in Hamburg.
Hamburg-based Thorsten Husmann and René Machon actually wanted to launch their own spirit. In the process, they noticed that no soda is also filler / mixer. Time for new drinks and new varieties! "The Basil" (basil lemon) and "The Elderflower" (elderflower lemon) are pure non-alcoholic or in the drink and as a spritz refreshing newcomers!
Helmut is the first original Hamburg vermouth. Markus and Nils tested 80 herbs in various concentrations and constellations. Only after about a year and 30 updates it was finally ready. Helmut Wermut is available in white and red and consists of carefully selected Palatinate wine that is "married" with a tincture of 25 herbs, spices and berries.
The idea for this drink was conceived on Hamburg’s Elbe beach with a view of the Altes Land region and its apple orchards: a natural cider, free from sugar and other additives – produced under fair conditions through the exclusive use of regional fruit. “Elbler Flut” thus supports domestic fruit cultivation in Germany.
Lemonade as it should be: made from fresh juice and fair trade. The ingredients are organically grown and come from certified smallholder cooperatives.
fritz-kola was founded in a student dorm as a small, unconventional project. This special cola is made according to its own recipe with lots of natural caffeine and real cola nut. fritz-kola works mostly with family and owner-managed businesses and is particularly proud of its social commitment.
Bazic Vodka is manufactured by a small family business. By using spring water from the charitable organisation “Viva con Agua”, the team supports specific long-term drinking water projects realised by this Hamburg-based NGO.
“Gin Sul” is a Hamburg gin with Portuguese origins. Juniper berries, coriander and fresh lemon from Portugal, as well as rosemary, pimento, lavender, cinnamon and cistus are but a few of the botanicals to preserve the saudade in this gin. Finally a gin that tastes of gin and nothing but gin – to be enjoyed neat, as a martini, or with tonic water.
Flora Power is at the bitter end on the mate tea drink scale: it is less sweet than Club-Mate and also contains less carbonic acid. The slightly sour-bitter taste of mate is excellent, and when served well chilled, this drink is just right for a hot summer – the ultimate stimulant.
Helbing’s smooth kümmel was first distilled in 1836, and nearly all of the city’s restaurants have it on their menu. The trademark of Helbing is Hans Hummel the water carrier – a historic character that has become a local symbolic figure.
Herbal Moscow comprises fermented ginger with natural lime and cucumber juice infused with selected herbs – produced in Germany! With his Herbal Moscow lemonade, Hezam Montazer was looking to enrich the somewhat “uniform” range of long drinks available at bars and clubs in Germany. The aim was to create a basis for the Moscow Mule without having to add cucumber and lime. So pop a few ice cubes into your glass, add a shot of vodka, and top it up with Herbal Moscow – it is as simple as that!