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A Recipe for Liquid Gold

A good homemade simple syrup enhances just about any cocktail recipe. Don't believe me? Why not whip up a batch for use in classic southern cocktails such as mint juleps, sazeracs and hurricanes. While there are infinite variations of the classic syrup which call for adding anything from lavender to fruit juice, for me the classic recipe listed below is the best.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil; simmer until sugar has dissolved. Remove from stove and store in a classic mason jar. Will keep in the refrigerator indefinitely.

* Tip- a good batch of simple syrup in a mason jar with a ribbon makes a delightful hostess or housewarming gift!

{images courtesy of woodford reserve & ca4h.org}



theluckiestmrs said...

Mmmm...I agree, the 1:1 ratio is best! ;)

JMW said...

Looking forward to mint juleps next week!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Wow, that simple? Thanks for sharing!

The Consummate Hostess said...

Me too JMW! Tis the season, afterall.

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