The independent and locally owned Flyby BBQ restaurant that opened in February at the Mall at Fairfield Commons will introduce its first spiritous drinks today, with a bit of a twist.
" ‘Adult Juice Pouches’ is what we are currently calling them,” Flyby’s founder, David Butcher, said of the new craft cocktails mixed and served in a juice-pouch-like container.
The restaurant will craft the drinks — which Butcher said are the equivalent of “doubles” in terms of alcoholic strength — in small batches each day, using premium spirits. Prices will range from $7.50 to $9, the restaurant founder said.
The new cocktail mixes that will make their debut today will be Spiked Blueberry Lavender Lemonade, which contains vodka; Strawberry Margarita, which contains tequila; and Smoked Bourbon Peach Tea, containing bourbon. An Island Daiquiri with rum will likely be rotated into the selections soon, Butcher said.
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Flyby is located between Fusian and Bravo Cucina Italiana near the Mall at Fairfield Commons’ front entrance. It is a “fast-casual” barbecue restaurant with a build-your-own-meal ordering system similar to Chipotle or Subway.
Flyby serves barbecue sandwiches, bowls and platters featuring hickory-smoked meats, a variety of toppings, and regional American barbecue sauces, as well as comfort-food-style side dishes, craft beer, sodas, and now, Adult Juice Pouch cocktails.
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Butcher is a Yellow Springs High School graduate who graduated in December 2018 from Ohio State University. While at OSU, he was named No. 1 Student Entrepreneur in Central Ohio and top 25 in the United States by Entrepreneurs Organization in both 2016 and 2017.
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The restaurant at Fairfield Commons is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, and it also offers “Party Packs” to go, for groups ranging from four to 24.