Drink Botanicals Ireland is an award-winning Irish business that was founded by cocktail enthusiast Laura McCarthy in late 2017.

It all started when Laura was studying marketing in TU Dublin and noticed a gap in the Irish drinks market. With the growing trend of gin, she saw an opportunity to create a product that would allow consumers to make luxurious gin and tonics or cocktails in the comfort of their own home. She visited many bars that served gin and tonics with botanicals such as juniper berries and hibiscus, but noticed that there was no product available in retail stores for consumers to recreate this “bar experience” at home.

Determined to fill this gap, Laura approached her local off-licence in Dublin – Redmonds of Ranelagh – with her idea. They thought it was brilliant and ordered a dozen Gin Fusion Kits to trial. A week later, Laura received a phone call to say they were sold out. It was at that moment she knew her business idea had the potential to grow.

Within two years, the business had secured distribution in over 200 off-licences and supermarkets across the country with the Gin Fusion Kit.

New Product Development

During the covid-19 pandemic, while the business was thriving with consumers purchasing kits to make cocktails at home, it also gave Laura an opportunity to think of new product development opportunities when the hospitality industry would reopen.

Laura noticed that many consumers became discerning during the pandemic and wanted to upgrade to higher-quality products. She also noticed that many syrup brands on the market contained lots of artificial colourings and flavourings. With this in mind, she knew there was a market to launch syrups that were healthier and contained more natural ingredients. As well as this, she noticed that many bartenders and bakeries were also dehydrating and making their own garnishes from scratch, which can be very time-consuming and labour-intensive. Based on this, Laura knew there was a market to launch ready-made, pre-prepared dried garnishes, to remove the burden for consumers and bartenders having to prepare and make their own from scratch.

Today, Drink Botanicals Ireland is proud to supply hundreds of major retailers, bars, restaurants, and hotels with their versatile product range, not just in Ireland but worldwide. Their premium garnishes, syrups, and mixology kits have also earned numerous Amazon Choice badges, a testament to the high satisfaction and loyalty of their customers!

Freeze-Dried And Dehydrated Garnishes:

At Drink Botanicals Ireland, we provide you with a unique range of garnishes to enhance and up-style your drinks & cocktails for your customers. 

Our dehydrated fruits are dried at a very low temperature for over 17 hours without added sugar, preservatives or additives. 

With over 30 + garnishes to choose from, we have everything you need to make fantastic premium cocktails & drinks for your customers! 

For on-trade premises, our garnishes come supplied in recyclable PET jars with aluminium lids. For retail, our garnishes come in recyclable kraft pouches. 

All of our garnishes have a shelf life of 2+ years.

Why Use Our Garnishes?

PREMIUM QUALITY & TASTE

Quality is at the heart of what we do. Therefore, we are committed to only providing the highest quality garnishes.

VARIETY

We supply a wide variety of garnishes – from dehydrated lime slices to freeze-dried passion fruit!

LESS WASTE & LONG SHELF-LIFE

All of our garnishes have a long shelf life of 2 + years.
Using our premium dehydrated and freeze-dried garnishes helps reduce unnecessary fruit waste in your bar.

REPUTATION & AWARD-WINNING

We work extremely hard to maintain our 5 Star reputation as Ireland’s leading freeze-dried and dehydrated garnishes supplier.

Described by leading bartenders as the ‘best’ on the market.

We specialise in premium natural based syrups. Our syrups enable bartenders and consumers to create delicious, natural based cocktails, mocktails & lemonades for their guests.

OUR PROMISE

Quality is at the heart of what we do. Therefore, we are committed to only sourcing the highest quality ingredients for our products.

What Makes Our Syrups Different From Other Brands?

PREMIUM QUALITY

Our syrups are made from the highest quality ingredients, giving them their unique taste and texture.

COLD-PRODUCED

Our syrups are cold-produced in order to maintain their high fruit content.

HIGH FRUIT CONTENT

All of our syrups contain high fruit content, making them exceptionally rich and authentic in both flavour and texture.

THICK IN TEXTURE

Our syrups are very thick in texture due to the high-quality ingredients used in their production.

PULP-BASED

Our syrups contain real fruit pulp, making them extremely natural in both taste and flavour.

UNIQUE FLAVOURS

We produce a range of unique flavours that are different to other syrups on the market.

Our promise & Core Values

We continue to grow and fulfil our mission to provide you with everything you need to experiment, have fun and make a premium drink of your choice using our natural-based syrups and dried garnishes.

Quality

We pride ourselves on quality and are committed to sourcing the highest quality for our customers.

Trustworthiness

Trustworthiness is at the core of who we are and what we do. Trust is built on openness, clarity and honesty.

Innovation

We embrace innovation, it’s at our core. We go that extra mile and are always thinking ahead about new, innovative products for our consumers to enjoy..

Reputation

We work hard to maintain our 5-star reputation as the leading supplier of botanical kits in Ireland & the UK

Integrity

We always act with honesty and integrity, never compromising the truth. We communicate openly and our actions are consistent with our words.

Excellence

We try to exceed customer expectations through active engagement, relentless focus, and a passion for innovative solutions. We are always trying to drive constant improvement in everything we do.