Wednesday, April 6
How to Make Herb Infused Simple Syrup
Herb infused syrups are hugely popular for cocktail making these days. They take the average beverage and bring it up a notch with a little special something. They are incredibly easy to make at home, and can last for a while when stored properly. The flavor combinations are endless, so you can really let your creativity run wild when making simple syrups.
First, stick to a simple 1:1 ratio for liquid to sugar for making a traditional simple syrup. So for every cup of liquid (normally water, sometimes I add in the juice of a lime or lemon), you want to use 1 cup of granulated sugar.
Bring the liquids and sugar to a boil, and add in a few springs of your favorite herbs. For me, I like rosemary and thyme the most. Once all of the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat. I then pour it into canning jars, and allow it to cool (with the herbs still in the jars) for about 2-5 hours on the counter.
Remove the herbs, seal the jars and refrigerate.
Add a splash of herb infused simple syrup into your favorite cocktails for a fun twist!
Can be stored for up to a month in a sealed jar in the refrigerator.