Summertime is definitely here and there is nothing better than Sonoma Syrup Co. to make for a perfect summer cocktail. Founded in 2002, Sonoma Syrup Co. prides itself on a handcrafted product made in small batches. The uniquely American syrups and extracts reflect the quintessential flavors and sensibility of Sonoma, California.
Since we are lovers of all things wine country here at A Savvy Lifestyle, these syrups were love at first sight! Sonoma Syrup Co. makes every manner of infused simple syrup, extract belnds, bar mixers, and infused drinking vinegars.
We decided to concoct a few summer cocktails, drawing inspiration from the many, many recipes on their website. We used Sonoma Syrup Co.'s Meyer Lemon Infused Simple Syrup, as well as the Mint Infused Simple Syrup. We chose to make two variations on a lemondrop, as well as a variation on a moscow mule.
You can find the recipe to the traditional lemon drop that we made by clicking here. This beautifully yellow libation using the Meyer Lemon Infused Simple Syrup is the perfect summer cocktail- refreshing, and tart. The second drink we shook up was a raspberry lemon drop, using fresh raspberry and Meyer Lemon Infused Simple Syrup. A little sweeter than the traditional version, the raspberry lemon drop has fresh raspberry purree to add a touch of sweetness and color for presentation.
The Summer Mule, as we are calling it, is fairly simple- all you need is vodka, your favorite ginger beer (we love Fever Tree), Meyer Lemon Infused Simple Syrup, and Mint Infused Simple Syrup. This cocktail was by far the team favorite- with 3 oz. vodka, 1/2 oz. Meyer Lemon Infused Simple Syrup, 1/4 oz. Mint Infused Simple Syrup, topped off with ginger beer, and garnished with fresh mint and a lemon wedge.
Just because you don't live in Sonoma doesn't mean that you can't get your hands on these delicious syrups! Shop online here, or find a retail location nationwide. We can't get enough of Sonoma Syrup Co.'s products that are great for cocktails, mocktails, desserts, and even more! Cheers ASL friends!