How To Make Sugar Syrup: And The Perfect Gin Cocktail To Match
This sugar syrup recipe is cheap and easy to make at home. Perfect for gin cocktails this Summer. BBQ season is upon us.
Sugar syrup is a staple for every aspiring home cocktail mixologist, all the way to the pros. Sadly, it’s expensive to buy but being it so vital for many delicious cocktails, why not make it at home and subsequently pat yourself on the back for being a total kitchen hero and saving yourself some pennies. It’s cheap and easy to put together and also opens up a realm of creative possibility, ginger sugar syrup I hear you cry?- Lavender? Thyme maybe? Before you know it, you will be taking over the “craft beer guy” in your circle of friends as the one who is prattle on about what they have been “brewing” at home.
We opt for a 2:1 (sugar: water) ratio to make a thicker syrup, that will require less volume in your drink and last longer on the shelf. Sugar syrup is measured by volume, so for every 100g of sugar, you need 50g of water.