is a liquid sweetener that is commonly used to sweeten cocktails
and iced tea
. Plain simple syrup
is simply boiled down water and sugar. However, flavored simple syrups incorporate additional ingredients for added flavor.
Flavored simple syrups can be used like plain simple syrup to add sweetness (and flavor) to cold drinks and to flavored coffees. They can also be used as a topping for ice cream, pancakes, cakes and other baked goods.
This guide to flavored simple syrups includes recommendations for pairings each syrup recipe with coffee, iced tea
and other drinks (and sometimes also foods).
This aromatic simple syrup takes a cue from the Middle Eastern origins of simple syrup with an intense cardamom
flavor. It's delicious in masala chai, coffees with lighter, brighter flavors, milk steamers and Darjeeling teas.
Demarara sugar gives this spiced simple syrup a richer, deeper flavor than most. The result is a flavored syrup that's perfect for hot coffee, iced coffee
, milk steamers or masala chai. It also works well with Assam tea
or Ceylon tea
This exotic simple syrup recipe comes from the same place as gomme syrup
, a traditional variation on simple syrup. It tastes great in iced green teas or in lighter black teas
. It can also be added to lemonades, cocktails and various foods.
This versatile flavored syrup can be used to enhance hot coffee, iced coffee, hot or iced black teas, iced green teas, certain iced oolong
teas, lemonades, cocktails, ice creams and baked goods. I recommend trying it out for an afternoon tea
party, Valentine's Day or an anniversary.
Although this recipe was created to make an ingredient for cocktails, lavender
-flavored simple syrup also tastes fantastic in certain green teas
, some Ceylon black teas and lemonades. Given the Victorian associations with lavender, it could also make an interesting sweetener for an afternoon tea party menu
The invigorating flavor of mint is captured in this fresh mint simple syrup recipe. Use this syrup to add a burst of mint flavor to your iced black tea or iced green tea, to herbal infusions
or to flavored coffee drinks, like flavored lattes
You might also enjoy this Vanilla-Mint Simple Syrup
Bay leaf is commonly used in beverages in Latin America. I recommend using Bay Leaf Simple Syrup in lemongrass
herbal infusions, iced coffee or wintery hot tea punch recipes. It's also a good addition to mulled wine