Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Strawberry Syrup (Recipe)

Strawberry syrup is infinitely useful in a home bar or kitchen. Put it in any of the standard cocktails as a sugar syrup substitute and you have something new and special.

Consider a strawberry Margarita, strawberry Old Fashioned, strawberry Gin Sours and Daiquiris!

But strawberry syrup goes well on desserts like angel food cake and ice cream. The possibilities are almost endless.

To make strawberry syrup you only need a quart of strawberries, 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water. A potato ricer is helpful for mashing the berries.

1. Core and remove the green leaves of a quart of strawberries.

2. Add the strawberries to a large sauce pan full of 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water. Heat on medium high heat and stir constantly to dissolve the sugar while the berries cook.

3. Use a potato ricer to smash the strawberries into a soft pulp. Turn down the heat to medium low and cook for 20 minutes.

4. Use a mesh strainer to remove the pulp (which you can keep as preserves for about a week). Strain a second time into an airtight container and store in an airtight container. This syrup will keep for two to three weeks.

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