It’s the base for many cocktails – simple syrup. It has to be one of the easiest recipes ever. 1 part sugar to 1 part water, mix in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Viola! Why use sugar in a cocktail? The mere definition of a “cocktail” according to Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide is “spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters.” Why not use regular sugar in a cocktail? You can, but it’s hard to dissolve the sugar crystals completely. It is versatile – you can make any flavor you like which will elevate your drink and…
I love wine and have always dreamed of making my own. My first attempt was quite an experience!