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Flavored simple syrup (Read 477 times)


Jazz hands!

    I made ginger-flavored simple syrup the other night and it's pretty good. Can't wait to get some mint (and also rum? I don't know if we've got any) to make mojitos with it.

     

    Anyone else made other flavors? What's good in this stuff?

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    I've got a fever...

      Recipe?

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      Queen of 3rd Place

        Never heard of that, what a good idea!

         

        When you get your mint, stick a sprig in some water for a few days, then in a pot. You'll be surprised how many things it's good for. Well. Mostly mojitos.

        Ex runner


        Jazz hands!

          Recipe:

           

           

          equal parts of water and white sugar

          slice up a bunch of ginger

           

          put it all in one pot

          boil

          let sit around for a day or so

          strain into container

           

          Not terribly fancy, but it made a pretty decent ginger mojito Friday night.

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          I've got a fever...


             

            Not terribly fancy, but it made a pretty decent ginger mojito Friday night.

             

            Recipe (in addition to the aforementioned simple sugar)?

            On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office.  But you will wish that you'd spent more time running.  Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.


            A Dance with Monkeys

              This is similar to Thai ginger tea, but with that the sugar concentration is much lower and you can drink it straight (or spiked).  1-2 tbs sugar per cup of water, simmered with sliced ginger.

               

              A buddy just made a ginger infused vodka (sliced ginger added to vodka, stored for a month, then strained).  It was killer good in a traditional ginger ale over rocks.  Dude.


              Needs more cowbell!

                A buddy just made a ginger infused vodka (sliced ginger added to vodka, stored for a month, then strained).  It was killer good in a traditional ginger ale over rocks.  Dude.

                 

                Oh, yum...and that would settle an upset tummy, too! Big grin

                I shoot pretty things! ~

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                • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                Jazz hands!

                   

                  Recipe (in addition to the aforementioned simple sugar)?

                   

                   

                  A real Mojito is (I think) 1.5 oz rum, 1oz simple syrup muddled with mint, topped off with seltzer. However the lazy fairy struck last week and I just went 1:1:fill 'er with fizzy water (no mint). Which was also good.

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                  Needs more cowbell!

                     

                     

                    A real Mojito is (I think) 1.5 oz rum, 1oz simple syrup muddled with mint, topped off with seltzer.

                     You forgot the lime.  The way we've done Mojitos lately is kind of cheating...rum, lime, 7-Up, mint, a dash of Angostura (the Angostura was part of the Mojito recipe that DH's cousin brought back with her from Cuba...before Mojitos became trendy in the US).  The recipe she brought back didn't use 7-Up, but instead used club soda and sugar.

                    I shoot pretty things! ~

                    '14 Goals:

                    • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                    Jazz hands!

                      Right, the important part.

                       

                       

                      A word of recommendation: flavored syrups go in the fridge because with the extra stuff in there they get moldy, and then when you're really excited one afternon about making a ginger sour which is gonna be SO AWESOME there will be a big green thing floating in your lovingly-made hand-crafted simple syrup and you will have to pitch it and then you'll cry and cry.

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                      Needs more cowbell!

                        Oh noes!!!  Though I guess the mold thing isn't too surprising.  REAL maple syrup has to be refrigerated, too.

                        I shoot pretty things! ~

                        '14 Goals:

                        • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                        I've got a fever...

                          No worries.  The alcohol should kill off anything bad.

                          On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office.  But you will wish that you'd spent more time running.  Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.


                          Jazz hands!

                            No worries.  The alcohol should kill off anything bad.

                             

                             

                            If my dear darling boyfriend hadn't been in the room I totally would have fished it out, cleaned the nozzle and gone ahead with the plan, but I can be really gross. He'll never know about the time I made pumpkin cookies with leftover (previously canned) pumpkin in the fridge and had to remove some mold. It got baked! It was fine!

                             

                            You guys are never gonna eat at my house now.

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                            I've got a fever...

                              Pumpkin cookies.  

                              Mmmm...

                              On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office.  But you will wish that you'd spent more time running.  Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.


                              Jazz hands!

                                Pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting. They're really good.
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