Mandarin SyrupCuisinart Original Recipe
If you cannot locate Mandarins, you can substitute oranges."
1 cup simple syrup (Version 1)
zest of 3 mandarins, bitter white pith removed, cut into ½-inch strips
1 . Bring the syrup to a boil in a small saucepan. Once it boils, remove pan from heat and add the zest. Cover and steep for 30 minutes.
2 . Strain the steeped syrup, discarding the zest. Allow to cool completely before using. Syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.