Here’s a basic Vanilla Sugar Syrup recipe which you will need for some of the 12 Tonics to Christmas posts if you would like to re-create some of the drinks during the holiday season.
Also referred to as a SIMPLE SYRUP.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 vanilla bean
Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan.
Stir constantly until all of the sugar is dissolved.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Split the vanilla beans lengthwise and place in a heatproof jar or bottle.
Pour the hot syrup over the vanilla beans, cover, and let stand for 8 to 10 hours.
Remove the bean, bottle and store in the refrigerator.
This recipe makes 1 cup of “simple syrup” and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 weeks. You can easily increase this recipe to make a larger batch.
A simple/sugar syrup can be flavoured with a variety of ingredients, here’s a few ideas and suggestions to make your summer drinks even more interesting…
Stay tuned for the next 12 Tonics to Christmas post, for a refreshing cocktail featuring a local or international Tonic Water brand.