Appel's Natural Cordials & Syrups
Appel's Natural Cordials & Syrups

Appel's Natural Cordials & Syrups

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Appel's creates handmade syrups, cordials and other ingredients for cocktails & non-alcoholic beverages. They use real ingredients and products are made in small batches from start to finish in-house. They also make seasonal syrups and shrubs sourced from local midwest farms. Each cordial or syrup is packaged for City Grange by Appel's Cordials co-founder Lisa, in 8 oz. plastic bottles with shrink band seal.

All varieties can be paired with chilled club soda for a non-alcoholic libation.

Recipe Ideas

Blood Orange Cordial: Try a splash in a Gin and Tonic or in a Bourbon Whiskey Sour with Blood Orange Cordial. 

Ginger Syrup: Make your own Ginger Beer by mixing with chilled club soda. Can be used in marinades, added to tea or used for ginger lemonade/limeade.

Grapefruit Cordial: For amazing Palomas. Also try a Grapefruit Negroni or Gin and Grapefruit Soda. 

Lavender Cola Syrup: Lavender Gin and Tonic or Gin and Soda, garnish with a lime.

Lime Cordial: For the best Gimlet mix 4 parts Gin (or tequila, vodka) to 1 part lime. Add a splash to a Gin and Tonic.

Passionfruit Cordial: For an amazing Passion Fruit Bourbon Sour mix 4 parts Bourbon 1 part Passion Fruit Cordial, lightly shaken. Passion Fruit Margaritas.

Raspberry Lemon Cordial: Try it in a Bramble Cocktail or Raspberry Gimlet. 

Rhubarb Syrup: Made with rhubarb from Mick Klug Farm. Add to a Vodka Soda or Gin and Tonic, or with fresh lime for a Rhubarb Gimlet or Margarita.

Cookies, Cordials and Caramels... Oh, my!

These gals are our friends, collaborators and sister small business owners. When we started City Grange they jumped in and said "how can we help?" And help they did by offering food and drinks for our Evenings in the Summer Garden events, numerous tastings, cookies for our opening weekend, surprise jugs of cocktails in our office refrigerator when we needed them most... and so much more. They're all lovely, talented and caring people.

Their industries, like many of ours, have been impacted by the global pandemic. But we're not letting that stop us. We're sticking together through the tough times as well as the good...

We can vouch for their delicous products and hope you enjoy them. Your purchase means more now than ever before...

When you order, they will be available with your contact-less delivery or curbside pick-up. 

DELIVERIES are contact-less and happen Thursday to Sunday.

DELIVERY PARAMETERS for the safety of our delivery drivers they will only take your items to your curb, front door or back yard — not up stairs to your roof, not inside your building... just the curb, front door or back yard. No exceptions, sorry.

CURBSIDE at our Lincoln Square location is in our convenient loading zone by our Catalpa entrance and is available Thursday to Saturdays only.

We do not yet offer curbside or contact-less delivery for our Beverly location but that is coming soon.

Important note about ordering 
If you place an order for multiple products the delivery/curbside options will default to the date of the product that is available last. If you encounter this issue and want part of your order earlier, you have two options 1. (optimal) do two separate orders with like products together in each order 2. contact us at customerservice@citygrange.com for additional contact-less delivery or curbside pick up options.

What is the delivery fee? 
Delivery fees vary by product and distance from one of our shops and will be calculated during the checkout process or indicated in the product description.

What zip codes do you deliver to? 

Every zip code in Chicago

Can I pick up curbside? 
You are welcome to select timed curbside pickup as an option at checkout Thursday to Saturdays.

At our Lincoln Square shop at 5500 N Western Ave, our convenient loading zone is located directly in front of the Catalpa entrance.

Once open (TBD), at our Beverly location at 1818 W 99th, you are welcome to pull into the alley to pick up your order. 

In both locations we ask that you put your flashers on while loading.

I still have questions. Can you help me? 
Please contact us at customerservice@citygrange.com and we will be delighted to assist you...

Thank you for being part of our community of customers, gardeners and friends.

A few ways your continued support helps our small, woman owned business:

  • Well, we’re small and woman owned
  • Our growers are all midwest, family owned businesses
  • We buy from US made, small businesses whenever possible
  • Our staff includes industry professionals and members of our United We Blossom job training team. Many of them have families.
  • Delivery drivers are friends and family whose jobs have been put on hold due to their business sectors (photography, events, others) being put on hold
  • As a social enterprise, we believe the world would be a better place with more gardeners in it and we need a better world now more than ever
  • We employ the community… and we are the community

UPDATED Monday, August 3

Our Beverly store (1818 W 99th) is closed for repairs and the installation of the new cafe. Lincoln Square (5500 N Western) will be having a Flash Sale August 5-9 then closing for a short summer break. Both locations will reopen on Wednesday, September 2. At that time we will continue social distancing practices and other safety protocols advised by the CDC and the City of Chicago. 

UPDATED Saturday, June 29

Our Lincoln Square (5500 N Western) and Beverly (1818 W. 99th) locations are now both open Wednesday - Sunday from 10am to 6pm (unless the weather is really nasty).

Timed entry is no longer required but please do wear your mask and keep a safe distance from other shoppers. 

