Author: Jamie Coelho

The Dish: Bootblack Brand Syrups Make Mixing Cocktails Easy

The complex simple syrups can be mixed with spirits and soda to create drinks with delicious flavor profiles.

Like many great businesses, the idea for Bootblack Brand small batch cocktail and soda syrups was born on a bar stool with good friends. Founder Paul Kubiski sipped cocktails at various bars and realized how hard it is for people to mix up great cocktails at home. His brand of complex simple syrups, which includes flavors for Modern and Traditional…

Marcelino’s is the Latest Craft Cocktail Bar to Open in Providence

The bar mixes cocktails made with scratchmade syrups and infused spirits and serves a vegan-friendly mezze menu with flavors of the Middle East.

The Baklava cocktail at Marcelino’s Boutique Bar in Providence. Photo by Daniel Santiagø from Marcelino’s Facebook page. Marcelino’s Boutique Bar in Providence doesn’t take the easy way out. First of all, it opened seven weeks ago during the pandemic. Second of all, bartenders create most ingredients for the cocktail menu from scratch, including infused spirits, housemade syrups and dehydrated citrus…

Sowams Cider Works Makes the Best Hard Cider in Rhode Island

Spencer Morris cultivates forty varieties of apples for his handcrafted ciders fermented at his tasting room.

Morris has been cultivating apple trees for seven years at his apple orchard planted along an idyllic stretch of land in Touisset, where native pollinators are abundant to allow the trees to flower and bear fruit.