How to Make Simple Syrup for Cocktails

on 03/09/10 at 12:55 am


What is simple syrup? As the name states, simple syrup is pretty simple. However, it is a very important part of cocktails and without a standard syrup, many cocktails can become cloyingly sweet or unbalanced. In the Mixologist: The Journal of the American Cocktail, I wrote an in-depth article on how to make simple syrup and some background information on the types of sugar you can use to make it. In this post I’m going to provide you with a couple of recipes to get you started, but if you would like more information, please feel free to pick up a copy of Mixologist.

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