Monin Carribean Syrup
Monin Carribean Syrup is just one of a delicious range of flavours, used by coffee shops such as Costa Coffee and enjoyed across the country and further afield.
The bottles come in a 70cl Glass Bottle, and a 1l Plastic bottle variation which is ideal for bars, cafes and coffee shops, but can also be used at home.
Whats the quickest method of getting to the Caribbean? By plane? Boat? Or by simply enjoying a delicious glass of Caribbean rum.
As you sip on this sweet, flavourful beverage, your mind will be transported to the perfect tropical beach. Close your eyes, imagine the sand between your toes, and take a brief refuge from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
All of these qualities have been encapsulated in Monin Caribbean Syrup. Its fruity and vanilla inspired taste ensures it is an ideal fit for a large selection of coffees, cocktails and desserts.
The fact its ABV free but doesn't lose that all-important rum aroma also means the syrup can be used whenever desired.
Caribbean rum began its life in the 17th century. The story starts on a sombre tone, as it was actually African slaves who discovered the first step in the rum production process. Forced to work the cane fields throughout the day, the slaves discovered molasses, a previously unwanted by-product of sugar refinement, could be useful after all. They realised the molasses could be fermented and turned into syrupy drink.
The realisation that molasses were valuable was evidenced by an established triangle trade. This infamous trade, which was between the American colonies, Africa and the Caribbean, saw molasses, rum and slaves being exchanged when needed.
To begin with, pot stills were used to distil rum. Not long after, more refined column stills made it easier to mass produce the beverage. Then the power of storing rum in oak barrels was uncovered.
When the barrels were utilised, it was realised they helped to mellow the liquids natural harshness. Thus, the ageing of rum started.
Rum also has a long-standing association with the Royal Navy. Following the British fleets 1655 conquest of Jamaica, sailors regularly downed the drink during their ventures. In fact, the Royal Navy's practise of providing a daily rum ration only ended in 1970.
Today, a wide variety of Caribbean rums are available worldwide. Light rums, which aren't aged very long and go through the most filtering, are an ideal starter point for beginners.
For a deep flavour which is produced by the rum aging in heavily charred oak barrels, dark rum is the option.
Spiced rums utilise numerous Caribbean spices, including cinnamon, anise and vanilla.
And for a luxurious tipple, premium rums are blended in small batches, and their mellow and smooth flavours are benefited by an ageing process which typically takes many years.