What on earth is simple syrup? Essentially, simple syrup is a liquid sweetener primarily made from dissolved sugar (or another sweetener) in water. Simple syrups can be used to sweeten and balance either full proof or non-alcoholic cocktails.
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People have added simple syrups to cocktails, coffees, and other beverages to enhance their flavors for hundreds of years. Simple syrup offers a blank canvas to explore the endless possibilities of creative infusions. Check out this unique way to make your own simple syrup at home!
Pineapple and ginger will surely enhance the flavors of your next drink with this fruity simple syrup!
¾ cup water
½ cup white sugar
½ cup pineapple juice
¼ cup fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
Peel and chop the ginger into small pieces. Next, combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat over medium, stirring frequently, until all of the sugar has dissolved.
Add ginger and pineapple juice and bring the syrup to a boil. Once bubbling, reduce to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes.
Remove the syrup from the heat and allow to cool for 30 minutes before straining. Strain out the ginger and store in a covered jar in the refrigerator. This recipe should make about 1 cup of syrup.
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