Infused Simple Syrups for Coffee

Simple syrup is equal parts water and sugar. It mixes easier than just sugar, especially in cold drinks. You can infuse simple syrup with different ingredients. It’s like those coffee flavor syrups but easier on the wallet. It’s also very easy to make and stores well in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Infused Simple Syrup

Ingredients:
1 cup of water
1 cup granulated white sugar
One of these: 1 vanilla pod split, 4 cinnamon sticks, handful of fresh mint (about 1 cup chopped)
Substitute for granulated white sugar: honey

To make the Vanilla Infused Simple Syrup:
In a pot on medium to medium-high heat, stir together sugar and water until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, add the vanilla pod, and allow to cool. Transfer to a tight-lid glass jar (like a mason jar) and store in refrigerator. You can strain the vanilla or leave it in.

To make the Cinnamon Infused Simple Syrup:
In a pot on medium to medium-high heat, stir together all ingredients until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Transfer to a tight-lid glass jar (like a mason jar) and store in refrigerator. Use a strainer to transfer the syrup into the jar to stop little bits of cinnamon from transferring. You can then add the sticks in the jar, and the cinnamon flavor will intensify. You can also leave it out.

To make the Mint Infused Simple Syrup:
Place the chopped mint in a heatproof bowl. In a pot on medium to medium-high heat, stir together sugar and water until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, pour over the mint, and allow to cool. Using a strainer, transfer to a tight-lid glass jar (like a mason jar) and store in refrigerator.

If you haven’t tried mint in your coffee, go for it! This is our sad take on Philz Coffee‘s iced Mint Mojito. We say sad because we’re talking on-the-go coffee and Philz is just. so. delicious.

To make Honey Simple Syrup:
In a pot on medium to medium-high heat, stir together honey and water until the honey is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Transfer to a tight-lid glass jar (like a mason jar) and store in refrigerator.

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