Simple Syrups are the best- an affordable necessity, that offers endless possibilities. •
When “crafting” cocktails I like to keep a basic five part equation in mind:
-Spirit (light or dark)
-Sweetness (99% of the time in the form of simple syrup)
-Mixer (sparkling or still or both)
-Acid (usually in the form of citrus- but not always)
-Wow Factor Flavor (Bitters, Rose Water, etc)
•When it comes to stocking your home bar- Liquor is King, but Simple Syrups are the cunning Queen you need to make every drink a 10. The combination of acid and sweetness allows for complexity within your drinks, Virgin mock-tails included. Even savory drinks taste more full and complete with a splash of simple. I start with a quarter oz of simple at a time, and add according to taste from there. It’s tough to say which is worse- an overly sweet drink, or an improperly under seasoned cocktail🧐🤨🧐; both should be avoided at all cost by experimenting with your preferences on sweetness.
•So the next time you want to make Margaritas at home on Cinco De Mayo- don’t suffer with premixed junk, or break the bank with Cointreau (although it does make an outstanding Marg), whip up some traditional simple, squeeze some lemon and limes, and with the addition of good tequila you’ll have a delicious Margarita on the rocks or blended! •DM for Classic Margarita Recipe •
-1 cup White Sugar
-1 cup H20
In a medium saucepan bring the two ingredients to a light simmer until sugar is dissolved, kill the heat, let cool, and store in the fridge. Storing containers that allow for easy pouring work best for future cocktails.
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all week! Cheers Friends 🥂🖤🥂🖤🥂🖤🥂🖤🥂🖤