Top Note TonicsMiles to Market - 3 Located 2018 South 1st Street
Mary Pellettieri and her husband Noah Swanson were experimenting with European brewing techniques and herbs in their home kitchen, looking for a good way to make herb beer without using hops. While making some home brews and syrups, Mary discovered an interesting tasting Italian-style soda. Inspired by this discovery, Top Note Tonics was born.
Mary has been in the beverage business a long time — 20 years, mostly in beer, and soft drink production — so she knows how to make a good drink. Noah knows his stuff, too.
“We both were home brewers early on, and it seemed a calling to keep going back to becoming business owners,” Mary said.
The Bay View, Wisconsin-based company makes three Italian-style tonic concentrates from their incubator kitchen in Watertown, Wis. — Bitter Orange (a style of soda popular in Italy) Bitter Lemon, and Gentian Tonic.
“Our products are concentrates, they expand with your source of carbonated water to make a lot of drinks!” And they’re balanced, unlike some conventional sodas.
“It took several trials to perfect the recipes and make them balanced. The result is a line of lower sugar Italian-style tonics that make great aperitif soft drinks or mixers.”
These tonics contain half the sugar of regular soda, nothing artificial, and they taste great. Try a new way of making soda or mixers with Top Note Tonics, available at your favorite Outpost store.