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Smoked Simple Syrup

Smoked Simple Syrup is the perfect way to step up your cocktail game for all of your summer cookouts and BBQ’s! Made easily at home and it is really easy to infuse your favorite flavors for endless cocktail combinations.

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The first thing we made with this Smoked Simple Syrup was a Smoked Old Fashioned cocktail and it was a huge hit. One of the best whiskey cocktails that we’ve ever made. 

Jar of smoked simple syrup

Smoked Simple Syrup ~ Cocktail Mixer

There’s no reason to pay between $10 and $20 for fancy store bought smoked simple syrup when it is seriously easy to make at home for under a dollar! 

 

Ingredients Needed: 

  • Water
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Fresh Rosemary – optional

How to Make Smoked Simple Syrup:

pitcher of sugar water.

  • Mix sugar and water in a pitcher or bowl.

pan of sugar water and rosemary sprig.

  • Pour into a 9 x 13 metal baking pan. Add a sprig of rosemary if desired.

Making simple syrup on a grill.

  • Place over indirect fire using pecan or hickory for the smoke.
  • Close the grill and keep the temperature under 200° for the best results. You don’t want to actually boil the water.
  • Cook for 20- 30 minutes until mixture has reached desired smokiness. 

Smoked simple syrup in a cake pan.

  • Remove from grill and cool to room temperature. Remove the rosemary sprig. 

jar of smoked rosemary simple syrup.

  • Pour syrup into a glass jar, cover with an airtight lid and refrigerate up to 3 weeks. 

Flavor Variations:

  • Add lemon or orange peel for a citrus twist.
  • Fresh mint, thyme or basil will also add herbal notes that pair great with cocktails.
  • Cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans or coffee beans are also great flavoring ideas. 

cocktail made with smoked simple syrup.

Uses for Smoked Simple Syrup:

  • Use in place of simple syrup in your favorite cocktails for a smoky twist.
  • Brush over grilled or oven roasted meats. 
  • Add to homemade bbq sauce in place of liquid smoke. 

Make a batch of Smoked Simple Syrup to flavor your favorite drinks and cocktails. It’s a great addition to any summer cookout or gathering with friends.

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Yield: 3 cups

Smoked Simple Syrup

jar of smoked simple syrup with rosemary.

Smoked Simple Syrup is the perfect way to step up your cocktail game for all of your summer cookouts and BBQ's! Made easily at home and it is really easy to infuse your favorite flavors for endless cocktail combinations.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • sprig of fresh rosemary, optional

Instructions

  1. Mix sugar and water in a 9 x 13 pan. Add a sprig of rosemary if desired.
  2. Place over indirect fire using pecan or hickory for the smoke.
  3. Close the grill and keep the temperature under 200° for the best results. You don't want to actually boil the water.
  4. Cook for 20- 30 minutes until mixture has reached desired smokiness. 
  5. Remove from grill and cool to room temperature. Remove the rosemary sprig. 
  6. Pour syrup into a glass jar, cover with an airtight lid and refrigerate up to 3 weeks. 

Notes

Flavor Variations:

  • Add lemon or orange peel for a citrus twist.
  • Fresh mint, thyme or basil will also add herbal notes that pair great with cocktails.
  • Cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans or coffee beans are also great flavoring ideas. 

Uses for Smoked Simple Syrup:

  • Use in place of simple syrup in your favorite cocktails for a smoky twist.
  • Brush over grilled or oven roasted meats. 
  • Add to homemade bbq sauce in place of liquid smoke.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 32Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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