One of my dear friends isn’t a drinker. Whenever we go out, he orders a Shirley Temple while the rest of us get beer or cocktails. He’s fine with it, and I am too – mostly. Until my partner and I have him over and have to serve him his drink of choice with subpar grenadine.
You see, the Shirley Temple is a very basic drink that triumphs or fails based on the quality of the grenadine. A good grenadine goes a long way to making it palatable and not candy-sweet. Sadly, finding a bottle of good grenadine (not Rose’s!) can be like hunting for a needle in a haystack. Thankfully, I’ve got this sweet gig with Eat Boutique for the summer and have discovered Quince & Apple’s Tart Cherry Grenadine.
The more I learn about Quince & Apple, the more I love them too. Matt and Clare, the founding couple, does everything by hand. From chopping to sourcing, they know their farmers and they strive to create lasting connections. They’re all about sustainable, all-natural ingredients. You’ll be able to read the ingredients on the packaging AND easily find images of them in a bound encyclopedia, like the big, bulky, takes-up-an-entire-wall encyclopedia from the 1980s – don’t judge me. And with creative flavors like Rhubarb Hops and Cucumber Lime, you’re sure to find a couple (read: many) new cocktails at your fingertips.
Your cocktail cabinet needs a bit of rejuvenation. Pop over to the shop (right now) and get yourself a Quince & Apple syrup, or two, or three. And you should probably have some gin or vodka on hand for when they arrive nestled in our lovely crinkly paper at your door – ready to be sampled and savored immediately. You won’t regret it, I know I certainly don’t.
Even better, consider our extraordinary cocktail gift box. It’s got all the bells and whistles you need for your homemade cocktail bar (a bit of Quince & Apple syrup included), and presents nicely as a gift so you can share your cocktail obsession. Because that’s what friends do, right?
Order Quince & Apple Syrups in the Shop today!
All photos taken and styled by Maggie Battista and Quince & Apple.
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