Making your own flavored simple syrups to use in cocktails is so easy that it will make you think twice about buying a mass produced bottle from the store. Beyond how easy it is, what I like most is that it only has three ingredients -- water, sugar and fruit.
No artificial anything!
I like to put several teaspoons in sparkling white wine, champagne or rum.
Homemade Pomegranate Simple Syrup
by Michelle Maskaly, The Adirondack Chick
2 cups fresh pomegranate seeds
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
Combine all the pomegranate seeds, water and sugar in a medium pot, stir and
bring to a boil. Stir, reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from heat and pour the fruit and liquid into a strainer over a
large bowl. Discard the seeds and let the syrup cool.
Store in a sealed container or pour into ice cube trays to use in various drinks.
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