Boris Van Dyck
He is one bloody good guy
Boris Van Dyck is the Owner of ICEBOX, a professional bartending service in Charleston, South Carolina. Van Dyck is also the co-founder of Event Dining Rental Solutions (Event DRS), a premier event rental source in the Charleston area. His passion for creating innovative beverages and years of experience in the food and beverage industry made Van Dyck a perfect fit to consult on the mixology for a new product from the Charleston Beverage Company.
Van Dyck first met Ryan Eleuteri, owner of the Charleston Beverage Company, at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival in 2009. Eleuteri had just launched a new Bloody Mary mix called Charleston Mix. Two years later, Eleuteri brought Van Dyck on board to consult on the recipe for a new product, Charleston Mix Bold & Spicy. Van Dyck worked alongside fellow mixologist Jackson Holland, spending weeks in their beverage laboratory. They created multiple variations using different ingredients in search of finding a consistent balance between spicy and herbal notes. With trial and error, the result was perfection and Charleston Mix Bold & Spicy was created.
According to Van Dyck, “We tried to make a mix where you did not have to add anything to it; just your favorite garnish!” For Van Dyck, who prefers his Bloody Mary bold and spicy, working on the mixology of Charleston Mix Bold & Spicy was his attempt to create his perfect Bloody Mary: ice, vodka and Charleston Mix.