We love classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Negronis, Manhattans, and Martinis, which rely on a perfect balance of spirits, but when you introduce syrups into your cocktail repertoire, the options become endless. This syrup was intended for an Egg Nog Cocktail, but is by no means limited to one use. Thinking about a bourbon sour? Switch out the simple syrup with this version and you’ve got a “winter sour”. Sounds pretty delicious right? Of course you’re not only limited to cocktails. Try it in your tea, lattes, or just with some soda water for a non-alcoholic drink.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 2 cloves
- In a small pot, combine all ingredients, bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a glass bottle or jar for storage. Place cinnamon stick back in syrup for additional flavour.
- Store in refrigerator.