Basic Simple Syrup

It really is that easy.

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Blueberry Ginger Maple Syrup

Ingredients
1 cup maple syrup
¼ cup blueberry puree
1 teaspoon grated ginger
Directions
In small saucepan over medium-low heat, add maple syrup and ginger and warm through.

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Cactus Fruit (Prickly Pear) Lime Tequila Coolers

Makes 1 cocktail
INGREDIENTS
1½ ounce tequila blanca
1½ ounce Grand Marnier
1 ounce cactus fruit syrup (recipe follows)
1 ounce agave syrup
1 ounce lime syrup (recipe follows)
DIRECTIONS
Add all ingredients into a strainer filled with ice, shake vigorously. Strain through fine mesh strainer.
Serve over ice garnish with a lime wedge.
Cactus Fruit Syrup
Makes approximately 2 cups
INGREDIENTS
1-2 cactus fruit, peeled and chopped
1 [...]

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Caramelized Apple Buckwheat Crepes with Light Rosemary Cream

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
For the crepes
2 cups 2% milk
1 tablespoon sugar in the raw
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ cup buckwheat flour
¾ cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon golden flaxseeds
3 eggs
DIRECTIONS
Whisk together all ingredients until a smooth batter is formed. Batter will be much thinner than pancake batter. Place in refrigerator for about 30 minutes or [...]

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Cardamom Black Pepper Syrup

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
1 cup turbinado sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon black peppercorns, cracked
5 cardamom pods, crushed (whole pod)
Directions
Place all the ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves completely. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Take off heat and let stand for 15 minutes, strain.

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Cinnamon Basil Syrup

Makes 1 cup syrup
Ingredients

½ cup to 2 cups sugar
½ cup to 2 cups water
½ cup fresh cinnamon basil leaves

Directions

Place water, sugar and cinnamon basil leaves in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer for a few more minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool. Strain out basil [...]

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Citrus Peel and Sage Syrup

Try a few tablespoons of this added to your next vinaigrette.

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Cranberry Thyme Syrup

Any fresh herb can be used in simple syrups.

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Crenshaw & Basil Frozen Ice

Serves 4-6
Ingredients
2 cups crenshaw melon, cubed in 1 inch cubes and frozen solid overnight (or other melon)
1 cup simple syrup (infused with basil a plus)
½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped fine
Directions
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and icy. Be careful not to over blend as the frozen honey dew will melt [...]

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Doce de Banana in Syrup

Imagine yourself on the Bahían coast surrounded by the balmy breezes of the Mata Atlântica.

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El Macau (Nicaragua)

The Macau is the Nicaraguan national drink, typically made with Flor De Cana white rum and guava juice. We decided to put our own ginger mango twist on ti in light of featuring our Organic Fair-trade products.

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Fume Y Flor (Mexico)

Sweet and Smoky is the jest of this one. An intoxicating and powerful drink, its silky and sultry texture with its sweet and smoky vibe, allows one to forget the intoxication factor.

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Ginger Beet Prosecco

Sweet earthy and spicy this recipe is sure to bring decadence back into your summer dinner parties with its exotic flavor and deep fusica color!

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Ginger Carrot Wholegrain Pancakes with Ginger Maple Syrup

Makes 6-8 cakes
INGREDIENTS
1½ cups whole wheat flour
1½ cups 1% milk
½ cup wheat bran
½ cup carrot puree (cooked & blended carrots)
½ cup buckwheat flour
3 large eggs
¼ cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons lowfat plain yogurt
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon grated ginger
PREPARATION
In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. In a medium sized bowl, combine all wet ingredients, [...]

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Gingito (Dominican Republic)

Another sweet and peppery addition to the mix. Ginger and basil combine well in this deep dark powerful vixen of a drink!

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Greek Style Baklava

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
For the filling
1 cup walnuts, chopped fine
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla
For the pastry
1 package phyllo pastry
1 stick butter, unsalted and melted
For the syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cinnamon sticks
½ cup tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
In a mixing bowl, mix the filling mixture ingredients until well [...]

