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Cocktail Science: Simpler Simple Syrup

Drinks Kevin Liu 12 comments

What could be simpler than simple syrup? Grab some sugar, add water, put it on the stove, and—stop. You've already gone to more trouble than you need to. Here's why. More

Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup

Serious Eats Alexandra Penfold Post a comment

Making your own vanilla syrup at home is easy. Makes a great addition to coffee, tea, or cocktails. More

Mojo Rising

Serious Eats Heather Arndt Anderson 2 comments

Mojitos are such a refreshing way to chase the sticky morning heat; but if you're like me, the last thing you want is a big mouthful of yard clippings every time you take a sip. And lot of mojitos are so cloying that they leave me even thirstier, rather than slaking a sticky throat the way a proper cocktail should. Clearly this wheel, while not needing reinvention, needed a little tuning. More

Cocktail 101: How to Make and Use Flavored Simple Syrup

Drinks Michael Dietsch 7 comments

Classic simple syrup is a essential ingredient to have around, but at times you might want something a little more interesting. Perhaps you want to add a subtle flavor component to a cocktail or maybe you want to highlight your spirit with a complementary spicy note. Flavored simple syrups come in handy here. More

Cocktail 101: How to Make Simple Syrup

Drinks Michael Dietsch 11 comments

Simple syrup is one of the easiest ingredients you can prepare at home, and it's a basic, indispensable part of the cocktailian's arsenal. Here's the easiest method and a few variations for you to try. More

Umami Mart's Sparkling Sake Lemonade

Grace Kang 2 comments

Umami Mart's Happy Hour column offers up a two-part primer on simple syrups. In this week's installment, it explores fruit-infused simple syrups and offers several recipes, including this "spring-beckoning" cocktail: If you're as ready for spring as I am, you'll enjoy this next recipe which incorporates the Meyer lemon syrup and sparkling sake for an amazingly refreshing drink I call a Sparkling Sake Lemonade. Even if you don't booze it up, the rambutan or Meyer lemon syrups would be great just mixed with a glass of seltzer. [via David Lebovitz]... More

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