Statement by Portland Soda Works:
A premium small-batch syrup brewed by hand in Oregon with seasonally-selected whole ingredients and natural sweeteners. Our syrups feature 40% less sugar than a typical mixer, yet are carefully formulated to have stronger flavor per serving. Each 16 oz. bottle makes 16-32 cocktails, or nearly one gallon of finished, full-strength soda.
We brew this focused, intense ginger syrup with mountains of whole fresh ginger root. To this brew we add Japanese chilies for an authentic, slightly hot finish. Use this flavor powerhouse to mix up Moscow Mules, Whiskey-Gingers, and Dark & Stormies that will have your guests lost for words! Simply add to any unflavored sparkling water and build your drink as you would with a ready-to-drink ginger beer or ginger ale.
Ingredients: water, ginger root, chilies, cane sugar, citric acid.
In this syrup, full, round berry flavors are developed from a careful blend of hibiscus flower and rose hip. Hand-ground whole toasted cardamom adds depth and subtle spicing. Ideal with clear liquors such and vodka and gin, or splash a half-teaspoon in a champagne cocktail, or mix with tequila.
Ingredients: Water, cane sugar, hibiscus flower, rose hip, whole cardamom, citric acid
Vanilla Spice Rooibos
Rooibos tea, vanilla, and cinnamon are one of the world’s great flavor trinities. In this rich, fragrant syrup, each flavor comes through clearly, easily adding layers of depth to your drink. The rooibos' base notes of honey and soft peach mix well with brandy, whiskey, or light rum.
Ingredients: water, cane sugar, rooibos leaf, cinnamon, real vanilla extract, ascorbic acid.
Rose City Tonic
Portland's own House Spirits approached us to create a tonic that paired with their award-winning Aviation gin. This authentically-brewed whole-ingredient tonic, made with genuine cinchona bark, features a delicate floral layer that supports but does not compete with Aviation's spice roster. Cinchona, the bittering bark from which tonics get their quinine, delivers a complex, gently astringent tonic “bite.” This makes the driest gin and tonic you'll find — simply stir it with a bit of sparkling water prior to building your drink.
Ingredients: water, cane sugar, cinchona bark, rosa canina, citric acid.
Fragrant, whole dried rose blossoms and petals are slow-brewed in stages with dried rose hips, to capture the flower’s essence at several stages of its expression. It is sweet and tart with a subdued but complex floral character, and is extremely versatile.
Wonderfully refreshing on it’s own, or add clear liquors for an especially delightful cocktail.
Ingredients: water, dried rose bud and petal, dried rose hip, cane sugar, citric acid
Nice and spicy from fresh habanero and serrano chilies, rich with mounds of fresh whole ginger, and enchantingly flavored with fresh basil, the “100” is a fantastic blend of standard and trending cocktail flavors.
Ingredients: water, cane sugar, ginger root, basil leaf, habanero chilies, serrano chilies, tanaka chilies, citric acid
To kick off a series of Limited Edition flavors we created a deliciously smooth "Summer" chai. We blended cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, allspice and cloves on top of a backbone of Orange Pekoe black tea and added a touch of black pepper to give this chai all of the traditional flavor profiles synonymous with the classic hot beverage. Our chai, though, works great not only as a hot beverage, but truly shines when mixed with ice-cold sparkling water.
Ingredients: water, orange pekoe black tea, ginger, cardamom, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, cane sugar, ascorbic acid
This all-natural root beer syrup is brewed with genuine sarsaparilla root and hand-crushed and toasted spices, and sweetened with cane sugars and molasses. We add whole-bean vanilla extract for a creamy, complex finish. The warming spices match beautifully with bourbons and rums, and the star anise works well with absinthe. Enjoy plain with sparkling water, or, simply drizzle it over ice cream.
Ingredients: water, cane sugar, brown sugar, Indian sarsaparilla root, molasses, star anise, clove, other whole spices, real vanilla extract (alcohol, whole bean extractives)