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rkaene Jun 11, 2010 11:49 AM

Anyone having a problem finding this? I loved it , ran out went to get more and can't find it. I have tried several stores that caring the stirrings products, the other mixers are there. I even called/ emailed the company with no response.

  1. drdelicious Jun 26, 2010 09:16 AM

    Our local liquor megaplex said Stirrings was bought out and the new company discarded all highly perishable items... simple syrups I guess. Sometimes I make my own, sometimes I don't have time.

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      craigasaurus Jun 27, 2010 04:43 PM

      You don't have 45 seconds? That's all it takes to pour 1 cup of superfine sugar and water into a container and shake it.

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        rkaene Jun 27, 2010 07:52 PM

        thanks everyone, when I make it I always heat it to concentrate it, so it does take a while, I usually do not want to be heating something , then cooling it while making cocktails. I will try the superfine sugar, it should dissolve.PS if they have been bought out I guess hats why they haven't replied to my calls and emails.

    2. MC Slim JB Jun 19, 2010 11:48 PM

      Buying bottled simple syrup seems like an extravagant convenience purchase, given that it takes about 30 seconds to make your own. It's like drinking bottled water when your tap water is delicious.

      I don't cook my simple syrup, I shake (equal parts granulated cane sugar and water). Even a small amount of heat changes the flavor in ways I don't like. It will spoil within a few weeks, so I make it in small quantities and refrigerate it. You can extend its shelf life quite a bit with a little ethanol: vodka works nicely.

      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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        rkaene Jun 18, 2010 11:22 AM

        Just found it it home goods!!!!! Just when I gave up. The company never responded to my call or email though.

        1. yarm Jun 13, 2010 07:12 AM

          I just asked my wife who does a lot of the ordering for the Boston Shaker store, and her reply was that they had a problem with Stirrings being out of stock on a lot of items, but now they have no problem ordering whatever they want. And as of yesterday, I definitely spotted Stirring's simple on the Boston Shaker store's shelves.

          I guess try again and speak to the people at the store to see when the last time they (tried to) ordered it.

          1. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Jun 11, 2010 10:10 PM

            You... buy simple syrup? You're paying over five bucks for twelve ounces of sugar water, dear. It's less than a dollar to make your own. And the reason it's called simple syrup is because it's very simple to make. Here's the recipe:

            1 pound (scant 2 cups) sugar
            1 cup water
            Heat until sugar has dissolved and mixture is completely clear. Store in a bottle in the refrigerator.

            If you want to get really fancy, you can make your own grenadine, too. Just use pomegranate juice in place of the water. Really. That's it. You can add a small handful of hibiscus flowers during heating to intensify the color. If you do that, let it sit off heat for about 5 or 10 minutes, then of course strain out the hibiscus when you bottle it. Also, right before you bottle it you can add a couple of drops of orange flower or rose water for a little extra complexity.

            1. EvergreenDan Jun 11, 2010 12:59 PM

              I used to use it before I started just making my own, which was easier than shopping for something special. I keep it in a squeeze bottle, so it's even easier to use than the commercial product. Am I missing something?

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                drdelicious Jun 11, 2010 01:30 PM

                Some I make my own, some I like to pick up and try. Some social circles I've been in will not use anything I make myself and only use things they recognize... their loss... these people also use 'bloody mary mix' and the like.... go figure.

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                  ac106 Jun 18, 2010 02:42 PM

                  so, refill the bottle of Stirrings with homemade. No one will be the wiser....

                  Really, buying it seems silly

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                  cacio e pepe Jun 11, 2010 01:31 PM

                  No. Making your own is . . . simple!! So much better to make your own.

                  However, one simple syrup that I do buy and love is not so simple:

                  http://www.smallhandfoods.com/product...

                  I get the gum syrup. It contains gum arabic, which gives a thick, silky mouthfeel to any cocktail it's added to. I could order gum arabic and make my own, but Jennifer makes an amazing product so it's far easier to just buy it.

                3. drdelicious Jun 11, 2010 12:18 PM

                  I have noticed as well. I like their key lime syrup... I use those rimmers they made for parties. I asked about them the other day at our local liquor megaplex 'Spec's,' and the guy was like 'hmm, we stopped carring them I think.' I just assumed they were selling their own brand of syrups instead. I know Cost Plus World Market had some of the mixirs and rimmers, but I haven't seen the syrups there.

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