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Herbal Simple Syrup

Makes 2 cups

Ingredients

1 cup sugar (any type of sugar will work)
1 cup water
1 cup fresh herbs leaves & stems

Directions

Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer for approximately 5-10 minutes depending on how potent you wish the syrup to be.

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Lavender Beet Sweet Vinegar Syrup

Ingredients

¼ cup beet juice
1 cup sugar
¾ cup water
¼ cup orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 tablespoon fresh lavender flowers (1-2 teaspoons dried)
½ cup black current vinegar
Directions

In a medium sauce pan, whisk together the beet juice, sugar, water, orange juice and zest and lavender flowers and bring to a boil.  Reduce temperature and add in vinegar.  Simmer [...]

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Lavender Lemon Sugar Syrup

Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon zest
½ cup fresh lavender flowers or 2 tablespoons dried
Directions
In a medium saucepan, over medium-low heat, add sugar, water, lemon zest and lavender flowers warm through until sugar is dissolved. Take syrup off heat and let cool until ready to use.
*Note: If not using sugar syrup, you can simply [...]

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Lemon-Mint Herbal Syrup

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients

½ lemon sliced
½ cup fresh mint, chopped
½ cup light brown sugar
½ cup water
Directions

In a medium saucepan combine all ingredients and bring to a boil, turn down the heat to a simmer and simmer for about 5 minutes. Strain, and store syrup in the refrigerator for up to [...]

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Lemonade

Makes 1 Gallon
INGREDIENTS
2 cups lemon sugar syrup, recipe below
2 tablespoons lemon zest
2 cups lemon juice (20 big juicy lemons)
12 cups water
PREPARATION
In a one gallon pitcher combine lemon sugar syrup, lemon zest, lemon juice, and water, stir well.
Serve over ice with lemon wedge.
Lemon Sugar Syrup
INGREDIENTS
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon zest
PREPARATION
In a medium saucepan, over [...]

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Limeade

Makes ½ Gallon
INGREDIENTS
1 cup lime sugar syrup, recipe below (see note*)
2 tablespoons lime zest
½ cup lime juice (10 to 15 juicy limes)
7 cups water
PREPARATION
In a half gallon pitcher combine lime sugar syrup, lime zest, lime juice, and water, stir well.
Serve over ice with lime wedge.
Lime Sugar Syrup
INGREDIENTS
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons lime zest
PREPARATION
In a [...]

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Nectarine Mint Syrup

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
½ cup mint
½ cup sugar
1 cup water
1 ripe nectarine, pitted and chopped
Directions
Combine the mint, sugar, water and nectarine in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for about five minutes. Take off heat, cool and blend until smooth.

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NJ Peach Tarragon Bellini

Local never tasted so good with this delightful classic brunch cocktail!

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Orange Lavender Flower Syrup

Ingredients
½ cup honey
1 cup water
¼ cup turbinado sugar
1 tablespoon lavender flowers
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
Directions
In a small sauce pan, whisk the honey, water, sugar and herbs together while bringing to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, take off heat and allow to cool.

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Peruvian Pisco Sour (Peru)

Many of our products this time of year are coming from Peru including the mangoes, in light of this we thought we would add a little mango & basil to our pisco sours and top it off with some ginger bitters!

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Pisco Sour

This Peruvian specialty also has roots in Chili. Pisco is liquor distilled from grapes, namely three varietals of white grapes, including the Muscat. The Peruvians take great pride in their Pisco sour, which they keep like their ceviche, simple. While the Chileans have few different varietals of the Pisco Sour including the mango Pisco Sour and the green Chile version. Either way all Pisco sours have a few things in common: Pisco, simple syrup, lime juice (Persian variety, and egg whites and bitters).

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Raspberry Tingle

Makes one drink
This zippy little drink is sure to refresh and enliven the pallet. The freshness of the mint, parsley and fresh lime, combined with the tangy fresh raspberries, makes your mouth tingle with completeness!
Ingredients

Crushed ice
2 ounces cucumber infused gin
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce herbal simple syrup (mint & parsley combo)
1 ounce sweet minty [...]

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Red Basil Iced Tea

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
5 Bags Earl Grey Tea
8 cups water
1 cup Red Basil Ginger Simple Syrup, recipe follows
PREPARATION
Brew Earl Grey Tea in 8 cups of water, steep and cool. In a pitcher over ice, add tea and Red Basil Ginger Simple Syrup.
Red Basil Ginger Simple Syrup
INGREDIENTS
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
½ cup red basil leaves
1 tablespoon peeled ginger [...]

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Red Basil Peach Syrup

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients

½ cup red basil leaves
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
1 ripe peach, chopped

Directions

Combine the basil, sugar, water and peaches in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for about five minutes. Take off heat, cool and blend until smooth.

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Red Basil Syrup

Bottle and refrigerate.

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Red Basil White Stone Fruit Sangria

Serves 6-9

Ingredients

1 cup red basil peach syrup (recipe follows)
2 bottles white wine, sauvignon blanc or chenin blanc or white table wine
1 cup Cointreau
1 peach, sliced
1 apricot, sliced
1 plum, sliced
1 nectarine, sliced
¼ cup raspberries
2 cups soda water

Directions

Combine the red basil peach syrup, wine, and cointreau in a large pitcher and stir well. Add the fruit and [...]

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Rosemary Plum Syrup

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
3 tablespoons rosemary leaves
½ cup sugar
1 cup water
2 ripe plums, pitted and chopped
Directions
Combine the rosemary, sugar, water and plums in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for about five minutes. Take off heat, cool and blend until smooth.

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Rosemary Syrup with Candied Rosemary Sprigs

One of our favorite holiday syrup recipes

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Sparkling Lemonade

Makes 1 Gallon
INGREDIENTS
2 cups lemon juice (20 big juicy lemons)
1 tablespoon baking soda
2 cups lemon sugar syrup, recipe below (see note*)
2 tablespoons lemon zest
6 cups water
6 cups sparkling water
PREPARATION
In a one gallon pitcher combine lemon juice, baking soda, lemon sugar syrup, lemon zest, and water, stir well.
Serve over ice with herb sugared lemon wedge.
Lemon Sugar [...]

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Spring Herbal Pavlova Cups with Rhubarb Rosemary Granita and Beet Lavender Flower Syrup

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
For pavlovas
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon fresh sage leaves
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers
3 egg whites
3 tablespoons cold water
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
For granita
2 cups water
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers
1 tablespoon lemon [...]

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Stone Fruit Herbal Sodas

Makes 1 soda
Ingredients
Ice
2 ounces herbal stone fruit syrup of choice
Soda water
Stone fruit garnish of choice
Directions
Pour two ounces of the stone fruit herbal syrup on a large glass filled with ice. Fill with soda water and stir. Add more syrup for added sweetness, stir and garnish with a piece of stone fruit or an herb leaf.
Tarragon [...]

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Strawberries in Basil Syrup

Picnics in the park are one of summer’s best treats.

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Strawberry Mint Fizz

Makes 1 serving
INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons strawberry syrup, recipe below
Juice of 1 lime
3 tablespoons roughly chopped mint
1 cup chilled sparkling water
PREPARATION
In a tall glass muddle strawberry syrup, lime juice and mint.
Fill glass with ice and sparkling water, stir well and serve.
Strawberry Syrup
INGREDIENTS
¼ cup fresh strawberries, mashed
½ cup sugar
¼ cup water
PREPARATION
Combine all ingredients in a medium heavy bottom [...]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup

Ingredients

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Tarragon Peach Syrup

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
3 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves only
½ cup sugar
1 cup water
1 ripe peach, pitted and chopped
Directions
Combine the tarragon, sugar, water and peaches in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for about five minutes. Take off heat, cool and blend until smooth.

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