You know I love to promote shopping (and eating and drinking) local, especially when one of my talented friends is behind the local product. So, I was so excited to try out the line of Pope’s cocktail syrups.
Clark is a good friend from Playhouse Square Partners and I’ve always enjoyed his handcrafted food products, from the Bloody Mary Mix to the Burning River Hot Sauce.
Matthew and I experimented with the Mint, Orange Habanero, Lavender Lemon, Grenadine, and Orange Vanilla cocktail syrups. At first, we mainly stuck to the suggested recipes on the labels. I enjoyed the Lavender Lemon gin daisy, with gin, tonic water, Lavender Lemon syrup, and Grenadine. I wanted some more flavor, so I doubled the amounts of Lavender Lemon and Grenadine.
The Adult Creamsicle, with Orange Vanilla syrup, vodka, and soda is deliciously like that favorite ice cream treat! And Matthew really liked the Orange Habanero syrup with bourbon.
We did get a bit creative, t00. I paired a teaspoon of the Lavender Lemon syrup with a teaspoon of honey and a glass of prosecco. Sweet and delicious!
And Matthew tried a new drink with the Lavender Lemon syrup, too. He took 2 ounces of citrus vodka, muddled with rosemary, then added 1 ounce of Lavender Lemon syrup and .5 ounces of lemon juice. You could also top this with tonic water for some fizz.
I also liked the Orange Habanero syrup mixed with tequila for a spicy and sweet compliment to Mexican food.
Pope’s cocktail syrups are a great addition to our bar. They are locally made with natural ingredients and a great deal of care. You’re not only getting a high quality product, but supporting a great local entrepreneur!
Currently, the Lavender Lemon, Mint, and Grenadine syrups are available online, but look for the other syrups to be available soon. You can also find Pope’s products at the new Legacy Village Merchant’s Market.
From now until October 31, when you use code whycle in the coupon code box at check out, you’ll save 10% on any Pope’s products purchased online. Enjoy their whole line of tasty treats and tell ’em I sent you!
***Disclosure: I was asked to try the line of Pope’s cocktail syrups and received complimentary samples. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***