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.
I'm not a big fan of rum and coke. It has always tasted like flat coke to me. But I tried to find some other ways to use Cola Syrup...and it's good with everything. And a little goes a long way. It goes especially well with Raspberry Syrup and, my favorite, Blood Orange Syrup.
3/4 oz. Blood Orange Syrup.
1/4 oz Cola Syrup.
1/4 oz Grand Marnier.
2 oz Dark Rum.
A splash of fresh orange juice if you have some.
I am the manager at a small craft cocktail bar in Post Falls, Idaho. From the day we opened, I wanted an alternative to small cans of major brand cola to use in our cocktails to conserve on bar space (we don't have a soda fountain or gun) and to retain our authenticity in craft cocktails down to our whiskey or rum and cola. I tried Libre & Co. on recommendation from a client, and was delighted to find that not only was the Kola perfect for a Cuba Libre, the Tonic is excellent and the Orgeat is perfect. I would strongly recommend trying the Sugarcane Kola Syrup as a unique addition to your bar to set your Kola cocktails apart from the rest.
Happily enjoying my cola syrup purchase. Makes a wonderful Cuba Libre. No more empty plastic bottles or cans of soda in my garage makes me feel even better about my purchase.
I've pretty much eschewed commercial sodas because of a health condition that is exacerbated by high fructose corn syrup. No I no longer wish for the forbidden drink!
Real cane sugar, just sweet enough, a delightfully complex flavor. It makes commercial colas look flat and tasteless by comparison.
Goes well in an old fashioned. Really plays nice with Rye/Bourbon cocktails like a Manhattan riff. Tried mixing with club soda (no alcohol) and enjoyed very much, but think I was expecting something sweeter. I’ll still buy again and still keep using, though. You should too.