These flavored simple syrup recipes are the perfect way to add a little sweetness and tons of flavor to your cocktails, mocktails, coffee, or tea. These infused sugar syrups are easy to make and will help you add layers of flavor and get creative with your favorite mixed drink recipes.
Simple Syrup Recipes to Enhance Your Drinks
These infused simple syrups are easy to make and add an extra level of excitement and a burst of flavor to any drink.
Classic simple syrup is just sugar and water cooked down into a concentrated syrup. It's perfect for adding sweetness to cocktails and other drinks. But these syrup recipes take it a step further.
Related: Classic Simple Syrup
Creating your own sugar syrups, with flavors like basil and strawberry, is a super simple process and can really elevate the drink recipes you make at home.
These homemade simple syrups make enough for multiple beverages and last for a while in the fridge. And you can use them in all kinds of drinks, like coffee and iced tea. Not just cocktails!
Grab your favorite herbs and spices and start mixing up some new and exciting flavors for your next happy hour.
Simple Syrup for Cocktails
These crazy easy simple syrup recipes have very little prep and hands-on time. Browse these delicious and flavorful infused sugar syrup recipes to get inspired to create your own unique cocktails at home.
Vanilla Simple Syrup Recipe
Three pantry ingredients combine to make this sweet and delicious Vanilla Simple Syrup that's perfect for coffees and cocktails alike. I love to use this flavored syrup in winter especially!
Blueberry Simple Syrup Recipe
If you're looking to put a fruity spin on your favorite cocktail, try this delicious Blueberry Simple Syrup. It adds a sweet but subtle blueberry flavor and gives it a gorgeous color.
Blackberry Simple Syrup Recipe
You'll love this flavorful Blackberry Simple Syrup. It's a unique and unexpected flavor that tastes great in lemonade and teas. And that color can't be beat!
Basil Simple Syrup Recipe
For an herbaceous addition to any cocktail, try this Basil Simple Syrup recipe. It tastes delicious in iced tea and makes any cocktail taste a little more savory and refreshing.
Vanilla Cinnamon Simple Syrup
Vanilla Cinnamon Simple Syrup is perfect for your favorite coffee and adds a sweet and spicy kick to rum cocktails. It instantly adds tropical vibes to drinks and is another great fall and winter drink addition.
Strawberry Simple Syrup
Strawberry Simple Syrup is perfect for summer cocktails! It's easy to make with fresh strawberries and adds a tart sweetness to both cocktails and mocktails.
Using Simple Syrups in Cocktails
One of the best things about flavored syrups is that they really punch up the flavor. While I sometimes like to muddle herbs or fruit in my drinks, an infused sugar syrup really brings a bold, concentrated flavor.
And they are easy to adjust to your liking. I don't love overly sweet drinks, so often I will change up the ratio of sugar to water to make sure that I can add more flavor to the drink without extra sweetness.
Typically, you can substitute the same amount of flavored simple syrup for regular simple syrup that a recipe calls for.
Ideas to try
Mojitos made with a flavored simple syrup take this classic cocktail to the next level. You can add a fruity twist or punch up the mint flavor even more.
For a refreshing and unique drink, make my lavender lemonade made with lavender-infused syrup.
Try pairing a pineapple rum cocktail with a cinnamon syrup. It will really take it to new heights.
Tequila-based drinks benefit from simple syrups infused with jalapeño or cilantro for a spicy kick.
And you don't need to infuse syrup with just one flavor! You can create tasty combinations like rosemary and grapefruit or ginger and orange.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. With a little experimentation, you can create your own signature cocktails using your homemade flavored simple syrups.
Store your homemade simple syrup in an air-tight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to a month.
Adding homemade flavored simple syrups to your happy hour drinks is an easy way to add tons of flavor to your cocktails.
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More easy simple syrup recipes
- Sugar Cube Simple Syrup (for one cocktail!)
- Microwave Simple Syrup Recipe
- Lavender Tea (No sugar added and perfect to flavor coffee and drinks without the sweetness)
- Cocktails with Bitters
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