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Interesting Herbs, Foods, or Flavorings to Steep into Simple Syrups

isadorasmama Feb 10, 2012 02:45 PM

You know, aside from the obvious ginger, vanilla, thyme, basil sphere. Seasonal would be nice, too. And let's talk about spirits to mix them with.

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    xcorvis RE: isadorasmama Feb 10, 2012 05:20 PM

    Cardamom syrup is used in middle eastern deserts. I bet it would mix well with some of the more interesting rums, and could probably slot into some existing Tiki drinks. Tea, cardamom and cream is a simple chai, making that alcoholic shouldn't be too hard.

    Caraway and/or fennel syrup might work in an old fashioned.

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      karma belle RE: isadorasmama Feb 18, 2012 12:04 PM

      I used to make a chamomile infused honey syrup for use in hot toddies.

      1. Delucacheesemonger RE: isadorasmama Feb 18, 2012 12:25 PM

        Lavender, honey, licorice

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