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#1 splinky

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:28 AM

today, i made blood orange-lemon syrup. fresh squoze

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:33 AM

QUOTE(splinky @ Feb 18 2010, 02:28 AM) View Post
today, i made blood orange-lemon syrup. fresh squoze


Shiso. Bruise a bunch of purple shiso, throw it into a hot syrup and let it steep for a few minutes, then strain it out, and add lemon juice until the liquid turns bright pink. Plummy, fruity herbal... yummy.

Thai basil and lemon basil work nicely too.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 03:03 AM

Hibiscus! Bring 6 cups water to a boil, toss in 1 1/2 cups dried flowers. Steep for an hour and strain. Add 3/4 cup sugar if desired, but I like it very tart. Splash some in a glass with ice and top up with seltzer.
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#4 Suzanne F

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 04:12 AM

Diane Forley used to have a whole bunch of wonderful homemade syrups at Verbena -- in particular, I remember the lemon verbena one. I'll have to look around to see if they are listed anywhere.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:42 PM

I made a pandan syrup for New Year's. It was fantastic and earthy. I bruised about 4 leaves and shredded them with a fork. Steeped for about 45 minutes...probably could have gone a little bit longer too.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 02:08 AM

my new citrus juicer arrives tomorrow! also, planning to make some black tea and tisane sodas

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:27 AM

cherry-lime rickey syrup. woo hoo!

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#8 cristina

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:33 AM

Anybody make it sugar free? Anybody have a recipe?
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#9 splinky

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE(cristina @ Feb 28 2010, 01:33 AM) View Post
Anybody make it sugar free? Anybody have a recipe?

sugar is all that i have left in this world. my original recipe was 1 part sugar, 1 part water for the syrup and then 1 part of whatever juice blend. i've adjusted to 1 part water and 3/4 part sugar for the syrup. i do add a lot of soda water. you can add plain soda to any unsweetened juice that you'd willingly drink straight or diluted to give it some sparkle.

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#10 fentona

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 04:07 PM

QUOTE(cristina @ Feb 28 2010, 01:33 AM) View Post
Anybody make it sugar free? Anybody have a recipe?


I believe you can make syrup using sucralose (Splenda). And it's available in liquid form as well. I'd try adding that to whatever juice you like to make a sugar-free fruit syrup.
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 12:03 AM

here's a link to some recipes for splenda simple syrup and splenda soda syrup recipes.

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#12 cristina

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:04 AM

QUOTE(splinky @ Feb 28 2010, 06:03 PM) View Post

Mil gracias!
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