Our Story

The story begins in our tiny Brooklyn kitchen during the hot summer of 2010. I was on summer break from my job as a public elementary school teacher, and decided to can some fresh local peaches that I’d picked up at the Park Slope Food Co-op. Forrest asked me if he could use the leftover syrup to make some cocktails. A former bartender and bar manager in Detroit and beyond, he’d been experimenting with different syrups for cocktails all summer.  I jumped in and added some black pepper, basil, and vanilla bean. The syrup was a huge hit at the Bushwick bar Forrest worked at that night, and the rest is history.

At Royal Rose, we have a passion for delicious cocktails. We believe that using the best-quality, whole ingredients in our syrups makes the difference between an ordinary drink and a superior cocktail. We hand-make every ounce of our syrup in small batches, using only whole ingredients, 100% organic sugar, and filtered water.

  • We use only 100% organic cane sugar.
  • We make and bottle our syrups by hand, in small batches, using whole ingredients.
  • Our herbs and spices are organic and fairly traded.
  • No chemical preservatives, added colors or artificial flavors, ever.