Gourmet Salt and Sugar for an Epic Summer Drink

by Sean Godbey on June 25, 2021

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Hello, summer! We love sitting back, enjoying the weather, and relaxing with a perfectly crafted cocktail in our hand. Elevate your favorite summer beverages this year with our gourmet salt and sugar! They make the perfect garnish for any tea, champagne, slushy, or cocktail. From Habanero Salt to Dark Chocolate Sugar and everything in between, our gourmet salts and sugars will transform your summer cocktail from average to 5-star.

Our Favorite Gourmet Salts and Sugars for Summer Drinks

At Old Town Spice Shop, we carry more than 25 salts that have been infused with unique flavors. We have the right salt to add a delightful flavor to any drink, whether you're looking for smoky applewood salt, fiery ghost pepper salt, or earthy spanish rosemary salt. We also carry over a dozen essential cane sugars that are infused with flavors like raspberry, cocoa, habanero, and so many more. Here are some of our favorite salts and sugars to add to any summer drink:

  • Hibiscus Salt - This salt has the tangy and floral taste of hibiscus paired with the sweet and citrusy taste of orange. It’s beautifully colored and will add a delicate and fruity zing to your cocktails or glass of wine.
  • Lemon Twist Salt - Imagine fresh lemon intermingled with premium sea salt, creating the ideal flavor combination! This is an essential salt for any aspiring bartender. Add it to your favorite margarita or a vodka, fresh lemon, and soda drink.
  • Habanero Salt - The high-quality, high-heat ground habanero peppers in this salt create an intense flavor with a fiery kick. It’s perfect for anyone who likes to add a little extra punch to their spicy margaritas or bloody marys.
  • Mint Julep Sugar - Mint Julep Sugar tastes just like your favorite summer cocktail, and it makes the perfect addition to rim your mixed drink! We love putting it on the rim of a maple mint julep.
  • Raspberry Sugar - Raspberry Sugar is fantastic on a glass of cold champagne or simply a vodka lemonade. This sugar will add some personality to any of your summer drinks and make the perfect addition to home made lemonade.
  • Dark Chocolate Sugar - Our Dark Chocolate Sugar is great for the rim of a White Russian or chocolate martini! It’s perfect for your sweet tooth.


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Our Best Summer Drink Recipe

There is nothing better than a boozy slushie! So we came up with this delicious Frozen Sangria Slush, finished off with a beautiful sugar rim:


  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Mint Julep Sugar for the rim
  • 1 cup ice


Place all of your ingredients in a blender and puree until it has the consistency of a slushy. If you need it to be more “slushy,” add more ice. Rim your glass with Mint Julep Sugar and enjoy!

Add extra flavor to your favorite summer drinks with our gourmet salt and sugar! We think you’ll love them. If you need more drink recipe ideas, don’t hesitate to reach out or swing by the shop! You can check out all of our other delicious spices, blends, extracts, new Regional BBQ seasonings, and so much more at Old Town Spice Shop or by visiting us online at www.oldtownspiceshop.com.


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