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Appel's Natural Cordials & Syrups
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.

New Holiday Flavors!

Spiced Orange Cranberry, Spiced Pumpkin and Spiced Pear

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.

DELIVERIES are contact-less and, during the holiday season (Nov 14 - Dec 21), happen seven days a week.


For the time being, floral is being delivered via a separate service from our other products. If you are ordering floral for yourself or as a gift, please do it in a separate order to avoid frustration or confusion. 


For the safety of our delivery drivers they will only take items to your curb, front door or back yard — not up stairs to your roof, not inside your building, except to leave with a door person if necessary... just the curb, front door or back yard. We will not deliver to alleys and we are unable to deliver to community gardens, the address needs to be a residence or business building. No exceptions, sorry.

Our drivers will kindly refuse any additional tips to take trees or other items into your house for set-up or otherwise. Please do not ask them.

Can I pick up curbside? 

You are welcome to select timed curbside pickup as an option at checkout

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

At our Beverly location at 1818 W 99th, you are welcome to pull into the alley next to the building to pick up your order.

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

What time can I pick up my order?

We are offering timed pick-ups for your scheduling convenience. You may select this option at checkout. Please be prompt and arrive within your timeframe. If you can’t make it, please let us know by sending a note to 

Will you tie a tree to my car considering COVID?

We’ll be happy to tie your tree on the top of your car. However, due to COVID, we’ll ask that everyone vacate the car during the process. If you want to tie it on yourself, we can provide the twine.

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 for additional contact-less delivery or curbside pick up options.

What if my order contains living things and the weather is cold?

If your order contains living things (like houseplants) we recommend you be home to receive them. Or, if they’re a gift, the recipient should be home to receive them. With COVID it seems more people are home and this shouldn’t be an issue and, as you will see below, our drivers will call to give a heads up when they should arrive approximately. If you, or someone you are gifting, are not home, we will drop off anyway but it might have consequences for living things depending on how cold the weather is. 

What time will my order be delivered?

On the day of your delivery, we will contact you when the driver is leaving our facility with your order and delivery drivers will reach out when they are one stop away. Due to weather, traffic, and other uncontrollable situations we are unable to give a specific delivery time - deliveries will happen between 10am and 6pm.

What is the delivery fee? 

Delivery fees vary by product and distance and will be calculated during the checkout process or indicated in the product description.

What zip codes do you deliver to? 

We deliver to all Chicago zip codes.

I still have questions. Can you help me? 

Please contact us at and we will be delighted to assist you...

UPDATED Saturday, November 21

We continue to fine tune our policies to ensure safety for you and our staff. 

With this in mind, we're changing our hours to 7-days a week, 10-6 to provide more opportunities for shopping which we hope will reduce crowding.

Curbside and delivery are open 7-days as well and our IT elves have added a feature where you can click a button in your confirmation email when you arrive to let us know you're there. That way you don't have to leave your vehicle.

Lincoln Square (5500 N Western) is going to be outdoor only (the shop is too tiny to be safe). We'll have a beautiful selection of trees (and stands), wreaths/swags/mantlepieces, garland and grab-n-go containers. Lincolns square transactions are credit card only.

Beverly (1818 W 99th) is larger inside so we will be permitting 10 customers at a time. We have also created separate entrances and exits. 

At both locations, we may ask you to wait in a queue if crowding seems to make social distancing difficult. 

We have also changed our return policy to all sales final. We cannot accept returns at this time.

As always, we appreciate your support. We know you have many options to spend your hard earned dollars and we appreciate it that you spend them with us.