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Springtime in a Glass: Floral Simple Syrup - Shady Lady Mercantile

Springtime in a Glass: Floral Simple Syrup

Springtime in a Glass: Floral Simple Syrup

What is Simple Syrup?

Simple syrup is made by heating equal amounts of granulated sugar and water to create a liquid that can dissolve in other liquids. The magic happens when flowers, herbs, fruits, and other botanicals are added to the sugar syrup. This flavor infusion creates the secret weapon that allows anyone to make great cocktails!

The best cocktails balance sweet, sour, and bitter flavors which can be done in infinite ways. When you have the sweetness and flavor elements together in one bottle of simple syrup, all you need to do is add your spirit of choice and a squeeze of fresh citrus. To take that further, add bitters and an aromatic garnish. Voila!

Ways to Use Floral Simple Syrup 

Infused with the delicate essence of flowers, floral simple syrup is a delightful addition to cocktails, alcohol-free drinks, coffee, desserts, salad dressings, and more. These enchanting elixirs add a burst of springtime and offer tons of creative possibilities.

Spring & Summer Cocktails

Create enchanting cocktails that transport you to a blooming garden. Mix floral syrups with clear spirits like gin, vodka, or tequila. Garnish with fresh flowers, citrus fruit, or garden herbs. Whip up a quick lavender lemon martini, hibiscus margarita, or a rose-infused gin fizz. A perfect patio sipper!

Zero-Proof Mocktails

For fabulous alcohol-free mocktails, simply mix floral simple syrup with sparkling water. Add a squeeze of fresh citrus and aromatic garnish for flair. Try making a lavender lemon spritz, hibiscus lemonade, or rose tonic.

Coffee & Tea

Transform your daily tea or coffee ritual into a soothing floral experience!

Make an affordable lavender latte by combining coffee, lavender simple syrup, and steamed milk. Or, just add a few tablespoons of lavender syrup to your morning coffee and stir to combine.

For hot tea, stir in a few drops of floral syrup. A rose-infused chai tea will enchant your taste buds and add a touch of sophistication to your mornings.

To flavor iced tea, simply add a few tablespoons of syrup when the tea is hot and stir to combine. Make rose iced tea by combining tea, rose syrup, and a splash of lemon juice. You could even add rose bitters!

Flavored Waters & Lemonades

Elevate your hydration game by infusing still or sparkling water with floral simple syrup. Sip on a refreshing cucumber mint cooler with a hint of elderflower sweetness, or make a delightful blueberry lavender lemonade for a burst of summer flavors.

Baked Goods

Try drizzling lavender simple syrup over a moist lemon cake or using rose syrup to sweeten frosting for cupcakes. Infuse cakes and cookies by adding rose or elderflower syrup to the batter. For a show-stopper, make a vibrant hibiscus-cardamom glaze for pastries.

As a Topping

Use floral simple syrups as a topping for pancakes, waffles, or ice cream! Yum.

Salad Dressings & Marinades

Surprise your palate by using floral simple syrup to create unique salad dressings and marinades. A vinaigrette made with hibiscus simple syrup adds a tangy and floral note to a mixed greens salad, while a rosemary lavender marinade enhances the flavors of grilled chicken or vegetables.

Shop Our Floral Syrups

Embrace the beauty of flowers in your bar and kitchen - experiment with flavors to discover your favorites! Our simple syrups are made in small batches with all-natural ingredients like flower petals, dried flowers, fruit, herbs, and whole botanicals. Best of all, they're made with love.

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