You’ve probably noticed this tiny seed enjoying a sudden surge in popularity. These days you can find it featured on menus almost everywhere offering an interesting twist to muffins, cakes, puddings, and even drinks like our Blushing Geisha cocktail!

Chia seeds are extremely versatile, pairing equally well with both savory and sweet dishes. They offer a pleasantly earthy flavor with a hint of nuttiness and can be eaten whole as well as ground. They’re also packed full of nutritional value; just one ounce contains a massive 10 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein! 

On top of all that, this member of the mint family actually has a hidden superpower: when combined with liquid, the seeds swell up and form a gel. This gel can be used as a unique texture element in all kinds of foods and beverages, or even be used as an egg replacement for those with diet restrictions.

Taste this tiny seed in our Blushing Geisha cocktail where it pairs perfectly with Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka, blood orange purée, and lemon juice.