This review is long, long, long overdue and for that this I am extremely apologetic. Now on to reviewing Top Shelf's line of gluten-free mixers that are produced in a 100% gluten-free facility in Colorado using fruit, vegetables and pure cane sugar (no corn syrup).
The company makes seven types of non-alcoholic mixers: Apple Martini, Pomegranate Martini, Margarita, Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Lemon Drop and Jalapeno Bloody Mary. The owner of Top Shelf has Celiac Disease, so he understands the importance of adhering to a gluten-free diet.
I received samples of their Margarita and Lemon Drop mixers. It is really nice to have a mixer that is in a glass bottle not plastic, isn't full of any artificial ingredients that are unpronounceable and has the instructions right on the bottle. I am really a social drinker, so we waited until our next scheduled cookout to sample the mixers.
First up was the Margarita mixer. After the bottle was properly chilled in the refrigerator we mixed one part alcohol with three parts of mix. The result was a clean, bright taste without that acidic bite other mixers have. The mixer didn't overpower the alcohol and was a nice marriage of flavor. The Lemon Drop mixer delivered a perfectly tart and very smooth, refreshing taste without being overly sweet. I have been enjoying a splash or two of the lemon drop mixer over a glass of ice water, which makes for a fabulously refreshing drink.
The best part is these mixers are very inexpensive at $6.99 for a bottle that serves about eight cocktails. This is a huge savings considering one cocktail at a bar can cost the same amount. The mixers can be ordered online with free shipping.
Article Courtesy: Jennifer Harris