The Pour: Strongwater Mixers
The Denver-based bitters producer also specializes in fizzy, health-forward mixers with inspo from Scandinavia.
Made with medicinal herbs, Strongwater’s health-conscious sparkling mixers live up to the company’s motto: Heal the soul and spruce the cocktail. “‘Strongwater’ is the original name for botanically-infused alcohol served at apothecaries known as ‘strongwater shops,’” says founder Nicholas Andresen. “Our products are made Old World-style, with whole-plant infusions.” As an added bonus, USA Today named Strongwater its 2021 readers’ choice for best craft mixer brand, writing, “Strongwater adds a dash of botanical integrity to cocktails through their line of herb and hemp bitters, shrubs, and cocktail syrups.”
Nicholas Andresen’s mixer rec:
“Right now my favorite mixer is our Signature Nordic Tonic. We created this sparkling tonic as a nod to my Scandinavian background. It’s a beautiful blend of real dill, sage, citrus, and lime. I prefer it in a gin and tonic utilizing Leopold Bros.’ Navy Strength Gin.”
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