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Make it for Mom: A Primer for Making Simple Syrups at Home
Make it for Mom: A Primer for Making Simple Syrups at Home

Not sure what to get mom for Mother’s Day this year? We suggest you keep it simple and sweet.

In other words, make mom one of these delicious simple syrups that can be used to spruce up any of her favorite Daviess County cocktails.

First, how simple to make is simple syrup? As simple as mom is sweet. So, let’s get started.

The Easiest, Most Simple, Simple Syrup Recipe

What you’ll need

Equal parts sugar and water (1:1 ratio), a saucepan, and a stovetop.

Simply (did we mention this was simple?) add the sugar and water together in a saucepan, turn on the heat, and bring to a boil. Once the sugar is completely dissolved (the water becomes clear or very close to clear), remove it from the heat to cool down. Once cool, pour the syrup into a bottle or jar with a lid and store it in the fridge for up to a month.

If you want to sweeten the gift you can decorate the bottle or jar, but we’ll leave that to your discretion. We know bourbon, but we’re not comfortable sharing our DIY arts and crafts tips.

Another great thing about simple syrup is that the flavor possibilities are endless. It just takes some infusing, which is just a fancy word for sticking flavorful things inside the bottle or jar long enough to take on the flavor you’re looking for. And that flavor just depends on what the mom in your life loves the most (well, besides you, of course).

Flavors you can add:

  • Mint
  • Thai Chile
  • Rosemary
  • Star Anise
  • Cinnamon
  • Black Pepper
  • Lavender
  • Fennel
  • Apple
  • Pear
  • …and so many more

Just imagine her joy, when you show up with not just flowers, but an entire bouquet of fresh simple syrups that she can add to cocktails, iced teas, yogurt, and even ice cream.

Of course, we think they’d all go best with a nice glass of Daviess County Bourbon, but we’re admittedly biased.

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