Simple Syrup Recipe
 
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A staple of bartending but very handy to have on hand in the summer for fruit salads, desserts and can be flavoured. Simple syrup is equal quantities of caster sugar to water, stir to dissolve the sugar in the water over heat, allow the syrup to boil for three minutes, cool and add to a sterilised jar. This takes minutes to make and can be infused with rosemary, lemon thyme, cinnamon and anything your imagination goes too.
Marissa:
Recipe type: Drinks
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
Method
  1. Simple syrup is equal quantities of caster sugar to water, stir to dissolve the sugar in the water over heat, allow the syrup to boil for three minutes, cool and add to a sterilised jar.
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Simple syrup is also fantastic when flavored or spiced. Try cinnamon syrup, lemon-thyme syrup, rosemary syrup, vanilla syrup and a concentrated demerara sugar rich syrup, which has a rich molasses flavor. If you need to make larger quantities, stick with the easy 1:1 ratio of water to sugar.

Serve With
Try it in a Blackberry Collins cocktail, sangria recipes and other party-ready pitcher drinks. It's also ideal for iced tea, coffee, and homemade sodas. Add a tea bag directly to the syrup for an elegant Jasmine Syrup. For a quick dessert, add plain or flavored simple syrup to a citrus salad or a bowl of berries topped with fluffy whipped cream. Some bakers like to use simple syrup on layer cakes to help keep them moist. Just make sure to brush or sprinkle it on the cake in moderation to avoid making the layers too sweet or too soggy.
Recipe by Marissa's Recipes & Ideas at https://www.marissa.co/its-cocktail-oclock/