Beam Global Spirits & Wine is looking to boost its presence in the US cocktail market, after signing a new partnership with UK supplier Funkin.

Beam Global's senior marketing director, Kelly Doss, said the deal would help the firm to "expand its range of cocktail solutions"  for bartenders.

Financial details of the agreement have not been disclosed.

Funkin is one of the leading suppliers of all-natural cocktail ingredients over in the UK, with products including a range of flavoured purees and syrups. All have a ten-day shelf-life once opened, the firm said.

Doss said: "We know the US market is hungry for all-natural products that can be easily incorporated into bar and restaurant menus. We see this partnership as a great opportunity to help our brands stand out from the competition with fresh fruit and natural ingredients." 

Alex Carlton, founder and managing director of Funkin, said: "This is a great opportunity to couple high-quality products to meet growing and changing consumer demands."

"Funkin offers bartenders and their customers the convenience of fresh fruit flavors without having to take time and energy to crush fruit and blend it to perfection," said Bobby Gleason, Beam's manager of on-premise training.

Beam, a division of Fortune Brands, owns several spirits brands, including Jim Beam, Maker's Mark, Courvoisier Cognac and Sauza Tequila.