Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup is basically sugar and water. The reason why we use simple syrup rather than sugar is because, sugar takes time to dissolve in a drink especially in chilled drink. Most of the time the sugar will end up at the bottom of the glass. By using sugar syrup, it will help the flavor to mix quickly and evenly with other ingredient.

How to make Simple Syrup

  1. 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water in a pot. (Add flavoring ingredient if you are creating Flavored syrup)
  2. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Stir to prevent scorching.
  3. Bring down the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from hear and let it cool to room temperature.
  5. Strain out any solid piece and bottle the syrup.

This can be kept for 2-3 weeks in the fridge.

Liqueur

Liqueur is a type of spirits that has been flavoredĀ  with fruit, cream, spices or flower. Sugar or Sweetener are added when bottled. Liqueur is usually used to create cocktails.

Here are some of my personal favorite liqueur:

  • Midori
  • Lychee Liqueur
  • Cointreau
  • Kahlua
  • Creme De Banana

Spirits

The Various type of Spirits:

Gin

  • Gin is made from Juniper Berries.

Vodka

  • Gin is made from Potatoes or Grains.

Rum

  • Rum is usually distilled from Sugar Cane

Tequila

  • Tequila is distilled from Blue Agave plant.

Whiskey

  • Whiskey is usually distilled from mash such as barley, wheat and corn.

Bourbon

  • American whiskey distilled with at least 51 percent of corn mash.

Brandy

  • Brandy is made by distilling wine therefore the fruit used is grape

Champagne

  • A type of sparkling wine.