The Scoop: Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. is known for serving top-notch garnishes, mixers, and bar goods to professional and amateur mixologists across the U.S. From tonic waters to aromatic bitters, its shelves are always stocked with the finest ingredients used in old-school cocktails. Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. can give couples everything they need to elevate their date nights at home by mixing up a classic drink made with a high-quality syrup or a touch of gin.

The typical dinner-and-a-movie date routine can grow stale after weeks, months, or years of the same old thing. Couples need to add some zest to their evenings every now and again, but an elaborate date can be too time-consuming, expensive, or troublesome for adults with full-time jobs.

How do you shake things up without making your date nights into a big to-do? Try adding a cocktail hour to your evenings.

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Pictured here, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. makes a simple, handcrafted tonic that is now known as Classic Tonic Syrup.

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. can give couples the ingredients for a high-end date night at home. All they need is the right recipe and a taste for adventurous drinking.

The spirits company is all about creating quality drinking experiences, and the team puts quite a bit of effort into handcrafting gins, tonics, syrups, and bitters, some of which it packages into specialty kits.

In 2019, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. unveiled a new product — the Old Fashioned Kit. This giftable package comes with just about everything you need to make a classic Old Fashioned. Customers can enjoy the company’s Bourbon Cherries, Aromatic Bitters, Demerara Syrup and a graduated jigger packed in a nice gift box with a recipe card. Not only is this a great gift idea, but it’s also a great date idea.

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. equips at-home bars for intimate cocktail hours and gives amateur bartenders something to wow their dates or their guests.

By looking to the past for inspiration, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. has created a cocktail sensation and brought a new spirit to date nights, anniversaries, birthday celebrations, and other special occasions.

“In our industry, we see people becoming more and more interested in gin and tonics,” said Katie St. Clair, a spokesperson for Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. “New and established distilleries are taking chances on innovative gins, and we get to drink the delicious results.”

Entertain Your Sweetheart With a Fully Stocked Bar

According to Jack Rudy Cocktail Co., drinks don’t have to be fancy to taste good. Its team maintains that a simple gin and tonic can hit the spot as long as the two main ingredients have quality behind them.

“Our goal is to take long-forgotten staples of the American bar and reinvent them,” said the company’s founders, “in an effort to drink like our great-grandparents might once have.”

This old-fashioned take on an Old Fashioned has made the company stand out as a supplier of fine garnishes, bitters, and mixers. Its drink recipes are perfect for couples looking to stay home and enjoy an intimate, low-stress date night.

Daters can find Jack Rudy products at bars and restaurants across the country, or they can order its bottles online and add a little quality to their own at-home bars. These flavorful drinks make a wonderful addition to a quiet date night and give couples something they can talk about and savor together.

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By stocking their at-home bars, daters can prepare for a romantic evening.

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. is constantly concocting creative and refreshing drinks that make a memorable impression with every sip. Its photo journal includes many beautiful cocktails worth writing home about. Each picture has in its description a step-by-step recipe, so couples can duplicate it on their own.

The classic gin and tonic is the signature drink of the Jack Rudy Cocktail Co., but the team also embraces many other simple drink recipes made with a twist. The spirits company offers plenty of top-shelf ingredients and bar tools to equip at-home bars for all sorts of occasions. These versatile spirits and mixers can open couples up to new experiences and taste combinations.

“Mixing drinks can feel daunting, but with the right ingredients and a recipe, anyone can do it,” Katie said. “An interactive date where you’re building something delicious with your special someone sounds like a great night!”

Good Old-Fashioned Recipes for Cocktails & Mocktails

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. follows taste trends and updates its product list to ensure it offers the quality drink ingredients adults are craving. That doesn’t just apply to alcoholic beverages. In the last year or so, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. has expanded from the cocktail business to offer mocktail options for people who aren’t heavy drinkers but enjoy tantalizing their taste buds on their evenings off.

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Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. can add a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic flavor combinations to a tasteful date night.

“We’ve seen a lot of interest in mocktails and low-ABV cocktails with our customer base, following a national trend of folks looking to reduce their alcohol consumption,” Katie told us. “I think this movement is the result of people paying more attention to their physical and mental health.”

Couples may want to opt for low-strength cocktails for a variety of reasons, especially if they’re still in the early phase of the relationship. Everyone has different alcohol tolerance and comfort levels, and it’s important to establish the perfect balance of fun and safety when planning a cocktail hour. If you want to drink without getting drunk, you can find plenty of tasteful options at Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.

The Mocktail Project highlighted a recipe called A Rudy Good Time Sangria that used Jack Rudy’s elderflower tonic and syrup along with about a half dozen fruits and juices. The resulting mocktail would be a refreshing addition to a family-friendly picnic or barbecue. Katie called mocktails “downright nourishing,” noting that they often use fresh fruits to up the flavor impact.

Katie said her favorite low-ABV alcohols include vermouth or white port with tonic, which clock in at less than 4% ABV per drink. These drinks mix well with Jack Rudy tonics and invite couples to skip the hangover the next day.

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. has facilitated many innovative and spirited drink concoctions, including a non-alcoholic version of a gin and tonic and a wine-less red sangria, both of which are hard to distinguish from the real thing. These original recipes can give couples a menu of date ideas that’ll have them hankering for more.

“We continue to see great interest in natural ingredients that aren’t overly processed or filled with artificial preservatives or colors, and that’s been our aim from the start,” Katie said. “For Jack Rudy, we’re working on a few new mixers that we’re hoping to release in mid-2020.”

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Has the Right Ingredients for Romance

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. can add a splash of excitement to any date night, party, or special event. Thanks to this family-owned mixers company, you don’t need to wade into a crowded speakeasy or rowdy bar to have a delicious alcoholic drink. Simply whip out your Old Fashioned kit or your favorite syrups, and you’re good to go.

Looking to the future, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. intends to go beyond canned cocktails and spiked seltzers to offer more creative spirits and mixers that will get people talking, laughing, and enjoying their time together. And what could be more romantic than that?

“Most of us are originally from Kentucky, so it’s no surprise that we love a bourbon-based cocktail,” Katie said. “The Old Fashioned Kit was created out of our love for the classic cocktail, and we really wanted to give folks an all-in-one kit so they could easily recreate the drink at home.”