Mint Simple Syrup

Mint Simple Syrup

A fresh, herbal mint simple syrup that has so many uses!       One of the most common questions we get asked as cocktail bloggers is how to make various flavored simple syrups. Simple syrup can be an integral part of a cocktail, by adding sweetness and flavor to make the drink just right. SuchRead more

Fennel Simple Syrup

Fennel Simple Syrup

An herbal fennel simple syrup.     One of our favorite things about having our own garden is the chance to experiment growing different herbs and vegetables. Having an extensive herb garden also gives us the opportunity to make some really fresh and unique syrups.     This post contains affiliate links for products thatRead more

Aronia Berry Simple Syrup

Aronia Berry Syrup - a perfect balance between sweet and tart, with a nostalgic rich flavor.

We had fun using this unique ingredient, Aronia Berries, in this syrup.     We grew up in the Midwest with relatives who loved to explore the many parks, country roads and outdoor spaces that are just minutes away. One of the earliest memories of outdoor adventures is of walking down a country road gatheringRead more

Sage Simple Syrup

Sage Simple Syrup

We love herbal simple syrup, and sage is perfect for a cocktail any time of year.     As in the previous post about the Rosemary simple syrup, we covered the great uses for simple syrup. We enjoy using fresh herbs from our garden and the farmer’s market during the summer, and all the varietyRead more

Rosemary Simple Syrup

Rosemary Simple Syrup

Check out this herbal simple syrup, that is perfect in cocktails and mocktails!     In the course of making cocktails, we try to make a lot of our own ingredients from scratch. One of our favorites to make is a simple syrup. Classic Simple Syrup can be an integral part of a cocktail, byRead more

Sugared Cranberries and Cranberry Simple Syrup

Sugared Cranberries in a white bowl, ornaments in back

In our mind, cranberries are the perfect accompaniment to the holidays and Christmas! These Sugared Cranberries are a great snack, a great garnish or a beautiful decoration for your holiday table!     Cranberries always have made an appearance for the holidays in our house. We love using the tart berry in relishes and treatsRead more