AG Barr-owned cocktail brand Funkin has released a hemp syrup which has been produced to complement a range of spirits and cocktail ingredients.
Featuring herbal and green tea notes, FunkinPRO hemp syrup can be used with flavoured gins, tequila, spiced rums and bitters.
Created using hemp seed extract sourced from the UK, the syrup has a light green/yellow colour.
Funkin said its single batch syrups portfolio is carefully balanced to make versatile cocktails. Sweetened with pure cane sugar, they contain no artificial flavourings, sweeteners or colourings.
Ben Anderson, Funkin head of marketing, said: “FunkinPRO hemp syrup adds a true point of difference from a flavour perspective, creates stand-out on a cocktail menu and drives talkability from a customer perspective.”
He added: “Innovation is rooted in our DNA and we are always looking to introducing exciting new flavours and bring new dynamics into the ever-growing cocktail market. FunkinPRO hemp syrup is yet another example of us pushing boundaries.”
Funkin added that hemp has seen a resurgence in popularity in the food and drink industry due to its high protein qualities and unique aromatic flavour profile.
FunkinPRO hemp syrup is available in cases of six 36cl bottles and has a two-year shelf life.
Earlier this month, Funkin launched a line of dried fruit garnishes in the UK as it seeks to reduce waste and improve cocktail consistency.
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