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Spiced Simple Syrup

This cinnamon-spiked syrup adds serious warmth to dark spirits
30 Ratings
100% would make again

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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Spiced Simple Syrup

Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen for Crate and Barrel

Yield: 1¼ cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

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.

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