The KISS Advantage
Pure cane sugar
Traditional simple syrup is made with equal amounts of pure cane sugar + water, but sugar is expensive. Most commercial brands use less sugar than water – or none at all, but rather artificial sweeteners (e.g. aspartame, saccharin, sucralose, high-fructose corn syrup). Sugar is also a natural preservative. Without enough of it — or any at all — other brands rely on artificial preservatives (e.g. potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate), resulting in products that contain nothing more than water and chemicals.
We steep organic cinnamon sticks, ginger slices, lemon zest, and spearmint leaves. This process sets our syrups apart from unflavored simple syrup and brands containing artificial flavor. It also captures the delicate aroma and natural oils that give our syrups their distinctive characteristics. Say goodbye to the cumbersome and messy process of muddling fresh mint and other ingredients. Use them as a garnish instead.
Unlike products that are cocktail-specific, e.g. Margarita mix & Daquiri mix, our syrups may be used in a wide variety of cocktails. They blend well with nearly any spirit and non-alcoholic beverage (both hot & cold). Try it in desserts too: drizzle it on warm cake, fresh fruit, or ice cream. You’ll find recipes for cocktails, beverages, sweet & savory dishes by clicking the “Recipes” tab at the top of this page. Keep It Simple Syrup proudly bears the Virginia’s Finest® trademark.
A little kiss goes a long way
Our syrups contain more sugar than water, nearly one and a half times as much in fact. As a result, KISS you’ll need less of it.