For our parties this past summer, I was really into making simple syrups for the cocktails. It’s the easiest way to sweeten drinks when they’re cold. I even started experimenting with infused syrups which is a great way to add an extra layer of flavor. With all the holiday parties coming up, I thought I would make a couple of simple syrups beforehand so that I’m ready. I’ve even made some as gifts for the host/hostess. It’s very easy to make. I bought the 8.5 ounce glass flasks from the container store. You bring equal parts sugar and water to a simmer until the sugar dissolves (I did 3 cups). I chose to infuse the syrups with cinnamon sticks, mint and lemon rind. I let the cinnamon, mint and lemon steep in separate mason jars in the warm syrup for a couple of hours. I added cinnamon, mint and lemon rinds to each of the jars before I poured in the cooled and strained syrups. You can store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use them. The mint syrup is by far the most popular, it’s perfect for mojitos and juleps.
DIY Infused Simple Syrups
Laura Chung is a New York based Energy Healer and Meditation Teacher. She has her Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and spent most of her adult life in corporate America following a traditional life path. After achieving what most people would say a “successful” life, she did not feel any happier or fulfilled. On a quest to find her true purpose in life, she quit her job in 2017. She became nomadic and traveled the world; stopping by places like India to become a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. She has worked with shamans, astrologers, energy healers, sages and eventually becoming a Reiki Master herself. Somewhere along this journey, she realized that the secret to life is within you. Laura’s purpose here on earth is to teach you how to co-create your DREAM LIFE with the Universal Laws and by guiding you through your awakening, healing, and transformation.