Time for a little mixology! We wanted to DIY a pint of Butterbeer as well as nail down some Red Potion from World of Warcraft. So Step 1 was mixing up a few batches of what’s called simple syrup – basically sugar dissolved in water. Here’s what we enjoyed:
We happen to love Mountain Rose Herbs for our spices. You can use any spices but try to make sure they are as fresh as possible for the best possible flavor.
Remove saucepan from heat, cover, and let steep for 5 minutes. Place a fine-meshed sieve over a large measuring cup or bowl and pour the syrup through. Let drain completely and discard spices.
Pour the syrup into a clean, dry and of course, interesting, bottle with a stopper, cover, and let cool. Be sure to label and date the bottle. Most DIY syrups will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks so we recommend that you stick to producing only small batches of syrups such as Hibiscus or Elderberry. We have found that the spiced simple syrup will last indefinitely and we seem to go through a lot of it so we make that in the quantities shown above.
June 30, 2016