In this edition of the Spirit Spotlight, we’re not actually looking at booze. We’re looking at what you can add to your booze, namely, the delicious array of Tippleman’s “Not Quite Simple Syrups”. The bar syrups are from the owners of Charleston’s The Gin Joint, Joe and MariElena Raya, who also make Bittermilk cocktail mixers.

Tippleman’s aren’t just for home use, they’re actually made to be used by bartenders in professional environments. So when you do use them yourself, they’re an exceptionally easy way to kick up your home cocktail game, and you’ll feel like you’re making bar-quality libations.

The full lineup thus far from Tippleman’s Syrups include:

  • Barrel Smoked Maple
  • Burnt Sugar
  • Falernum
  • Ginger Honey
  • Island Orxata
  • Lemon Oleo Saccharum

You can find a full lineup of suggested recipes at their website. But it’s easy to get creative and start with your own concoctions once you know the flavors you’re working with, and the proportions to use.

They’re so powerful, you don’t want to add too much into your drink as it could overwhelm it. But in the right amount, they add a wonderfully complex range of flavors to whatever you’re working with.

Strongly recommend for anyone looking to craft quality cocktails around the home front.

Buy them online at $16 for a 500ml bottle. Keep refrigerated after opening.