Basic Simple Syrup

With warm, hot or humid weather drinks are in season like -  Mojitos, Caipirinhas, Mint Juleps, this is a good time to make the key ingredient in many refreshing summer cocktails, mocktails, coffee, tea, and homemade sodas or juices as well.

Also known as bar syrup, sugar syrup, or gomme, simple syrup plays well in any chilled drink calling for a dash of sweetness. Simple syrup blends in smoothly and easily in many classic cocktail recipes, including Daiquiris 
Mojito,  Hurricane etc.. and simple syrup is just that: "Simple". 

While several commercial brands are available at gourmet stores (priced highly - for what is literally just a mix of sugar and water), it takes only a few minutes - to stir up a batch.

Makes approximately 1 1/2  Cups
1 Cup granulated sugar
1 Cup water


Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Allow this to cool, then strain this into a clean container with a tight-fitting lid. Keeps in the refrigerator for several weeks.

A Simple Variation

For a deeper, richer flavor, use brown sugar - for rum or any brown drinks.  This is cannot be used for white based cocktails as it will give the clear liquid a brownish tint.

I have just added a spring of mint for a great pic..

Labels :  Sugar, Syrup, Juices
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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