Although sweeteners like ginger syrup, agave syrup, and even simple syrup can barely be used by the ounce in most cocktails, it’s nice to have a good amount on hand. They keep well in the refrigerator. Cheeky Cocktails, a Brooklyn company founded by cocktail professor April Wachtel, now sells its vibrant syrups in 750-milliliter (25.4-ounce) bottles: espresso, cranberry, honey, honey-ginger, ginger, agave and simple syrup of base. The syrups, effective in iced tea and on fresh fruit, are made without added colors, flavors or preservatives. Need less? They are available in four and 16 ounce sizes. The company also sells lemon and lime juice, good to have on hand in case of emergency, although fresh is always better.
Cheeky Cocktails Syrups, $22 to $37, Cheekycocktails.co.
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