Homemade Sugar Simple Syrup in a Bottle.
Prolong The Life Of Your Simple Syrup Using A Splash Of Booze
Simple syrups, a combo of water, sugar, and optional flavorings, are an excellent way to sweeten cocktails, but they'll stay usable only for about a month in your refrigerator.
Fortunately, all you need is a splash of booze to extend the life of your simple syrup. Such variations of the traditional syrup are called "rich" simple syrup.
To make vodka-based rich simple syrup, boil 1½ cups of water in a large pot. Reduce the heat to a moderate level, add 4 cups of sugar, and stir until completely dissolved.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the mixture has a satiny and smooth syrup consistency. Then, add one-half cup of vodka and mix very thoroughly.
Once the mixture cools down, transfer your rich simple syrup to a jar in a fridge, where it will last for at least a few months. Vodka will produce a very neutral-tasting syrup.
Rich simple syrup can be reimagined with different liquors, plus inclusions of fruits, herbs, and spices. Try experimenting with a batch that suits the cocktails you're making.