7 Flavored Simple Syrups You Can Make At Home

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If you like making cocktails, mocktails, flavored iced tea, or flavored coffee drinks, you should be making your own simple syrups at home. Making a flavored simple syrup is so easy. Having some homemade simple syrups on hand is going to take your beverage game to the next level.

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What is a flavored simple syrup?

Equal parts sugar and water boiled until reduced by half or it becomes a syrup consistency is a simple syrup. This mixture alone can be used to sweeten up any drink.

To make flavored simple syrups you will take the same ratio and add dried flavoring agents like dried rosebud, lavender, chamomile, rosemary, or any edible dried ingredient. 

Types of Flavored Simple Syrups

Finding Quality Ingredients

Frontier Herbs Company is a great company for sourcing organic dried herbs, aromatics, flowers, or spices.

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Source the ingredients from the list below.

Flavored Simple Syrup Recipe

1 cup cane sugar

1 cup water

4 tablespoons of dried flavoring agent

Combine the sugar, water, and dried flavoring agent in a small saucepan.

Simmer on high until the mixture becomes a syrup consistency 5-7 minutes.

Let the mixture cool to room temperature and strain out the flavoring agent.

Store in an airtight container.

How to Use a Flavored Simple Syrup

Make a lavender simple syrup and try out this Lavender Gin Fizz Cocktail for a dinner party.

If you like hibiscus and feeling like you are in Jamaica you will love this Hibiscus Rum Punch recipe. It calls for a hibiscus simple syrup.

Use any of the flavored simple syrups to make a homemade flavored iced tea.

Similarly you can use a simple syrup in any hot tea to add a little sweetness and some fun flavor profiles.

Start boiling some sugar water now and next thing you know you will be moonlighting as a speakeasy bartender from your basement. Having a few delicious flavored simple syrups on hand at home is great if you like hosting dinner parties or just making yourself an extra special drink sometimes. The possibilities are endless with flavored simple syrups so don’t be afraid to get creative.

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