Soda, especially the mass-marketed and mass-produced kind, was never really intended to be used in cocktails — least of all in the realm of high-end mixology — despite how classic the pairing might seem. But, after 133 years in business, Coca-Cola is looking to change that with a lineup of Signature Mixers.
Announced by the soda giant’s U.K. branch, this quartet of specially-designed cocktail additives was created by some of the world’s top mixologists — including Max Venning, Adriana Chía and Pippa Guy, Antonio Naranjo, and Alex Lawrence. Each is an evolution of Coca-Cola’s original recipe made specifically for use in dark cocktails. Respectively, the varieties are as follows: Smoky Notes (an aromatic blend perfect for use with whiskey or spiced rum), Spicy Notes (warm and fiery for pairing with rum, tequila, and sweeter whiskeys), Herbal Notes (crisp and tart for use with most rums and amber-colored whiskeys), and Woody Notes (subtle and earthy to pair with golden rums and woody whiskeys). They’re interesting and bold releases for the soda brand — ones that we’ll be excited to try if they ever come stateside.