Local companies that we love: 1642

Us at The Candy Box are always on the lookout for new ideas that’ll bring more joy to your daily life. We’re also big fans of local businesses and simply love collaborations. This month, we’re hitting two birds with one stone by teaming up with montreal-based company 1642 sodas, with whom we created sugary drinks for you to try!

 

Before we get to the good stuff (we know you can’t wait), let us tell you more about the brand and their products, so you’ll be even more excited to try them! 1642, named after the foundation of our dear Ville-Marie, offers three sodas that are locally-made with natural ingredients. Their cola is the one that brought them recognition thanks to its maple aftertaste. The 1642 Ginger, on the other hand, is a ginger beer with a touch of apple juice and honey (insert drooling emoji). Finally, a classic, they offer a tonic that has notes of lime and spruce. Lightly sweet, it’s a perfect addition to your favorite gin!  

 

Without further ado, here are three cocktails starring their sodas and our candies, to brighten up your afternoons or late evenings with friends.

 

 

 

Soda Shop Cola

1 1642 Cola bottle

½ oz cherry simple syrup (see below for instructions)

1 toothpick for decoration

Ice

Candies for decoration 

 

For the cherry simple syrup

4 oz cherry gummies

4 oz water

1 oz honey

1 oz vanilla extract 

 

Make the cherry simple syrup

  • Combine gummies, water and honey in a small saucepan.
  • Bring just to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently to dissolve the candies, but do not bring to a boil. Reduce the temperature slightly if needed.
  • When the cherries are dissolved, remove mixture from the heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature, then store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Makes about 6 oz. 

 

Prepare the mocktail

  • Fill your glass with ice.
  • In a cocktail shaker, pour in this order the simple syrup and the cola.
  • Mix, then decorate the glass with a toothpick on which you skewed leftover candies.
  • Serve with a straw. 

Peach Spritz

1 oz 1642 Ginger

½ oz crème de cassis

1 ½ oz peach simple syrup (see instructions below)

2 ½ oz white wine

Mint leaves

 

For the peach simple syrup

4 oz peach gummies

4 oz water

1 oz de honey

1 oz vanilla extract 

 

Make the peach simple syrup

  • Combine gummies, water and honey in a small saucepan.
  • Bring just to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently to dissolve the candies, but do not bring to a boil. Reduce the temperature slightly if needed.
  • When the peaches are dissolved, remove mixture from the heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature, then store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Makes about 6 oz. 

Prepare the cocktail

  • Pour the crème de cassis in an old-fashioned glass.
  • Fill the glass with ice.
  • Pour gently in this order the peach simple syrup, the white wine and the 1642 Ginger.
  • Mix with a cocktail spoon or with a straw.
  • Garnish with mint, candies and a straw.   

Boozy watermelon slushie *

1/4 c. Sour watermelon gummies

1 c. vodka

1 c. 1642 tonic

1 c. lemonade

1 c. ice

Pink food coloring (optional)

 

  • Add watermelon gummies to vodka and soak overnight.
  • To a blender, add 2 ounces flavored vodka, tonic, lemonade, pink food coloring (if using) and ice.
  • Blend to combine.
  • Garnish with candies and serve.
  • *Recipe inspired by delish.com 

 

Here’s to hoping your inner child will love these recipes. Cheers!