Even though I am a licensed mixologist (truth!) he can create a cocktail worth making again. I am instead tasked with the prep. I cut the lemons, refill the ice cube trays, and make the simple syrup.
We always have a bottle in our fridge, which I usually make with white sugar, but today I tried it with brown sugar. I immediately fell in love. Probably because brown sugar cocktail syrup is perfect with bourbon.
Try it and you’ll be ready for cocktail hour in no time!
Brown sugar simple syrup is, well, simple.
All you need is know is that the ratio is 1:1. I used two cups of brown sugar and two cups water.
You could also cut the ratio in half and only use one cup of each. But it practically lasts forever, so why not go ahead and get wild?
Combine the brown sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until all the sugar has dissolved. Let cool and pour into a fancy little bottle.
I’m here to say that the funnel is an under-appreciated necessity. I know from experience. Do not try to pour into a tiny bottle without this important tool.
The cooled syrup goes into a cute lil’ bottle. I had to use a few bottles since I made a big batch.
Oh why hello there hostess gift! Make a few just to have around. You never know when you need a homemade gift.
Enough with the work. Let’s make cocktails!
Gather your supplies. Big ice cubes. Bourbon. Lemon. Brown sugar cocktail syrup.
Pour a little of the syrup into the bottle of glass, add a squeeze of lemon, a shot of bourbon, an ice cube, then top it off with seltzer.
Brown Sugar Cocktail Syrup
Makes two cups
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups water
Combine the brown sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until all the sugar has dissolved. Let cool. Pour into small bottles. Store in the fridge. It will last for a few weeks, if not months.
Bourbon and lipstick. Two of my favorite things and a little homage to grandmothers everywhere. Cheers!