Sweet and Tart Drink Mixers

MADE BY POK POK IN PORTLAND, OREGON

MOUTH SAYS...

These incredibly fruity, not-too-sweet syrups have a secret ingredient: vinegar! Drinking vinegar might seem like a really, really bad idea, but unlike the stuff you use to dress your salad (or clean your floor), this style hearkens back to a traditional American beverage made by preserving fruit in vinegar and sugar.

At the Pok Pok restaurants in Portland and New York City, chef Andy Ricker makes amazing versions with a vaguely tropical bent that he's been kind enough to share with the wider public.

Mix it with seltzer and it's the best raspberry, pineapple or pomegranate soda you've ever tasted. Not too sweet, not too tart, once you've tried it, you'll be as crazy for drinking vinegar as we are.

The concentrate is meant to be diluted, so one bottle goes a long way. An awesome gift for pregnant or otherwise teetotaling friends and loved ones.

Pineapple

Lovers of fresh pineapple will adore this incarnation of their favorite island treat, which already has quite a lot of zingy notes and tropical sweetness. The ultimate tiki-drink addition. 

Pomegranate 

The vibrant, wintery, seedy and sweet fruit is perfectly captured in this pucker-y delicious drink. And you don't have to wait until pomegranate season (or risk crimson seed splatter) to enjoy it. Mix with seltzer and pomegranate juice for a totally gorgeous Pom-Bomb. You can also try substitute this for grenadine in your favorite cocktails.

  • $18 for a 16 oz bottle
  • $18.75 for a 16 oz bottle