Porter’s Tonic Syrups & Simply Cocktails Syrups
Speaking of stockings, why not add a bottle or two of Porter’s Tonic or Simply Cocktails syrups? These two Calgary-based companies are on a mission to improve homemade cocktails with their unique, flavour-boosting tonics and syrups.
Porter’s Tonic: Nicole Fewell, owner and creator of Porter’s Tonic was first introduced to tonic syrup when she was gifted a bottle. When she tried to buy more, she found none. So, she began making her own and eventually turned a side hustle into a full-fledged business. Tonic syrup is a special blend of botanicals that give tonic water it’s unique flavour profile. Simply add soda to Porter’s syrups and you’ve made tonic. Porter’s tonic syrups, which use organic agave, instead of sugar come in four flavours: original, hibiscus, grapefruit and cardamom orange. Each eight-ounce bottle holds 16 servings.
Simply Cocktails: The creators of Simply Cocktails syrups made it their mission to bring unique, low-sugar cocktail syrups to the market. Made from a combination of real fruit juices and purees, Simply Cocktails come in a variety of flavours including pineapple, lime and habanero, grapefruit, honey and rosemary, dark cherry and peach and lime. Simply mix with your favourite spirit for a unique cocktail or add soda if you’re seeking something non-alcoholic. Each bottle retails for $15.95 and makes six to eight cocktails.
Buy these products at at Vine Arts locations, Willow Park Wine and Spirits and the Silk Road Spice Merchant.
Vine Arts | 1310 1st St. S.W. | 403.290.0700 | vinearts.ca
Willow Park Wine & Spirits | 10801 Bonaventure Dr. S.E. | 403-296-1640 | willowpark.net
photos by Tanya Schaap