Pals since the 90s, Joe & Mike have shared years of questionable fashion choices and ridiculous business plans. After some dodgy batches and accidental fermentation we perfected our syrups for cocktails and sodas in our Wellington, NZ, dive bar. In 2012 we started Six Barrel Soda Co., with a lofty mission to shake up a flat soft drink market with experimental flavours and a new level of quality.
We fired up a 10L pot and used a beat-up soda water maker to make drinks in our soda store, to show what we believe soda can be. Our early brave customers liked it and now our soda syrups and bottled sodas are being used to make wonderful drinks all over the place, by the best soda jerks, the most creative cafes, restaurants and bars and home soda fans looking for something different.
Nowadays we’re still hand-making our soda syrups from scratch, with our small team, right here on Luke’s Lane in Wellington, NZ, with natural ingredients, fresh fruit, organic fair trade cane sugar and filtered water.
Our soda syrup range is designed to be mixed with soda or sparkling water, to make fancy sodas, cocktails and mocktails. You can use water from your AARKE carbonator or at-home sparkling water maker, or your favourite sparkling water.
Our range covers 12 classic and creative flavours, from the old favourites Cola Six and Lemonade, through to the slightly more unusual Orange & Dandelion and Celery Tonic.
Mix 1 part syrup to 5 parts soda or sparkling water. Each bottle will make you around 15 drinks, but you can measure to taste if you like a little more or less flavour. Don’t be afraid to get creative with garnish and toppings, or add a scoop of ice-cream for the best soda float ever.
Our creative soda syrups are perfect for restaurant, café or bar use and will help your soft drinks and cocktail lists stand out. Find out more about wholesale supply here.
Our bottled soda range is perfect for cafes, bars or restaurants looking for really good drinks.
The bottled soda range includes: Cola Six, Cherry & Pomegranate, Lemonade, Ginger Ale, Raspberry & Lemon and Salted Cucumber & Mint (sugar free).
These drinks are made from all the good stuff – exactly the same as our syrup range – but we’ve done the carbonating for you, so they’re fizzed-up and ready to drink straight away. Nice!
Our bottled soda range is available at top-notch cafes and bars in Australia, so keep an eye out at your local (or why not drop some hints if they aren’t stocking us?!).
If you’re a cafe or bar wanting to make your drinks list pop, find out more about wholesale supply here. We’d love to have you in our Six Barrel Squad!