Drink Flavoring & Simple Syrup Recipes

Try adding a little something to your coffee, cocktail or tea with these syrups that can double as flavored drink sweeteners. With recipes for fruity syrups, spiced syrups or infused simple syrups, you can't go wrong.

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Simple Syrup

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Simple syrup is a commonly used ingredient in many cocktails and other drink recipes. It's also easy to make!

Mint Simple Syrup

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Fresh mint leaves are steeped with sugar and water to create a minty fresh sweet syrup to add a refreshing lift to cocktails, mocktails, pastry glazes, and frozen desserts. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Lavender Simple Syrup

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Fresh lavender blossoms are steeped with sugar and water to create a sweet and aromatic floral syrup to flavor cocktails, lemonade, cakes, and sorbets.

Cinnamon Dolce Latte Syrup

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This homemade cinnamon dolce syrup is rich and delicious. Use this to make a latte or add to apple juice or cider for the perfect fall drink!

Rosemary Simple Syrup

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Like the essence of a Mediterranean summer distilled into a sweet herbal syrup. Stir it into lemonade, flavor a cocktail, glaze a cake, or churn it into a sorbet. So refreshing. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Hibiscus Syrup

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Keep this sweet, tart, and floral syrup on hand for adding extra zing and beautiful ruby red color to margaritas, rum punches and daiquiris. Or just pour over ice and add club soda for a delicious fresh soda. Syrup keeps in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Brandy Simple Syrup

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Simple Syrup is brushed on cakes for added moisture and flavor. This one can be flavored with brandy or rum.

Raspberry Syrup for Drinks

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This syrup is great for flavoring iced tea, but can also be used in cocktails, soda, and other drinks.

Rosemary Simple Syrup

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Like the essence of a Mediterranean summer distilled into a sweet herbal syrup. Stir it into lemonade, flavor a cocktail, glaze a cake, or churn it into a sorbet. So refreshing. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Homemade Grenadine

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It's extremely easy to make homemade grenadine. It's a two-ingredient operation. Your cocktails will thank you.

Paleo-Friendly Chocolate Mint Syrup

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I mix this with a shot of espresso, coconut milk, and ice for a paleo-friendly iced coffee. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Store in the freezer for later use.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup

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I love the Starbucks® pumpkin spice lattes and have tried to replicate their recipe. I finally feel I've come close and would love to share it. Enjoy!

Inspiration and Ideas

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

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The uses for simple syrup are endless and this rhubarb version brings a unique and delicious flavor to whatever you add it to.

Lemon Verbena Simple Syrup

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"Really great way to use my lemon verbena plant!" -- Krishan Sivaraj

Cranberry Simple Syrup

This syrup is sweet and tart, and is a festive addition to holiday cocktails!