From Cocktails to Cafes…A Sonoma Syrup in Paris


At Sonoma Syrup we’re constantly inspired by the flavors of the valley. Wine Country has so much to offer and some of the best food and drink in the world. But that doesn’t mean we’re not open to experiencing the beauty and flavors from around the world.

On a recent trip to Paris, France we put our syrups to the French test. We are so excited to share these new recipes inspired by Paris but with a Sonoma twist. We are always a fan of a fun remake on a classic original and hope you are too.


Our 3 Favorite Parisian Inspired Recipes

Lavender Espresso

This one is easiest and could be our favorite. Just take a shot of freshly brewed espresso (or Expresso as it’s frequently found on Paris menus) and add no more than a teaspoon of our Lavender Infused Simple Syrup. Few things are better than a perfectly brewed espresso with just a hint of lavender.


Rosé Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz’s are the drink of the moment. They’ve been popular for a few years in Europe but have yet to blow up here in the states…but just wait! In the meantime, in true American fashion we have a Rosé style spritz ready for you!

1 bottle (750 milliliters) of sparkling rosé
1 cup of Aperol
6 tsp of Sonoma Syrup Classic Simple Syrup
Sparkling water
1 grapefruit for garnish

In a pitcher, combine the Aperol and simple syrup. Stir. Add the sparkling rosé. Pour into a wine glass filled with ice and a thin grapefruit wedge. Top with sparkling water. Recipe via.


Chambery Fraise

Paris seems to just be moving into more of the cocktail game, and traditionally just serves wine, digestifs and aperitifs. So we have an aperitif cocktail in true French fashion!

Ice cubes
3 medium strawberries, hulled
1/2 ounce Sonoma Syrup Classic Simple Syrup
3 ounces dry vermouth
Mint sprig, for garnish

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Muddle the strawberries and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add enough ice cubes to fill the shaker two-thirds full, then add the vermouth. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds, then strain into the highball glass. Garnish with the mint sprig. Recipe via.


We hope you loved these recipes so be sure to share with us on Instagram and Facebook when you make them! À votre santé!