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Jun 11, 2010 11:49 AM

Stirrings Simple Syrup

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.

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  1. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: EvergreenDan

        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.

        1. re: drdelicious

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

          Really, buying it seems silly

        2. re: EvergreenDan

          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:

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