Monin in Sweet and Sour launch

20 July, 2011

Monin has launched Sweet and Sour, a cocktail syrup for the on-trade.

The ready-to-use ‘concentrate’, which is made from sugar, Sicilian lemons and a ‘hint’ of lime juice, has been developed for use in cocktails such as Margaritas, Daiquiris and Martinis.

According to the brand, the product is also suitable for non-alcoholic cocktails and can be used to ‘liven up’ lemonades and sodas.

Monin’s UK brand ambassador James Coston said: “Monin Sweet and Sour is a premium product that will make bartenders’ lives a lot easier.

“Sweet and Sour can be used in a wide range of cocktails, from the classic margarita to the more in-vogue Pisco Sour.”

Monin claims that its syrups have a shelf-life of up to three years before opening and do not need to be refrigerated.

Recipe ideas from Monin:


Ingredients: 60ml Monin Sweet and Sour, 40ml tequila, 10ml triple sec liqueur

Method: shake with ice cubes. Strain and serve in margarita glass rimed with salt.

Pisco Sour

Ingredients: 50ml Monin Sweet and Sour, 50ml pisco, 25ml egg white

Method: shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a martini glass.

Amaretto Fizz

Ingredients: 30ml Monin Sweet and Sour, 20ml Monin Amaretto syrup, 35ml gin, soda water

Method: combine ingredients, except soda water, in shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake vigorously. Pour into glass and top with soda


Philip Duff

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It was the Worshipful Company of Distillers’ annual dinner at the Lord Mayor of London’s residence Mansion House a few weeks ago, and as a junior member of the Gin Guild I was permitted to attend, provided I promised not to pinch any silverware and did a little light sweeping afterwards.

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