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Simple Syrup Recipe and 5 Other Cocktail Additions

Moscow Mules

Simple Syrup for Moscow Mules

When making cocktails, often the first things you think of are alcohol and a mixer such as juice or soda. If you wonder how so many cocktails at bars taste so unique it is probably because their cocktails have a more complex blend of ingredients such as syrups and infusions which give them a signature flavor that usually make them stand out and make you think “I wonder what’s in it?”.

This is quite simple to replicate at home, and the small amount of effort involved in the process is definitely worth it. There are literally dozens of different syrup and liquor infusions in almost every flavor imaginable. In this article, we have listed the basic simple syrup recipe plus five of our other favorites that will make your party guests wonder “what’s the secret ingredient?”

Simple Syrup Recipe

 

Simple Syrup Recipe

Simple syrup is super simple to make and it is a great ingredient to have on hand for so many cocktail recipes. It is equal parts sugar and water heated until the sugar dissolves. It stores well in the fridge ready for use. Here is the basic recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Method

  • Combine both ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat
  • Stir till sugar has dissolved
  • Cool and store in a glass jar in the fridge

 

 

Raspberry Syrup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tablespoons sugar

Method

  • Combine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat
  • Stir till sugar has dissolved
  • Strain over a glass bowl and discard the solids
  • Let cool and refrigerate

 

 

Ginger Syrup Recipe

This is a variation on the standard Simple Syrup. It is great for anyone who is trying to make cocktails that are a little bit healthier because you can use natural sparkling water or mineral water instead of ginger beer and use ginger simple syrup to sweeten and flavor it. Besides being healthier, it has a unique flavor.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar (organic if you want to avoid chemicals and GMOs)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced thinly

Method

  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat
  • Stir till sugar has dissolved
  • Cool and let stand overnight for the ginger flavor to infuse
  • Remove the pieces of ginger, strain and refrigerate

 

Cardamom Syrup Recipe

Cardamon is a wonderful spice and works really well with many fruits that are used in cocktails.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 cardamom pods lightly crushed to expose the seeds

Method

  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat
  • Stir till sugar has dissolved
  • Cool and let stand overnight for the flavor to infuse
  • Remove the pieces of cardamom, strain and refrigerate

Ginger Infused Vodka

This is a versatile ingredient for a variety of cocktails and it is great for your Moscow Mules if you like a really gingery flavor. It is easy to make but takes a little time (and it’s worth it!)

Remember, as with all things relating to food and drink, buy the best quality ingredients you can find. We have used ingredients to make 2 cups. You can multiply this depending on the amount you would like.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vodka
  • 2 inch piece of washed fresh ginger, sliced thinly

 

Method

  • Put vodka and ginger in a large glass jar and leave in a cool place for a week to allow the ginger flavor to infuse
  • Remove ginger pieces and strain through fine mesh or cloth to remove any remaining ginger sediment
  • Store in the refrigerator

 

 

Jalapeno Infused Vodka

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vodka
  • 2 – 4 deseeded jalapenos depending on how hot you like it. If you leave the seeds in, it will be really hot.

Method

  • Put vodka and ginger in a large glass jar and leave in a cool place for a week to allow the ginger flavor to infuse
  • Remove ginger pieces and strain through fine mesh or cloth to remove any remaining ginger sediment
  • Store in the refrigerator

You can buy your own Copper Mugs here: Moscow Mule Mugs

If you liked this article, please share this article with your Facebook friends so they can also learn how to make simple syrup for their Moscow Mules and have a fun time next time you meet them for a few drinks.

 

 


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