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.
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