Cocktail firm grows syrup range

• Funkin’s Rhubarb-a-Rita cocktail.
• Funkin’s Rhubarb-a-Rita cocktail.

THE firm behind cocktail mixer brand Funkin has expanded its portfolio with the launch of what’s claimed to be the first 100% natural rhubarb syrup for the on-trade.
Described as having an “intense flavour with a hint of tartness”, Funkin Rhubarb Syrup was first introduced to selected on-trade operators in summer 2014. Funkin senior brand manager Joana Lenkova said the new product, which is available to the trade in cases of six 36cl glass bottles, can add a twist to cocktails like the Mojito or Bellini.
“Rhubarb is an amazing ingredient that is being used in the kitchens of leading restaurants and is now being adopted by bartenders in cocktail bars,” said Lenkova.
“Funkin has an extensive range of syrups and with our new rhubarb flavour we are answering the call of bartenders once more.”