Simple Syrup (Version 1 – heavy)
Type: Beverages Simple syrups are the base of most of the flavored syrups. We have created two versions; this one is a true simple syrup, meaning that it is equal parts sugar to water, while the second is a bit less concentrated. They take little time to prepare, and are good to have on hand to sweeten cold beverages such as iced coffee and tea. This version is perfect for mixing into cocktails, for it cuts the bite of the alcohol a bit better than the lighter version.
Type: Beverages Use this syrup to make your own ginger ale. This is also a key ingredient to a lot of popular cocktails, such as the Dark n' Stormy.
Type: Beverages Lemon grass can be found in many larger supermarkets, or specialty stores. It is in the produce section and is a long, brittle stalk (look for green stalks, not ones that are brown and peeling at the ends, for that means that they are past their prime). If you cannot locate it in the produce section, try looking in the frozen food aisles (and if you are lucky, it's already chopped!). Peel away the outer leaf and use the inner, fresher stalk.
Type: Beverages This syrup screams summer, not only because these fresh herbs are abundant then, but it is very refreshing when stirred into a glass of soda water.
Type: Beverages Herbal and sweet - this syrup does not use the standard simple syrup, rather the combination of honey and sugar tames the floral lavender.
Type: Beverages In addition to being perfect for a refreshing mint soda, a bit of this syrup in a glass of iced tea or lemonade makes a wonderful summer drink.
Type: Beverages Adding the vanilla syrup to a glass of soda water is reminiscent of a light cream soda. Throw in a shot of rum or vodka and then pour over ice.
Type: Beverages Your kids will love this tasty syrup and its beautiful color. If you have other berries, such as raspberries or blackberries, use those in place of the strawberries for your own twist.
Type: Beverages A favorite among many, this syrup has the perfect amount of bitter and sweet to it.