Making Something Special: Our Culinary Approach


When it's time to wind down, the first thing we do is look for a drink. But while there are so many fun, complex alcoholic drinks out there, the options for good drinks without alcohol are still relatively limited. That's why we make our own...


Erica Johnson and Jason LaValla, creators of Casamara Club leisure sodas
Head of production Erica Johnson (left) and founder Jason LaValla (right).

We source real ingredients, and blend them by hand to create delicious, transportive flavors that take us back to places we’ve been, remind us of meals we’ve had, and feel like moments we’ve enjoyed.

There are no industrialized “natural flavors” or alternative sweeteners in any of our drinks – no stevia, no monkfruit, and no aspartame or erythritol. Even though these ingredients are safe and cheap, we don't use them because they can often stand in the way of great flavor  they don’t surprise and delight us the way real ingredients do. What excites us as beverage makers is the spark of inspiration, the deep research, and the long journey to source dozens of ingredients from around the world.

We work and rework our recipes for months – carefully adjusting the balance of ingredients, one drop at a time – until they start to meld and twist, taking on a life of their own. We search for new, unique flavors and aromas at the border between the familiar and the extraordinary.

Only then do we know we’ve found something special enough to share. We do this because we want to make it easier to choose non-alcoholic drinks. We hope you enjoy.

Cheers,
Jason & Erica