Simple Cocktail Syrup
Simple syrup should be simple. That’s why our simple syrup is made with nothing but simple ingredients. This is a staple for every bartender, home entertainer, and cocktail enthusiast.
Ingredients: Cane Sugar, Filtered Water, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid
Natural Ingredients Settle, Shake Well
Product Storage: Refrigerate once opened. Store in refrigerator for up to two months. Unopened bottles can be stored without refrigeration for up to two years.
Available Sizes: 150 ML, 375 ML, 750 ML
Product Information: glass bottle
Simple syrup is the foundation of many cocktails. As a matter of fact, sugar in cocktails has been around since we defined “cock-tail” as a word. It was originally coined by Harry Croswell in The Balance and Columbian Repository dated 1806. Almost sixty years later a well-known “Professor of Cocktails” Jerry Thomas defined the cocktail in his book How To Mix Drinks; or, The Bon Vivant’s Companion in 1962 as a traditional mixture of “spirits, sugar, water, and bitters.”
If you dig through the historic cocktail recipe books or look at many original classic cocktail designs, they will contain some core spirit (e.g. rye), alongside sugar, bitters, and either water or ice (diluted down into the water).
Sugar and water are two of the components of the core cocktail design. Sugar has a very difficult time dissolving in a cocktail because most cocktails are not warm. Sugar dissolves in warm water, but ice water… not so much. Enter, simple syrup! Simple syrup is a pre-mix combination of sugar and water.
If you take equal ratios of water and sugar then bring it to a boil for a minute, you’ll invent simple syrup. Or, you can just buy simple syrup pre-made. Most modern cocktails call directly for ‘simple syrup’ in their recipe, so having simple syrup on hand is helpful.
Featured Simple Cocktail Syrup Recipe: Old Fashioned
2 oz Bourbon
3/4 oz Liquid Alchemist Simple Syrup
2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
Build-in glass with ice, stir until cold. Garnish with a lemon and orange peel