About Pratt Standard True Tonic Syrup
The Pratt Standard Cocktail Company was founded in November 2014 by Tory Pratt. At first, it was called TRUE Syrups & Garnishes and the name was later changed to reflect their goal of connecting people via mixology. Based in Washington, D.C. they specialize in cocktail syrups that are focused on authenticity and flavor and take their inspiration from the pre-Prohibition era. They spread their passion and dedication via the quality of their products as well as through cocktail classes.
Pratt comes from a family that has worked in the food industry since she can remember. It wasn't until she bought a high-quality craft gin that she realized a cheap run-of-the-mill tonic simply wouldn't cut it. After much research and experimentation, she ended up with the True Tonic Syrup, the first in the growing lineup of syrups that now include the Ginger Syrup, Grenadine Syrup, Kola Syrup, and Rich Simple Syrup. Now there's even the seasonal Spring Syrups series with Blackberry Mint, Rosemary Grapefruit, and Bitter Lemon variations. The name of the game is super-high quality and versatility, eschewing artificial additives, and creating syrups that complement ― rather than overpower ― the spirits they are mixed with.
A lot of research goes into the creation of each hand-crafted syrup. The True Tonic Syrup took 47 iterations to become what it is today. It's a historic recipe made with cinchona bark (the natural source of quinine), as well as lemongrass, cinnamon, and saffron. No fructose syrup, artificial flavors, and synthetics are found here. Mix it with club soda to make tonic water, or use it to add complexity to cocktails. A single bottle is good for 16 drinks.
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