10 Creative Simple Syrup Recipes

This article has links to products that we may make commission from.

These Creative Simple Syrup Recipes can be an easy and fun way to add a touch of sweetness and flavor to your favorite beverages. Perfect for cocktails, iced tea, lemonade, and other beverages as a sweetener because it won’t leave a grainy texture in the bottom of your glass.

» You might also be interested in these 15 White Rum Cocktails.

Blueberry simple syrup, jalapeno simple syrup, and cranberry simple syrup.
Creative simple syrup recipes

Simple syrup can also be infused with all kinds of flavors such as herbs, fruits, or spices to add a unique twist to cocktails and other beverages. There are so many uses for flavored simple syrups, the possibilities are endless.

How Much Sugar to Use

The ratio of sugar to water in simple syrup is typically 1:1, meaning that equal parts of sugar and water are used to make the syrup.

However, some recipes may call for a different ratio, such as 2:1 (two parts sugar to one part water) for a thicker, sweeter syrup or 3:1 (three parts sugar to one part water) for a more concentrated syrup. The ratio can also be adjusted based on personal preference for sweetness.

Don’t fret if you’re on a low-sugar diet. You can substitute the sugar with allulose, erythritol, or swerve. I make it with allulose when I’m on a keto diet. That’s the best substitute for me because it’s a 1:1 replacement for sugar. Erythritol and Swerve both have their own “sweetness level” so you’ll have to experiment with how much to put in.

blackberry simple syrup
Blackberry Basil Margarita

Uses For Flavored Simple Syrups

Flavored simple syrups can be used in a variety of ways, such as:

  1. Cocktails: Flavored simple syrups can be used to sweeten and add flavor to cocktails. For example, blackberry simple syrup can be used in a gin and tonic to add a fruity note.
  2. Iced tea and lemonade: Flavored simple syrups can be added to iced tea or lemonade to sweeten and flavor the drink. For example, a orange simple syrup can be added to iced tea for a refreshing twist.
  3. Desserts: Flavored simple syrups can be used to brush on cakes, drizzle over ice cream, or mix into whipped cream. For example, a vanilla simple syrup can be used to brush on a sponge cake to add moisture and flavor.
  4. Coffee: Flavored simple syrups can be added to coffee to sweeten and add flavor. For example, a brown sugar simple syrup can be added to a latte for a sweet and rich flavor.
  5. Marinades and glazes: Flavored simple syrups can be used as a base for marinades and glazes for meats and vegetables. For example, a jalapeno simple syrup can be used as a base for a glaze for grilled chicken.
  6. Salsas and sauces: Add a touch of jalapeno simple syrup to salsas, hot sauces for heat, or blueberry simple syrup to barbecue sauces for an extra layer of sweetness.
  7. Grilled fruits: Brush rosemary simple syrup onto fruits like pineapple, mango, or peaches before grilling. This will add an herby-sweet caramelization that pairs perfectly with the natural fruit flavors.

Storing Simple Syrup

brown sugar simple syrup
Brown sugar simply syrup

Most of these recipe makes about 8 servings of 1 ounce each. It’s unlikely you’ll be using that much all at once, unless it’s for a party or a large pitcher of lemonade. So it’s pretty common to have some left over.

That’s fine because this syrup can be kept for up to a month in the refrigerator it in an airtight container. Then you can get it out whenever you want to add some to a drink.

Creative Simple Syrup Recipes

These Creative Simple Syrup Recipes can be an easy and fun way to add a touch of sweetness and flavor to your favorite beverages.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the formula of simple syrup?

The ratio of sugar to water in simple syrup is typically 1:1, meaning that equal parts of sugar and water are used to make the syrup.

Does simple syrup need to be refrigerated?

Yes. To maximize the shelf life and inhibit bacterial growth, we recommend you refrigerate simple syrup. By refrigerating simple syrup, you can maintain its quality and ensure its freshness for an extended period.

Does homemade simple syrup go bad?

Like any other food product, simple syrup can go bad over time. If stored properly it can last for up to a month. Signs that simple syrup has gone bad include a change in color, a sour or off odor, or the presence of mold. If you notice any of these signs, it is best to discard the syrup.

Before You Go

Since you made it to the end of this article, you might be interested in seeing more recipes for things that can accompany cocktails or drinks. Here are a few more articles we think you might enjoy.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Like this post? We’d love for you to save it to your Pinterest board to share with others! FOLLOW US on PinterestInstagramFacebook for more great recipes! If you made it, post a pic on Instagram and hashtag it #savoredsips

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *