Use syrups with club soda, lemonade, iced tea, hot tea or water. Pour over cake or ice cream.

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From Amy: "I adore homemade food so when I learned about using simple syrups in drinks, I was so excited to try. Using a boiled mix of water and sugar creates a sweet syrup and with the addition of fruit, a fruit syrup. The resulting syrups are beautiful and tasty and made with real ingredients, my favorite! While a collection of syrups in all the colors is gorgeous, just one will do the trick for your taste buds."

 

You will need:

 

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups fruit, frozen or fresh, or squeezed fruit juice. Fruit should be peeled and washed and cut into smaller pieces when applicable.

  1. Bring the sugar, water and fruit to a boil.
  2. Turn down the heat and allow the mix to simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the fruit very soft and coming apart.
  3. Remove from heat and pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer.
  4. Allow to fully cool and store in the refrigerator.

TIP:

Possible fruits: strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, oranges, limes, lemons, rhubarb, grapefruit


The limes are tricky. The lime juice amount needs to be about 1/2 cup or less per the 1:1 sugar to water ratio.

Photography by Amy Christie

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