Hansells Mandarin Lime & Bitters All Natural Fruit Syrup

Ciders are out choice of alco­hol in Australia, but we’re not much for drink­ing socially, so we tend to go for lem­on, lime and bit­ters when the occa­sion calls for it. And this Hansells Mandarin Lime & Bitters All Natural Fruit Syrup is a twist on the tra­di­tion­al, swap­ping out the lem­on for man­dar­in.

The cor­di­al is a semi-trans­lu­cent pale orange-yel­low col­our with a subtly sweet man­dar­in-lime cit­rus nose when diluted with 4 parts water to 1 part syr­up. Served chilled, bright notes of zesty lime come through in the head of each sip before the sweeter notes of man­dar­in round out the fla­vour in the body and the lime returns in the after­taste. While the notes of lime are obvi­ously iden­ti­fi­able and zesty, the sour­ness and sharp­ness of its usu­al fla­vour are restrained by the man­dar­in, mak­ing for a very refresh­ing sum­mer bever­age without leav­ing you sal­iv­at­ing with each sip. Diluting at 1:4 cre­ates a bright­er fla­vour than the recom­men­ded 1:5 ratio.

This bottle of Hansells Mandarin Lime & Bitters All Natural Fruit Syrup con­tained 750 ml. It was pro­duced in Australia and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017