Leave it to Vermonters to craft some of the best craft cocktail and beer in the world. Enter Sumptuous Syrups of Vermont, a “sustainably sourced small batch” line of craft cocktail and soda syrups. Calling themselves “Vermont’s Other Syrup” (very catchy!) this line of syrups is perfect for the bar or the home bar. Their flavors at present include a Chocolate Mole, Black Currant, Yellow Ginger, Black Berry, Lemon & Basil, most of which are hand crafted with a minimal number of organic ingredients. Having had the pleasure to try all five, I can say there is nothing that they don’t compliment. Even when used simply to make soda with a soda stream, the taste is amazing. The cocktail possibilities? Endless. The farm to bar concept in Vermont runs deep, and Sumptuous Syrups is a great example of that. A simple Manhattan with a dash of Chocolate Mole syrup takes it to a whole new level. You are only limited by your imagination with all there is to choose from.