Make Your Own Herb-Infused Simple Syrups

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Turn your herb garden into a perfectly balanced cocktail.

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  • crosen posted 2 years ago

    Spices work well, too, you just have to watch how long they steep for. We did a cinnamon vanilla one last summer that turned out pretty well. Recipe is here: http://www.cravelocal.com/food-drink/make-cinnamon-vanilla-infused-vodka-recipe/.

  • opinionated.alchemist.1f0d posted 2 years ago

    I respectfully disagree...

    To steep herbs in hot simple syrup will make a kinda tea'ish syrup - far too light to "make a splash".
    It will also discolor much faster.
    A better way is, to blanch the herbs- put them into ice water, press them out and then blend them with water [if you have a blast chiller or a lot of patient, you could some of the water, you blanched the herbs in].
    Fine strain them through a cheese cloth and then add sugar to the green liquid [I usually like to make rich syrups - that means 2 parts of sugar to 1 part of liquid] and blend it thoroughly until all the sugar is dissolved.
    If you have a high performance blender, be carefully and don't blend it too fast - otherwise it heats up too much.

    What you get is a beautiful colored and much more intense syrup.


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