Dark Simple Syrup Recipe

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Dark Simple Syrup

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Course: DrinksCuisine: American




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A simple brown simple syrup for drinks.


  • 2 cups 400 g Brown, demerara, or other non-bleached sugar

  • 1.5 cups 360 ml Water


  • Combine the sugar and water in a heat proof container and microwave on high for 30 seconds or heat on the stove. Stir to combine
  • Once the syrup has cooled bottle and refrigerate or freeze to store for an extended period of time.

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What Is The Difference Between Brown Sugar And White Sugar?

So, believe it or not, white sugar is bleached to make it white. Bleaching sugar produces a completely uncolored and clean sweetener that only adds sweetness and no additional flavor. Non-bleached but still refined sugar will always have a little molasses left behind. Molasses can only be wholly removed chemically. Regardless most manufactured sugar is bleached. To produce brown sugar, many companies will mix a little extracted molasses back into the bleached refined sugar. Natural, non bleached brown sugars are: turbinado sugar, demerara sugar, muscovado sugar, and piloncillo sugar. These sugars vary in how refined the molasses content is. These will make a simple dark syrup with a similar enough taste. Sure there will be some differences, but if you can’t find piloncillo or demerara, then turbinado or regular brown sugar will do.

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