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Homemade Cocktail Syrup Recipes

Cocktail Syrup Recipes

SARSAPARILLA JACK

With the sweet kick of sippin’ whiskey and the old-fashioned flavor of horehound candy, this is the perfect cocktail for a summer lawn party or Kentucky Derby fete. The woody notes of the whiskey and the earthy notes of the sarsaparilla blend beautifully and the whole combo is lightened up with a hint of mint, MAKES 1 DRINK

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ½ ounces whiskey, such as Jack Daniel’s
  • 1 tablespoon Sarsaparilla Syrup (See the end of the Article)
  • 3 fresh mints leave
  • Seltzer
  • Lime wedge, for garnish
  • Fresh mint leaf, for garnish

PREPARATION

Combine the whiskey syrup, and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until chilled, and then strain into a low ball (old-fashioned) glass filled with ice. Top with the seltzer, garnish with the lime wedge and mint leaf, and serve.

BITTER LEMON REFRESHER

For those who prefer a less sweet cocktail but love the tangy taste of lemon, this alternative to a Lemon Drop or an Arnold Palmer hits the mark. The combination of cooked and fresh Meyer lemon lends just the right hint of bitterness and sweet-tart freshness, MAKES 1 DRINK

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons syrup from Eight-Hour Meyer Lemons in Syrup (See the end of the Article)
  • 1 ½ ounces vodka
  • Juice of ½ Meyer lemon
  • Seltzer
  • A strip of the cooked lemon, for garnish

PREPARATION

Fill a rocks glass with ice. Pour in the syrup, vodka, and lemon juice, and stir. Top with the seltzer, garnish with a slice of the cooked lemon and serve.

LOVAGE GIN FIZZ

Hendrick’s is an unusual, limited-production Scottish gin that balances the flavors of cucumber and rose with the traditional juniper. I especially like the fact that it’s bottled in an old-fashioned brown, apothecary-style bottle. It has a unique flavor and is the best liquor for this cocktail, but if it’s not avail­ able, Bombay Sapphire or another quality gin will do nicely, MAKES 1 DRINK

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ounces Hendrick’s gin
  • 2 tablespoons Lovage Syrup (See end of the Article)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Seltzer
  • Celery stalk, for garnish

PREPARATION

Fill a Collins glass with ice. Pour in the gin, syrup, and lime juice. Top with the seltzer, and stir. Serve with a stalk of celery.

CEL-RAY TONIC

Most serious soda drinkers know of Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray Tonic—and most either hates it or love it, with very little in between. The vegetal, slightly zingy drink with a flavor ever so slightly reminiscent of ginger ale was so popular with Jewish immigrants in the 1930s—partly owing to the belief that it was a medicinal elixir—that it earned the nickname “Jewish Champagne.” It retained a loyal following long after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration forbade the company to call the drink a “tonic,” forcing a name change to “soda.”

CLOVER CLUB

The Clover Club is a cocktail lover’s cocktail, predating Prohibition and making it one of the true classics. Pale pink, foamy, and beautiful in an up glass, this cocktail began as a gentleman’s drink, named after a Philadelphia men’s club whose members included captains of industry and business titans. Despite its appearance, the drink packs a punch, MAKES 1 DRINK

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 ½ ounces gin
  • ½ tablespoon Pomegranate Syrup (See end of the Article)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

PREPARATION

Chill a small wine glass or Champagne coupe. Shake the egg white in a chilled cocktail shaker for about 5 minutes. Add several ice cubes along with the rest of the ingredients and shake again for 15 seconds. Strain into your chilled glass, and serve.

MOSCOW MULE

Another classic drink, the Moscow Mule is the Russian-themed version of the “Mule,” or “Buck,” cocktail, using vodka as its base liquor. My ginger syrup has extra heat, mimicking the spicier ginger beer that modern bartenders like to use for this recipe, along with lime, upping the citrus quotient, MAKES 1 DRINK

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ½ ounces vodka
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons Ginger syrup (See end of the Article)
  • Seltzer
  • Lime wedge, for garnish
  • Fresh mint leaf, for garnish

PREPARATION

Fill a highball glass or a traditional Moscow Mule copper mug one-third full with ice. Pour in the vodka, lime juice, and syrup. Top with the seltzer, garnish with the lime wedge and mint leaf and serve.

CLASSIC” JAPANESE COCKTAIL

This is a lot like an Old-Fashioned, but with a nutty, full-bodied twist. Interestingly, though it’s called a Japanese Cocktail, you might notice that the ingredients are mainly French. According to Paul Clarke’s blog The Cocktail Chronicles, the drink was created by cookbook author and bartender Jerry Thomas in i860 in honor of a visit to New York City by the Japanese delegation. MAKES 1 DRINK

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 1 tablespoon Orgeat Syrup (See end of the Article)
  • 2 dashes of angostura bitters
  • Thin strip of lemon zest, for garnish

PREPARATION

In the large half of a cocktail shaker, combine the brandy, syrup, and bitters. Fill with ice cubes and% stir until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Soda Syrups Recipes

In Make Your Own Soda syrup recipes, you’ll find the best recipes for all-natural syrups with unique, artisanal flavors like pineapple, lemongrass, and hibiscus, as well as old-time favorites like ginger, sarsaparilla, and grape.

You’ll also find great ways to use homemade syrups to create soda fountain classics (Chocolate Egg Cream), great cocktails (Lovage Gin Fizz), and hot drinks (Hot Apple Spice Cup), all as delicious as they are distinctive.

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