While we were all stuck at home during the pandemic, at-home cocktail mixing was at an all-time high. Amatuer bartenders everywhere were making their own concoctions using simple, everyday ingredients. For those looking to level up their home bar inventory, Cocktail & Sons’ Fassionola is a unique and delicious syrup that significantly elevates classic and craft cocktails alike, such as the Hurricane and Cup of Cheer. In New Orleans, they’re officially in strawberry season and Fassionola syrup is available for purchase again, while supplies last.
Led by husband and wife team Max Messier and Lauren Myerscough, Cocktail & Sons have been making high-quality mixers and syrups using natural ingredients, local produce, and real sugars grown by Louisiana farmers since 2014. Among all of their products, Cocktails & Sons’ Fassionola is among their most popular. A re-imagining of the lost tiki syrup first produced in the 1950s for the original Hurricane cocktail, Fassionola is made using fresh strawberries from Johndales Farm in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, hibiscus flowers and lime. With a sweet flavor profile consisting of pineapple, mango and passionfruit, Fassionola is the go-to choice for making unique libations at home.
GSN’s Remarks: The strawberry character comes through loud and clear. The hibiscus has a softer touch, but is still noticeable. The other fruits don’t carry so much in terms of flavor, but add a tropical tartness to the affair. We really enjoyed this recreation of a lost syrup. Definitely try it in a Hurricane. You will never go back to pre-mixes or powders. We especially appreciate the support that the company shows to local farmers. Be sure to check out some of their many other syrups. They even have a few sample packs, along with seasonal releases like King Cake syrup and Watermelon & Thai Basil. GSN Rating: A
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