The cocktail mixer is an afterthought to many. Amateurs and even professional mixologists often focus on procuring top-notch spirits, botanicals and citrus, then settle for corner store fare when it comes to this final touch. Whether you’re an aspiring mixologist or merely a lover of good drinks, one thing is certain: your G&T’s deserve better than Canada Dry.
Boylan has been producing above-average soda for over a century. Consider, for instance, that their use of pure cane sugar prevailed through the flood of high-fructose corn syrup and predated the small craft soda boom of today. Now they’ve applied that standard to common cocktail mixers in collaboration with W&P Design for a line of bottles that won’t make your bar cart look like you half-assed things. The offerings: club soda made with hand-harvested New England sea salt; ginger ale accented with a touch of key lime and cane sugar; and of course, tonic. All bottles are brewed and bottled in the USA, and each is good for two cocktails. Sure, it’ll cost a bit more than Canada Dry, but if you’re going to make a point of getting top-notch ingredients, wouldn’t it be wise to spend a little extra so that all of those ingredients can shine?
Size: 10 fluid ounces / 296mL bottles
Case Size: 12 bottles
Origin: Brooklyn, New York
Servings: 2 cocktails