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.
This syrup adds a nice kolanut hint without overpowering it with the taste--and more importantly, volume--of having to add a cola soda.
My wife insists I buy more (as in, always have on hand). Not only does liber's syrup taste delicious, it's more affordable in the long run. (and actually healthier...less sugars than a coke) when making say a cuba libre.
I made the High Falutin' cocktail from Liber's website so far. The kola adds a really neat take, and picks all of the good parts of the Blood and Sand and makes a pretty good cocktail. If you're looking for something different, give this one a try! I was afraid it was going to be a cola-like syrup, so I was a bit skeptical, but it's much more complex than that with added spiciness.
What a treat! I was not expecting the rich spicy kola taste! Adds zing to so many different drinks.
Sugarcane Kola Syrup