Simple syrup is used for cocktail recipes and not for homemade liqueurs. It is very similar to standard sugar syrup except for the fact that simple syrup has more added water.
The recipe for simple syrup is very simple:
1 cup of water
1 cup of granulated sugar
Add water to a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add the sugar and stir until it is dissolved. When the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture clarifies, turn the flame off and remove from the stove. Allow to cool. You can boil the mixture for a little while longer to boil off some of the water if a sweeter and more viscous syrup is more desirable.
How many times have you seen commercially available bar mixers in a store on the shelf? Did you know that you can make your own sweet and sour mix?
This is a very simple recipe made with common household ingredients that can save you a lot of money and time. This is a very fast and easy recipe that you can make at home!
Just use ordinary table sugar for the simple syrup (see above) then combine with fresh squeezed lime juice and lemon juice.
Combine 1 cup of simple syrup with 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice and 1/2 cup fresh sqeezed lime juice. Refrigerate when done.
For a professional touch, bottle it in a 500 ml or 750 ml wine bottle (see photo).
Sweet and Sour Mix
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
Combine ingedients and store in refrigerator.