Bootblack Brand Complex Cocktail and Soda Syrups
I spoke recently with Paul Kubiski, owner of Bootblack Brand. He works out of the Hope & Main Food Incubator in Warren, Rhode Island, to create his complex cocktail and soda syrups.
Bootblack Brand was created in 2015 with the idea of mixing small batches of cocktail syrups that had big flavors. Paul said that while lamenting the cost of cocktails compared to the quality of the ingredients, he had the idea to create a properly complex syrup that could be used at home to create tastier drinks. From this came Bootblack Brand, named for the ages-old ideal of creating hand-made products earnestly and with enthusiasm.