Sugar syrup (also called simple syrup) is basically just a mix of sugar and water. Sugar syrup is also one of the most essential ingredient in cocktails. When we first started making cocktails, we didn’t realise what a staple sugar syrup is. It’s used in a ton of cocktails and a lof of drinks that we make with Bright Night Gin. It’s also very easy to make as well and we often make 200-300ml and leave it in the fridge. If it’s properly sealed, it will last in the fridge for a few weeks.
Adding simple syrup really balances out the acidity of most cocktails and allows you to have that extra flavour in your cocktails. There are different richness of sugar syrups. The normal ration is 1:1 and a rich sugar syrup is 2:1 ratio. For our cocktails we mostly use a 100 grams sugar to 100 ml water ratio.
Sugar syrup Ingredients:
- 100 grams sugar (caster, white or raw)
- 100 ml water
How to make sugar syrup (in a pan) ?
- Add sugar and water to a pan
- Bring it to a boil
- Stir until the sugar dissolves and you are getting a clear liquid
- Cool down and pour it into a bottle with a good seal
How to make sugar syrup (without a pan) ?
- Get a pyrex cup or something similar
- Add 100 grams of sugar
- Boil water in a kettle and add about 100ml to the sugar
- Stir until dissolved
- Cool down and pour into a bottle with a good seal
Leave it in the fridge and use it to make your favorite Bright Night Gin cocktails.
Infused sugar syrup (or Infused syrup)
Some of the cocktails will call for Infused syrup or Infused sugar syrup. Usually there will be a recipe of this but if not, basically all it means is when you are boiling the sugar syrup you infuse it with the third ingredient.