A kola with a ‘k’ - made from the African kola nut, the original ingredient and eponym for the iconic drink. Crucially, this is a kola meant for cocktails. Rich spices including cinnamon, vanilla and coffee anchor the flavor while top notes of citrus like bitter orange and lime offer a crisp finish. This Sugarcane Kola Syrup will expand your expectations of what a kola can do in cocktails. Top with club soda or use as a base syrup.
Filtered water, cane sugar, gum arabic, natural flavors (inc. vanilla, kola nut, cinnamon), caramel, phosphoric acid, citric acid, benzoic acid
Serv. size: 0.5 oz (15 ml)
Amount per serving: Calories 29, Total Fat 00g (0% DV), Sat. Fat 0g (0% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 1mg (0% DV), Total Carb. 8g (00% DV), Fiber 0g (0% DV), Total Sugars 7g (incl. 7g Added Sugars, 00% DV), Protein 0g, Vit. D (0% DV), Calcium (0% DV), Iron (0% DV), Potas. (0% DV).
The African C. acuminata tree produces these caffeine filled seeds. Their initial bitterness gives way to an earthy sweetness. For the Igbo and other West Africans, kola nuts symbolize good-will, love and respect for elders.
The Sugarcane Kola Syrup makes the best Cuba Libre we ever had. Everyone who tried it (at a neighbor gathering) agreed it was much better than any commercial cola because it's not as sweet and has a much more interesting and lasting flavor. We thought it tasted of cinnamon and clove and maybe juniper. We also thought it would be great on ice cream or in a Kola Ice Cream Float, and thought you should sell the idea of using the syrups in food, especially desserts. So, another great product that we'll be getting more of soon!
This produced some great cocktails without an overly sweet sticky taste. The flavor is so unique and smooth.
I don't use this for cocktails. I bought this because I'm trying to cut back on alcohol. I mix a few tablespoons with plain seltzer and it's a really great cola. I typically drink coca cola, but this one has a much more nuanced flavor than anything I've purchased before. If you're a cola fan, this is really good.
I was able to make a good old fashioned out of this syrup. It came very well.
This rounder and spicier take is okay, but lack of citrus/fresh notes from most colas makes it hard to love.