If you’ve ever tried making a cocktail at home, you’ve probably come across the word syrup. If you look closely at the bottle with all the fun little labels in front of you, you will notice that most of them are different types of syrup. But being labeled with syrup does not mean that these bottles are full of sugar.
The process of turning something into syrup involves mixing your main ingredients with boiling water until it dissolves into a fragrant liquid. As you basically melt the main ingredient in the liquid, your goal is to have a balanced richness և viscosity that will complement the other flavors added to your cocktail. The result should be a perfectly tasty, well-balanced alcoholic beverage.
For this menu, we have compiled some of the most popular syrups used in your favorite cocktails, with their ingredients and instructions for making each one. We have also added some popular cocktails that use them with tips for storing syrup. Enjoy!
What is Agave?
Agave is a plant that is native to the hot, dry regions of the world, especially in North and South America, and can be grown in tequila-mescal alcohols. Agave syrup, also known as magenta syrup, can commonly be used as a vegan alternative to sweet syrups, such as honey and honey syrup.
- Agava Nectar
Dissolve equal parts of agave nectar և water
Featured cocktails using Agave syrup
- The Cocowee:
- Frozen iguana
- Ginger և orange holiday is outdated
- Frozen Margarita
- Smokey Margarita
Brown sugar or Demerara syrup.
Unlike white sugar, brown sugar has a deep, caramel or iris flavor due to the added molasses. White sugar is usually considered much sweeter than brown sugar.
Demerara is also called “dark brown sugar” on certain packages; it is a type of sugar that is darker than brown sugar, with larger crystals that provide a more brittle texture. Demerara sugar retains the flavor of cane molasses more than brown sugar.
- 1 pound of demerara sugar
- 1 quart of spring water
Mix the sugar և water և in a saucepan, heat on low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves; Never remove the mixture. Remove from heat. Freeze և Store in the refrigerator; it will be fine in up to two weeks.
Featured cocktails using Demerara syrup
- Smugglers notch
- Harvest Moon Punch:
- Rum with hot butter
- Irish coffee
Ingredients (makes 1 liter)
- 10 sticks of Ceylon cinnamon, broken.
- 2 cups of demerara sugar.
- 6 ounces of water.
Combine the ingredients in a saucepan over low heat, cook, covered, do not cook for 1 hour. Cool, squeeze into a bottle, refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
Featured cocktails using cinnamon syrup
- Belfast cocktail
- Ship Grog
Concord grape syrup
Ingredients (20 ounces)
- 1.50 cups of Concord grapes, stems removed.
- ½ cup of sugar
- 4 ounces of water.
Mix the grapes several times in a blender on low speed, then squeeze on low speed for a few seconds until the grapes are cut and the grape flesh is slightly broken. In a small saucepan, combine the coarse grape puree with the sugar և water. Cook over very low heat for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. The mixture should be cooked only during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Remove from the heat, strain through a fine mesh strainer, gently squeezing the solids to remove any liquid. Refrigerate until completely frozen. Store in the refrigerator in a closed container for up to 2 weeks.
Featured cocktails using Concord grape syrup
Ingredients (30 ounces)
- 1 pound fresh ginger, peeled և julienne (cut only with cereal)
- 4 lime juice
- 4 cups of demerara sugar
- 1 quart of water
Put ginger, lime juice և sugar with water in a saucepan. Boil, but do not boil, until the sugar dissolves. Squeeze, freeze դր put the bottle to use.
Featured cocktails that use ginger syrup
- Lime in coconut
- Ginger և orange holiday old fashioned
Grenadine is a syrup made from a mixture of sugar and pomegranate juice. It’s quite easy to find artificial grenadines that are easily bottled for your home-made cocktails, but this is an ingredient you may be more inclined to make at home, as bottled grenadines are usually too sweet to my liking. But everyone has their own.
Grenadine adds a sweetness to your cocktail cake, as well as a reddish or pink tinge. Tightly sealed grenadine syrup can stay refrigerated for up to 2 months, but is best used within the first month.
Ingredients (28-30 ounces)
- 24 ounces of pomegranate juice
- 1 cup of sugar
Mix the ingredients in a saucepan ե cook on low heat to dissolve the sugar; do not boil.
Featured cocktails using Grenadine
- Tequila archetype
- Pink lady
- Golden Dawn
- Jack Rose
Honey is great in drinks, but it is difficult to use it with all its might. A practical way to make honey for use in beverages is to turn it into a thinner syrup that looks like plain syrup.
Honey syrup can stay in the refrigerator for about a month.
Combine 1 part honey with 1 part hot water, mix until all the honey is dissolved.
Featured cocktails that use honey syrup
- Bee knees
- Taylor prepared
- The kiss of the bee
- Plain syrup
- Unsweetened pineapple juice.
Mix plain syrup and unsweetened pineapple juice in equal parts.
Featured cocktails using pineapple syrup
Probably considered the king of all cocktail syrups, you will find that you make batches of plain syrup batches while traveling to make your cocktail. It really makes you think about how much sugar is in these cocktails, right?
- White sugar
- Dissolve sugar և water in equal amounts. This can be done in cold weather by simply shaking the mixture until the sugar has dissolved or by heating it in a saucepan without boiling. Boiling the syrup will thicken it, it will change the ratio of sweet to sour.
Featured cocktails that use plain syrup
- Many acids: whiskey acid, pisco acid, stone acid
- Many slings – gin sling,
- Most jellies: mint jelly, prescription jelly, blackberry jelly
- Most of the Dakirs
Rich plain syrup
- White sugar
Rich plain syrup is 2 parts granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water.
Featured cocktails using Rich Simple Syrup
Spiced plain syrup
Ingredients (32 ounces)
- 2 liters of water
- 1 cup dried orange peel և
- 12 whole cloves
- 6 Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks (Smaller Curls)
- 8 cups of sugar
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over low heat. Cook slowly until boiling, then immediately remove from the heat. Squeeze and refrigerate before bottling.
Remarkable cocktails that use plain spiced syrup
- Mcewan cocktail
- Agave syrup
- Plain syrup
- Honey syrup
Make plain syrup, agave syrup և honey syrup. Mix these three in the following proportions: 1 part plain syrup, 1 part agave syrup, 1 part honey syrup.
Featured cocktails using Triple Syrup
- Scarlet Tree Salon Gimlet
- Yuzo Gimlet
- Gimlet Gallery:
Featured cocktails using raspberry syrup
- flowering plant
- Latin love
- Virgo Sun Royal
This cocktail syrup is a kind of complex, which involves a significant amount of your time, your efforts for a small return on your investment. We will make a separate post on how to make orgate syrup, but not what you need to know, this is it.
Orgeat is an almond syrup և most commonly found in cocktail bars specializing in niche cocktails, Tiki bars, and high-end bars with limited traffic that can produce an orgy offering that their customers need.
If you make cocktails at home, it is better to just buy your orgaet syrup from a reputable manufacturer. Fee Brothers orgeat syrup is a reliable manufacturer of delicious branded orgeat syrup.
Featured cocktails used by Orgeat
So what did you think of our cocktail syrup menu? Did we miss anyone? Let us know how we can improve our list or if you have any syrup recipes at home that you would like to share. Expect some really sticky hands if you’re going to make them at home. Enjoy everyone! Get Hammered!
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