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A syrup is a thick, viscous liquid, which contains a large quantity of dissolved sugars. Syrups are frequently used in making up many beverages, as they overcome the difficulty of dissolving crystalline sugar in cold liquids, as the sugar is already in liquid form.

In bars a ‘soda gun’ is often used to dispense popular drinks and well known brands using water, carbon dioxide and the drink flavouring in the form of a syrup. These are known as ‘post mixes’ and allow for a number of syrups to be available to offer a range of brands from a single dispenser.