Simple Syrup, 3 Ways

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
about 1 1/2 cups each
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Ginger-Tangerine Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup roughly chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • Peel of 1 tangerine, removed with a vegetable peeler
  • Gin Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons lightly crushed juniper berries
  • 1 tablespoon lightly crushed coriander seeds
  • Raspberry-Vanilla Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup smashed raspberries
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • For the ginger-tangerine simple syrup: Put the sugar, ginger, tangerine peel and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat, lightly muddling the solids and stirring until the sugar dissolves. Let cool completely, discarding the solids.

  • For the gin simple syrup: Put the sugar, cucumber, juniper berries, coriander seeds and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat, lightly muddling the solids and stirring until the sugar dissolves. Let cool completely, discarding the solids.

  • For the raspberry-vanilla simple syrup: Put the sugar, raspberries, vanilla bean and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat, lightly muddling the solids and stirring until the sugar dissolves; simmer 3 minutes. Let cool completely, discarding the solids.

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Cook's Note: Store the simple syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


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