Apple Ginger Simple Syrup Recipe

To make an apple ginger simple syrup you actually have to make 2 syrups and then combine them.

Ginger Syrup
First let’s start with the ginger syrup. Grate and peel 2-3 large pieces of ginger. I know, I didn’t want to peel them at first either but trust me, it pays off. Then start 3 cups of water boiling. Once boiling, mix in 2 cups of dark brown sugar. Once the sugar is absorbed, add the ginger and boil about another 3 minutes. Set aside and move on to the next part.

Apple Syrup
Find an apple cider that you really like. Put 4 cups of it in a pan and bring to a boil. Add 1 cup of brown sugar to the cider and continue to boil until the sugar is gone and there’s only about 2.5 cups of cider left. Cool to room temp.

Now that both syrups are done it’s time to mix. Combine both syrups in a bottle (an old booze bottle will do), shake and enjoy.

We really enjoyed this with bourbon, rye, rum and vodka. You can create an apple mule with this recipe or an apple presbyterian.

Beer & Cilantro

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 oz. Anejo tequila
1 oz. lime juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup
Fresh cilantro
1 bottle Mexican beer

Instructions:
In a tall glass muddle cilantro, lime and simple syrup. Mix all ingredients except the beer in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in glass and top with beer.

Bloody Rum Punch

This is a take on a traditional Sangria but the darkness gives it the perfect blood color making it a Halloween party must. As with most Sangria’s, prepare this a couple of hours in advance to allow all of the ingredients and flavors to come together nicely. Feel free to decorate it to make it spooky!

Punch Ingredients:
1 750ml bottle of rum
1/2 bottle red wine
6 oz. fresh lime juice
6 oz. triple sec liqueur
6 oz. simple syrup
2 limes sliced in thin wheels
2 red oranges sliced in thin wheels

Instructions:
Add all ingredients into a large punch bowl & place in the refrigerator two hours before serving. Serve over ice in a punch glass.

Wind Surf

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 oz. Chablis
1/4 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
3 oz. Club Soda

Instructions:
Pour in order over ice into collins glass.

London Cocktail

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 oz. Gin
2 dashes Orange Bitters
1/2 tsp Simple Syrup
1/2 tsp. Maraschino

Instructions:
Stir with cracked ice.
Strain into cocktail glass.

Flying Scotsman

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 oz Scotch
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 dash Bitters
1/4 tsp Simple Syrup

Instructions:
Stir with ice and strain into a glass.

Daisy Duke

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Bourbon
1 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp Simple Syrup
5 drops Cointreau
1/2 cup ice
Club Soda

Instructions:
Shake the first four ingredients with ice. Strain into a glass. Add the ice and fill with soda. Top with fruit slices.

Cosmopolitan

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce cranberry juice
1 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup

Instructions:
Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with lots of ice. Shake vigorously for several seconds and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime twist.

Chilly Leprechaun

Cocktail Ingredients:
3 oz Cold Espresso
1 oz Irish Whiskey
1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur
1/2 oz Irish Cream
1 scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
1 dash Simple Syrup
4 cups Ice

Instructions:
Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Beau Rivage

Cocktail Recipe:
1 1/2 oz.Vodka
1 tsp. Sugar Syrup
1 tsp. Pernod
1 cucumber slice

Directions:
Mix everything, except cucumber, with cracked ice in shaker and pour into glass. Decorate with cucumber slice