This Tea Infused Simple Syrup is quick and inexpensive to make and perfect for adding to lattes and cocktails!
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What is simple syrup?
Simple syrup is a liquid sweetener made by dissolving sugar in water, traditionally at a 1:1 ratio.
Dissolving the sugar in liquid makes it much easier to mix into cocktails, coffee, tea or anything else that meeds a kick of sweetness!
How do you get tea infused simple syrup?
Tea infused simple syrup is made by simply steeping a couple bags of tea in very hot water before mixing the sugar in.
It gives the simple syrup unique flavor that works great in cocktails and other drinks!
- Tea Bags
That's completely up to you! For this recipe I used a Bourbon Vanilla Black Tea because it tastes fabulous in whiskey based cocktails.
You could also do a green tea which would pair well with lemon flavored drinks, Earl gray which could be used in a hot toddy, or even a nice cinnamon chai. The sky is the limit!
If you are looking for a great of tea I highly recommend checking out Paromi Tea. I've been so impressed with their quality and flavors!
Simple syrups made at a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water will last around one month in the fridge.
If you want to make a longer lasting syrup simply adjust the ratio to 2 parts sugar to 1 part water. But remember, this will be add more sweetness per tsp than traditional simple syrup so adjust for recipes accordingly.
Sweet Tea Old Fashioned
One of my favorite ways to use this Tea Infused Simple Syrup is in cocktails. And this Sweet Tea Old Fashioned is one of my favorites!
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Tea Infused Simple Syrup
- electric kettle or sauce pan
- mason jar with lid or other container
- 2 cups water
- 2-3 tea bags
- 2 cups sugar
- Bring 2 cups of water to full rolling boil in a kettle or a pan on the stove.Remove from the heat and add in 2-3 tea bags. Steep tea for the instructed time (on the tea box), typically around 5 minutes.Once the tea has steeped remove the bags from the water.Immediately add 2 cups of sugar to the hot water and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. It may take a minute.Transfer the simple syrup to a glass storage jar. Put on a lid and store in the fridge for up to one month.Add to cocktails, lattes or anything else in need of a sweet twist. Enjoy!
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