Sunday, November 13, 2011

How to Make Simple Syrup

A lot of times in mixes you'll see this simple ingredient. You wonder, "What is Simple Syrup?". Well, let me tell you, it's not hard to make. The reason why bartenders might use this in your drink is to had more flavor as well as give your drink more volume. Here's how it goes:

The ratio is to a 2:1

2 Cups of Sugar
1 Cup of Water

First step: Take your one cup of water and bring it to a nice boil.
Second step: Take a measuring cup or just generally have an idea of what one or two cups look like, and pour accordingly into the pot of boiling water.
Third Step: Stir the sugar in the pot until it fully dissolves.

Now, the next post I'll get into how to make sweet and sour right from the simple syrup mix. Note, that you can use this simple syrup in a lot of other drinks such as daiquiris, hurricanes, and mojitos!

Get a visual of how to make this below:

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