Spiced Simple Syrup

This cinnamon-spiked syrup adds serious warmth to dark spirits

Fact: Making this spiced and warming (but not "spicy") syrup will make your kitchen smell heavenly. Use it to add bold flavor and sweetness to any dark spirit: whiskey, aged rum, brandy. And you'll want to save a little to drizzle over pancakes the morning after.

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Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen for Crate and Barrel

Spiced Simple Syrup
5 from 36 ratings
Add sweetness and spice to dark spirits with a DIY spiced simple syrup.
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Total time: 20 minutes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon allspice berries
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the water and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously until the sugar dissolves. Lower the heat to a simmer and stir in the cinnamon stick and allspice berries.
  2. Allow to simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Use immediately, or store in a bottle or container with a cover in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Crate and Barrel provided the product featured here and sponsored this post.
Calories per Serving 196
Total Fat 0.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 50.9 g
Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
Total Sugars 49.9 g
Sodium 3.3 mg
Protein 0.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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