4 DIY Syrups One Street Over Style
A cocktail isn’t just about mixing a couple of spirits together dousing it with a mixer or fruit juice. There are flavors which are subtle which add character. One of these cocktails basics are syrups. Synthetic commercial syrups are aplenty and it is time to dump them. Make your own, not only are they natural but also more flavorful.
We got Ashitosh Narayanan from One Street Over to share a few of his recipes for their house syrups. They are simple and easy to make and you can use these syrups not just for cocktails but also in your kitchen.
To try some of these syrups and cocktails made with them, head to One Street Over for Hipcask Cocktail Fest presented by Cleartrip Activities, from March 4-13, 2016.
The ratio of liquid to sugar is always 1:1, this will give you a rich syrup. The thickness of the syrup will depend on how much you boil this mix. The more you boil, thicker the syrup will be when it cools down. Keep the flavoring agents in the syrup for 24 hours before you strain the syrup for better infusion.
Bring pomegranate juice and sugar to a boil. Add a zest of one orange to the mix, it will balance the sweetness of the syrup.
Cream of Coconut Syrup
Coconut syrup in a cocktail makes you skeptical? We think it would be great if you’re trying to make a healthier version of a Pinacolada. Use 1:1 ratio of coconut milk and sugar just as its coming to a boil add juice of one lime. Be very careful while adding the lime juice, otherwise coconut milk will curdle.
Grapefruit and Thyme Syrup
This syrup uses grapefruit juice, as the mix with sugar comes to a boil, add fresh thyme leaves. Make sure you use only the leaves because the stems will make the syrup bitter.
As water and sugar are coming to a boil, add slit vanilla bean pods to the liquid. Once the sugar is completely dissolved, let the pods steep for 24 hours before you strain it.
Keep these syrups refrigerated and they will easily last you for upto a week.