We are delivering to every zip code in Chicago from our Lincoln Square location to help those of you who want to remain safe at home get the garden you want. Our mission is to remove every barrier to your gardening success... this year we've just added a side of pandemic.

Online classes are available on our CLASSES page. Most are free. Our BLOG has great information from our staff and guest collaborators on how to garden successfully in Chicago. You can also have a chat with a virtual "Ask the Expert" if you were too busy this strange spring to get your landscaping or garden project off the ground. It's ok, fall is a great time for these activities, too. And we're here to help. 

UPDATED Monday, June 1

Our Lincoln Square (5500 N Western) and Beverly (1818 W. 99th) locations are now both open Wednesday - Sunday from 10am to 6pm (unless the weather is really nasty).

Safety protocols are in place... namely, we're limiting the number of people in the plant yard/store at any one time via sign up for timed entry.

For the Lincoln Square shop, click HERE. For the Beverly shop, click HERE

Timed entry and other protocols such as social distancing and everyone wearing masks will go through the end of June, and perhaps beyond, depending on recommendations from health officials.

We are delivering to every zip code in Chicago from our Lincoln Square location to help those of you who want to remain safe at home get the garden you want. Our mission is to remove every barrier to your gardening success... this year we've just added a side of pandemic.

Online classes are available on our CLASSES page. Most are free. Our BLOG has great information from our staff and guest collaborators on how to garden successfully in Chicago. You can also have a chat with a virtual "Ask the Expert" to help you learn what you need to know to make the 2020 gardening season a great one. 

UPDATED Sunday, May 10

Our Beverly location is now officially open (Yay!) with safety protocols in place. Namely, we're limiting the number of people in the plant yard/store at any one time via sign up for timed entry. You can do that HERE. Timed entry and other protocols such as social distancing and everyone wearing masks will go through the end of May, and perhaps beyond, depending on recommendations from health officials.

We will continue curbside and delivery from our Lincoln Square store. We are adding more products based on what's ready to plant and we're really excited to share them with you.

Curbside will start in Beverly after May 14. 

We are delivering to every zip code in Chicago to help those of you who want to remain safe at home get the garden you want. Our mission is to remove every barrier to your gardening success... this year we've just added a side of pandemic.

Online classes are available on our CLASSES page. Most are free. Our BLOG has great information from our staff and guest collaborators on how to garden successfully in Chicago. You can also have a chat with a virtual "Ask the Expert" to help you learn what you need to know to make the 2020 gardening season a great one. 

UPDATED Tuesday, April 28

The Governor has stated that garden centers can open for business on May 1 with appropriate social distancing and everyone wearing masks. 

For the safety of our staff and customers, we're going to continue operating with curbside and contact-less delivery vs. being open at our Lincoln Square (5500 N Western) location. Our indoor space is too tiny to maintain social distancing beyond our team and the protective products we'd need to sanitize after each customer visit are not available. At this location, we feel safest for our team and our customers to continue the course we've been on.

Our Beverly location is opening May 9 with limited, timed entry. They will also have curbside. Deliveries will continue to operate out of our Lincoln Square location. The space configuration (and indoor space) at the Beverly location are much more generous for social distancing and the team feels we will give this approach a tentative try as we open this new location. And we may change our minds if we feel our staff or our customers are in danger. 

We are now delivering to every zip code in Chicago to help those of you who want to remain safe at home get the garden you want. Our mission is to remove every barrier to your gardening success... this year we've just added a side of pandemic.

Online classes are available on our CLASSES page. Most are free. Our BLOG has great information from our staff and guest collaborators on how to garden successfully in Chicago. You can also have a chat with a virtual "Ask the Expert" to help you learn what you need to know to make the 2020 gardening season a great one. 

So while we'll miss seeing all our plant loving customers for just a while longer, we feel confident we're doing the safe thing for us and you. 

We thank you for your ongoing support, kindness and patience.

UPDATED Tuesday, March 31

Our mission is to remove every barrier to your gardening success. 

And we feel that mission is even more important in the light of COVID-19.

  • Since our business is considered essential (agriculture, landscaping) we are operating on a limited basis to maintain perishable inventory and deliver food and other plants, food garden supplies and related materials. 
  • We will be offering contact-less delivery Friday through Sunday or by appointment for large orders.
  • We will be offering curbside pick-up Friday and Saturday or by appointment for large orders.
  • No one other than staff and delivery drivers are allowed on premises.

For more useful information on our general shipping/delivery policies, click HERE.

Most of our staff is working from home to offer online support for pre-ordering of vegetable plants and food garden building materials. As well as offer online consultations for landscaping, food gardening, gardening with kids, etc. (You can learn more about consulting services HERE.)

Our landscape design team is in full swing creating backyard paradises for our customers. To contact them, click HERE.

In-store we are working on two person shifts for receiving, order processing and pick-up. There is one person in the store and one person in the yard at any given shift. They are maintaining maximum social distance. Each shift ends with disinfecting everything. 

Delivery drivers work solo - they come to the yard, get premade orders and deliver to you contact-less. You’ll receive a text from your driver asking where to put your order. They wear gloves. They are also, still, friends and family who are unemployed from their regular jobs due to the pandemic.